Dual-boot? (was Re: Qtopia coming for Neo1973)

Ryan Prior piratehead at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 17:34:20 CEST 2007

Is there a bootloader option for the Neo that could let developers decide
whether to boot into OpenMoko or QTopia? If so, it could provide a
convenient fallback option in case tinkering with one of the systems caused
it to stop working. You could boot into QTopia to surf the net and debug the
OpenMoko partition, and vice versa.

On 9/18/07, Mauro Iazzi <mauro.iazzi at gmail.com> wrote:
> before someone beats me to it.
> http://trolltech.com/company/newsroom/announcements/press.2007-09-17.9260755578
> and
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5429713730.html
> In short: Qtopia is going to be fully GPL'd (telephony applications
> included, which weren't) and is being ported to Neo1973.
> Some comments (personal, I can be wrong...):
> 1) I hope this stops the Qtopia dismissal because not-GPL'd arguments.
> No one can doubt of Trolltech commitment to Open Source world, whether
> you like them being commercial or not.
> 2) collaboration can be complete now, if not sharing the source (at
> least not fully, because of the different stacks), at least in
> borrowing design patterns.
> 3) this could be seen also as a temporary solution for those which
> want to use the Neo _right_now_ (despite it still being
> developers-only)
> 4) it stresses the no-software-lock-in that Neo wants to have, in
> contrast to all other phones. This is freedom.
> Seems to me a great step in making the Neo a big platform. I can't
> wait to see it.
> cheers,
> mauro
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