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The cdce(4) driver works fine with OpenMoko's ethergadget interface, so you can scp ipkg files then ssh in and install them.
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The cdce(4) driver works "out of the box" with OpenMoko's ethergadget interface, so you can ssh in, run remote X clients, scp in or out, etc.
  
 
[[User:Idarwin|Ian Darwin]] has a port of dfu-util partly working (list works but not download).
 
[[User:Idarwin|Ian Darwin]] has a port of dfu-util partly working (list works but not download).

Revision as of 17:54, 5 August 2007

There are two areas in which other OSes can take a part in OpenMoko. First, not everybody will use Linux to download (and/or develop) software into their phones; we call this the Host OS. Secondly, it is possible that some people may wish to run alternate OSes on their phone itself.

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Alternate Host OS

Microsoft Windows

(link to this page...)

Mac OS X

Covered elsewhere; see MacOS_X. They have dfu-util and ether-gadget working.

OpenBSD

The cdce(4) driver works "out of the box" with OpenMoko's ethergadget interface, so you can ssh in, run remote X clients, scp in or out, etc.

Ian Darwin has a port of dfu-util partly working (list works but not download).

Alternate Software In the Neo Phone

Other Linux Distros

  • JavaFX Mobile -- At JavaOne, Sun demonstrated JavaFX running in the phone. Although based on a similar Linux kernel, this is a completely different user-mode stack.
  • Angstrom
  • OpenedHand provides http://pokylinux.org/

Windows CE?

Windows CE runs on some Arm-based handhelds, so it is theoretically possible.

Other OSes?

Anything other than Linux or WinCE?

Personal tools

There are two areas in which other OSes can take a part in OpenMoko. First, not everybody will use Linux to download (and/or develop) software into their phones; we call this the Host OS. Secondly, it is possible that some people may wish to run alternate OSes on their phone itself.

Alternate Host OS

Microsoft Windows

(link to this page...)

Mac OS X

Covered elsewhere; see MacOS_X. They have dfu-util and ether-gadget working.

OpenBSD

The cdce(4) driver works "out of the box" with OpenMoko's ethergadget interface, so you can ssh in, run remote X clients, scp in or out, etc.

Ian Darwin has a port of dfu-util partly working (list works but not download).

Alternate Software In the Neo Phone

Other Linux Distros

  • JavaFX Mobile -- At JavaOne, Sun demonstrated JavaFX running in the phone. Although based on a similar Linux kernel, this is a completely different user-mode stack.
  • Angstrom
  • OpenedHand provides http://pokylinux.org/

Windows CE?

Windows CE runs on some Arm-based handhelds, so it is theoretically possible.

Other OSes?

Anything other than Linux or WinCE?