Persistentdata plans for 2010

2009 becomes 2010: Happy New Year! by Optical illusion

2009 becomes 2010: Happy New Year!


2010 is going to be an exciting year.

We’ll be open-sourcing the persistentdata package under the Eclipse Public License, publishing a book on Symbian SQL and adding Open System Trace support to the entire package for easier diagnosis of runtime errors.

This isn’t the full story though; I expect we will also have features contributed from the community during 2010. There is a lot of expertise outside of Nokia’s package team that I think we can benefit from.

Hardening Symbian^2 and Symbian^3 will be our priority for the first half of this year. We have a couple of bugs remaining for Symbian^2 and we need to submit the final header relocations to complete our S^3 feature content (Bug 311).

We’re planning Symbian^4 now. We currently have two features: OST support (Bug 312, 316) and a performance optimisation to central repository that will improve device boot time (Bug 1454). I will update the backlog with our planned contributions as more details are confirmed. You can see the schedule for all Symbian releases in the Platform Release Plan.

In addition to open-sourcing the code, I think our development process will become more open this year. We will soon start making package-based deliveries to the Symbian Foundation instead of the centralised delivery being done at the moment. This will make it easier to provide more frequent deliveries with better release notes. I want to provide more visibility of our ongoing development work, so as a start I intend to set-up a feature codeline to support regular integrations of the latest SQLite code into Symbian SQL.

I haven’t said much about the package code yet, so this month I’m going to write a series of posts to introduce the APIs provided by the Persistent Data Services package. I aim to provide a beginner’s guide to using the APIs we provide. Let me know if you have any topics you’d particularly like me to cover.

Image “2009 becomes 2010: Happy New Year!” by Optical illusion used under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

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