||[Feb. 2nd, 2008|10:55 am]
Recently I bought a Nokia n800 Internet Tablet, which is Linux based. I looked around for a LiveJournal client for it but only found a shakey Blogger client and a Wordpress client I couldn't configure to post to LiveJournal. I asked at the www.internettablettalk.com site where most of the n800 owners hang out and was told I should just use my browser. I did some research and found a description of LogJam, which uses GTK which I knew was available on the n800. I asked again at www.internettablettalk.com and was told it would probably compile and run but I should just use my browser.|
This wasn't helpful.
So, I thought I'd check here. Does anyone know if there are any plans to port LogJam to the n800? Thanks!
If the n800 has Linux, X11 and GTK+, I wouldn't think there'd be any "porting" of LogJam required. As long as you have gcc on the n800, download the LogJam source and compile it and it should Just Work. Nothing LogJam does touches the hardware level.
The Nokia 770, N800, and N810 use a thing called Hildon, which is a user interface framework that Nokia developed on top of GTK+. Sometimes pure desktop GTK+ apps look sort of funny or have buttons in the wrong places on Hildon. As I understand it (which is unfortunately only in a vague and limited way so far), it's similar to the relationship between Qt and Qtopia.
Nokia is trying to 'harmonize' Hildon into the main GTK+/GNOME environment as a standard desktop for small-screen apps (as tracked at http://live.gnome.org/Hildon
and newsblogged over on Ars Technica
Aaaah, I see. Thanks for the information, of which I was previously unaware.
put it much better than I can. On top of that it seems that there is little development done directly on the tablets--everything involves setting up a "sandbox" on another computer which is not something I have the resources to do.
I haven't heard of anyone else tackling this, but I too have a 770 and N800 and have been looking for a porting project to get my feet wet with...for SCIENCE!
This might fit the bill...what ITOS version are you running on your N800?
(FWIW, posting using the built-in browser on the N800 does work just fine, but I understand your desire for something a bit more interesting.)
I installed 2008 on the n800 when it was released. Browser stability has increased (it could hardly have gotten worse) but I've had it crash often enough that I'd prefer to do my composition in something different. Interesting isn't the main issue--reliability is.
Hmm, well you could just write things up in maemopad and paste them in, but I know that's kind of a PITA.
Let me finish getting a scratchbox environment set up in VMware for Chinook and I'll see how hard this will be.
Please keep me posted on how things go...
Are you still working on this? I'd like to get an LJ client on my N800 running OS2008 as well.