[maemo-users] Repeat quetion : Diablo update to OS2008HE ? (Was: Software Choices for New Nokia 770?)

From: Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Date: Tue Oct 28 21:14:56 EET 2008
While I don't own a 700 or an 800, I have an n810, I'm watching what Nokia
does with these older models, are they going to require users upgrade the
hardware to get new apps, or are they going to support the older hardware?
If Nokia does not continue to support older hardware, I'm not sure Nokia
going to get any more of my money. $400 for a n810 is a lot to shell out
when you can buy a small laptop, Acer, Asus, etc. and have a system with
just a tad larger footprint.

Just my .02,


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 12:58 PM, gary liquid <liquid at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fred,
> From my perspective I'm not sure what would be blocking liqbase from
> running on the 770.
> I believe the only none standard things it uses are the XV library and the
> XSP raw mouse information.
> If you would like to run liqbase from the console and send me the output I
> will be happy to give it a run through and see whats going on.
> I will be happy to attempt to get it running on all Nokia maemo devices,
> and hopefully it would be a minor tweak :)
> Gary
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Fred Pacquier <fredp at dial.oleane.com>wrote:
>> Ryan Abel a écrit :
>> > On Oct 27, 2008, at 7:27 PM, Urivan Saaib wrote:
>> >> I've been playing with Diablo on my n770 for several months. It has
>> >> been
>> >> fairly stable.
>> >
>> > No, you've been playing with Chinook. Diablo is not available for the
>> > 770.
>> Well, this is a question I've meant to ask Quim for a while now, so here
>> is my opportunity. I've asked it here before without an answer, but some
>> threads on ITT have brought it back to light recently.
>> Despite the disparaging remarks by the Maemo team when OS2008HE came out
>> ("end-of-the-line", "too much for the poor beast" etc.), quite a few
>> people (including me) are satisfied with it breathing a new life into
>> their old 770. Maemo Mapper in particular, a rare example of commitment
>> to maintaining a native maemo app on all NIT platforms, works just fine
>> on it.
>> The problem we are having now is that some recent apps, or their Diablo
>> upgrades, fail to install or run, although they could be really useful
>> on a home-bound 770 : to name a few, Canola, Maemo remote (which also
>> uses EFL), or liqbase...
>> So, before the Fremantle wave definitely buries the 770 platform (and
>> maybe the N8x0 too), it would be really good to see a final update
>> bringing the main Diablo improvements to OS2008HE, so that it can still
>> run the latest relevant apps.
>> Is there any chance this will happen ?
>> TIA,
>> fp
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