In this edition...

  1. Front Page
    • Getting Android Dalvik "Hello world" app running on Harmattan
  2. Community
    • qwazix running for Community Council

Front Page

Getting Android Dalvik "Hello world" app running on Harmattan

Thomas Perl has been working on getting Android applications to run from within Harmattan using the Dalvik VM from Nitdroid. Thomas gives detailed instructions on how this was acheived and shows an example program running. He mentions in the comments that he is not really interested in taking the idea any further at this point, but gives some starting points in case someone wants to pick it up. The terms "chroot," "reflash," and "brick" are thrown around from time-to-time, so be sure you understand the risks and know what you are doing before you try this at home.


Michael Demetriou running for Community Council

Via: @Jaffa2

Michael Demetriou has nominated himself for the Maemo Community Council: I want to help. That's it. I've been trying to squeeze my head to think of a candidate declaration but I don't think I can come up with one. One thing that you need to know is that I believe that a community like us is going to fade away without devices, so I will do whatever I can so that we can have a new reference device, be it something community sponsored, or an adaptation for an unlocked device that's already out there from a reputable manufacturer, or a Jolla device or something.

The nomination period ended on Sunday, so the election should begin on Friday this week at 00:00 UTC (November 2nd, 2012) and will run through 23:59 UTC Thursday November 8th, 2012.