Pimlico on the Freerunner ?

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Mon Jan 19 23:28:06 CET 2009

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:20:50 +1300, "Robin Paulson"
<robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/20 The Digital Pioneer <digitalpioneer at gmail.com>:
>> Looks useful. I've been needing a nice calendar app. If someone could
>> package these, that would be great. I would, but I can't use the
> toolchain.
>> :(
> join the club
> i find it very frustrating that i and others have lots of software
> ideas, that can be coded/re-packaged, but we're hamstrung by what
> should be a fundamental piece of software that openmoko does
> everything in their power to support
> more developers = more software = more phones sold
> openmoko, any chance of working on this?

Depending on your desktop environment, the instructions at
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Toolchain are pretty useful regarding setting
up the prepackaged toolchain, and http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/BitBake
covers using BitBake to (re)build anything that sports a bitbake recipe.
(starting with all of OM, OpenEmbedded, FSO, etc)

If your need is to work under Windows, or if for some other reason (even
simple convenience ;) you want a self-contained environment, you can find a
vmware image of (X)Ubuntu with the toolchain & qemu preinstalled and
working at the 'FR stuff' link in my sig.  Enlightenment E17 and support
tools are installed as well though maybe a bit 'stale' as the image hasn't
been updated in about three months... It also has bitbake, eclipse, and
other stuff installed but not all 'fleshed out' yet. 

Unfortunately a completely 'tricked-out' development environment image with
toolchain and bitbake and everything ready to roll would be quite a bit
larger, and I'm not too keen on hosting a 3gb+ download on my personal
server.  The present 7z archive is about 1.7gb.  (so if there's much
interest in it, I'd be delighted if someone hosted it somewhere faster than
the server in my garage - although my uplink is over 1mbps)

I keep meaning to reconstruct the image from scratch with the most recent
of everything, but haven't found the time to do so yet.  Maybe I'll set
aside Saturday to get started on this... The last time took a couple days,
what with waiting for downloads, installing/updating/purging a few hundred
packages, etc.


Joel Newkirk
http://jthinks.com      (blog)
http://newkirk.us/om (FR stuff)

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