Maemo 5 Fremantle

As of now, debian.dev-zero.nl also carries a repository for Maemo 5 Fremantle. Maemo is the Debian-based operating system created by Nokia, running on N810 internet tablets and N900 phones. Development of Maemo at Nokia has come somewhat to a halt, since first MeeGo was announced, and later Nokia announced the strategic partnership with Microsoft to switch to Windows Phone 7 devices.

Since I own a N900, and every now and then, I need a package that is not available from Nokia’s, or other community-driven repositories, I decided to host the packages that I build myself on this website. To get the packages, add this to your sources.list:

deb http://debian.dev-zero.nl/debian/ fremantle main

At this time, two packages are available here:

  • libncursesw5, copied from repository.maemo.org, because it is only in the SDK repository and it is a dependency of Zsh
  • zsh 4.3.12, ported from Debian unstable, built using the Maemo SDK

If any more packages are added in the future, I will write about it on this blog.

Update 5 Sep 2011:

The package ‘libncursesw5’ was removed from the repository, because it is available in downloads.maemo.nokia.com, one of the repositories that is configured on a Maemo 5 device by default.

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