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Well shucks.
glad you like it biketool.


I'm kinda caught between...
I turn around now and again and look at this whole thing and go wow ..this is finally the setup I am finding actually enjoyable..
other times I turn around and I think... meh? so what...is it that special? anyone coulda done this.
I don't doubt that there may be conflicts, incompatibilities, all sortsa stuff waiting to be found inside. I can't test every possible move myself on this chess board...there are too many variables ...It would take me my lifetime...but with many people puttering away with it ..whatever issues there may be can be found and dealt with.
It took a lot of puttering with this...lotta trial with different os's and different approaches ...ie- simply going bare-bone and installing just scratch and sdks with little overhead and a skeleton os above....using vm's....even using chroot's instead of scratch....resurrecting the dead and extracting old ubuntu maemo desktops and turning them into straight bootable live distros with all their incompatibilities whilst mummy dust from the tomb was falling off them (good analogy? ) ....
all of those options were too unnecessarily complicated..tedious...especially for a new person to try to do...And I really wanted something that literally anyone could just pick up and use...regardless of what their working knowledge of maemo was....from zero understanding to demi-god understanding..it doesn't matter ...it had to be easy for either 1st time noob or seasoned pro.

I explored quite a few varied options.
In the end ...there were just a few impossible prerequisites ...
it had to work...
the finished product had to be up-datable..
with no cyclic os releases to bury in 6 months - 4 years all the hard work getting it to function (which is actually the worst of what we were suffering from)...
simple..
easy to maintain..
bulletproof...
with multiple options for backup and distribution..
and it had to be flexible so it could be modified and improved upon by anyone and everyone...
perfect for the veteran devel and easy for the new member wanting to learn ..
without the pain..
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-1 loose usb (i don't muck with it & stress it , considering selling it, another can fix the loose usb)
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half a neo900 pre- "bought" in 2013....due for production any moment now.


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Last edited by endsormeans; 2015-06-24 at 03:04.
 

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