[maemo-community] [GSoC 09] - Integrating Maemo in Open Embedded

From: Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 24 18:19:26 EEST 2009
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:13 PM, David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com> wrote:
> Also worth noting that we have some Zaurus people around and I/we did look at OE
> for Mer but felt that we wanted more compatibility with maemo etc to allow
> access to things like "Extras".
> There would be a *lot* of work in just repackaging software before you even
> start to hack at any code.

The benefits of having the code really ready to be hacked and ported are huge.
and I therefore really hope I can help on this project. Mer is an
other excellent and
but really different project with more focus on end-user usabilty v.s
core reusability :p


> David
> Qole wrote:
>> I'm sure this is obvious, but I just want to be sure:
>> Please also look at the Mer project, since they are trying to build a
>> Maemo system, using only the open source pieces of Maemo. They are
>> building their system on Ubuntu, instead of OE, but their project might
>> offer insight into the problems you will encounter.
>> http://wiki.maemo.org/index.php?title=Mer
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Kirtika Ruchandani <kirtibr at gmail.com
>> <mailto:kirtibr at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Hello everyone,
>>     I am Kirtika Ruchandani, a Maemo-GSoC student this year working on
>>     integrating Maemo in Open Embedded(OE) by creating a maemo image for
>>     the N800/N810 in OE.
>>     The project aim is to get a file-system image of maemo built in OE
>>     for the N800/N810 with all the Maemo software stack components -
>>     including the hildon UI environment. The work done for this will
>>     also include making the platform itself portable - i.e. being able
>>     to port Maemo components for a device over a given base, say angstrom.
>>     I will be looking at the Poky port of Maemo, previous work done by
>>     my mentor Florian Boor on this project, Mamona (which supports N800
>>     in OE) and Angstrom (to be studied as a base) to go about the
>>     porting work.
>>     I am a second year under-graduate student at  Indian Institute of
>>     Technology, Madras (IIT-M) in India and my IRC and garage nickname
>>     is rkirti.
>>     --
>>     Kirtika Ruchandani
>>     Sophomore
>>     Computer Science and Engineering
>>     Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
>>     http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/~rkirti/maemo-oe/
>>     <http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/%7Erkirti/maemo-oe/>
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