[maemo-developers] Questions about GUI design on N800

From: sampo.nurmentaus at movial.fi sampo.nurmentaus at movial.fi
Date: Fri Feb 23 09:15:16 EET 2007

> 1. Is it possible to use the display of the N800 in portrait orientation?
> My application currently runs on a display that is 640x480.  800x480 would
> be a big advantage, but I can't figure out how to reorganize my layout for
> 480x800.

Did I got you right? 800x480 is the default on N800.

Haven't tested screen rotation on N800. On
770 it worked, but one had to gave up few
optimizations: http://syslog.movial.fi/archives/7-xrandr-on-nokia-770.html

Easiest way is to just run xrandr on N800 and see what happens.

> 2. Is it difficult to run an application in full-screen mode so that
> controls such as the task navigator and application switcher do not appear?

I think you already got an answer to this.

> 3. Is it possible to run an application in kiosk mode, such that the
> application runs automatically when the N800 boots and is the only thing
> that runs?

Yes it is possible. Have run N800 in kiosk mode by hacking the 
initscripts. Bit ugly but doable. Especially if you don't care
about uninstalling your application :-)

> I would still prefer to stick with wxPython because of my investment in it.
> It's probably impossible to answer this question, but is it likely that
> wxPython will eventually be ported?

Wouldn't propably be huge effort to port if you give it a try.


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