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Everybody loves Community Updates, but that's a huge endeavour for one person to tackle. So let us try a little social experiment here: ''community written community update''. I will post an outlined list of bullet points, and leave it to everybody else to elaborate along the following editorial guidelines:
 
* Include everything that was hot on a mailing lists at some point since launch.
 
* Limit each point to three sentences and one link.
 
[[User:MinhHaDuong|MinhHaDuong]] 14:20, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Software and distributions ==
 
== Software and distributions ==
* Dale's DFU script started
+
* Dale's [[NeoTool]] started. A GUI to manage the phones hostside. Backup and flash with GUI.
* FDOM started
+
* [[FDOM - a Fat and Dirty OM based distribution]] started. A bleeding edge overloaded combination of applications and hot bugfixes to demonstrate the capabilities of the Freerunner and to have a functional phone. This all while retaining the ability to update through the official feeds.
* Gentoo started
+
* [[Gentoo]] on the FreeRunner.
* Several classic games ported: Duke Nukem 3D, Battle for Wesnoth
+
* Several classic [[Games|games]] ported: Duke Nukem 3D, Battle for Wesnoth, DOOM (Coming Soon)
* Debian fso-pkg team is getting full steam ahead
+
* [[Debian]] fso-pkg team is getting full steam ahead.
* Qtopia 4.3.2 released
+
* Qtopia 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 (including echo fix) released.
* Google SoC projects released: gestures (includes autorotates the screen !),  
+
* Google SoC projects released: [[Gestures]] (includes autorotates the screen !), [[ReMoko]].
ReMoKo
+
 
 +
== Cool mods ==
 +
 
 +
* [[Openmokast]]
 +
* Bicycle holders - see [[Biking]]
  
 
== News from the  git ==
 
== News from the  git ==
* The html access to downloads.openmoko.org that provided 2007.2 has been  
+
* The html access to buildhost.openmoko.org that provided 2007.2 has been discontinued and everything was moved to downloads.openmoko.org. The 2007.2 repository is at http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/Om2007.2/ .
discontinued.
+
* 2008.8 + daily updates is getting better and better, working its way towards a bug fix release (milestone tagged 2008.9 in the trac)
* 2008.8 + daily updates is getting better and better, working its way towards  
+
a bug fix release (milestone tagged 2008.9 in the trac)
+
 
* Om shuffling git branches around is about done, .asu.dev is dead wood now.
 
* Om shuffling git branches around is about done, .asu.dev is dead wood now.
* New "head" development branch is only basesystem+installer (no phone stack  
+
* New "head" development branch is only basesystem+installer (no phone stack preloaded, even less applications)
preloaded, even less applications)
+
 
* FSO Milestone 3 released
 
* FSO Milestone 3 released
 
* Planned architecture for next release is  Tichy + Paroli + framework .
 
* Planned architecture for next release is  Tichy + Paroli + framework .
  
 
== Documentation team ==
 
== Documentation team ==
* Redesigned wiki Main page in time for the Digg day
+
* Redesigned wiki [[Main Page]] in time for the Digg day.
* Deleting lots of old/unused wiki pages
+
* Deleting [[Special:Log/delete| lots of old/unused]] wiki pages.
* Introduced wiki navigation boxes, working on categories
+
* Introduced wiki [[Templates#Navigation_boxes| navigation boxes]], working on [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Category:Categories categories].
* Learning to use Widimedia. Postponed CSS revision, wondering how to deal
+
* Learning to use our [[Special:Version| MediaWiki]] server. Postponed CSS revision. Wondering how to improve multilinguism support.
with multilinguism better
+
* More blogs added to [http://planet.openmoko.org/ the planet].
* More blog added to the planet
+
  
 
== Notable fixes ==
 
== Notable fixes ==
* GPS TTFF bug was fixed soon after launch (what happens to the first batch
+
* GPS TTFF bug was fixed soon after launch. The software fix solves the problem as well as the hardware fix, so there is no necessity to hardware fix the units in the field.
units then, is there a way / necessity to do the hardware fix ?)
+
* Keyboard choices in 2008.8 [[Keyboard Debate| explained]].
* Keyboard choices in 2008.2 explained
+
* Workaround found for suspend corrupts SD card partition table (??? Slow the GLAmo clock ???)
* Workaround found for suspend corrupts SD card partition table (??? Slow the  
+
* Echo cancelation turned on in TI chip (is that undocumented function in 2008.8 updates yet ?)
GLAmo clock ???)
+
* Echo cancelation turned on in TI chip (is that undocumented function in ?)
+
  
