[Alpine-info] Alpine or re-Alpine for Nokia N9 mobile phone.
alpine at nephros.org
Sun May 6 07:36:03 PDT 2012
Hodie pr. Non. Mai. MMXII AUC quidam/quædam/quoddam 'Brian Durant' inquit:
> BTW, Any favorite N9 URLs for a new N9 user? As you can guess, I am
> particularly interested in what can be done from the command line on an N9.
> Does the N9 use apt as package manager?
Getting a bit off-topic here but yes, Harmattan is quite debianish and
uses apt and .deb files.
The init system is different (I believe it uses an upstart variant) but
normal /etc/init.d scripts seem to work okay (check the developer docs
on how that works).
Also, Nokia adds the aegis security system which restricts what you can
do, but it doesn't really get in your way if you are a regular user.
As for tips for a new user, the most important thing when searching the
web is to always check what the page talks about exactly.
There is Maemo, Harmattan, Meego, Moblin and Tizen which are all related but
different. Plus there are the different devices, N800, N900, N950, N9.
Also, current Harmattan 1.2 is quite different from older versions.
Most info you find does NOT apply to all systems so be careful what you
As you ask for URLs, here are a couple:
https://harmattan-bugs.nokia.com/ (I have a bug there, #637 that I would
be interested in getting feedback for.)
Here's some fun command line hacking:
http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php?topic=57010.0 (there's now a
regular app for that too)
If you're very crazy, there's a way to dual-boot the Google OS on the N9
which might be fun:
"I do not think the way you think I think."
-- Kai, last of the Brunnen G
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