The in-depth story of MeeGo/Maemo (English translation)

| October 10, 2012 | 231 Replies



Because translation sites can’t be trusted, especially when attempting Finnish, here is a translation of the gripping Story of MeeGo/Maemo into English by Finnish peeps.,10

Apologies still for the lack of summary, just under a tonne of work at Uni/Hospital.

Cheers Ei Nimeä and Timo for the heads up!


Category: Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia

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  • Viipottaja

    Btw, is Tizen still alive or just delayed (indefinitely)?

    Pity the story did not cover the Meltemi side of things.

    • Shaun

      They released a v2.0 a while ago.

      Also at this point it seems like Samsung are not cooperating with other partners that well with examples of Samsung engineers doing rewrites of components in secret and then overwriting the git repo with their work, wiping out months of commits from Intel.

      Samsung were also claiming copyright on a lot of what should be copyright Linux Foundation and be publicly licences.

      Tizen certainly isn’t the meritocratic project that Mer is or even MeeGo was.

  • jamel
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  • peaceaim

    Mobile OS should be developed regardless of hardware/platform choice. That’s the success ingredient for android, it can be easily ported to any hardware. That’s what lacked in Meego and leads to its demise.

    • stephen ahonen

      tell that to WP, that only supports qualcomm chipset

      i’m curious about sailfish OS, jolla team said it supports multiple platforms, even x86, we’ll see on november 21

      • Thomas F

        Yes looking forward to that date. 🙂 Perhaps we will be able to find Sailfish nest to Windows in the local electronic store..

      • Shaun

        I think that’s maybe a strong hint that Jolla may be using an Intel CPU in their phone. Judging by the performance of the RAZR i, that might actually be a pretty strong CPU without it having to run Android Java code.

    • Shaun

      Android also requires the kernel and drivers ported to specific hardware. It’s not greatly different.

      The one difference is that Dalvic isolates applications from the CPU specifics since their Java binary code but even then you hit problems when a poor Dalvic port to an entirely different CPU architecture results in slow Java app performance. See the RAZR i for an example.

      The one gleam of sunshine on the horizon for ARM though is that in v3.7 of the Linux kernel they’ve unified ARM support so each ARM CPU branch does not require a new kernel.

      • Razor

        “The one gleam of sunshine on the horizon for ARM though, is that in v3.7 of the Linux kernel they’ve unified ARM support, so each ARM CPU branch does not require a new kernel.”

        Excellent point.

    • Razor

      Except that was never MeeGo’s prerogative, it always supported both ARM & x86.

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