Michal Čihař - Archive for July 26, 2011

First MeeGo application

After some troubles I finally managed to write first usable application for MeeGo. The first thing I have choosen was intentionally simple as I more or less wanted to get used to Qt Quick. However I still think it can be useful (after some polishing), at least I used similar application on my older phone :-).

The application is meant for photographers who don't remember hyperfocal distance for all their lenses and apertures or want to calculate depth of field:


Code is released under GNU GPL on Gitorious: https://gitorious.org/dofcalc

Linux hardware support

Remembering not so far away history, I'm always a bit afraid when I'm about to use new hardware with Linux. It used to be troublesome to make some devices work.

After getting Linux based phone last week, I've also received new notebook, where I want to run Debian as well. I expected various troubles, but surprisingly everything works like a charm without single line of configuration. Wireless networking, docking station, card reader, webcam, fingerprint reader and so on.

All I had to do is to pull SSD out of old X60 notebook and put it into new X220. The only (though unnecessary) change was installation of 64-bit kernel (I currently see no big benefit in migrating to 64-bit userspace) and everything is working. Can your operating system do this?

Thanks to all people who have helped in this.