It’s been a long while since we got an update written, but it’s been a super busy couple of months.
We’re continuing to work towards the best dashboard interface possible and have made some more tweaks to the layout. We’re working on the overall first run experience and expect that code to start landing soon.
The photos collection has started to have some real meat thrown on its bones. The Twitpic and Facebook connectors are feeding it all your lovely photos that you can currently view in the Hello Photos app. It’s a bit raw still, but it’s working and plenty more exciting visualizations coming in the pipe.
Jer, Eric, Matt and myself (temas) attended OSCON and it was a fantastic and productive trip. I’ll let Eric’s writeup give you the details.
Part of our OSCON prep was to create a single precompiled tarball that everyone can use to quickly get started with the Locker Project. They have been dubbed Lockerballs and can be found on the website. A giant shoutout to Forrest for the work he put into getting them done and maintained. The Lockerball is a clone of the git repository so once you are ready to start hacking you can git pull and join the fun.
The plan is to migrate to full virtual machine images in the near future. We’re working on cutting out as many roadblacks as possible so more people can be testing and working with us.
On the forefront of new code we have Synclets. These are a break off from core connector code to simplify and contain the actual syncing logic. These are a great move to a clean and ordered system that is headed up by Chris and Jer. If you’re writing connector code check them out and get us feedback to help their early development.