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Zachary Goldberg

Sync Multiple Calendars on the Nokia N900

2010-07-04 02:54 UTC  by  Zachary Goldberg
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I recently moved to a different corporate infrastructure (you can guess from where to where by reading a bit about the company I work for, Invite Media :) ) and decided that I was going to be serious about using the calendar on my Nokia N900.  I had the following “desires”:

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Categories: Affiliations
Zachary Goldberg

A UPnP Home

2010-05-06 06:08 UTC  by  Zachary Goldberg
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Since Zhaan made it into extras-devel I have gotten several feature requests for new functionality.  Many of them have made sense and I have gone ahead implemented them in the latest version.  For example, Zhaan 0.1-8 implements vastly improved playlist support.  Zhaan is now at the point where I have found myself actually using it enough to entirely replace my standard Sonos controller and actually ENJOY the experience.  (I also installed Zhaan on my ‘stable’ N900, not just my development device, and have witnessed no ill effects.  I think it’s probably safe for anybody to use at this point)

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Categories: Gnome
Zachary Goldberg

Zhaan now available in extras-devel!

2010-04-27 22:09 UTC  by  Zachary Goldberg
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Myself and the PyMaemo folks have been working these past few days to clear the blockers from making PyGi work on maemo.   There was a last minute bug in the Maemo autobuilder which prevented PyGi from properly being imported into the maemo extras repository.  (Turns out the bug was caused by the fact that the PyGi package’s version number had capital letters in it.  Thanks X-Fade for your help!).  The bug has now been cleared and all of PyGi and Zhaan have been imported successfully.

For any users: Zhaan should be installable in the multimedia category of your application manager.  Please give installing and using it a shot and report any bugs you find (in the maemo.org BugZilla)!  Positive feedback and/or feature ideas is also appreciated!

Categories: Gnome
Zachary Goldberg

Zhaan works on the N900!

2010-04-08 05:08 UTC  by  Zachary Goldberg
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It has been a long time coming but finally I’ve gotten Zhaan to work on the Nokia N900, a Maemo 5 device!  Today Anderson and Willer at PyMaemo handed me a whole bunch of armel package dependencies for Zhaan.  I combined them with some secret sauce (i.e. some extra projects, including updated GUPnP and GUPnPAV and their GIR/Typelib files), deployed it all to my development N900 and voila, we have a working Zhaan :) .

If you wish to get this running yourself the only way right now is to do this manually.  There are still a whole bunch of packaging road blocks before this can make it to extras-devel.  Instructions to do it by hand:

WARNING: FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY FOR NOW!  Following these instructions could potentially break some features of your device as it does override your built in gupnp, gupnp-av and pygobject libraries.  This will be made safe by the time it makes it to extras-devel.

Download http://www.zachgoldberg.com/data/ZhaanN900.tgz to your device and extract it.

Install all of the non-doc, non-dbg and non-dev “.deb files”.  e.g. “dpkg -i *.deb”.  (Note that the python-gobject-pygi may have a conflict and you may have to do dpkg -i –force-conflicts python-gobject-pygi…..).  Once all the debs are installed (I believe its 14 .deb files) copy the .gir files to /opt/pygi/share/gir-1.0/ and the .typelb files to /opt/pygi/lib/girepository-1.0/.

Finally download Zhaan from git (git://github.com/ZachGoldberg/Zhaan.git) and then use the following command to run zhaan:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/pygi:/opt/pygi/lib PYTHONPATH=/opt/pygi/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0/ python2.5 zhaan.py

And finally, the obligatory screen shots.  (You can tell this is a real device because its charging and the battery guage is moving in the various screenshots, as well as the sim card icon).

Awesomeness.

Categories: Maemo