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

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Sep 30 01:50:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, September 29, 2010 3:22 pm, Niels Mayer wrote:
> 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?

Thanks for forwarding that info. It is very interesting news.

> http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/66760?source=NWWNLE_nlt_linux_2010-09-29
> ///// ///// ///// ///// /////
> 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
> http://nielsmayer.com
> 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?
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Patrick Shirkey
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