Saturday, May 7, 2011

List of 10 Maemo repositories (Catalogues)


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Introduction:
Maemo is an Operative System for SmartPhone and Internet Tablet developed by Nokia. It is based on Debian: GNU/Linux distribution. The OS is mainly Open Source and inspired by this Philosophy.
Windows based systems require an executable file to install new software. Debian based OSs (ex. Maemo, Ubuntu) distribute all software through repositories, in form of package whose extension is .deb. Those files contain the software and needed dependencies/libraries.



Repository (Catalogue):
A repository is an archive of .deb packages (typical Debian files) indexed and made available online. Usually you can access them with tools provided by Operative System (Application Manager), such as Synaptic (Ubuntu), KPackageKit (Kubuntu) and APT-GET (Maemo).
Application Manager download from repositories a file containing a list of all packages (and that is why is so slow) to show software categories, so that you can search and install the application you are looking for. If an application is missing, it means that the right repository is not set.

Official Catalogues (Repository): (Default in firmware pr1.3)
The software stored in the official catalogues meets Nokia indications, is tested and optized to work as his best on Maemo5 Fremantle.

Additional repositories (catalogues):

Additional repositories not ufficialy supported by Nokia are available and can be added to App Manager. They provide further software and updates. As they do not come from Nokia, they are not ensured to work correctly and to be optized.

Here are listed some examples:Catalogue name: Extras-Testing
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-testing/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free
Disabled: uncheck the box to activate the catalogue.
This repo contains software developed by the communty of maemo.org which has passed tests in extras-devel. They are chosen applications, reliable and rarely have bugs.
  • To install this catalogue you can:
  • Download install File from here
'Catalogue name: Extras-Devel
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free
Disabled: uncheck the box to activate the catalogue.
This repo contains new applications and updates provided by the community of maemo.org. Extras-devel is the first phase of application development process: this generally means a malfunction of the first releases, but almost never this causes a brick of the entire system. If the application pass tests of reliability, it is promoted to the next level: Extras-testing and finally Extras.
If you leave this repo active you will receive updates as soon as they are made, at your own risk: an update can creates bugs in the application. On the other side, you do not have to wait until updates are tested: it can takes a long time.

Be careful with this repository: try to get information about the software you want to install before you download it.
To install this catalogue you can:








  • manually add it (see "Repository Management" section below)
















  • Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900









  •   atalogue name: MaemoMeeGo.net
    Web address: http://www.maemomeego.net/
    Distribution: fremantle
    Components: free
    Disabled: uncheck the box to activate the catalogue.
    This is the official MaemoMeeGo.net repository!
    The purpose of this catalogue is to provide applications developed by this Community and not stored in the official catalogues yet.
    • To install this catalogue you can:
    •  Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900

    Catalogue name: Fremantle tools (by Xela)
    Web address: http://repository.maemo.org
    Distribution: fremantle/tools
    Components: free non-free
    Disabled: uncheck the box to activate the catalogue.
    It provides various applications for Maemo5, such as: nano, wget, traceroute, etc...
    You can find a complete list of the applications at this wiki.
    • To install this catalogue you can:
    •  Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900
    •  
    Catalogue name: Opera Catalog (by Alex9999)
    Web address: http://deb.opera.com/maemo
    Distribution:
    Components: non-free
    Disabled: uncheck the box to activate the catalogue.
    This catalogue provides the experimental version of the well-known mobile web browser. The project seems to be abandoned, but it still remain a valid alternative.
    • To install this catalogue you can:
    •  Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900
    •  


    Catalogue name: Maemo Nintendo Emulators (by Xela)
    Web address: http://b-man.xceleo.org/repo/maemo-nintendo-emulators/
    Distribution: fremantle
    Components: main
    Disabled: uncheck this box to activate the catalogue.
    This catalogue provides updates for Nintendo Emulators.

    To install this catalogue you can:
     Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900

    Catalogue name: Qole (by Fez Vrasta)
    Web address: http://qole.org/repository/
    Distribution: maemo
    Components: fremantle
    Disabled: uncheck this box to activate the catalogue.
    It provides game ROM for Nintendo Emulators.
    • To install this catalogue you can:
    •  Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900
    • Catalogue name: My-maemo (by Xela)
      Web address: http://my-maemo.com/repository/
      Distribution: fremantle
      Components: user
      Disabled: uncheck this box to activate the catalogue.
      Repository of the homonymous website. It provides software tested for Maemo5 not stored in official repos.
    • To install this catalogue you can:
    •  Click this file from the N900. or download it and open in your N900

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