I haven’t managed to install a development enviroment yet — that’s part laziness, part caution: I’m not going to install scratchbox on my laptop directly, I’ll use a vm for that. And after installing scratchbox in Karmic, Karmic won’t start anymore. Need to investigate more — that’s the laziness.
Two observations: the lock switch on the side is soooo nice — much better than pressing two keys in exactly the right succession on my old E71. And the N900 gets slow when six to eight apps are running, and — dash it! — I want them running because they are all so convenient. And a third observation: swiping from outside the screen onto the xterm will select the url to open or copy if there’s one on the line(s) you swipe over.