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Separate subforum for Webtop development?

2nd March 2011, 04:16 AM   |  #1  
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There are quite a few threads both in this subforum and in the Atrix general forum by those of us interested in the Linux Webtop environment. It strikes me that, while this is running on top of an Android phone, working with the Webtop environment is somewhat different from normal Android development.

I sent a private message to Mr. Clown, the moderator of this forum, to ask if a separate subforum for Webtop development could be created. He said he'd consider it, but needed to hear more requests.

Do you think this is a good idea?

It might be nice for those of us working on such things as getting gcc to work in the Webtop Linux, getting xterms up, getting the Webtop to display on a remote X client, getting remote machines to show up in rdesktop running on the webtop, getting X windows applications to run on the webtop, getting Chrome to run on the webtop, etc. etc. etc....if we could have a separate forum for this unique capability of the Atrix.

Thoughts? PMs to Mr. Clown to help suggest it?
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2nd March 2011, 05:47 AM   |  #2  
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I second this, webtop is just getting opened up and there is going to be a lot more threads about it
2nd March 2011, 02:04 PM   |  #3  
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I think this is a really great idea, and use qemu + wine may launch some windows apps.
But this needs root of webtop, and I don't think moto will open root purview for anyone. They think the handset needs better security. It's hard to say if the development on webtop is doable or not.
2nd March 2011, 02:10 PM   |  #4  
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we already have webtop root!
2nd March 2011, 02:18 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by cnyarx

I think this is a really great idea, and use qemu + wine may launch some windows apps.
But this needs root of webtop, and I don't think moto will open root purview for anyone. They think the handset needs better security. It's hard to say if the development on webtop is doable or not.

Regular root counts for the webtop as well.
2nd March 2011, 03:23 PM   |  #6  
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Yep, a separate Webtop section would be keep things a bit cleaner.
2nd March 2011, 03:28 PM   |  #7  
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It's a great idea n probably the best way to keep things from getting cluttered
3rd March 2011, 12:00 AM   |  #8  
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Thanks, I will monitor this and if we have a huge amount of requests we can create this. I think it can take a month or 2 to see the phone behaviour's with the public and how development on xda goes. I'll keep this thread here.

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+1 for a separate forum
3rd March 2011, 02:22 AM   |  #10  
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+1 for separate.

Not only does that make the place a little cleaner, it will make searching for a particular procedure that much easier when you select "webtop" or "android" development to search.

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