Meego and Navit ? Was Re: Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Mon Nov 22 09:28:24 UTC 2010

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 06:22:40 am Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 14:15 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > I realize that most people on this mailing list are focused on
> > infrastructure and server/desktop usage.
> > 
> > But some of us are looking forward to using future Fedora releases on
> > tablets in vehicular infotainment systems.
> > 
> > To this end, what are the plans for releasing Meego as part of Fedora in
> > F15 ?
> > 
> > It would also be really nice to see Navit make it into Fedora.  Its been
> > "almost there" for a long time (since F10 ?) but somehow it never seems
> > to make it.   Any chance someone out there could give it a boost ?
> > 
> >
> I'm sorry about that - I put in a review request for it shortly after I
> came to RH as at the time I was poking about with running it on my
> TinyBook(tm) using my phone as a GPS provider via bluetooth, which was
> all fun and shiny, but it never had much serious use potential and
> frankly I got bored with it, which is why I didn't work on the package
> as hard as I probably should have done. Anyway, someone else has taken
> it over now, so hopefully it'll finally get done.
> (Presumably, though, Nokia will come up with something for navigation
> purposes? They seem fairly big on IVI for Meego and frankly I don't see
> them relying on Navit. Of course, whatever they come up with may be
> non-F/OSS, I guess.)

My impression from MeeGo conference says no. They are going to use MeeGo as just 
a platform for proprietary software :( Maybe I'm wrong but a lot of people from 
community feels the same.

Jaroslav Řezník <jreznik at>
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