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Re: Debian on Nokia N900?

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 07:51:45PM +0300, Victor Nitu wrote:
> On 10/29/2011 10:42 AM, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> >I may package the 3D stuff for Debian's non-free repository, but not
> >before the modem is working and the new omap KMS driver is ready.
> >
> >-- Sebastian
> How can one be of any help to this project? It is pretty much what I
> had in mind, Debian + e17 / illume. Haven't found any BTS/wiki or
> anything similar for it, excepting the ring0 blog. Maybe I (and
> others) can qualify as contributor(s) somewhere.
> I will give it a try in ~1h, so keep in touch, I hope to provide
> valuable feedback soon.
> Thanks for the info and links, you really gave me a head start!

uhm just package what you need ;). I would really like to see the
basic applications from Maemo in Debian (contacts, calendar,
conversations, ...), since I really like the way they are
intergrated in Maemo.
The problem is, that most of them are closed source, so a
rewrite would be needed :(

The good thing is, that some things have already been rewritten
by the Community SSU project and can be packaged. See [0].

If you'r interested in Bluetooth you may also want to find out
what's needed @ kernel level and why it's not in the mainline

In short: There is more than enough work for you. This
is currently done on by me:

 * Get touchscreen platform code into mainline kernel, update
   Debian patch
 * Push mainline kernel developers to include the HSI framework
   needed for the N900's modem (It looks like it will
   be included in linux 3.3 [1]).
 * Package new omap kms driver [2]. The Xorg driver is already
   in Debian as xserver-xorg-video-omap. I will probably prepare
   a DMKS package until it is in the mainline kernel (hopefully in
   linux 3.3, too).

[0] http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_SSU/Development/In-built_applications
[1] http://marc.info/?l=linux-omap&m=131982758427029&w=2
[2] http://lwn.net/Articles/459397/

-- Sebastian

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