MeeGo 1.2 on the N900
Posted Jun 3, 2011 18:22 UTC (Fri) by Felix.Braun
Parent article: MeeGo 1.2 on the N900
I have tried out the DE-Images on my N900 (also booting from a class 6 MMC). Unfortunately, the start-up performance of the applications is a true blocker bug for me. For example, starting the browser takes somewhere around 40 seconds. This is an order of magnitude off from being dogfoodable. This is true about all other applications too (see the wiki for details). So while these images might be ok as testbeds for development, not even an old-school linux enthusiast accustomed to rough edges and missing functionality would be able to bear using them as their primary phone OS.
I'm not sure, how much flashing the images on the built-in MMC would speed up the process. However, if I interpret the graphs from the wiki correctly, a class 6 external MMC should be a bit faster than the internal eMMC. If this is true, then the developpers still have a fair amount of work to get this UX into a dogfoodable state.
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