[maemo-developers] N800 and USB host mode

From: Larry Battraw lbattraw at gmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 7 01:56:03 EET 2007
  I believe what you're looking for is here:
http://test.maemo.org/community/roadmap.html  There's a _huge_ list of
wishes for improvements elsewhere, but the roadmap is closer to
reality in terms of what might be implemented.  I believe the plan is
to flesh it out as far as who's running any particular project,
whether they're Nokia or not, current status, etc.  Searching the dev
list for roadmap will get you the details.


On 3/6/07, Michael Wiktowy <michael.wiktowy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/6/07, Larry Battraw <lbattraw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >   There was never a removal of the functionality since this is a new
> > chipset and support for it was not available for it (AFAIK) in the
> > kernel until recently.  I tried it out and it's pretty rough in (the
> > current kernel version) 2.6.18; it would crash very quickly after
> > booting up and I couldn't get it to actually do anything as far as
> > host-mode is concerned.  So no conspiracy, just no working code :-)  I
> > expect as support firms up we'll see it made available on the n800,
> > particularly if people are interested enough to help out.  A
> > roadmap/wishlist for changes to the platform is being created so this
> > would definitely be a candidate for the list.
> That makes complete sense, thanks for the info. I did notice another
> related thread after I posted this giving me some hope.
> The absence of facts invites speculation. I wasn't speculating that
> there was a great Nokia conspiracy to deny us USB-hosting. I was
> speculating that one of the reasons could have been legitimate
> aversion to liability.
> One thing that should go on this wishlist is a link from every item to
> a separate page where there are reasons why a particular wishlist item
> isn't implemented yet and specific requests for community help. I
> think there is a lot of FOSS people not knowing what Nokia is already
> doing in-house and not knowing what to sink their teeth into that will
> end up being made redundant before they are done. A little note for
> each item saying something like "Nokia internal is not working on this
> currently" or " this work is being done upstream at this URL" or "this
> work is waiting on x project to get their act in gear and support
> function y".
> I saw this new roadmap at one point but lost the link to it (the old
> Maemo roadmap link is horribly outdated). Can someone point the way to
> me?
> /Mike

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