More Maemo Success



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I managed to get a few more things compiled and running on Maemo (mostly on x86) over the weekend. Proper Maemo ports are also starting to come in from new sources. This CPU/Memory usage meter is hildonized and designed to fit in the top statusbar. Great little hack! There are a bunch of gnome-applet style things that would do great in that status bar.

Two of the best places for fully-featured Maemo apps are INDT’s Maemo Apps pageand the Kernel Concepts Maemo page.

With that said, on to some more low-hanging fruit of apps that compiled with little or no modification (on most of these ./configure and make “just worked”):

MPlayer playing Rocketboom in a window
MPlayer windowed playing the intro to Rocketboom
Fullscreen MPlayer
MPlayer fullscreen, zoomed 2x.
GView: A very lightweight image viewer.
Glock: an analog clock.

The smaller apps, GView and Glock could really rock if they were ported with a basic hildonized interface. Over the weekend I also got XChat built and running on x86 (here’s a screenshot) with everything but in-channel text input working perfectly. I still think that a properly ported Gaim would be the best graphical IRC interface for Maemo right now.

The weekend is over but I hope to do some proper maemo hacking during my downtime this week.

Update: MPlayer chewed up a lot of CPU and as such is probably not going to run very well on the device itself, especially since so much time and effort has been put in to tweaking GStreamer for the platform. I’ve grown accustomed to the “throw anything at MPlyaer” approach to Linux multimedia, so I had to try…


5 responses to “More Maemo Success”

  1. Martin J Avatar
    Martin J

    again another q: how did mplayer cope on the real nokia 770, if at all?

  2. Ron T Avatar
    Ron T

    I’m also curious about mplayer on the 770. Did you try any audio playback? I’d think that would perform OK. Most of the CPU should be going to the decoding, not the player itself. Stream data rates for audio might be fine.

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