Installation 7zip

You may ask us why you should use 7zip to unzip your Maemo SDK Virtual Images. 7zip contains some advantages that we took into account:

  • 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check 7-Zip license for more information.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Since zipped Maemo SDK Virtual Images are too large (the virtual image itself has more than 5GB), some compression tools cannot unzip it properly. 7zip implements a 64-bits-based uncompressing algorithm that unzip Maemo SDK Virtual Images properly

How to install:
  1. Download 7zip for your system from 7zip official site. 7zip is available for Windows (XP/Vista/7) and for Unix/Linux and Mac OS as well.
    • You can use a graphical interface or a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.
  2. Install 7zip according to 7zip instructions.
How to uncompress the Maemo SDK Virtual Images:

With graphical interface tool

  1. Right-click over the Maemo SDK Virtual Image zipped file.

    ATTENTION: If your zipped virtual image consists of MORE THAN ONE ZIPPED FILE (for example, it has files *.001.zip and *.002.zip), you have to right-click over the file *.001.zip ONLY.
  2. Select 7-zip > Extract files ... or 7-zip > Extract here ...

With command line tool

  1. Execute the following command:
  2. $ 7z -x your_virtual_image.zip destination
  3. However, if your zipped virtual image consists of MORE THAN ONE ZIPPED FILE (for example, it has files *.001.zip and *.002.zip), you have to pass only the first file as parameter. For example.
  4. $ 7z -x your_virtual_image.001.zip destination

For more information see the documentation, and any problems or ideas, subscribe to our mailinglist: maemovmware-users.

Current Version
23 Dec 2009
Maemo SDK Virtual Images, 1.0 final

This release provides 2 different virtual images with Maemo SDK installed: an image with Ubuntu Server Intrepid Ibex and an image with Ubuntu Desktop Intrepid Ibex.

Maemo Diablo Ubuntu Intrepid Server virtual SDK image

Maemo Diablo Ubuntu Intrepid Desktop virtual SDK image

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