what do I install now?
spielraum at web.de
Sat Nov 26 12:24:59 CET 2011
Matthias Apitz <guru <at> unixarea.de> writes:
> I'm thinking in a fresh install of my FR GTA02 (at the moment
> Om2008.9); what I would need at least are:
> - GPS && OpenstreetMap (tango)
> - TCP over USB and SSH into the FR
> - Terminal with Stardict
> - PIM, SMS, call
> - X11vnc server
> Any recommendation for a distribution I should install?
> Btw: I own another GTA02 with Android installed on. I feel that it
> reacts much faster on the screen while moving around through the
> applications or menus. How they do this, as well with X11?
in my opinion qtmoko is the most stable one. the only major drawback is the
keyboard in my opinion, but I have seen that radek has been working on a big
landscape keyboard for sms, so there may be a (early) Xmas gift from him.
Regarding the keyboard I found android a bit slow (otherwise the most polished
software for the freerunner with the best navit default setups). shr-core seems
to be advancing quickly and has most of the "standard" linux apps one may know
from one's desktop though I have the feeling the libraries are changing so
quickly that very often stuff gets broken which is necessary for a daily phone.
In my opinion the predictive keyboard is great though, and having that in a
landscape enlarged version would be great.
Regarding PIM applications I haven't found a single one which would actually
allow for easy syncing with the desktop. Shuffle on android is a great getting
things done app and anki flashcard learning has also got me stuck at least with
one partition on android.
the problem I as a very "semi-skilled" programmer have with all of the
distributions is that I haven't yet found any straight forward tutorials on how
to create little apps/eg front ends for command line calls or so, so developing
is out of range for me.
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