Maemo/Mer on Freerunner
These informations are not updated, please see Mer/Maemo on Freerunner half ported.
One month ago i spoke about the ability to put and Ubuntu into the Freerunner mobile phone. Well after a little bit of research, it pointed out that Ubuntu is compiled for armv5 while Freerunner is armv4, so Ubuntu is not compatible with the Freerunner.
Debian instead, the rock in which ubuntu is built in, is compiled for armv4 in the armel version. So a full debian operating system in the Freerunner is possible as the debian Freerunner port demostrates. But debian Freerunner port is not famous for his UI, which is ugly and unusable.
After a deep research i came into the Maemo project and expecially in it’s 100% Free implementation called Mer. I started contacting the developers and i found a very active team. I’m now working with them to provide a Freerunner that runs Mer to sell at eshopen. In the last days we (well, primary
Carsten Munk) reached in building all the gtk and hildon framework for debian armel. So we should be albe to have Mer into a Freerunner in one month more.
Let’s see what will happen. 🙂