Last night I enabled the extras-devel repository to see what apps are coming down the pipeline. It was nice to see a lot of cool apps in the works like Canola, Irreco, MediaBox and DrNokSnes.
I was particularly interested in getting IRC set up so I checked out Xchat. Earlier, the guys in the maemo channel advised me to use a version prior to the one current so I installed 2.6.8.maemo10.fremantle1 manually using apt-get:
apt-get install xchat=2.8.6-maemo10fremantle1
The installation was smooth and I was up and running on it in no time. However, the UI feels clutterred and it needs a Maemo5 makeover before it is finger-friendly.
NOTE: Extra caution needs to exerted when dealing with this repo because all the apps in there are in beta and are therefore perfectly capable of causing serious injury to the device!
Like all Nokia phones, the N900 also starts with Nokia’s signature video of clasping hands.
Thanks to the freedom allowed by the Maemo platform (and this post), its easy to change the welcome video (provided its of the right format and resolution).
In order to use rootfs more frugally, I saved the new video in /opt and created a symbolic link to it in the media (/usr/share/hildon-welcome/media) directory.
I also modified the default.conf file with the name of the link so that the conf file will not have to be changed when I choose a new video.
from now on, the penguin will be welcoming me. :likes: