Running MeeGo in Maemo chroot (part 2)
alan bruce has started in on his new guide to booting the MeeGo handset release in an Easy Debian chroot on Maemo. Part 2 in the series is now available. I would like to document my process for getting MeeGo Handset to run in a Maemo chroot on the N900 using Easy Debian, so you don't have to multi-boot your phone. [...] In this post, I show you how to start the Meego Handset 1.1 "desktop" in a Maemo chroot, using Easy Debian and the image file you made using instructions in the last post. This method provides a lower-impact way of testing out the MeeGo Handset UX releases as it doesn't impact the day-to-day usability of your device.
MeeGo 1.1 on a HTC Nexus One
MeeGo's improved portability over Maemo has been demonstrated, once again, with the continued progress on the Nexus One port: As you know, MeeGo could be worked on the NexusOne. It was v1.1 development release that time. Then I tried if MeeGo 1.1 final release could work on it. Of course, It could be work. and We've made it more responsive to running. Lots of screenshots and a full, rather involved, walkthrough are available on the blog.
USB hostmode on N900
Progress continues with USB hostmode support for the N900 thanks to the significant efforts of hackers like Paul Fertser, Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh and Joerg Reisenweber. A beta release of the enabling technologies is now available: This release has been tested by a few of us, but it has worked perfectly on all devices. You will need to a female to female USB adapter, and the stock USB cable. Paul has found out that it is impossible (at least at the time of writing) to detect speed changes while VBUS is running, so for now, you have to select speeds manually. The announcement walks you through the installation (which requires a custom kernel) and describes the speed settings to use for different types of device.
Indamixx announces a MeeGo-based multi-touch tablet for music applications
A new music-creation oriented tablet from Indamixx is, apparently, based on MeeGo. Indamixx, who have previously done Linux-based laptops using tablets and netbooks, are now readying a multitouch tablet based around the current-generation, dual-core Intel Atom chipset. The Linux OS means you can run the terrific tracker-for-the-rest-of-us Renoise, as well as a variety of free software. Launching May 11, 2011, the tablet will feature a dual-core Atom, 2GB of RAM, 3 USB ports, 1 VGA port, ethernet and audio I/O.
It's interesting to note that the only announced MeeGo devices so far are all tablets, and yet MeeGo's Tablet UX hasn't even been formed yet, with each vendor creating their own UI on top of the MeeGo Core.