> Is anyone considering or looking into an ARM port of haiku? Yes it's on my list, after ppc and m68k work, and I know Ithamar is interested as well. > If so, you might find these interesting: > > http://www.openpandora.org/ > http://beagleboard.org/ > Nvidia's tegra might also turn up in some small devices. Some other interesting ones: http://gp2x.co.uk/ (sadly the 2nd cpu doesn't have an mmu) http://openmoko.com/ > With all the interest in things like the OLPC and EEE PC and such > like > I find it really bizarre they go and install XP. Because it's x86-based, so they can. That's a whole different thing than arm devices. > Linux is likely to be the most popular OS for these devices but it'll > not be one distro in particular, I don't think we need to go into > efficiency or UI issues in Linux. MS & Intel will get in there as > well but a lot of companies don't want a repeat of the PC where only > 2 > companies ended up making all the money, expect multiple OSs and > multiple CPU vendors, ARM will be big in this sector because many of > the vendors' chips are ARM based. Unlike (any form factor)-PCs, phone makers just want things to work, whatever the OS. > On a similar note, how easy / difficult / impossible is it to change > Haiku's UI? I suppose the new layout engine might help with that a bit. > Also, how flexible it is in terms of devices that may have a keyboard > or touch screen but no mouse? touch screen are essentially a pointing device like a mouse. Rather, like a tablet, they use absolute position, but we should support that already. François.