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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Smartphones including Android OS

From: Dave Cramer
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Smartphones including Android OS
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:22:59 -0500


On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have been using a Palm smartphone (a Treo 680) which may have died. In the 
> meantime, I can easily enough use a plain phone as I am on a GSM network 
> (Canada and the US are both gradually adding GSM and maybe dropping CDMA).
I think you can remove the word maybe from the statement above. CDMA
is all but dead

> Apparently the Palm Pre, while innovative, has some limitations and this 
> leaves my smartphone choices (if I would replace my Treo) with an iPhone or 
> an Android phone. If there would be any way to run GNUmed on an iPhone as 
> might be possible with a fat binary as already exists, it would likely 
> require "jailbreaking" the iPhone and that has its own problems.

I think trying to run gnumed as a fat client is possibly the wrong
approach. Some form of limited API over SOAP or REST is doable on any
phone. The question is what real functionality do you want on the
> Questions re Android:
> 1. Since it uses a Linux lernel, might GNUmed run on it as a fat Linux binary 
> (like what we have done with a Mac and a Windows binary)?

Droid uses java so doing straight GNUmed won't really work well.

> 2. The Motorola Droid (GSM: Milestone) phone as per
> has a 480 by 854 pixel resolution (400 x 800) on a 3.7 inch screen and pixel 
> density of 240dpi.
> Attached is a screenshot of GNUmed after its Debian window (inside a virtual 
> machine) had been shrunk to about 480 by 854... note: my MacBook pixel 
> density is ~ 106-110 pixels per inch.
> Does this help anyone to venture if  readability might be like?
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