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

From: Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Date: Wed Oct 29 17:11:19 EET 2008

First off I'd like to thank you and the other members of the Maemo community
council for devoting time to Maemo, we all are busy in this day and time,
and I'm grateful there are people willing to stand up and lead this

Last night I was thinking about the issue of Nokia dropping support for
various hardware platforms, I'm speaking of in the future also, and I
started to think about the early days of Linux 15 years ago. There was not
any company that was willing to stand up and embrace Linux, come out with
ANY hardware support and most of the communities time was spend trying to
reverse engineer drivers. Now today we have a number of vendors that support
Linux and ship drivers, most users can seamlessly install Linux and we have
Nokia that has embraced Linux, and given us these wonderful toys, tools,
whatever you want to call them.

So the worst case here; Nokia drops out of the Linux market, or reduces
their support for older hardware platforms.

Since the software is open source, the hardware seems to be well documented,
the community knows how to write applications, hack the core O/S or UI, we
just end up going back in time a few years to the days where we had to patch
source ourselves, and chose what applications we want to install; until
someone re-writes the install process and we get back to a fully automated

All we lose is a bit of time, we don't lose the hardware.

Just my thoughts,


On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 2:53 AM, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Oct 29, 2008, at 4:51 AM, Quim Gil wrote:
> > About the rest of the thread, how useful is it to discuss before Nokia
> > publishes the maemo 5 API and announces a product shipping it? Enjoy
> > your current devices! Fremantle is not even in alpha. The N810 WiMAX
> > edition just started the sales few days ago (running the very same
> > software inside). No matter what happens with Fremantle the N800/N810
> > users are going to benefit from this.
> Well, when Nokia is done with Diablo to the point that they wont even
> apply a simple patch like this[1], then I'd say future plans are
> pretty important.
> [1]https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3470
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> Ryan Abel
> Maemo Community Council chair
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