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How much would you be willing to pay for a Neo900 (complete device) with TI DM3730 1GHz/512M-RAM/1GB

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#2941
Originally Posted by Feathers McGraw View Post
I haven't, thanks for the suggestion, I will try it later. The point was mainly about it not mounting under /media or /mnt like it used to (can't remember which one).
By the way, some recent desktop distribution (Fedora with Gnome at least) don't mount automatically to /mnt ou /media anymore, but to /run/media/username/.
The reason is related to making it easier to have read-only filesystem, where most things that don't need persistence are moved to /run.

Not sure how far from that Android is.
 

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#2942
BTW, surely 'Freemo' (after 'Maemo') is a better name for Mer+Hildon than 'NeoFremantle'.

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Originally Posted by Paspie View Post
BTW, surely 'Freemo' (after 'Maemo') is a better name for Mer+Hildon than 'NeoFremantle'.
FreeMo. I actually like this.
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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
FreeMo. I actually like this.
Looks like it's a very popular name.
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#2945
I copied the OT discussion about android etc to http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=99748

please continue there - I tried hard to decide which posts to move to there instead of copying, but finally found it's best to keep them here and instread ask users to move to the new thread with further replies.

Many thanks for your understanding
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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
FreeMo. I actually like this.
Fraemo

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I have since learned that mer is apparently not the best option, due to being unmaintained and with old packages. I would port OBSD to GTA04 if I could, but I have no Freerunner. As long as the version of Debian that ships can run Hildon on top of it, I'm not too bothered.
 

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Originally Posted by Paspie View Post
I have since learned that mer is apparently not the best option, due to being unmaintained and with old packages. I would port OBSD to GTA04 if I could, but I have no Freerunner. As long as the version of Debian that ships can run Hildon on top of it, I'm not too bothered.
I am not sold on the fact that it's a problem for the old packages. Especially given that newer packages would more than likely need newer hardware.

So far, has there been anything other than more RAM provided as "new" for the Neo900?

This discussion has gone into odd areas for a device that's yet to be delivered though. So what exactly is important? What may happen or what has happened?
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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
I am not sold on the fact that it's a problem for the old packages. Especially given that newer packages would more than likely need newer hardware.

So far, has there been anything other than more RAM provided as "new" for the Neo900?

This discussion has gone into odd areas for a device that's yet to be delivered though. So what exactly is important? What may happen or what has happened?
There's more than that, there's the 1GHz processor which is...good enough, and there's LTE capability on top of that. And it's about as libre as mobile hardware can get, with the baseband firmware isolated from the CPU. The only trade offs are a slightly thicker phone, they want to put a spacer piece under the bezel to accommodate the parts. The device will also have to run without 3D acceleration.

Once this project is concluded however, the real challenge will be to redesign the N900 and produce a new chassis; the community can't survive on existing chassis' alone.

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#2950
"the real challenge will be to redesign the N900 and produce a new chassis"

Firstly.

It isn't a "real challenge"
It's been done.

I did it already.

I created a finished n900 tough case in antler.
Did a few other n810 and n900 parts I needed to replace as well...
(I have done for many years now ..and still do... a great deal of my work in resin copies ...)

Then did castings of it.
Then did multiple castings in virtually indestructible resins.
The resins can be given whatever textures and colors one desires...
Even introducing foreign products into the resin as a powder...flaked metals...antler...woods ...stone...gem ...whatever...to give enhanced "feel" and weight to the resin...
It is hard to tell the difference between the resin copy.

It is stupid cheap.
Cheaper than any other production method to date.
(Hmmm....actually 3d printing may be coming close to cheaper...now...but not more durable for sure....)

Chassis is no different than the case.
fine finicky parts not really a challenge.
down to 1/132 of an inch detail can be achieved.
It is just as simple.
As long as the original prototype has been accurately made ...all copies will be identical.

Even did video.
Demonstrating the stress testing of cast resin ...
blunt force ...multiple hits with sledge hammers...
drop tests... from heights exceeding 2 stories....
even crush tests with vehicles running over the examples...
It takes a humongous amount of deliberately applied damage to scar the resin copies even.
The link to the thread is in my signature.


Flat out.

It will not happen.

For the most cost efficient method of virtually indestructible reproduction ....
It garnered ....literally ..zero interest...
in any movement towards implementation for our nxx0 devices then.....

Doubtless it will not get any interest again.

Since then.....I took down the site a month or so ago now...where the videos and downloads were posted ...
after maintaining it for years....
with such a lack of interest...
nxx0 mass parts production does not interest me any longer...
better things to do..
better things to spend my time on.
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