[SailfishDevel] Introducing the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program (Pilot)

Luciano Montanaro mikelima at gmail.com
Fri May 29 12:53:19 UTC 2015


Reto,
thank you for the clarification.
Stated like you did, I agree, there is not much use in the SDK without
the tablet.

But I did not expect this to be a problem -- all in all, the emulator
just runs SailfishOS in a virtual machine, with a specific screen
aspect ratio. I thought you would supply whatever working version of
SailfishOS 2 with a different screen layout. The current emulator
already runs x586 code, so I did not think there would complications.


Best regards,
Luciano

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Reto Zingg <reto.zingg at jolla.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 29.05.2015 11:14, Michele Tameni wrote:
>>
>> As many other of us I backed the tablet, and now I'm curious if the early
>> access to the SDK will be limited to the developer in the program or will
>> be opened up to every one?
>
>
> Seems this needs a little bit of explanation.
>
> Plan was to ship an 'early SDK' (for the developer program) just with a
> build target, without any 'tablet emulator' (we are not sure, that we get
> that working till then). So our thinking was that it does not make a lot of
> sense if you can build the software for the tablet, but don't have any
> target to try it out.
> So this led to a wording in the announcement text, which might give the
> impression that this SDK is exclusive just for the participants of the
> developer program. It's more that we don't think it's very useful for
> others.
> It's very likely that already this 'early SDK' already can be downloaded by
> anybody.
>
> And the plan is, as soon we have an SDK which also contains a 'tablet
> emulator' and works, we will make it public available for all, so you can
> start porting your apps. This might be already fall together with the start
> of the developer program, or be a little later.
>
> Sorry for any confusion and I hope this explains it.
>
> thanks and best regards
> Reto
>
>
>
>> I will like to have the ability to check and port my apps to the new
>> devices before it will be in the hand of the many backers, and as the
>> delivery should be in July having the SDK in June seems good even if we
>> have to wait the tablet outside the developer program.
>> Thankyou
>> Michele
>>
>>
>> 2015-05-29 9:57 GMT+02:00 Tone Kastlunger <users.giulietta at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> It's an interesting question! I back it up!
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Andrey Kozhevnikov <
>>> coderusinbox at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>   Thank you, cool news. What about developers, who backed tablet on
>>>> indiegogo?
>>>>
>>>> 29.05.2015 12:52, Iekku Pylkka пишет:
>>>>
>>>>   Ahoy,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Here’s text version from today’s blog post about Tablet Develor Device
>>>> Loan Program Pilot, you can check full version from:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://blog.jolla.com/jolla-tablet-developer-device-loan-program-starting-soon/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program starting soon
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  From the launch of Jolla smartphpone, to the opening of Jolla Harbour
>>>> [0]
>>>> (accepting apps to Jolla Store), to the recent introduction of the Jolla
>>>> tablet [1], our community members have asked for a Developer Program
>>>> they
>>>> can participate in. This demand for a Developer Program certainly did
>>>> not
>>>> go unnoticed!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Already about a year ago, we introduced the community beta (cbeta) group
>>>> as an endeavor to collect feedback from our community. We take this
>>>> opportunity to thank our cbeta members for making this a success by
>>>> giving
>>>> us honest feedback on how each release candidate is perceived!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In addition we’ve been paving the road for a smoother developer
>>>> experience every step of the way. Some of our efforts have included:
>>>> accepting more APIs for Harbour, regular Sailfish OS and open source
>>>> collaboration meetings, renewing Sailfish OS portal at sailfishos.org
>>>> [2], and also bringing the missing Silica documentation [3] back.
>>>>
>>>> Introducing the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan program
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> We are now ready to take the next step in our Developer Program, and
>>>> pilot a developer program for the Jolla Tablet! We have decided to make
>>>> the
>>>> pilot phase invite-only, to keep the program focused and manageable as
>>>> we
>>>> start it off.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> We aim for an Unlike Developer Program, fitting the unique needs of our
>>>> community. The developers who will be getting their personal invitations
>>>> within the next few weeks are hand-picked based on their technical
>>>> contributions to Sailfish OS. These are active community members
>>>> (including
>>>> current cbeta members), and we trust that they will provide appropriate
>>>> feedback during the pilot to serve the program expansion in the future.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> What we are piloting now is the Jolla Tablet Developer Device loan
>>>> program. Within the program we will ship a number of loan devices to
>>>> selected developers by the end of June, along with early access SDK and
>>>> tablet Software Release(s). As the SDK and tablet software releases
>>>> aren’t
>>>> public yet, the devices and software will be given out for selected
>>>> developers under a common Product Loan Agreement (PLA).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In return, we expect feedback in the form of failure reports and
>>>> suggestions for better process. We are taking this step by step, so
>>>> please
>>>> be patient. We will see how it goes and evaluate what else we can
>>>> provide
>>>> or what is needed from the developer community.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If you do not receive an invitation for the program pilot, please do not
>>>> worry and bear with us for a little longer. We will share info about
>>>> future
>>>> opportunities to join the Developer Program as it grows.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> [0]  <https://harbour.jolla.com/>https://harbour.jolla.com/
>>>>
>>>> [1] <https://jolla.com/tablet>https://jolla.com/tablet
>>>>
>>>> [2] <http://sailfishos.org/>http://sailfishos.org/
>>>>
>>>> [3]  <https://sailfishos.org/develop/docs/silica/>
>>>> https://sailfishos.org/develop/docs/silica/
>>>>
>>>>
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