Future Copyleft devices
spam_from_qihw at chezphil.org
Wed May 26 12:13:54 EDT 2010
Fernando Carello wrote:
>> this is
>> not a software issue: we now have all those thousands of packages in
> I don't agree on this point.
> Yes we have potentially a large number of packages, but
> no Ben-tailored packages.
> Which use for say Firefox on the Ben?
A web browser would be a particularly useless application for a device
with no networking. (Well yes, you can get networking over USB if you
plug it into a computer - but then surely you would just use the
computer's web browser 99.9999% of the time.)
But if you insist on a web browser, well, Debian has many of them
including e.g. lynx and netsurf. I have seen netsurf running on a
device with a significantly slower processor and less RAM than the
NanoNote, talking directly to the framebuffer (though I don't know
whether the Debian package is built for that).
> Same goes for Nautilus, FSpot and so on.
Similar answers I guess, though I haven't really looked. * Please
avoid "Not Invented Here" syndrome! *
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