Vagalume 0.6 for Windows released

Posted by berto on August 18, 2008

Thanks to the work of Luis Garcia Rio (who has also been working on the OpenMoko port), we have just released Vagalume 0.6 for MS Windows.

In case you’ve never heard about it before, Vagalume is a client designed for the Maemo platform. More info here.

Please note that this is an experimental release and doesn’t contain the complete set of features. It might also be more unstable than the GNU/Linux version. We’d like to hear about your problems with this version in the mailing lists.

Vagalume for Windows has been tested on XP and Vista. Here are screenshots of both versions (click to enlarge):

Vagalume 0.6 on Windows XP Vagalume 0.6 on Windows Vista


To use Vagalume in Windows, you need to install:

Some important notes:

  • When installing GStreamer, you will be asked whether to use the existing GLib installation or to install a new one. Choose no to use the existing installation.
  • When installing Vagalume, you will be asked whether to install an icon theme. If in doubt, choose Yes.

Go here to download Vagalume for Windows. There are two different installers, the full and the minimal installer.

Both will ask you to install GTK+ and GStreamer (just choose no if you have already installed them). The difference is that the full version comes with both packages, while the minimal version will point you to their respective web pages.

To uninstall Vagalume, go to the Windows control panel.

As usual, comments and suggestions are welcome.

Regarding Vagalume 0.7, we’re fixing a couple of bugs that we’ve recently found. It will be out soon.

Update: 23 Jan 2009

Vagalume for Windows can now be found here.


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  1. timsamoff Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:40:20 CEST

    Cool! 🙂

  2. A dorfunteca Mon, 25 Aug 2008 07:06:10 CEST

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  4. P.Niem Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:32:55 CEST

    Is this 0.6 version for Windows still available, because the download link is dead.

  5. berto Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:05 CEST

    Thanks for pointing out the broken link, I have updated the post. The Windows version can be found here. Note that it’s still experimental.

  6. Pieter Wed, 20 May 2009 18:17:27 CEST

    Can you please provide instructions on how to build the Windows version? I would like to compile the latest 7.1 version from source.

  7. berto Wed, 20 May 2009 23:59:18 CEST

    Pieter: the Windows version is old and unmaintained, and the Window patch was never merged into trunk; however, if you still want to play with the sources, go here:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/win32

    Click on the latest ‘snapshot’ link (“Win32 patch”) to get a tarball.