PR 1.3 Update for the N900 to bring Dual Boot – Maemo+MeeGO!
This is just that kind of news every Maemo-freak would want to know. The N900 is not a forgotten device FYI. So whats dual boot? You can actually run both Meamo and MeeGo OS just like dual booting windows, linux etc.
From the guys
After many busy months of MeeGo development, we have finally come to a stage that justifies proud blogging around our MeeGo for N900 adaptation project. As you may already suspect, or have heard from IRC or discussion forums, we now have 3G audio call functionality with proper ofono signaling and pulse audio stack working on N900, including our brand new open source modem adaptation for N900!
At this point, I need to remind you about the basics: MeeGo is an open source project and if you choose to install the MeeGo image to your N900 device, you do it completely at your own risk. If you are not confident that you know what you are doing with it and why, please don’t use it at all. Especially now, if you start playing with call software under development, you need to watch after your phone bill, as well. Also, please use the latest repositories only, or the next weekly image that is downloadable from the MeeGo repositories every Monday.
On the Maemo side, there have been interesting, supporting developments going on, as well. The PR 1.3 update is quite close now, and with that you can easily dual boot between Maemo and Meego on your N900. There is also a possibility of developing applications supporting both operating systems, based on Qt and Qt Mobility APIs on the Maemo side. It means that you can develop once in PC with Qt Creator, and test your applications on both Maemo and MeeGo, directly on your N900 device!
So this is what you were asking for, and here it is, an Official announcement from the MeeGo boys themself. Are you all excited? I know most N900 users would give it a 2nd thought before putting in money for their next device, Coz ” THE N900 Just Got Awesome”.
PS : Check out this Repos : http://repository.maemo.org/extras/dists/fremantle-1.3/