Android open sourced

Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson mokowatch at
Wed Oct 22 03:43:00 CEST 2008

Sam Kuper wrote:
> 2008/10/21 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at 
> <mailto:raster at>>
>     you'd probably need to port androids display system to run under
>     x11. ie a
>     android window/surface == x11 window. also emulate any other
>     things via
>     icccm/netwm etc.
>     this would actually be cool. you can run any desktop you like
>     (2007.x matchbox
>     style, e+illume, xfce... or anything else AND run android app AND
>     run qt apps
>     AND run gtk apps.. AND EFL, AND java... AND C#/mono, AND...)
> That sounds awesome. If this worked, and was stable, the OpenMoko 
> phones could become the ultimate pocket devices: more flexible than 
> the phones designed for (and quite possibly limited to) Android. The 
> scope for increasing one's productivity with such a monster is great 
> indeed, and given that it's this kind of potential for productivity 
> increases that draws me to PDAs, I'm pretty excited by the prospect.
> spk
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The biggest question I have is would we finally get a decent keyboard 
for finger usage? I have to use a stylus even to just make calls to 
people who I do not have their number memorized and it is almost 
impossible to text via finger on 200x.x. I would love to see a good 
keyboard, reliable SMS and phone calls, at that point I'll be more than 
satisfied with my investment, right now I'm happy but feel that things 
have a long way to go.


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