== Hot bugs ==
+
== Hot bugs and most discussed issues ==
* Using Bluetooth headset is still impossible/hard to do
+
* Touch Screen Coordinates not re-calculating correctly on screen Rotation (Every mode except randr -o 0) Patch is available, no package update.
 +
* Using Bluetooth headset is solved [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Manually_using_Bluetooth#Bluetooth_Headset_on_Freerunner Headset on Freerunner] but still a work in progress
 
* Sound is still awfully complicated (alsa.state remains black magic)
 
* Sound is still awfully complicated (alsa.state remains black magic)
* Power management: progress but still far from goal of autonomy in days (full  
+
* Power management: progress but still far from goal of autonomy in days (full discharge vs. forced load issue, LEDs and buttons use model still in flux, charging while off, fine-grained subsystems sleep...)
discharge vs. forced load issue, LEDs and buttons use model still in flux,  
+
charging while off, fine-grained subsystems sleep...)
+
 
* Repeated messages on the mailing lists
 
* Repeated messages on the mailing lists
 
* The trac is getting crowded, bug reports numbers are exploding
 
* The trac is getting crowded, bug reports numbers are exploding
  
== Classifieds ==
+
== People ==
* community-repository is slow to take off: orrery, diversity-wifi, mofi,  
+
* community-repository is slow to take off: orrery, diversity-wifi, mofi, moko-sudoku, comic-reader, only omview has been added in September.
moko-sudoku, comic-reader, only omview has been added in September.
+
* [http://www.rasterman.com Raster] left the Openmoko Inc.. Thanks for your fantastic contribution, we would not be there without E !
* A classified section has been started to sell/buy on the wiki
+
* A X guru position is open at Openmoko Inc., also looking for kernel hackers (update: 16/09/2008).
* There was a job offer for an X dev
+
* Spanish mailing list started.
 +
* French [http://openmoko-fr.org/wiki/index.php/Bienvenue wiki], [http://openmoko-fr.org/forum/index.php forums], [http://openmoko-fr.org/blog/ blog] and [irc://chat.eu.freenode.net/openmoko-fr IRC channel] started.
 +
* Polish [http://openmoko.opendevice.org wiki], irc-room #openmoko.pl@freenode, [http://openmoko.opendevice.org/planeta planet] [http://tytanick.net/openmoko forums] and users [http://tinyurl.com/62ja5k map] started.
 
* The Paris meeting was a big success with ~80 attendees.
 
* The Paris meeting was a big success with ~80 attendees.
* FreeRunners still seem to sell like hotcakes, they are frequently out of  
+
 
stock.
+
== Business ==
 +
* A classified section has been started to sell/buy on the wiki
 +
* FreeRunners still seem to sell like hotcakes, they are frequently out of stock.
 +
 
 +
[[category:Community Update]]

Latest revision as of 15:14, 9 October 2009

Contents

[edit] Software and distributions

  • Dale's NeoTool started. A GUI to manage the phones hostside. Backup and flash with GUI.
  • FDOM - a Fat and Dirty OM based distribution started. A bleeding edge overloaded combination of applications and hot bugfixes to demonstrate the capabilities of the Freerunner and to have a functional phone. This all while retaining the ability to update through the official feeds.
  • Gentoo on the FreeRunner.
  • Several classic games ported: Duke Nukem 3D, Battle for Wesnoth, DOOM (Coming Soon)
  • Debian fso-pkg team is getting full steam ahead.
  • Qtopia 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 (including echo fix) released.
  • Google SoC projects released: Gestures (includes autorotates the screen !), ReMoko.

[edit] Cool mods

[edit] News from the git

  • The html access to buildhost.openmoko.org that provided 2007.2 has been discontinued and everything was moved to downloads.openmoko.org. The 2007.2 repository is at http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/Om2007.2/ .
  • 2008.8 + daily updates is getting better and better, working its way towards a bug fix release (milestone tagged 2008.9 in the trac)
  • Om shuffling git branches around is about done, .asu.dev is dead wood now.
  • New "head" development branch is only basesystem+installer (no phone stack preloaded, even less applications)
  • FSO Milestone 3 released
  • Planned architecture for next release is Tichy + Paroli + framework .

