Which image

Knight Walker moko at kobran.org
Wed Jul 2 20:09:31 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 12:16 +0200, Jay Vaughan wrote: 
> The point is - what can we *developers* target for our end users?  
> Without some stability on this image issue, 3rd-party developers are  
> gonna get screwed.  There may well be a market for new apps on  
> OpenMoko; but not if there is no way we developers can reliably target  
> bundles for the phone.

Depending on exactly what you need, you should be able to develop in
just about anything you want. The Openmoko devs have been vocal about
the "normal" Moko firmware having Qt, GTK+, and EFL libraries on it, as
well as at LEAST Python as a scripting language (I'm sure there will be
more, though I don't know exactly which ones will be "stock").

If your application needs telephone facilities, or to communicate with
the specialized hardware on a FreeRunner or other Moko device, you
should target the FSO D-Bus specs (Though those are still in flux).

As long as your software is packaged in the OPKG format (Like all Moko
software should be), then you should be able to add a Dependency on just
about any other package provided in an OpenMoko directory (Though if
you're targeting the widest audience, you should probably stick to the
main repo(s)).


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