I’m getting ready to start a 7 hour challenge from my cousin to write a Elite style game called Ex Astris today.

Actually, my version is inspired by Space Trader. Last night I got the latest version of Ubuntu installed as I did not currently have a development environment set up at home that would allow me to do graphical Linux development.

I hit my first hurdle in that the Maemo sdk is giving me a “too many errors occured during installation.” So I will be ignoring that problem and moving on to straight Linux development in C++ using gtkmm, which should make porting to Maemo fairly easy. The game project is hosted at Google Code.