Meego Mer on Raspberry Pi

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by Michael » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:41 pm
Meego on Raspberry Pi was announced on 24th September 2011. The main thread is;t=592

Here is an excerpt from the Raspberry Pi Wiki:
The MeeGo project provides a Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, tablets and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. Meego TV 1.2 uses XBMC as a reference GUI (that is, a starting point for creating a custom GUI).

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by Ryanroll » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:27 pm
I think that meego is the ultimate solution for general use of the raspberry pi, it can be lightweight and simple enough to do basic work like surfing, video, office work etc...

Let's see what comes next, but until then i'm very excited about it!
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by liz » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 am
Our buddy Vgrade has just posted a video of a little distro he hacked together under Mer with a desktop, xterm, Qt-demos and Qt-creator. It's very cute - check it out!
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by vgrade » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:15 pm
Hi ,

I've added a link to the image and instructions now at


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by liz » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:51 pm
And I've given it a mention on the front page. A very Qt way to get your Raspi software library off to a start!
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by matt_heys » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:32 pm
Is anyone able to maybe do some instructions on how you could boot this under QEMU on Debian or Fedora? I've started dabbling but not far enough to do this.

Since most of us aren't fortunate enough to have an Alpha board.

Oops, forgot to +1 for keeping the info coming, and a well done too.
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by vgrade » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:33 pm
Matt HI,

If you want to get started you can get Qt Creator for Linux here ,
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by meltwater » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:23 pm
Would love to try this with QEMU is there is a pre-built image or at least a way to use the:
meego-mer-QtDesktop-armv6hl-Pi- vgrade has made.

I've tried but I really don't know enough to do it.

Interesting article here:
Qt 5 with Rasberry Pi: a delicious mix with home delivery

Not least:
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by Ryanroll » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:07 am
Hi All,

Any news about meego support for arm / raspberry pi ?
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by stskeeps » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:52 am
MeeGo is unlikely to make it, but Mer is supporting ARMv6 and that's actively being supported for the Raspberry Pi. From my own personal side I've been improving the toolchain for ARMv6 and driving footprint down to fit better in the Pi.

With the advent on QtOnPi there's also a lot of common areas to work on and the focus of Mer on Pi is likely to be Qt5-centered as well. The idea is to have Mer be a base for prototypes that want to grow out of QtOnPi onto being real products, or on to other types of devices, through the portability of Qt.
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by timhoffman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:21 am
Mer seems to be gathering a little steam.  The Spark tablet project is also planned to use it.

An ARM based distro that runs on multiple small devices is could build quite a bit of momentum.  I am planning to get a Spark for a different but complementary project to my raspberry pi plans.   My N900 is waiting on a Mer install too.

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by vgrade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:52 am
Hey There,

I've posted a blog entry about the status of our work on Raspberry Pi and Mer you can read at

We are working on getting the Scratchbox2 SDK up and running and this along with the hardware adaptation packages will provide a base for developers to build on to for great Qt/QML products based on RaspberryPi.

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