what do I install now?

dmatthews.org mail at dmatthews.org
Sat Nov 26 14:53:06 CET 2011

Hi Robin

I think I agree with you 100% on everything you say. 

Improved keyboards on qtmoko would be just what was needed - not just for sm message, we need a good virtual PC keyboard as well. Apart from keyboards, with a few tweaks, Qtmoko 35, running from sd card is actually pretty good.

Unfortunately I'm also not able to program in C C++ :)

> Hi Matthias,
> 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.
> best regards
> robin
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David Matthews
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