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1st April 2010, 06:29 PM |#31  
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JesusFreak you sound like an experienced XDAnian.
I just wanted to ask if Haret was the only hope?
Can a custom ROM (non WinMo) be used to boot off instead of running like an emulator

Youu have really weird emulators.
 
 
1st April 2010, 10:28 PM |#32  
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Youu have really weird emulators.

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@ekin: If by experienced you mean have posted quite a bit and know how to install stuff, then yes. If you mean I know what I'm doing, then no. But seriously, like Wil Badger says, not anytime soon, but theoretically, yes. But by that time, I would think pretty much everyone will have moved onto newer, incompatible phones. And fyi, Android, Ubuntu, Mer, and whatever are not emulated; Windows Mobile is completely shut down, so it runs full speed. I'd just use one of the stripped Winmo builds to boot haret immediately after you turn it one.
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You know many emulators that kills the "host" OS, and gives full access of the hardware to the "guest" OS ... ?
2nd April 2010, 07:26 AM |#34  
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lol. That isn't a function of an emulator
2nd April 2010, 02:37 PM |#35  
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Just so everyone knows,
I started a thread on maemo.org since they're the mer community
So far, no comments ... nada.
But hopefully someone might pick up on this project.
And I think it would be very beneficial to both communities.

here's the link
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=48420
10th April 2010, 09:32 AM |#36  
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Just to give a short update.
Mer on Touch will most likely not come.

"Mer development stopped when Meego was announced"
"Mer^2 sounds like it's targeting N8x0 only"
"MeeGo has more long term goals"
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...989#post583989

By that sounds there is none and dont expect any community driven attempt to port Mer to HTC devices.
MeeGo wont be around for a long while so dont expect that to hit Touch Pro too as if there is any attempt to port it, it will only be focussed on newer & better devices.

BUT THERE IS HOPE
Apparently a Mer port to Touch Pro is relatively easy
"It's easy to get working,
Just get the smartq5 image, turn it into a rootfs.img, and there you go.
There might be little problems with Xfbdev, touchscreen and wifi, but it's still quite easy to do, IIRC I did Xfbdev + touchscreen + wifi in less than one day. But I've no backup of it ."

phhusson: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...640785&page=64


So if you are a dedicated dev, this port would be pretty useful for many people and would commend you to pick this project up.
Great HTC device + Mobile Linux + Dirt Cheap = A happy user
24th October 2010, 01:15 AM |#37  
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So... Did anyone get this working? Seems like it has died... Phh made it sound pretty easy.

Sorry to dig up dead threads...
8th November 2010, 03:38 PM |#38  
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I'm going to run the gauntlet for bumping and say that there should really be more done to get Mer on the Touch Pro. It would be FANTASTIC to have a full-fledged linux distro running on the touch pro. Oh, wait, there already is, it's ubuntu. Lemme rephrase that; It would be FANTASTIC to have a full-fledged linux distro with a finger-friendly interface running on the touch pro. There.

Any updates here?
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