Still not getting it...(was: New Topic: Learning how to write for OpenMoko)

Martin Lefkowitz lefko at
Mon Feb 12 17:12:28 CET 2007

We are going to be able to use java too right?


> Hi Ryan, I understand where you're coming from. Right now the process
> of getting up and running developing for the Neo1973 isn't
> "straight-forward" - especially for a new coder.
> This is for a bunch of reasons, one of which is that the actual
> software isn't released yet, but will be in the near future. Once the
> software is released, I imagine very quickly someone can put together
> a VMWare or Qemu image that you could boot on your computer into a
> development environment.
> So, my suggestion would be to go ahead and grab a free copy of VMWare
> player and grab the Ubuntu image (google for it) and get that running
> (should be very straightforward).
> For programming, you'll need to start to get up and running with C++.
> That's a fairly daunting task, but if you want to do real programming
> for the Neo, you'll need to know how to program in C++, or possibly
> Python.
> With regards to themes - not sure how they'll be configured, though
> probably using similar theming in GTK+ now. You can probably start by
> just doing Photoshop mockups at the nominal resolution on what you
> think they'll look like.
> Hope that helps get you started in a couple of directions. :)
> Andrew
> On 2/12/07, Ryan Kline <radryan214 at> wrote:
>> I have looked at numerous websites and I am still very confused about
>> what I need to write stuff for OpenMoko (Mostly UI). I use Mac OS X,
>> and I don't have a whole lot of prior coding experience. I learn
>> pretty quickly, though. Does anyone know of tutorials, etc. that will
>> get me on the right track. I especially want to make themes for the
>> phone. I have Photoshop, so I would probably use that for the actual
>> tweaking, but I would have no idea how to make it run on the phone.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> -ryan
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