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Old 03-09-2008, 11:59 PM
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Default What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

So, I couldn't help but notice that there is a directory and link in the Maemo Extras repository for Diablo (presumably Maemo 4.1). That seems to imply that it may be coming soon, although I have no proof or even justification of that whatsoever, particularly since there are no packages in that directory yet.

As a developer, I'm interested in knowing what the plans/goals are for Diablo, so I can prepare for them in my code. As a user, I just want to know what cool stuff we're going to see. I can't find a lot of information online, however. The one thing I can gather is that it will support "firmware" upgrades via apt-get (thus not requiring a re-flash).

Anybody got the goods on Diablo? What can we expect as users? And what should I do to prepare as a developer?
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:06 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

I'm not a developer but I've been curious about Diablo too. GeneralAntilles mentioned in another thread that it's currently being tested on the N800 and N810 so I wonder how far along it is in it's development. Should we expect it to be released around the same time this year as OS2008 last year?
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:25 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

Seems to me it will be earlier than that, maybe for the summer.

http://svn.tinymail.org/trac/tinymai...l.maemo-diablo

Here's hope Modest will be the default mail client Or maybe another tinymail client?

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Old 03-10-2008, 02:37 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

are we talking about the pc game???
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:41 AM
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are we talking about the pc game???
No! [some gibberish for fill-in]
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

Personally I will be VERY sad if they go with Modest. Right now there is no SMIME (Encryption) support in Modest. And if they switch to Modest, my company will be forced to ditch the N8xx platform.

I don't understand why it is so difficult, since the current e-mail client supports it just fine and has been working quite well. Its the ONLY mobile e-mail software that supports encryption.


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Seems to me it will be earlier than that, maybe for the summer.

http://svn.tinymail.org/trac/tinymai...l.maemo-diablo

Here's hope Modest will be the default mail client Or maybe another tinymail client?
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

the big thing about diablo will be that its the last firmware update that will force a complete device reset on update (fingers crossed).

and that means that they may not need to go modest at first, but can allow it to take over as default mail client at a later time (altho i would prefer a design like googles android where third party apps can take over the job of bundled apps as long as they have the right stuff in place, no questions asked).

all in all, its how the firmware should have been done from day one imo...
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

As tso says, Diablo will be the first version of Maemo with in-place upgrades rather than complete reflashing (or, at least, that's the plan).

It will also be Maemo 5.0, not 4.1:
  • 4.x is Chinook
  • 5.x is Diablo
  • 6.x is Elephanta.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:22 AM
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It sure is 4.1 in Maemo Extras... Maybe a mistake.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: What do we know about Diablo (Maemo 4.1) ?

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Anybody got the goods on Diablo? What can we expect as users? And what should I do to prepare as a developer?
I do not have much details about the "deep insides", but the good news that you do not need to do anything: All the Chinook-compatible apps I have tried (including MaemoMapper) on Diablo seem to install and work just fine.
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