[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Sun Aug 30 16:26:46 EEST 2009
Peter Flynn wrote:
> [Sebastian]
>> for me the big question is... Will I be 
>> able to install an XTERM application?...
>> Will I be able to install a GNU shell, 
>> like BASH?... and even more important 
>> than that... Will I be able to login as 
>> ROOT?
> These too are deal-breakers. No shell means no go, period. No Emacs, no TeX...
>> If not, then for me it's just another 
>> powerful PDA...
> It wouldn't even be that; it would simply be a useless box of junk.

Maybe holding the unjustified vitriol until you read the reply that came *3
minutes* after the post? (and well over an hour before you posted).

Especially since one of the best bits of community marketing from Quim was:

$ jailbreak
jailbreak: not found
$ sudo gainroot

Which incidentally means you can build and install your own java interpreter. I
look forward to seeing your java4maemo package; since Nokia gave you exactly
what you asked for.

You *do* intend to do that for the community don't you?


"Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."
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