[MeeGo-dev] definition "mobile setting"?
tanner at gmx.de
Thu Feb 18 03:43:54 CST 2010
What is the definition of "mobile setting"?
What are the minimum hardware specs for a device running MeeGo?
Does the N900 represent the minimum specs or will it be
even less (only 256MB rootfs, no eMMC)?
Will MeeGo be based on busybox like embedded devices or will it contain
to complete GNU tools?
Why and when is it necessary to modify standard desktop packages (except
for optimizations which are sent upstream anyway) rather than
selecting a different set of packages for the mobile purposes
(like Ubuntu desktop/server/netbook edition)?
Even if some packages are not modular enough for a "mobile setting",
why would the upstream maintainers not accept a split into smaller packages?
The N900 can already run a full Debian distribution (with easydeb in a
chroot and with LXDE desktop or standalone apps). It IMHO already
demonstrates that a full desktop distribution does not conflict with a
On 17.02.10 16:26, Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> But anyway, we're not talking about a Linux desktop distribution here, nor a
>> server one. We're talking about an embedded one.
> Nahh, it isn't embedded either. Devices with 256+ MB of RAM, 16+ GB of
> disk, a keyboard, a 800x480+ screen, a browser that can play Youtube,
> and 3rd party applications are hardly embedded. Yes, they are
> significantly smaller than desktops or laptops, but it's not that we are
> talking about 16bit CPUs and no filesystem here.
> "Mobile" is a challenge alright, and I am not saying that we can just
> use any existing distribution, change the window manager and be done
> with it. But it is also not necessary to start over from scratch.
> Android has done that, and I would say it's not its best feature. I
> hope the existing Desktop and Server and Universal distributions can
> also, in the future, embrace Mobile. If we make that our goal, too, it
> will happen much sooner.
On 17.02.10 21:51, Carsten Munk wrote:
> It should be a matter of taking a source RPM, adjusting it for a
> mobile setting and including it. If existing packaging exists that can
> be reused and kept a diff against it to keep the changes automatically
> synchronised - why not do this?
Thomas Tanner ------
email: tanner at gmx.de
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