Software Emulator

jeff moe at
Sat Feb 17 17:52:38 CET 2007

Richi Plana escribió:
> On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 07:23 -0700, Ben Burdette wrote:
>> It would be nice to have an emulator to actually run the software over 
>> on the computer side.  Not that that's the best way to have a desktop 
>> side to openmoko, but in the palm world its just reality that most 
>> developers never make a desktop component to their application.  With a 
>> solid, easy to use emulator and a sync utility you could run anything 
>> that runs on the phone, barring actually making calls or get gps signals.
>> Besides the emulator, I'd like to see a nice contacts and calendar app 
>> on the PC side, similar to the palm desktop.
> Seems one of the more common sentiments around here (myself included). I
> was wondering if we could get a statement from Sean et al. on where a
> software emulator is in their priority list or even if it is in the
> queue of things they're developing in-house.

Well, I'm not Sean, but here's what I've been able to scrape up. It seems you 
can go a couple routes: qemu or xoo. I do not think that qemu can handle the 
MACHINE="fic-gta01". But it can handle MACHINE="qemuarm". You could also build 
for MACHINE="x86". This should work fine under qemu as well.

Another option is to build locally for your `arch` and run the application 
under xoo (Xnest/Xephyr).

I haven't actually run any moko apps in emulation yet, but thought I would pass 
this along. :)


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