[maemo-users] Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

From: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Doc at DocHarley.com
Date: Tue Apr 15 18:13:27 EEST 2008
Thanks, Tony, and to everyone else.  Because I rely so heavily on my N800
for day-to-day operations, I'm very hesitant about doing anything that will
impact that.  I have no problem with re-installing the software (although I
don't want to) but wanted to make sure the tools I use are there.

My plan now is to get the software that will run, based upon everyone's
comments, and put them on my SD card (I have many but some are on my hard
disk or on the 'net).  Then block time aside for the operation.  I will
restore my bookmarks but not my settings as recommended by Kevin Neely.
Mark, thanks for the info on GPE.  I also don't use the file manager but
loaded it just because I could and never removed it.  Now I won't install
it. :-)

Frantisek, your comment regarding Diablo, I may just wait and see how that
shakes out before upgrading.  And I do use my touch screen (when my
Bluetooth keyboard isn't handy) often to take notes in meetings.  So if that
is still a problem I may have to make sure I have my keyboard with me
whenever I travel. 

Again, to all - thanks!  As always, this is a great forum with great help!


-----Original Message-----
From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]
On Behalf Of Tony Green
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 03:59
To: maemo-users at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

On Monday 14 Apr 2008, Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Dr. Nicholas Shaw <Doc at docharley.com> 

> > And, lastly, for the applications that require no changes, e.g. no new
> > binaries, will they show up after I upgrade or do I have to re-install
> > them?
> You'll have to reinstall them. When upgrading within a major release
> (e.g. from 2.2007.50-2 to 2.2007.51-3) you can use the backup function
> to backup and then reinstall everything. However, when upgrading from
> one major release to another (e.g. OS2007 to OS2008), you'll probably
> have to reinstall everything manually, and not every app has been
> migrated to OS2008. The application manager won't allow you to install
> 2007 apps on a 2008 OS.

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.

It took me a while to get round to putting MySQL and Apache on the
because I'd just installed from my own builds and hadn't noticed that I 
needed a new install file.

Tony Green
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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