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Supported Platforms

multiple devices with modRana running

This section describes platforms currently supported by modRana. Other platforms have simply not been tested yet :)

Following software packages are needed for running modRana:

  • Python 2.5
  • PyGTK
  • Cairo
  • Simplejson (optional)

NeoFreeRunner @ SHR

The default SHR installation already has all dependencies needed by modRana.

Nokia N900 + Maemo

modRana on Ubuntu: N900 emulation to the left, native in window to the right

the left window shows modRana running in the scratchbox Maemo 5 simulator

TODO: add a photo of N900 running modRana

ModRana? is available for Maemo from the Extras-devel repository - just start the aplication manager, go to the "location and navigation" and select "modRana" for installation. :)

Platform compatibility:

  • modRana is installed to /opt/modrana
  • the map tiles are stored in /home/user/MyDocs/.maps
    • modRana shares the map tiles with other navigation apps on Maemo
  • desktop icon is included
  • GPS support is tested and working
  • fullscreen & portrait mode support
  • automatic GUI rotation using the accelerometer (can be turned off in Options)
  • screen dimming control (has several modes, can be configured in Options)
  • volume keys are used for map zooming
  • modRana uses native Maemo5 notifications and has a Maemo5 application-menu(a menu activated by clicking on the window title)

Smart Q7/V5

modrana on the SmartQ 7

ModRana works on this chinese 7 inch mobile internet device, which is running a modified Ubuntu 9.10. Users report that modrana also works on the SmartQ V5 tablet.

Use the Debian/Ubuntu? modRana package for Q7.

  • by default, tiles are stored in /opt/modrana/cache/images
  • CAUTION:because the on device space on the Q7 is limited, it is advised to:
    • change the tile storage path in user_config.conf (in the modRana root directory), or
    • install modRana after initializing the on-card image file

Ubuntu / Debian

modRana on Ubuntu: N900 emulation to the left, native in window to the right

Packages for Ubuntu/Debian? are availble in the download section. ARM and x86 versions of Ubuntu have been tested.


Users report, that modRana wors on the QtMoko distribution for Neo FreeRunner. It is reportedly also faster than on SHR.