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Nokia N900 Community updates – what’s new

4 March 2011Entry by

Nokia N900 community updates repository is still alive and I think it’s going in really good way and much faster that official releases once every few months. Now I can download new update at least once a week and have real new features.

N900 Custom Dashboard

N900 Custom Dashboard

Last CSSU update I have is so-called PR 1.3.3.7-6.5 and apart from ‘hidden’ bugfixes that I cannot even notice sometimes there are few really nice features introduced in comparison to stock PR1.3 by Nokia.First of all the thing that lot of people was asking for, portrait mode. It appears for new applications, step by step but much faster than before. Right now we can have settings main screen and few settings applications in portrait. Status menu also appears correctly in applications in portrait. You can see complete list of changes on maemo.org CSSU wiki page.

N900 Settings in portrait

N900 Settings in portrait

Among the changes you can see .ini file mentioned. It stores configurations for some graphical features of the UI. If you don’t want to fiddle with low-level configuration in text file you can use one of applications available in extras-devel catalogue: CSSU Features Configuration or CSSU Transitions Tuner. Have you seen video with dashboard made to be scrollable and have large windows in it? Now you can have it on your N900.

As you can see CSSU is going much faster than official updates, let’s hope it will be like that for longer time.

MJ

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