[maemo-users] Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

From: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Doc at DocHarley.com
Date: Tue Apr 15 23:03:11 EEST 2008

What I have done in the past is go to application manager, identify the web
site (through the catalog) that actually hosts the files for the particular
application I'm interested in, go there and get the files.  For some, I have
e-mails with links to where they are (I've also stored some as favorites).


-----Original Message-----
From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]
On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:39
To: maemo-users at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 3:58 AM, Tony Green <tony at beermad.org.uk> wrote:
>  The main problem with apps that haven't been "released" for OS2008 is the
>  install file you get when you click on the icon on the Maemo site. That
>  checks the OS version and chokes if it's wrong. You'll find a lot of apps
>  be installed by going straight to the .deb file instead.

Unfortunately, the .deb files can be very difficult to track down. I
realize that they're trying to protect novices from themselves, but it
sure isn't very user-friendly. Can you explain how to extract a .deb
file from the repository? I've tried every trick I can think of, and
some apps simply don't give any access to the .deb file.

Regarding the touch screen: I have the newest version of OS2008 on my
N800, and there definitely are issues with the accuracy. I've tried
calibrating many times, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm constantly
frustrated with getting spaces instead of bottom-row keys when using
the stylus with the on-screen keyboard. Clicking on links on Web pages
can be challenging as well.

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