[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] new developer to maemo

From: Jack Moffitt jack at scribble.org
Date: Thu Jan 11 04:20:51 EET 2007
Hi all,

I just bought an N800 (after wanting a 770 for some time and then
seeing the new one, I couldn't resist) and wanted to get started
developing some stuff for it.

I see that the new bora sdk has some python support.  The docs say to
download the Python runtime from maemo.org, but I can't seem to find
it.  Can someone point me in the right direction?  I have maemo 3.0
installed and did a quick maemo_hello.c already.  I wanted to try to
replicate that in Python.  How much slower are Python apps on the

Also, are there docs somewhere for the audio bits of the API?  Or do I
need to dig through the source for various maemo apps that use audio?

Since there seems to be a lot of open source basis here, I'm curious
why Ogg Vorbis, Speex, and FLAC weren't supported out of the box.
Seems a strange omission.

And finally, is there any way to hook into the contact app to supply
more Jabber protocol stuff.  Specifically I'd like to take a shot at
integrating a Chesspark (http://www.chesspark.com) client into it, as
opposed to redoing another Jabber stack on the device.


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