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Hi, PR1.2 for Maemo 5 has been announced at http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/...e-release-1-2/

The announcement also contains this information:

Many of you have been asking whether the new MeeGo platform will be supported on the N900 once itís device-ready. Although Nokia N900 devices are being used for platform development and testing purposes by those involved in the MeeGo project, we donít have plans for a full scale commercial MeeGo upgrade on the Nokia N900. The reason? Itís really about ensuring that you have the best possible experience designed for the features on your Nokia N900 device.
In other words, the MeeGo-Harmattan release from Nokia will not be officially supported in the N900. But if you have an engineering mindset and you are interested in exploring what can be technically achieved by the community, please be active in this thread.

Carsten, the maemo.org distmaster, is in the best position to coordinate this effort. He has all the Mer experience and he is working in the open project to provide an N900 hardware adaptation for the MeeGo OS. He is also used to collaborate with members of the MeeGo Devices team at Nokia like Tero Kojo or myself, who will pay attention to the progress of this effort.

One of the main factors to be considered in this initiative is the key role of Qt, a key layer in the MeeGo architecture and a very useful bridge across platforms and releases. Qt 4.6 is now officially supported in Maemo 5 and Qt 4.7 is already in extras-devel. This is a very good indicator of the possibilities Qt based apps have beyond Maemo 5, into MeeGo and also the upcoming Symbian releases.


BIG DISCLAIMER

Please don't bug the people working here with questions/complaints about Maemo 5, open/closed software, official updates or MeeGo. There are plenty of threads for this just a click away.

The project discussed here is about getting the API, UX and apps of the first MeeGo device from Nokia (aka "MeeGo-Harmattan", provisional name) running in the N900. For insiders, this basically means making Harmattan run in the N900. The Harmattan content is not public yet and nobody really knows how good the releases of this initiative will be. Follow the MeeGo hardware adaptation for N900 thread to have an idea of the worst case scenario to be expected.

How can you help? Please be constructive. Be ready to test and provide feedback. And be patient: this project can't dliver faster than the MeeGo & Harmattan projects themselves.

Thank you!

EDIT: Subject changed as requested.

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Let's do this. Count me in. I'll be glad to help supporting MeeGo in the N900 :^)
 
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Thanks for a good post

Ok. That sounds great as long as we will still get the same newer driver revisions to the N900 as the Meego products with the same SoC will get, and equal OS speed. It will not be ok if Meego gets a 30+fps GUI with flawless vsync, if the same optimizations wont be done to Maemo.

but of course it will be great if the community manages to port Meego (with full driver support) to the N900

btw. an important, and even trivial question - should we be able to expect support for new Qt versions to maemo as long as new Qt versions gets support for Meego?

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Originally Posted by S0urcerr0r View Post
Ok. That sounds great as long as we will still get the same newer driver revisions to the N900 as the Meego products with the same SoC will get, and equal OS speed. It will not be ok if Meego gets a 30+fps GUI with flawless vsync, if the same optimizations wont be done to Maemo.

but of course it will be great if the community manages to port Meego (with full driver support) to the N900
We already have updated driver revisions in MeeGo 1.0 for N900 at least. Would be silly to ship old drivers Also, keep in mind, for the hardware adaptation, it is a professional team working on this. What would be provided in here, is basically the differentiation (on top of a UX on top of a hardware adaptation on top of MeeGo Core)
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Hello,

Just in order to be consistent: This kind of work that Quim proposes will be needed to create "full", open and nicely usable system on N900 on top of MeeGo.

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Originally Posted by Stskeeps View Post
What would be provided in here, is basically the differentiation (on top of a UX on top of a hardware adaptation on top of MeeGo Core)
Trying to wrap my head around this. What I imagined was that the handheld UX to be released soon after 1.0 would be the reference UX, am I completely off with this? However, by differentiation here you mean the Nokia differentiation on top?

Are we talking about two different projects here, the first under the Linux Foundation MeeGo project(N900 HW adaptation and stuff) and another under Nokia umbrella(differentiation) or am I mixing something up?
 
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Sorry, I thought my first post was clear.

In short, this thread is about creating a Hacker/Community edition for the N900 of the OS and apps that Nokia will ship in the first device based on MeeGo.
 

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Ok, makes more sense now. Thanks to Stskeeps too, didn't manage in time
 
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Does anyone see WRT playing a role here? Or is the current thinking that a MeeGo hacker edition for the n900 would not use WRT as a main component?
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Originally Posted by qgil View Post
Sorry, I thought my first post was clear.

In short, this thread is about creating a Hacker/Community edition for the N900 of the OS and apps that Nokia will ship in the first device based on MeeGo.
So things like phone, messaging, media player, the nokia versions, will be open source? Are there any plans to open source the maemo versions of these apps once Meego is released?
 
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