Now, as the amount of available Linux devices is rapidly rising due to different mobile devices such as smartphones, I think it would be nice to get rid of the 1024x768 minimum resolution.
The reason why I’m rising this issue up is basically that I think that the new Nokia N900 would be a rather excellent mobile device to run Renoise on! It would be pretty cool to make music on the run with your mobile phone running Renoise.
The N900 runs on the resolution of 800x480.
There might be other possible bottlenecks as well but as I’m technically not so good, I wasn’t able to install Renoise on my device yet so I cannot say anything specific about the actual performance.
There is more to it than just resolution. Also without searching for the exact specs of the N900: what CPU will it run on? and how much Mhz?
If it ain’t an x86 based CPU, you can simply just forget it. If it does not give you a real 1000Mhz or higher (No Atom based CPU’s, they perform 50% of their given frequency rates) then you also simply can forget it.
If you want to track on a mobile device, then Milkytracker is your best friend honestly, it supports a wide range of mobile devices and is specifically targeted towards minimal CPU usage.
Renoise does not go any lower than a Netbook and you have to be careful not to use too many internal powerful effects all together before you max out the CPU.
I read a few reviews but opinions differ from reviewer to reviewer… some like the new n900 over the old n9x series and some others prefer the n9x series above the n900 (due to the clumsy keyboard layout, lack of physical buttons to at least quickly call or answer and ofcourse the lower life battery (4 hours max))
The Nokia N900 OS is based on Linux, so no doubt you can get Milkytracker working on it in no time…
You’re supposed (really endorsed by Nokia themselves!) to hack it to get that stuff working… http://blogs.nokia.com/pushn900/
Perhaps post the link on the Milkytracker forums, it probably won’t take too long before you will have an N900 worthy edition…
It’s just a mockup that I made to see if it would be practical.
I made a resize to make a pixel perfect fit on the 800 x 480 resolution.
It’s maybe practical when using the Video out, but that’s no good for traveling.
the screen is simply to small.
Not to make a point just wanted to share it with you all.