PDA

View Full Version : iPeng on the Nokia N97?



norderney
2009-06-20, 14:46
I am thinking of buying a Nokia N97, but was just wondering if there is any chance of running iPeng on a Nokia N97?

The problem is there are now a number of SmartPhones made by HTC, Samsung and Nokia and they run different operating systems to the iPhone, so nwould iPeng just need to be re-compiled for these operating systems, or would it need a major re-write.

pippin
2009-06-20, 14:49
I am thinking of buying a Nokia N97, but was just wondering if there is any chance of running iPeng on a Nokia N97?

The problem is there are now a number of SmartPhones made by HTC, Samsung and Nokia and they run different operating systems to the iPhone, so nwould iPeng just need to be re-compiled for these operating systems, or would it need a major re-write.

Complete re-write.
Apple uses it's own development framework, operating system and programming language (Objective-C).

At least the user interface has to be completely re-written.

So the answer currently is no.
I might consider a Symbian app but right now I would want to see how the market develops.

dave77
2009-06-22, 02:05
There's this
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=63929

I haven't tried it myself though

pippin
2009-06-22, 02:40
There's this
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=63929

I haven't tried it myself though

My understanding is that norderney was talking about the iPeng App (1.x), not the web skin (0.x). Otherwise "just need to be re-compiled" doesn't make sense.

norderney
2009-06-22, 11:49
My understanding is that norderney was talking about the iPeng App (1.x), not the web skin (0.x). Otherwise "just need to be re-compiled" doesn't make sense.

Yes, I was taking about the iPeng App. I already run the SqueezeCentre Handheld Skin on a Dell Axim WiFi PDA, but I was "hoping" that it was possible to run the iPeng App on a N97, but from pippin's reply it appears this is not possible at the moment.

dave77
2009-07-03, 07:55
getting my N97 soonish, hopefully the Ovi store will take off and we get a Symbian SC app soon

dave77
2009-07-17, 03:33
Pippin,

With the recent announcement (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8152443.stm) of Symbian Horizon (http://developer.symbian.org/main/horizon/) are you considering a Symbian port of iPeng?

pippin
2009-07-17, 04:02
Pippin,

With the recent announcement (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8152443.stm) of Symbian Horizon (http://developer.symbian.org/main/horizon/) are you considering a Symbian port of iPeng?

Considering: yes. Urgent: No. Let's N97 become stable, first.

dave77
2009-07-17, 04:14
I going to have a play with the Symbian .NET SDK but not sure where to start.

Where did you start with iPeng if you don't mind me asking, I've looked in the development wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Category:Development) and everything seems to be player or plugin code. Are there web services to call or do you query the database directly etc etc.

pippin
2009-07-17, 04:18
I going to have a play with the Symbian .NET SDK but not sure where to start.

Where did you start with iPeng if you don't mind me asking, I've looked in the development wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Category:Development) and everything seems to be player or plugin code. Are there web services to call or do you query the database directly etc etc.

Look into the documentation that comes with SqueezeCenter.
It has a CLI documentation, this is probably the best documentation you can get on SC's interfaces.
iPeng doesn't strictly use the CLI anymore (it uses a different communication channel that is - frankly - barely documented) but the basic command set is the same.

dave77
2009-07-17, 10:42
Thanks for the info :)