The person handling Harmattan ramp down activities in the first instance. Waiting on a response. I know what I am doing.
Last edited by jalyst; 2012-11-20 at 15:30.
Yes, there was someone who stepped into Sotiris's role (of course it's quite different in nature now), I have their contact details, their name escapes me...
I would contact them directly, but I'm trying to do things via "proper channels", & am hoping that for once; "Nokia gives a shit"....
Last edited by jalyst; 2012-11-20 at 15:35.
PROBLEM : SECURE INFO EXPOSED
ISSUE : gconf contains pre-shared wireless (and perhaps others) passwords + keys.
ANY APPLICATION can EASILY read the keys from gconf registry and thus steal access to ANY WLAN network.
STEPS LEADING TO THE PROBLEM:
Take some images in summer time (daylight savings time)
load images via USB to computer
Note that the times of the files are UTC times
wait until normal time
compare time stamps of images in N9 and in computer using USB
Time stamps should be equal
times differ by one hour (= offset of daylight savings time?)
FREQUENCY OF OCCURENCE:
Probably connected to daylight savings time and normal time switching.
Well, I noticed the bug when I updated my backup using rsync (in my linux PC): It overwrote the existing files that it did not overwrite before. I had set rsync to skip overwriting based on modification time. Workarounds would be to set rsync (or equivalent) to skip based on size only or checksum, though the former may not be accurate, and the latter is slower.
I've been submitting bugs to harmattan-bugs, and while most of them were "assigned" (whatever that may indicate) none of them were addressed in PR1.3. It seems to me that it, and these bug reports here, were all in vein.
Not that I will ever consider buying an ultra-limiting Windows Phone device, but given how Nokia treats their premium-price-paying and involved N9 customers I will not consider buying a Nokia at all.
That's why this thread got renamed by me to "forgotten bugs memo" (in honor to another in-famous Nokian memo)
Anyhow, jokes apart, the chances to get this fixed are VERY low, according to Nokia. But still not 0.
I wonder if they have someone who CAN actually fix any of these bugs?
If not, why dont they just open a dev channel to the community - and WE make the N9 the phone it is meant to be?
I was considering offering help to Nokia to fix this issue. But I am not sure it would be considered at all from their Management.
Nokia still says in http://harmattan-bugs.nokia.com/ front page that "We will continue to develop critical bug fixes related to security, performance and reliability of the device. If you have unreported issues that fall into these categories, please do contact us through the Nokia Developer discussion forum." Also please note what a retired Nokia developer admin Ron tells at http://www.developer.nokia.com/Commu...l=1#post888267 about this thread.
I would like to report this GConf backdoor to the bugzilla as well, considering the issue _IS_ pretty critical I am sure we all agree it falls in the category of bugsOriginally Posted by Ron
that have the privilege to be posted there.
So what you think Hamishwilee, sawwy?
The canonical statement is that support is unchanged:
It is up to the program to determine what is a critical defect.We continue to monitor and assign bug fixes for the Nokia N9, selecting those that are most critical for firmware and software updates.