[maemo-users] Fwd: mer users?

From: Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Date: Fri Jul 24 15:18:33 EEST 2009
En/na sean ha escrit:
> David Greaves wrote:
>> Essentially, now that Diablo is end-of-life with no upgrades, Mer is a candidate
>> to replace it. Mer aims (amongst other things) to provide a Fremantle backport
>> to Mer devices.
> Do the upgrades require a full tablet re-flash?
> I can't find an answer on it?

Either that (though I don't think it's the best approach right now) or 
install mer in an sd card.


> Will standard diablo repository apps run?
> From my reading, it appears that they will not?

No, they won't. Mer has its own repositories (with not a lot of software 
available right now). It can also use ubuntu repositories, though, 
unfortunately, software that has not been hildonised will have some 
difficulty in running properly.

> With Diablo at end of life I feel like I am in a hold state on what to
> do with the device and I keep wondering about just switching to Mer
> completely, bugs and all. I just wonder if there are any full show stoppers?

If you install to an sd card, you can dual boot (i.e. keep both diablo 
and mer) and try for yourself.
I personally think that mer still has a long way to go but it looks very 

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