[maemo-users] starting up.

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Wed Dec 19 15:55:00 EET 2007
I've just ordered my first N800, and it should arrive in a few days.  
I've read this list enough to know that it will do the things I want it 
to do (and more) once I write a few minor applications for it.  I've 
been programming since the 60's, am a long-time Unix and emacs user, and 
am currently using Debian on several machines.  (I've started writing 
the crucial minor applications on a Debian system).

My questions are:

Where do I go to get started as an end-user of the N800?

Where do I go to get started as a programmer on the N800?  What's the 
recommended UI library?

Software repositories for the N800 seem to be scattered among many 
sites.  Where should I look?  Is there an index somewhere?

Is it possible to brick the N800 by flashing with a bad kernel?  Or 
does the N800 have a nonreflashable flasher?

Is it possible to ruggedize the N800?  I've already destroyed several 
Nokia cell phones and a Palm pilot by letting them drop out of 
my pocket onto the floor when I bend over.  (My Palm is still limping 
along with gratuitous blobs of orange pixels and uneven backlighting 
after several falls.  Kudos to the manufacturer!)

-- hendrik


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