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

From: gary liquid liquid at gmail.com
Date: Wed Oct 29 00:03:41 EET 2008
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM, gary liquid <liquid at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Denis,
> >
> > From the very first day I bought my tablet I knew I was on borrowed time.
> > Just the same as when I purchase a new desktop or laptop or car or phone.
> > Evolutions occur and hardware becomes old.
> >
> Talk about "disposable society"... Have you no shame? Hardware only
> becomes obsolete if you are a slave to fashion or are a compulsive
> gamer. My laptop is over 8 years old, and I'd still be happy and using
> it if the backlight hadn't gone out last fall. My car is a 2000 model
> with 100,000 miles, and I maintain it very well and wouldn't trade it
> for a new one if you paid me. My phone doesn't even have a camera, and
> I'll probably never get another one unless it dies or I change
> providers to a different network type. My desktop PC is a Via Epia
> M10000, and if it weren't for the electronics manufacturers' lobby
> successfully pressuring the legislation that forced HDTV
> (planned/forced obsolescence on the grandest scale!!! >:o  ) I
> wouldn't be looking to upgrade that, either. I wouldn't have tried to
> set aside my Handspring Visor if it weren't for my N800, although it
> turns out I _can't_ set it aside because the ITs don't have a PIM that
> plays nicely with my data....
> Newer and faster is all too often NOT better!!!


you are 100% right of course and the current generation devices will
continue to work till the end of days.

A lot of people buy devices as tools and they will work as expected, but a
great number of people buy things because they appeal, and will upgrade at
some arbitary point in the future when the next thing appeals to them.

I spent a lot of money on my device and had very high expectations of it -
when I bought it I found I could not scroll text like I used to on my old
pda book reader, and other things jumped at me - like in your case.

I have had ideas in my head and in code for the last few years about how I
want to interact with a touch device.
I am getting close to my goal and the n8x0 has shown me its possible, but
you would not believe just how much hacking and sidestepping and pieces of
lateral thinking I have had to go through to get it running as *I* want.

Please go and see what I have achieved (the first video will show you what I
do on my current n810 machine):


This is a piece of custom crafted extremely optimized software which is
simply not possible using the current standard tools on these devices.

The next generation *should* enable decent UI features which most normal
users appreciate without making the developers tear their hair out to give

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