Something to remember…..

While its been a long while since I last had a proper update here and there are quite a few things that need/deserve to be written about, I shall keep them pending for the meanwhile, thanks to GSoC work and other stuff. What I can’t keep off and am compelled to spend a couple of minutes recording them here is the following two random musings (not mine!) which seem to be hovering around me too much 🙂

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GSoC Updates: Hildon-on-Angstrom

Since my last post, I have been working on duplicating the hildon-desktop environment that I achieved on my laptop, on an Angstrom base on the beagleboard adding the needed bitbake recipes.

I now have a hildon-on-angstrom image which I could get ready about two weeks back. The image has hildon-desktop, some plugins,some supplementary apps. like Maemopad and Maemopadplus and so on. This forms the basic of a maemo-angstrom-image. I am currently testing it on a Beagleboard.

The apps boot well, but there are issues like locale support not being present and difficulty in loading icons which I have working on for the last week. Both the errors seem to be arising out of lack of support in the image. I am building a file-system image with gpe-image/ x11-gpe-image in Open Embedded as a base. The work over the next week will involve finishing cleaning up these issues with the apps currently, documenting the status, adding the maemo connectivity elements (already in progress), and some base packages.

The work on the recipes for the packages, the conf. files and image recipe can all be found at my github account:

Some screenshots of Maemo apps. running on my Beagleboard viewed with the vnc viewer :

Hildon Desktop via VNC
Hildon Desktop via VNC. Basic plugins supported, but lack of locale support is the show-stopper
Application Menu
Application Menu
MaemopadPlus, screenshot taken from Remote Desktop Viewer
MaemopadPlus, screenshot taken from Remote Desktop Viewer

As the screenshots show, the basic framework for Maemo support is ready, but the UI/apps. here need a whole lot of refining to get it to the same states as those running within Scratchbox. Comments/Suggestions/Flames/ Request for particular apps. to be supported in OE would be most welcome!