Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview." Cool. Too bad it's only for Nexus phones, and not for more popular ones.
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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by drcouzelis on Sat 16th Feb 2013 14:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

I do that natively on my Nokia N900. It works great.

Isn't it nice to have a portable device that conforms to standards?

Edit: I mean, I use "ssh -X" on my phone. I don't use that EMACS crap. I use Vim. ;)

Edited 2013-02-16 14:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by twitterfire on Sat 16th Feb 2013 15:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

What specific standards are you talking about? Android is open and pretty portable since it runs on a couple of different ARM architectures, MIPS and x86.

I have seen people porting Android to N900 phones but no one ported Maemo over to Nexus or other Android devices.

And you can use Vim on android too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.momodalo.app.vimto... .

That comment about ssh -X was a joke, who in their right mind wants a monster like Xwindows on a phone? They really should wait for Wayland. Even Gnome/Unity with gtk+ for framebuffer would be better.

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RE[3]: Comment by twitterfire
by nej_simon on Sat 16th Feb 2013 22:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

That comment about ssh -X was a joke, who in their right mind wants a monster like Xwindows on a phone? They really should wait for Wayland. Even Gnome/Unity with gtk+ for framebuffer would be better.

The Nokia n9 is using xorg and it actually runs really well. Smooth and responsive. But I agree that Wayland is probably better for a phone.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

X11 ran fine on computers in the 1980s. It runs fine on today's phone hardware as well. That's an actual verified empirical fact, not some hypothetical nonsense picked up from some message board.

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RE[3]: Comment by twitterfire
by cdude on Sun 17th Feb 2013 03:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

I have seen people porting Android to N900 phones but no one ported Maemo over to Nexus or other Android devices.


http://www.meegoexperts.com/2012/04/booting-nemo-galaxy-nexus-i9250...
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=MQGd3XvmtCs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch...

Granted not Maemo/Meego but the successor Mer/Nemo. See also Plasma Active and JollaMobile ports.

That comment about ssh -X was a joke, who in their right mind wants a monster like Xwindows on a phone?


It works fine, fast, stable on the N9 for example.


They really should wait for Wayland.


Till 2020? X11 ans fb already work today and yesterday. They can also reuse Android.


Even Gnome/Unity with gtk+ for framebuffer would be better.


GTK+ is far from ready or usable on mobile. That's why Clutter came but it got aborted by Intel. QML is it then. Works good with GNOME libs too as Canonical shows.

Edited 2013-02-17 03:04 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by twitterfire
by phoenix on Tue 19th Feb 2013 23:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

That comment about ssh -X was a joke, who in their right mind wants a monster like Xwindows on a phone?


Note: for "ssh -X" or "ssh -Y" to work, you only need the client libs and the application installed on the phone, and not Xorg itself (as in the drivers, display server, display manager, etc, etc).

The client-side install of Xorg is very small.

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