Maemo Fremantle and Diablo SDK Virtual Image Final version released

2010-01-25 09:39 UTC by Jarmo Tikka

The Maemo Eclipse Integration 2nd Edition project has released new out-of-the-box ready Maemo SDK Virtual Image based on Ubuntu Intrepid Desktop and supporting VMWare, VirtualBox and QEMU. This new Maemo SDK Virtual Image include full Maemo Fremantle 5.0 SDK and Diablo 4.1.2 Development Environments preinstalled.


  • Image version: Maemo SDK Virtual Desktop Image - Final
  • Image release date: 22.01.2010
  • Virtualization techniques supported: VMWare, VirtualBox, QEMU
  • Estimated size: 9.5GB (normal) and 1.6GB (compressed - 7-zip format)
  • Image download link:

Ubuntu base release

Maemo SDK base releases

All the latest official Ubuntu Intrepid Desktop and Maemo SDK updates that were available at image release date are included. For installation you need to have either VMWare environment like VMWare Player 3.0 or 2.5 (2.5 recommended as first 3.x versions have problems maintaining ssh connections), VirtualBox 3.x environment (PUEL version as open source version does not support USB well enough) or QEMU environment (KQEMU accelerator recommended) installed and configured for your computer. For Maemo SDK Virtual Image installation you need to have 7-Zip uncompression tool because standard command line zip tools are not able to handle archives bigger than about 2GB (with zip compression archive size is bigger than 2GB).


  • Readme_Ubuntu_Intrepid_Desktop_SDK_Virtual_Image_Final.txt
    - readme file for the image
  • Changed_Ubuntu_Intrepid_Desktop_Files.txt
    - added and removed packages for baseline Ubuntu release
  • License_Agreement.txt
    - license and disclaimer text
  • maemosdk_desktop_intrepid-10-08.vmx
    - the configuration file for a VMWare virtual machine
  • maemosdk_desktop_intrepid-10-08.vmdk
    - Maemo SDK Virtual Image file

Notice that image delivery files have been compressed using 7-Zip tool (



  • This image is out-of-the-box ready Maemo SDK Virtual Image. Image includes the latest version of Ubuntu Intrepid Desktop Edition together with full Maemo Fremantle and Diablo development environments preinstalled and configured.
  • This image is based on standard Ubuntu release with only minor updates described in 'Changed_Ubuntu_Intrepid_Desktop_files.txt' file attached to this image delivery.
  • This image includes the latest Maemo Diablo 4.1.2 SDK maintenance release and the latest Maemo Fremantle 5.0 SDK release development environments together with the latest Maemo Eclipse Integration Final release.
  • With this image developer can use both Maemo Eclipse and command line development environments to build applications for both Maemo Fremantle and Diablo platforms.
  • This image includes installation wizards for performance tools available for VMWare and VirtualBox so that user can easily install these tools, for example, to boost GUI and network performance.
  • This image is planned to be used by developers who do not want to install anything related to the base line Ubuntu distribution, Maemo SDK releases or Eclipse IDE. In fact, the developer just needs to install this Maemo SDK Virtual Image using chosen virtualization technology and install performance tools using installation wizards provided with image if virtualization technology is VMWare or VirtualBox. After these very simple steps full Maemo development environment is ready to be used.

This image includes

  • Ubuntu Desktop 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
  • Maemo Fremantle and Diablo SDK environments
  • Maemo Host PC Connectivity Final release
  • Maemo Eclipse Integration Final release
  • Firefox web browser with bookmarks for commonly used programming APIs on Maemo
  • Python programming environment on Scratchbox (i386 and ARMEL targets) and on Eclipse IDE
  • C/C++ programming environments on Scratchbox (i386 and ARMEL targets) and on Eclipse IDE
  • Qt4 programming environments on Scratchbox (i386 and ARMEL targets) and on Eclipse IDE
  • Installer for Official VMWare Tools
  • Installer for Open VMWare Tools
  • Installer for VirtuaBox GuestAdditions

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