Qtopia coming for Neo1973

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Tue Sep 18 21:12:27 CEST 2007

thomas.cooksey at bt.com wrote:
>> Very simple, i would think it is about compatibility of code.  With
>> openmoko, it is a small difficulty to port a normal linux application
>> to openmoko.  With Qtopia, it would probably involve a rewrite of
>> major sections of the code.
> So you're saying Qtopia makes it harder to port desktop applications designed to be used with a 17"+ monitor, keyboard and mouse to a device with no buttons and a 2.8" touch screen. I'd argue that the problems with porting desktop applications are far greater than the underlying framework. Are there any instances of a desktop application being ported to the OpenMoko which is usable? The only one I've seen is gpaint on OpenHand's Poky Linux, and that looked fiddly at best.

claws for maemo. Full grown mailer. Little redesign on the GUI (Theme!) 
and suddenly the best mailer for maemo was born. Some fine tuning later 
and it felt just right on that platform.

maemo-mapper. Best app for maemo. Was based on GPSDrive.

pidgin and xchat where also made into mobile maemo apps with quite 
acceptable interfaces.
And many other good examples are on maemo.org

Graned, this are examples for the Nokia770 which has a bigger screen 
than the Neo. But i would say tit proves the point


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