New maintainer wanted
Sojourner was a fun project, but as I no longer use an N900 I don't want to maintain it any longer. If anyone would like to take it over—perhaps as the basis for a schedule viewer for Gnome 3 on a tablet? or maybe swap in a new UI for the N900's successor?—give me a shout with your Git branch or file a merge request, and I'll hand over the keys to the project on Gitorious.
Sojourner is a conference schedule viewer for the Nokia N900, the smartphone of choice for the discerning sandal-wearer. Talks can be browsed by topic, by room or by time; your favourite events can be starred for easy browsing later on.
It currently shows the schedule for MeeGo Summit Finland 2011, having previously shown FOSDEM 2011; it's relatively easy to add more conferences. It's written in Python and uses the Hildon widget set, via a really shonky abstraction layer named Malvern.
New in 0.2.2
- Thanks to Topi Santakivi, Sojourner now shows the schedule for MeeGo Summit Finland 2011, which is taking place in Tampere. He refactored Sojourner a little to load conference details from config files rather than having URLs hard-coded, so now it'll be much easier to support other conferences in the future. Thanks!
- Topi also maintains a separate timetable application named Meegosummitfi, written using QML; if you decide you don't like Sojourner, check it out.
New in 0.2 (and 0.2.1)
- Each day has its own sub-header in event lists.
- Event tracks are colour-coded, so you can easily see which track an event is on.
- When viewing an event, you can now see which of your favourite events it clashes with. Thanks to Joaquim Rocha for contributing this feature!
- Due to a dependency problem, some users got an ugly plain Gtk+ application, rather than a beautiful native Hildon application; this should be fixed.
- Some users found that the application refused to start, throwing an
ImportError: No module named gioexception. This has been fixed in 0.2.1.
- Install it from Fremantle extras using the Application Manager on your N900.
- You currently have to activate Extras-testing to install Sojourner, because there's a ten-day quarantine period before applications can be promoted to Extras proper.
- If you're happy with the application, please vote for it on its Maemo extras package page. If you're dissatisfied, suggestions are also most welcome, as (of course) are contributions.
- Development happens on Gitorious or GitHub. There's a TODO list on the Gitorious wiki.
- Bugs happen in Will's inbox.