Finally, the day of days! Today marks a milestone in fMMS development – I consider it ready for Extras. Baring any serious bugs in this release I’ll bump the version number up to 1.0.0 and promote it to -testing within the next few days. :)
Looking back there are some things worth pointing out:
Original brainstorm posted 2009-09-27 (here).
Over 300 thumbs ups/down on the brainstorm (here).
Original wiki-page containing the research of what was needed for MMS on the N900 (here).
Some early IRC-logs from #maemo on FreeNode: http://wiki.maemo.org/Mms_implemention_conversation
My N900 arrived on the 9th of December 2009.
Was receiving SMS Push messages by the 30th of December (yes, took a while, I had exams the week after I got my device!). Link.
Proof of concept posted on 2010-01-02: http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=450237&postcount=101. Code still available at https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=1210.
First package with ugly UI 2010-01-04: http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=453107&postcount=117
Since then there has been over 11 000 downloads of the deb-package from garage as well as over 160 000 (!) downloads from -devel.
All of this would not have been possible without the great community AND the great support from Nokia.
Thank you all for testing, giving feedback and taking your time to read this.