[Tizen General] Next developer device

Olivier Nyssen nyssen11 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 01:36:55 GMT 2014


Thanks for the replies, guys.
A wifi tablet has many advantages imo: it's a very simple device, it can be
made rapidly and it doesn't interfere with existing marketing programs.
This device would be a real "community" device, 100% open and experimental.
Carsten: couldn't we use an Enlightenment UI on a Tizen tablet ?


On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM, Carsten Haitzler <tizen at rasterman.com>
wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:28 -0700 jezra <jezra at jezra.net> said:
>
> > On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:44:40 -0700
> > Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tuesday 19 August 2014 08:20:28 Olivier Nyssen wrote:
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > > I would like to make a suggestion for the next developer device:
> > > > a Samsung tablet with an Intel Atom CPU would a nice symbol of the
> > > > Tizen project.
> > > > Tizen Common with Samsung's SAP and OSP would be a great OS imo
> > >
> > > Hi Olivier
> > >
> > > A tablet with Tizen Common would make little sense. There isn't much
> > > you can do with Tizen Common except develop more Tizen. People would
> > > be a little frustrated that they'd boot their devices to the X
> > > checkerboard-and-pointer screen.
> > >
> > > Also, we don't have a Tablet profile. We could consider it to be
> > > "large mobile" but the UX might not be right. More to the point:
> > > until one of the Tizen member companies is considering doing a Tizen
> > > tablet, there's no point in giving tablets to developers: their
> > > designs and solutions would not match the desired device type.
> > >
> >
> > Why couldn't the tablet have the Tizen 3 Gnome UI?
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU1v56cmzKI
>
> unless you're willing to do a lot of work on gnome to support things like:
>
> rotation protocols/hints between wm and clients
> indicator services (with shm + protocol)
> vkbd support (with all the extensions on scim we have added etc.)
> and more...
>
> gnome isn't viable as it'd be nothing like tizen.
>
> > In regards to a mobile device for developers, why not offer a
> > device that is an actual usable phone that developers will use daily?
> > It is more likely that a developer will "scratch the itch" for a usable
> > device that is in their pocket than they will for a device that sits on
> > the shelf.
>
> i wish we did. i have been yelling/grumbling/complaining/writing emails and
> more to people for years. since before tizen 1.0 even was out. it hasn't
> been
> done. it should have been the first thing we did at tizen 1.0 - a reference
> phone that you can buy and use. updated every year or so to stay
> representative
> of what hardware is at today. it has nothing to do with making money and
> all to
> do with seeding ecosystem. but hey - no one is doing this, or has done it
> for
> years, so what do you think the chances are of someone doing this now all
> of a
> sudden is when even the insiders can't get any movement on it?
>
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