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Hi,

We're happy to let you know about the pre-alpha release of "Maemo Leste" - an attempt to port/run large parts/bits from Fremantle on the latest stable Devuan/Debian.

There are currently SD-card images of the pre-alpha version available for the N900, you can find them on our (temporary?) website: https://maemo-leste.github.io/pages/n900-status.html

You will need u-boot (bootmenu) from Pali: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=81613

We also wrote our first "status update": https://maemo-leste.github.io/maemo-...of-giants.html - which also talks about other devices that are partially supported and could perhaps be used for development as well. Please check out this news post to see what the current status is.

https://maemo-leste.github.io/

The software is not ready for end users -- but we could REALLY use more developers! So if you're interested, but not sure how you could help out, please post here, or talk to us on #maemo or #maemo-leste on Freenode. Or file an issue on Github: https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/

Here are some additional photos and screenshot:

https://maemo-leste.github.io/images...h-d-n900-3.jpg
https://maemo-leste.github.io/images...h-d-n900-4.jpg
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Wow great work I will try the image in the next days. What kind of sdk or toolchain you suggesting to use for development?
Which qt version will be possible 4.7 from maemo or the newer from devuan.
Thanks for releasing this alpha.
 

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Wow. Porting Hildon to a newer Debian release. Way to go guys.
 

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I guess I found a way to re use the N900 once again. I will test it. Thank you very much for your support and your hard work!!!!
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This is the most exciting info I learned recently! The most!!
 

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Originally Posted by Halftux View Post
Wow great work I will try the image in the next days. What kind of sdk or toolchain you suggesting to use for development?
Which qt version will be possible 4.7 from maemo or the newer from devuan.
Thanks for releasing this alpha.
Regarding an SDK, we usually just build natively on the arch we like to work on (amd64 for freemangordon, I usually work on armhf since my laptop in armhf)

Our Jenkins CI doesn't use qemu to build, I have an arm64 machine that we use for armel and armhf builds, an amd64 is done natively on the jenkins server.

We will have to take the cssu Qt build and see if we just build that, or go with the one from Debian/Devuan. See this issue: https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues/53
 

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Yay I got i booting through the flasher.
As freemangordon pointed out that zImage is needed for booting through the flasher and Wizzup gave the hint to read out the zImage from an uImage I got it running.

So take the uImage from the smaller partition of the sd card.

convert:
Code:
tail -c+65 < uImage > zImage
boot:
Code:
flasher-3.5 -l -k zImage -b
or
Code:
0xFFFF -m kernel:zImage -l -b
 

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Originally Posted by Wizzup_ View Post
We will have to take the cssu Qt build and see if we just build that, or go with the one from Debian/Devuan. See this issue: https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues/53
It would be nice if they could co exists and maybe later porting qt-maemo stuff to qt5?
Yeah not all applications using gtk.
 

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Do you have a virtual box image? Could be worthwhile to let people try it out or just have instructions to get people started.

One area that might need a little cosmetic work is osso-xterm settings. From when I played with it last the settings doesn't match the style of other apps. It's a bit cluttered.
 

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Originally Posted by Android_808 View Post
Do you have a virtual box image? Could be worthwhile to let people try it out or just have instructions to get people started.

One area that might need a little cosmetic work is osso-xterm settings. From when I played with it last the settings doesn't match the style of other apps. It's a bit cluttered.
Not yet, but we should have one pretty soon: https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues/45
 

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