Thursday, June 29, 2006

Some progresses on ARM

Ubuntu (dapper) is great for home using, but there is nothing better then our good and old friend Debian for devel :). While using Ubuntu as development platform, I was able to build minimo for i386 and arm, but always when I tried run it on n770/maemo2.0 it failed. Since then, I've been spending part of my rare free time producing debug builds, strace'ing it, blablabla and nothing 'till today.

So unintentionally I did it all again using a fresh debian sarge machine (set up with same toolchain, rootstraps, compilers). Follows the results:


brazilian soccer idols

minimo in fullscreen mode

minimo in fullscreen mode (and vkb popped up)

I am cleaning patches up just now and .deb is about to upload.

--Antonio Gomes

Sunday, June 25, 2006

arm'ing Minimo 016 ! What am I missing ?

My odyssey of make minimo 016 work on the n770 has began. After got it built on sbox/maemo2.0 for both i386 and arm, but running it on arm is being painful. That's where I am:
  • arm build - DONE
  • AI-installable .deb - DONE
  • source packing - DONE
    • menu item added on extra menu (am able to launch minimo from it on sbox/i386 only)
    • icon on task manager is not added after launch it, even on i386 !!!
  • initial dbus support - DONE
    • it is not killed by system when launched from menu on sbox/i386.
  • vkb synchronization - MISSING
  • CORE: minimo does not show up when on n770
    • maybe a libstdc++6 incompatibility ????
I've posted about it on maemo-dev mailing list, but nothing yet ? Btw, after a hand of some nice guys (jay and guilt from ITT) I got it working on IT 2005. Any hint ?

--Antonio Gomes

Thursday, June 15, 2006

minimo 016 on maemo2.0/sbox

good news: I got lots of my old stuff recovered after my laptop damaging 2 weeks later. This holiday, and during world cup matches :), I got back hacking minimo for maemo-2.0. Follows the situation currently:
  • dougt has launched minimo 0.16. WOW.
  • I applied some patches (psm + testgtkembed + packaging) into it and built/ran on sbox2.0b-i386.
  • odd build failing on arm. working on it.
Some nice screenshots:

--Antonio Gomes
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