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Internet Tablet OS 2006 FINAL Drops

Posted: June 30th, 2006 | Author: | Filed under: Linux, Mobile | 1 Comment »

It’s not on the official Nokia software download page yet, but I just flashed my Nokia 770 to the final release of Internet Tablet OS 2006 from the Maemo download page.

I can’t wait to play with the gizmo 770 client.

The OS ships with links to tableteer.nokia.com, which looks really sweet on the 770 (see more screenshots here):

Nokia Tableteer

The application manager also includes http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/certified/ and http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/non-certified/ as default repositories. These currently only contain themes and a game, but there is tons of potential here. This is a great way to deploy new software for the 770 without requiring a flash. I would love it if the gizmo client or other official third-party apps end up in the certified repos and it would be great if Nokia made it easy for open source developers to get their software included in the non-certified repository.

Internet Tablet OS 2006 BETA Application Repositories

Posted: June 22nd, 2006 | Author: | Filed under: Web Services | 2 Comments »

Update: I have moved this list over to the maemo wiki which will contain the most up to date list of repositories.
I’ve been loving every minute of the release of the 2006 OS beta for my Nokia 770. Everything is just that much zippier and there are more built-in features including contact management, jabber/jingle support, and a boatload of other things.

One of the new features that I absolutely love is the new application manager. The 770 is built on a custom Debian build, so package management is done via APT. In the 2005 edition you had to point the package manager at individual .debs, handle dependencies yourself, and all that not-so-fun stuff. The 2006 OS ships with an enhanced package manager that you can point at repositories to handle everything for you.

Here’s a quick list of the repositories on my 770:

Maemo repository
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/
Distribution: mistral-beta
Components: free
Applications: Maemopad

Maemo Mapper
Web address: http://gnuite.com:8080/nokia770/
Distribution: mistral
Components: user
Applications: Maemo Mapper

Web address: http://only.mawhrin.net/fbreader/maemo/
Distribution: mistral
Components: user
Applications: FBReader

Kernel Concepts
Web address: http://www.kernelconcepts.de/~fuchs/nokia770/ex_2006/
Distribution: ./
Components: (blank)
Applications: GPE Calendar, GPE Contacts, GPE Todo

Maemo Hackers
Web address: http://maemo-hackers.org/apt/
Distribution: mistral
Components: main
Applications: maemo-gaim, osso-xterm, osso-statusbar, xchat

Python Repository
Web address: http://maemo.org.br/platform/apt/
Distribution: python
Components: python
Applications: Python and related bindings

To add new repositories to your 770 running the 2006 beta, hit Tools -> Application Manager, then hit the title bar or menu key, select Tools -> Application catalog… and away you go.

Update: Two new repositories ship by default with the final version of Internet Tablet OS 2006:

Nokia Tableteer
Web address: http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/certified/
Distribution: mistral
Components: user
Applications: Maemo-blocks, themes

Nokia Tableteer
Web address: http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/non-certified/
Distribution: mistral
Components: user
Applications: Hello world app, Maemo development examples