Tutorials, HowTo's, etc

Marc Verwerft marc.js.verwerft at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 13:33:28 CEST 2007

On 7/10/07, ramsesoriginal <ramsesoriginal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> I really love this project, but since (as most of us here, i imagine) i'm
> only a "simple" student, i can't afford to buy two Neos. So i will wait 'til
> october. But I would like to have some possibility to develope something in
> the meantime. Since this is all  open source, i imagined to find thousands
> of tutorials, howtos, step-by-step-descriptions, and so on. But the only
> thing i found is a "look at gtk"-sort of thing. Not onyl there aren't any
> Developer tutorials (on how to create something), but even there aren't any
> descriptions of how to "use" what's inside the phone right now.
> If somebody has any help on how to start programming some (simple) apps for
> the OpenMoko, without having a FIC at my disposal, i would be pleased to let
> my creativity flow.
> p.s. maybe i could also write some tutorials, or translate existing ones..
> but i must have "THE KNOWLEDGE" to do so.
> best regards, Stefan Insam
> p.p.s. Sorry for my bad english.. I'm not a native speaker.
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Hi Ramses,

Well, it's perfectly possible to develop applications without having a
Neo at your disposal. Since all libraries are based on glib/gtk (see
http://www.gtk.org), which also serves as the underlying libraries for
GNOME, you can indeed start with learning GTK, possibly using a python
or perl interface if you want to get going quickly.

Once you're a bit familiar with this you can build the openmoko base
system (see http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/MokoMakefile) and 'emulate'
it all with http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Getting_OpenMoko_working_on_host_with_Xephyr
or http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Getting_OpenMoko_working_on_host_with_Xoo

If you want to do more then simple GTK apps, I suggest you start
looking into the code of the Neo using svn. It's open ...



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