[maemo-developers] Scratchbox and maemo development

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 16 11:25:07 EEST 2007

ext Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
> another example of a very good ARM emulator is the one that Microsoft
> has created for Windows Mobile SW developers. This emulator has already
> been updated to support WM 6.0 and it can be obtained either as a part
> of the Windows Mobile SDK or, stand alone.  Here is the url to the
> download for the latest version  (2.0) which will run Windows Mobile 6.0
> images:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dd567053-f231-4a64-a648-fea5e7061303
> which of course is compiled to run on Windows not Linux.
> Here is the url to version 1.0 which will run Windows Mobile 5.0 images
> but not Windows Mobile 5.0 images:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c62d54a5-183a-4a1e-a7e2-cc500ed1f19a&DisplayLang=en
> Here, in case you want to familiarize yourself with this emulator  is
> the url to  Windows mobile 5.0 images for the pocket pc version of
> Windows Mobile 5.0:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EEC33AE3-C129-4C25-ABAA-18E8E842178F&displaylang=en

But this is proprietary and has the MicroSoft EULA, right?

> One nice feature of this emulator is that it even reproduces the skins
> of the various mobile devices that utilize Windows Mobile.

For those who want that, Xoo (which has been available for a few years)
can do that to Xephyr (which is used to emulate the Maemo X server):

Writing the XML file required for the Maemo N770 or N800 skin should
be pretty easy to do also.

> Furthermore
> it has a plug-in to emulate a network interface stack which is
> implemented with a memory-memory transfer to the TCP/IP stack of the
> Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 host OS. Thus it is possible to
> test/debug network connected applications.
> To my way of thinking, and to the extent it is not already doing so,
> Nokia itself should make the investment to produce/maintain an emulator
> at least for its own Internet Tablet hardware and make this available to
> this community.  For sure they must already have such emulators for
> their own in house mobile handset sw development staff.

	- Eero

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