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Hi,

I'm thinking about buying this nice gadget, when it will be released in Germany as substiute for my subnotebook. Besides using it with Android, I want to use Eclipse on it to develope some Java or Android stuff. As far as I know there is no way to use Eclipse on an Android device (please correct me, if I'm wrong). That's the point where Ubuntu enters the game. I read something that there is a way to run Ubuntu on the nVidia Tegra 2 plattform. Now, that the Transformer is based on nVidia Tegra 2, I have the question, if it is possible to run some kind of Linux (Ubuntu prefered) in an easy way on this device?

I look forward to your answers.

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I'm thinking about buying this nice gadget, when it will be released in Germany as substiute for my subnotebook. Besides using it with Android, I want to use Eclipse on it to develope some Java or Android stuff. As far as I know there is no way to use Eclipse on an Android device (please correct me, if I'm wrong). That's the point where Ubuntu enters the game. I read something that there is a way to run Ubuntu on the nVidia Tegra 2 plattform. Now, that the Transformer is based on nVidia Tegra 2, I have the question, if it is possible to run some kind of Linux (Ubuntu prefered) in an easy way on this device?


It's already possible to get a full Ubuntu desktop on the Nexus One, so in theory the same approach would work on the Transformer as well.

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Ubuntu on Tegra is potentially possible, but we could do with being able to change the boot image first!

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Hi,

I'm thinking about buying this nice gadget, when it will be released in Germany as substiute for my subnotebook. Besides using it with Android, I want to use Eclipse on it to develope some Java or Android stuff. As far as I know there is no way to use Eclipse on an Android device (please correct me, if I'm wrong). That's the point where Ubuntu enters the game. I read something that there is a way to run Ubuntu on the nVidia Tegra 2 plattform. Now, that the Transformer is based on nVidia Tegra 2, I have the question, if it is possible to run some kind of Linux (Ubuntu prefered) in an easy way on this device?

I look forward to your answers.

regards

hootzter


I initially had the same thought, but even if we got Ubuntu booting natively I don't think there is an ARM compatible version of Eclipse, is there?

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I initially had the same thought, but even if we got Ubuntu booting natively I don't think there is an ARM compatible version of Eclipse, is there?

IIRC, Eclipse is built entirely in Java, so you'd have to find a full fledged Java VM for the ARM architecture...

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IIRC, Eclipse is built entirely in Java, so you'd have to find a full fledged Java VM for the ARM architecture...


As Java VM, I would try this one.

http://jamvm.sourceforge.net/

If this would work, eclipse could run? Am I right?

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Ubuntu on Tegra is potentially possible, but we could do with being able to change the boot image first!

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just so this webpage...
NVIDIA just released

Linux for Tegra release 12 alpha 1 Released

read it on this site...
http://www.phoronix....s...m&px=OTYwNQ

and this one too

http://phoronix.com/...lpha-1-Released

thought all the developers might be interested.
It's not intended for users like me...I wouldn't know what to do with it i guess...

but it's allegedly based on ubuntu and let's devs make software for tegra with the ubuntu/linux format... hope it helps bring ubuntu closer to the TF. Good luck to this amazing site!

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It's in the process of being achieved over at xda-developers. Ubuntu with most of the hardware support boots on the Transformer.

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