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  1. MAFW and Python: asking for developers feedback

    MAFW is a new multimedia framework that will be used in Fremantle.

    The PyMaemo team is currently working on writing bindings for Python
    language for this library and at the moment we've released a 0.1
    version of python-mafw that you can install directly from Scratchbox
    repository.

    Not all the methods are implemented (you can manage the Registry and
    the Playlist, but nothing more), because even if we're using codegen
    to generate bindings (and it's helping us a lot), we've seen that at
    least 30-40 methods have to be overridden by hand so it's taking us
    more time than we expected and we're trying to organize how to
    continue this work.

    We would like to get feedback from python application developers and
    also from C application developers that are currently using MAFW so we
    can work on a "roadmap" that reflects what developers want:

    • What are the functionalities you're using in your application that you think they cannot miss in the Python binding?
    • Have you already started using MAFW or even better python-mafw to develop something?
    • What is the currently missing method/methods you would like to be implemented first?

    Come on developers! We're waiting for your feedback :)

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  2. I officially joined the PyMaemo team

    This summer I'm working for 2 months at Igalia, a spanish free software company, and they assigned me the project of writing a Python binding for MAFW (a new multimedia library that will be included in Freemantle).

    After few days I discovered that PyMaemo team was already working to it, so I asked to join them and they accepted me!

    I really love Python language and since I think other developers love it too, I think we should provide good bindings for every library available in Maemo, so lot of developers can start writing their applications in this language.

    I'll work to this project full time until the first week of september, so I hope to be able to learn a lot and to contribute as much as I can to this project.

    If anyone else want to join PyMaemo team and help us to develop Python bindings, I think he will be welcome!

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