[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Sun Aug 30 17:00:11 EEST 2009
> 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).

My apologies for the crossed wires: I'm away from base so my access is sporadic, and messages don't always arrive as promptly as one might wish.

And if it came over as vitriol my apologies for that also; frustration sometimes leads to this when things which seem obvious and apparent to the dumb user (me) look radically different to the developers.

> Especially since one of the best bits of community marketing from Quim was:
> $ jailbreak
> jailbreak: not found
> $ sudo gainroot
> #

That message doesn't appear to have made my mailbox, but it's excellent news, thanks very much.

> 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?

I think this is more crossed wires, I'm afraid. I'm a user of Java applications, not a Java developer. I develop stuff that uses Java applications, among others, but I don't write Java (it's on the list to learn next year). All I was looking for was to know whether there would be an implementation of Java available that would let me run a commandline Java application like Saxon. I'm not looking for graphics, embeddability, APIs, or libraries, so I'm in a specialist minority, and it's sometimes frustratingly difficult to explain to developers the apparent simplicity of my needs, when they are justifiably much more concerned with more complex demands.

More information about the maemo-users mailing list