[LAU] [MeeGo-community] [PlanetCCRMA] meegolem -- adding rpmfusion, fedora and planetccrma repositories to meego

Niels Mayer nielsmayer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 22:22:17 UTC 2010

FYI, I joined the meego kernel list -- the missing ALSA hrtimer will be added:
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Arjan van de Ven
<arjan at linux.intel.com> wrote:
>  On 9/25/2010 11:20 AM, Niels Mayer wrote:
>> Unfortunately, in meego, snd-hrtimer doesn't exist. Only modules in snd-*  are: ...
> hmm you're right
> I've added it now.

More interesting, all the goodies in planetccrma/rpmfusion/fedora
repos will be available in Fedora 14 with a Fedora supported Meego
Desktop; the time for needing hacks like http://nielsmayer.com/meego/
is limirted. Furthermore the important tools will be documented:
https://fedorahosted.org/musicians-guide/ and Linux audio, whether on
a desktop or netbook or tablet, will gain further visibility and
support. And meego-using multimedia users will gain a realtime kernel,
perhaps, by using CCRMA's directly on Fedora 14 sometime in the
future... good news all around, eh?

///// ///// ///// ///// /////
Fedora 14, nicknamed "Laughlin," will be the first Red Hat supported
distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop. MeeGo is a
Linux desktop architecture for mobile devices, netbooks, embedded
Linux devices (such as In Vehicle Infotainment systems). It is based
in the GNOME mobile platform but has been beefed up with additional
technologies (Clutter, GUPnP and libsocialweb). Fedora 14 will include
the MeeGo Netbook UX specifically for netbook users as a "user
environment that sits of top of Fedora and associated MeeGo core
services. The netbook user interface and user interaction model for
the target devices then is on top of that. ... This expands on the
existing support we've had for Moblin in Fedora 12 and 13. "
///// ///// ///// ///// /////

-- Niels

PS: I guess it wouldn't be too early to ask -- preexisting Qt4
"desktop" apps like
http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/ http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net/
http://qsynth.sourceforge.net/ end up taking some time getting used
to, due to the limited screen real estate on a netbook as well as
"popup" application-level
windows send you to a different screen and make it difficult to use in
conjunction with other application windows simultaneously.

Thus three questions related to using existing Qt4 desktop apps on Meego:
(1) A way on for meego to popup new non-modal application level
windows, such as "Mixer" and "Connection" in qtractor -- in the same
"screen" as the one that launched it. Alternately is there a way for
these windows in qtractor/qsynth/qjackctl to become panels in the
existing windows?
(2) A way for existing application icons in qtractor to be displayed
smaller, with less border/whitespace, so that they can fit more
densely in a panel. Is there an appropriate way to set different kinds
of application defaults /styles/skins for using such Qt4 applications
on a lower resolution screen -- such as referencing display DPI?
(3) A way for Qt4 application icon panels such as used in qtractor, to
be rendered as dynamic "mouseover" popups, or  "window-shade" style
overlays, providing the functionality of the application icons,
without taking up static real estate on a cramped screen?

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list