Discussion in 'Android Chat' started by ssdcommander, May 9, 2010.
anyone trying to port ubuntu or any other distro?
That probably wouldn't work just because of the size of it. Damn Small Linux maybe, but Ubuntu no
With my limited knowledge about Linux, I believe Ubuntu has a hard time with touch screens.
Even through porting? Where did you hear that?
unless one of the great ones(dev team, etc) decide that they want it or get paid enough to make it worth their time, the closest your going to get is probably just a skin for android on the iphone/touch.
Ehhhh you guys lack knowlage as always Please Register or Log in to view images Ubuntu is just a distro and as i said numerus, distribution is only a installation, management and settings software for linux the rest are very individual projects. What i saying is a linux distros run same software, "Ubuntu UI" is truly called Gnome and can be installed in any other distro and make it look like Ubuntu Please Register or Log in to view images also there no point of "Porting" anything, all ARM binaries should work even on iDroid build, the real issue is drivers and configuration. Also i don't see point on brining any Distro... they can make there own based on Gnome, that will be easier specially that they have Linux everiament already working Please Register or Log in to view images Besides as i know Ubuntu only supports x86 architecture.
Now to have full desktop UI working first think that need to work is X.org server to have graphic mode (afters this you can do lot of nice stuff ^^), then old Gnome (newer might be unusable due hardware limitations)
I think iPad will be better here
I recommend this link:
It's list of softare packages in Gentoo distro repositories, what is nice about this list it shows what software runs on specific CPU architectures.
x86 - it's 32-bit Intel architecture used in PC
amd64 - same as adove but 64-bit (it's AMD because they made first 64-bit CPU based on x86)
PPC - PowerPC, architecture used in pre-Intel Macs, also in all current gen gameing consoles
ARM - Most common achitecture used in todays mobiles, it's also in all iPhone OS devices ;] keep this in mind + It's also used in all Nintendo portable consoles GBA and later
MIPS - 2nd most used achitecture in portable devices, Sony relly preferes this one, it's been also used in PS1, PS2 and PSP
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how about TinyCore >> http://www.tinycorelinux.com/
If they not support ARM architecture you can only dream about it.
Funny part is, Ubuntu has limited support on ARM.
Then X.org server on iPhone OS hardware (at least in iPad) need to work first Please Register or Log in to view images
I don't see point of bringing automatic "distros-for-noobs" to iPhone, own new distro or at least Debian or Gentoo would do better job since invidual software need to be configure to that hardware first.
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