[maemo-users] Newbie to maemo lookig for advice

From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Fri May 16 17:53:38 EEST 2008
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 04:07:39PM +0200, Arnau Bria wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008 06:35:55 -0700
> Lake Stevens Dental wrote:
> > installable program it doesn't appear there, it typically shows up
> > with appropriate links in the Maemo.org downloadable programs, or in
> > the Maemo garage.
> It does not appear in mine, but I should update my repos. No matter
> about that.

You may need to add a repo, like extras or something.  Helpfully, many of the apps you install these days from sites like maemo.org and garage.maemo.org add their repo for you, making updates and such easier.  For "standard" add-ons like the above, the popular secondary repos like Extras will probably make them available for you.  
Don't forget to update the application catalogue!

> > with it offline.  My wife and daughter are wandering around Europe
> > with my tablet so they can call me over the internet, so I'll have to
> > wait for a week or so to see what does or doesn't work in the Claws
> > calendar plugin.
> Thanks for the info.
> Now that talked about internet call, I must study this issue too.

Dr. Fred, That's really cool that you are keeping in contact via VOIP from Europe, how is it working?

The primary apps for this are Gizmo and Skype.  They should be very easy to install on an up-to-date OS2008 install.  For a bit more work and for a real communications upgrade for the tablet, check out rtcomm project which, I think, is a replacement enhancement for the communication systems, adding features and making them feel more "default".

> Mmm... my idea is not running movies but some home-made video. You
> know, party ones, etc...

It may depend upon what you use to create the videos.  I was able to transfer videos taken with my N-series phone to my tablet and play them without a problem.  Other .avi files require me to run them through the excellent tablet-encode program available on garage.  Tablet-encode formats the resolution for the screen, and also (can) easily reduce quality and file size so you can fit more on the tablet.

hope that's a help,

In Vino Veritas

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