Today's the day, folks. Just as the team promised, the makers of ChevronWP7 and the only homebrew solution for WP7 to date are meeting with Microsoft themselves, discussing the question that lingers in all our minds: What next? ChevronWP7 will be blocked indefinitely next update, which will leave all current homebrew applications with "Revoked by Microsoft" messages.
Which is what's happening today. As said by the Chevron team last week,
As everyone is settling into the new year, we’d like to provide an update on our scheduled face-to-face meeting with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 team next week in Redmond.
We’ll be sharing our perspective on the homebrew potentials of Windows Phone 7 and some of the wider community feedback around the platform.
In addition to our homebrew focus, we will also be pushing for stronger protection of WP7 developer intellectual property (IP) on the platform as we believe both can co-exist on the platform.
As also said by Brandon Watson over Twitter, the discussion involves the fate of homebrew on WP7. Based on previous posts, we believe an official solution is underway, one that Microsoft can ensure piracy-free. Either way, we hope for the best; Windows Phone 7 simply won't be the same without our custom ringtones, accent colors, and registry edits.
We'll let you know when we hear more.