Posted: June 30th, 2006 | Author: Matt Croydon | 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):
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.
Posted: June 22nd, 2006 | Author: Matt Croydon | 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:
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/
Web address: http://gnuite.com:8080/nokia770/
Applications: Maemo Mapper
Web address: http://only.mawhrin.net/fbreader/maemo/
Web address: http://www.kernelconcepts.de/~fuchs/nokia770/ex_2006/
Applications: GPE Calendar, GPE Contacts, GPE Todo
Web address: http://maemo-hackers.org/apt/
Applications: maemo-gaim, osso-xterm, osso-statusbar, xchat
Web address: http://maemo.org.br/platform/apt/
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:
Web address: http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/certified/
Applications: Maemo-blocks, themes
Web address: http://catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com/non-certified/
Applications: Hello world app, Maemo development examples