MeeGo v1.0

This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks.” 

Wanna try it out on your netbook?

And what about the N900?
And yes, there will be meego for N900 although Nokia Will Not Be Officially Supporting It. As you all know 1.0 for the N900 is allready out. Simply it is the complete OS core that lets you boot up to command line, but there is no UX so far. This means the majority of the users can look away for now. The MeeGo Handset UX will come with MeeGo 1.1 in Q4 2010

 Read more about what Meego for the N900 will be all about

PR 1.2 is finally out!

Most of us have been running the leaked 1.2 on our N900’s, but now the offical version is finally here.

  • Qt 4.6.2 is now preinstalled on the OS.
  • Changes for the video recording in the Camera Application.
  • Video calling can be accessed through contacts.
  • Can dial USSD Codes.
  • No more “More” menu in application launcher, and is rearrangeable.
  • Virtual Keyboard has been modified and now looks different.
  • File Manager is now able to share any file and/or folder.
  • Typing in Application Manager starts a search (like it is in Contacts or Media Player).
  • Status area is now reachable in portrait mode

Go fetch boy!

Read the changelog here:

PR 1.2 leaked

A few days before release the global file for PR 1.2 leaked. Not very suprising as the device is beeing launched in HK this week with the PR 1.2 preinstalled.

Anyway, if you dont like to wait for the update via your app manager (and why should you wait?) go ahead and flash your device the oldschool manual way.

Full instructions here

And  download the PR 1.2 bin file here
*edit* As this file is actually leaked i decided to remove the link to it – using a simple search in google will get you there though. 🙂

If you still feel sceptic just check out this youtube video of it.

It works flawless, and full language support (as it’s global duh!) so just get on it. I was done in less then 2 minutes with it.

Mussorgsky 0.4 – A must have for any serious N900 owner

List your media content, pick album and Mussorgsky 0.4 suggests cover

“Many are called but few are choosen”
When it comes to developing – the simplest idea can be far greater then the most advanced programs as long as it solves a problem for people, simplifying their everyday life for real.

Album cover art should be simple enough on any mediaplayer device, yes?
I have come across a lot of solutions to this problem, everyting from renaming a ceartin file and a image file, from downloading a complex program to your computer to manage your media on your N900.

What all the solutions above have in common is – they all suck as hard as a hooker trying to suck a golf ball thru a garden hoose..

Pick album cover from the suggested covers, or reset your cover back to blank

This is the power of maemo!
Now this is not your everyday phone/computer/media player – this is the N900. And if Nokia can’t provide,  then someone else will. In this case Ivan Frade shows us that album cover art on the N900 is a simple matter and no rocket science with the Mussorgsky 0.4 app.
This is the power of maemo!

Behold – Mussorgsky 0.4
install, select album, pick suggested album cover art from the internet and voiala! Your albums all have nice covers.
I had Album covers fixed for my 200+ albums in about 5 minutes after I picked up this one from the extras-devel repository.

Mussorgsky 0.4 – A must have for any serious N900 owner

I salute you Ivan Frade – pay tribute by visiting he’s blog

PR1.1 for maemo finally here

Above – Yes mfe finally works with Exchange 2003

 Today sees the release of the first major update for the Nokia N900. Following quickly on the heels of the minor release earlier this week, this latest version of the software brings with it a range of improvements across the device. Follow the link to find out what’s in store.

Small update released for N900 pre PR1.1

PR1.0.1 (44-1) is a small update that sets things up so PR1.1 can be pushed through the Application Manager. This update is only intended to allow the PR1.1 to be received OTA.

The update went smooth and the only changes i noticed was:

– I can now activate my FM transmitter
– Repository catalogue for OVI 
– New GUI for the repository catalogues

Enable N900 Repositories Automatically

Just a handy tip from on how to activate the repositories automatically from your maemo browser.

Enable Extras, Extras-Testing, Extras-Devel Application Repositories Automatically
In order to enable each repository, open this page from your N900 and simply click on the corresponding link below. Get shortlink here