[edit] Documentation team

[edit] Notable fixes

  • GPS TTFF bug was fixed soon after launch. The software fix solves the problem as well as the hardware fix, so there is no necessity to hardware fix the units in the field.
  • Keyboard choices in 2008.8 explained.
  • Workaround found for suspend corrupts SD card partition table (??? Slow the GLAmo clock ???)
  • Echo cancelation turned on in TI chip (is that undocumented function in 2008.8 updates yet ?)

[edit] Hot bugs and most discussed issues

  • Touch Screen Coordinates not re-calculating correctly on screen Rotation (Every mode except randr -o 0) Patch is available, no package update.
  • Using Bluetooth headset is solved Headset on Freerunner but still a work in progress
  • Sound is still awfully complicated (alsa.state remains black magic)
  • Power management: progress but still far from goal of autonomy in days (full discharge vs. forced load issue, LEDs and buttons use model still in flux, charging while off, fine-grained subsystems sleep...)
  • Repeated messages on the mailing lists
  • The trac is getting crowded, bug reports numbers are exploding

[edit] People

  • community-repository is slow to take off: orrery, diversity-wifi, mofi, moko-sudoku, comic-reader, only omview has been added in September.
  • Raster left the Openmoko Inc.. Thanks for your fantastic contribution, we would not be there without E !
  • A X guru position is open at Openmoko Inc., also looking for kernel hackers (update: 16/09/2008).
  • Spanish mailing list started.
  • French wiki, forums, blog and IRC channel started.
  • Polish wiki, irc-room #openmoko.pl@freenode, planet forums and users map started.
  • The Paris meeting was a big success with ~80 attendees.

[edit] Business

  • A classified section has been started to sell/buy on the wiki
  • FreeRunners still seem to sell like hotcakes, they are frequently out of stock.
Personal tools

Everybody loves Community Updates, but that's a huge endeavour for one person to tackle. So let us try a little social experiment here: community written community update. I will post an outlined list of bullet points, and leave it to everybody else to elaborate along the following editorial guidelines:

  • Include everything that was hot on a mailing lists at some point since launch.
  • Limit each point to three sentences and one link.

MinhHaDuong 14:20, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Software and distributions

  • Dale's DFU script started
  • FDOM started
  • Gentoo started
  • Several classic games ported: Duke Nukem 3D, Battle for Wesnoth
  • Debian fso-pkg team is getting full steam ahead
  • Qtopia 4.3.2 released
  • Google SoC projects released: gestures (includes autorotates the screen !),

ReMoKo

News from the git

  • The html access to downloads.openmoko.org that provided 2007.2 has been

discontinued.

  • 2008.8 + daily updates is getting better and better, working its way towards

a bug fix release (milestone tagged 2008.9 in the trac)

  • Om shuffling git branches around is about done, .asu.dev is dead wood now.
  • New "head" development branch is only basesystem+installer (no phone stack

preloaded, even less applications)

  • FSO Milestone 3 released
  • Planned architecture for next release is Tichy + Paroli + framework .

Documentation team

  • Redesigned wiki Main page in time for the Digg day
  • Deleting lots of old/unused wiki pages
  • Introduced wiki navigation boxes, working on categories
  • Learning to use Widimedia. Postponed CSS revision, wondering how to deal

with multilinguism better

  • More blog added to the planet

Notable fixes

  • GPS TTFF bug was fixed soon after launch (what happens to the first batch

units then, is there a way / necessity to do the hardware fix ?)

  • Keyboard choices in 2008.2 explained
  • Workaround found for suspend corrupts SD card partition table (??? Slow the

GLAmo clock ???)

  • Echo cancelation turned on in TI chip (is that undocumented function in ?)

Hot bugs

  • Using Bluetooth headset is still impossible/hard to do
  • Sound is still awfully complicated (alsa.state remains black magic)
  • Power management: progress but still far from goal of autonomy in days (full

discharge vs. forced load issue, LEDs and buttons use model still in flux, charging while off, fine-grained subsystems sleep...)

  • Repeated messages on the mailing lists
  • The trac is getting crowded, bug reports numbers are exploding

Classifieds

  • community-repository is slow to take off: orrery, diversity-wifi, mofi,

moko-sudoku, comic-reader, only omview has been added in September.

  • A classified section has been started to sell/buy on the wiki
  • There was a job offer for an X dev
  • The Paris meeting was a big success with ~80 attendees.
  • FreeRunners still seem to sell like hotcakes, they are frequently out of

stock.