[jp] Jpilot on maemo (N800/N810)?
strombrg at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 23:56:16 EDT 2008
On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Atul Chitnis <lists at atulchitnis.net>
> Hi all,
> The N800/N810 are highly popular Linux-based handheld Internet tablets (not
> phones), mostly GTK based. Amazon named the N800 as their best selling
> for 2007.
> I know that there have been attempts in the past to port jpilot to the
> (then on the Nokia 770), which died out at some point.
> There is no real comprehensive PIM suite for maemo (the linux flavour on
> N800/N810). This is based on Nokia's position that their Internet Tablets
> *not* PDAs (fair enough - they are much more than that), but that is
> functionality people really need *as well*.
I agree - I'll be more likely to get a Nokia N series device when it has a
nice PIM suite on it.
> The N8x0s are basically ARM machines, run a debian-derived Linux flavour
> (complete with apt-get!), and as can be expected, there is lots of support
> developers out there - complete with emulators, development environments,
> support libraries, etc.
> Sadly, I am no developer (though I wield a mean vi when creating bash
> :), but I was wondering if there have been any renewed attempts at porting
> jpilot to this platform?
Hey, that's a form of development.
IMO though, jpilot is probably not quite what's needed for a PDA. It's more
for sitting on a desktop and talking to a PDA. It might be more work than
it's worth to cut jpilot down to such a small screen.
What about familiar? It's intended for PDA's, and IINM, includes PDA
functionality that could be used apart from the kernel and all that which
goes along with familiar.
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