Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 18:05 UTC, submitted by MeeAlreadyGone
Linux "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo v1.0. This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks. The MeeGo Netbook user experience is the first to appear, with the development of the MeeGo Handset user experience moving to the open in June."
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Whither Maemo?
by danboid on Fri 28th May 2010 06:53 UTC
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2006-03-21

So what happened to Maemo in this 'merger'?

I've not tried it yet but the screenshots and text are telling me that this is basically an updated moblin w/ chrome and social networking tagged on? What has been took/ developed from Maemo here?

I've not had funs to get one but I was quite excited after having a go with Maemo 5 on the N900 and I was looking forward to how that would progress but it seems Maemo 5 could be its last major version- assassinated by 'super moblin'.

I'm sure I'd heard recently that Meego was not to be ported to the N900 but now it seems it is. I was very keen on the N900 / Maemo 5+ but now I need to try this out and I'm not so sure anymore as moblin didn't impress me. Maemo 5 being based upon Debian was key to its cool.

Edited 2010-05-28 06:55 UTC

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RE: Whither Maemo?
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 28th May 2010 10:31 in reply to "Whither Maemo?"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

I've not tried it yet but the screenshots and text are telling me that this is basically an updated moblin w/ chrome and social networking tagged on? What has been took/ developed from Maemo here?

If you had read the actual announcement, you'd know that the Moblin GUI is just for MeeGo Netbook and that the MeeGo Handset GUI is not done yet and will follow in MeeGo 1.1.

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RE: Whither Maemo?
by werterr on Sat 29th May 2010 00:05 in reply to "Whither Maemo?"
werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

Agreed, also screenshot looks not at all tuned to mobile use. It required a large screen in both directions. (thought that is 'fixable')

For me it all looks feels and for all purposes -is- Moblin. Not Maemo. Sure there working on it, but as it looks now, it has none of the cool underpinnings (debian/ubuntu), none of the gui nokia developed the last couple of years (and works very well on PR1.2), everybody has to -again- recompile there apps, even worse repackage it.

I really really hope that Nokia will release the entire Maemo codebase (the closed parts) to the community.

They wanted a community, they got it and immediately wanted a new community. (roll over to meego or die)

Then please give the ones left behind the entire thing they signed up for.

At least then we can continue making our N900 devices cool for years to come. Make decent ports to devices like the beagleboard and carputers. Fix the unmaintained packages issues and become closer/sticky to upstream debian/ubuntu sources.

Edited 2010-05-29 00:09 UTC

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