Version 9 (modified by Martin Kolman, 13 years ago) (diff)


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 emulátor

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

A .deb instalation package for Maemo 5 is available in the download section.

  • modRana is installed to /opt/modrana
  • the tiles are stored in /home/user/MyDocs/.modRana_tiles/
  • desktop icon is included
  • fullscreen mode support
  • GPS support tested and working

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.