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I'm starting a new thread, but there was already discussion about this year's coding competition in the last few pages of the thread for last year's competition.

It seems that Nokia has a supply of N9s and supports the explicit inclusion of Qt in this year's coding competition.

So I'm throwing it open. Who is still around and what are your thoughts about repeating the competition. Specifically, is there anything we want to do differently this year (other than having voting ready to go)?

There is a wiki page here: http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_coding_competition_2012
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@SD69,

Just a wild idea. What about making the competition all about the N900? There may be cool (and very difficult) projects that might be worth giving prizes for: Upstream kernel? a pure open source version of Maemo? a working Firefox? a working kexec? a reworked /sbin/preinit with recovery console and multi-boot-on-steroids? oFono? Calligra for the N900? QT5? etc. etc.

Heck, even whatsapp! lol

There's (still) a lot to do about the N900!

Perhaps with enough incentive ($$$) some hackers-with-time-on-their-hands will be able to work on those projects.
 

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I didn't mean to imply that N900 was excluded from the competition. Nor is N8x0. N9s would be prizes.

I think it is a good idea to add a category for platform-related packages, and not just have app submissions. Perhaps for CSSU?
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Hi,

from the experience of the last year's competition I would suggest to start the competition once everything is ready (including the voting process! )
 

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I think that focusing in this years competition on the N900 could be a chance for our aging hardwer to gains some momentum thanks to new software
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Well, count me in!

Also, I don't mind to support both Fremantle & Harmattan with my applications.
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My time is currently very limited, but I'm still around here.

So count me in. I have already a new project somewhere in my mind but have not even a name for it. So a new competition could be a good motivation to begin the hard stuff. I sadly don't know when, but I hope we will have a long enought competition period. (not only 4 weeks)
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Upstream kernel? a pure open source version of Maemo?
Someone who accomplishes these two goals deserves far better than only getting an N9 (no disrespect for the N9 intended)!
 

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Someone who accomplishes these two goals deserves far better than only getting an N9 (no disrespect for the N9 intended)!
IIRC it was proposed that the prices for the competition are not n9s but n950s so I'd say that's a worthy trophy.

Anyway I'd prefer to see actual coding contest and leave things like compiling kernels or doing platform configurations out of the scope. People actively doing those things can be recognized (and given a device) without the contest through the proposed device seeding program.
 

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