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Dear friends,
 
Dear friends,
Good evening/day/afternoon (whatever your TZ is). This is our sixth "community community update".
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Good evening/day/afternoon (whatever your TZ is). This is our sixth "community [[Community Updates]]".
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Congratulations to Valério, he won the first 24h-coding prize at Sapo Codebits by turning [http://www.valeriovalerio.org/?p=187 freerunner in a mouse and gamepad] using the accelerometers. Code will be merged with [[ReMoko]]. Another month goes by without a 2008.x release, but Openmoko's optimization team invites volunteers to install the latest testing image and report. And we have lots of newer applications.
  
 
== Applications ==
 
== Applications ==
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* [[Gtkaddpoi]] 0.5 : software to add a Point Of Interest to TangoGPS.
 
* [[Gtkaddpoi]] 0.5 : software to add a Point Of Interest to TangoGPS.
 
* neoqplayer 0.1 : codenamed frog. A media player that conserves CPU cycles.
 
* neoqplayer 0.1 : codenamed frog. A media player that conserves CPU cycles.
* First release of [[TwitterMoko]], a twitter client for openmoko.
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* First release of [[TwitterMoko]], a twitter client for Openmoko.
 
* ShortOm 0.2 : an application/shell launcher.
 
* ShortOm 0.2 : an application/shell launcher.
 
* openmoko-panel-plugin 0.6 : support for fso frameworkd milestone 4.
 
* openmoko-panel-plugin 0.6 : support for fso frameworkd milestone 4.
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* ASU: The [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/ official 2008.9 image] is back online without the questionable audio codecs. This month's 2008.11 is not going to see the light, but here are instructions to [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036694.html install the current 2008.testing build]. It has all the goodies from  optimization team (read their [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036276.html progress report], [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/035769.html previous reports]), i.e. about 1 minute boot and [http://git.openmoko.org/?p=qtopia.git;a=commit;h=eb855af76018bedf6a89b9ac736d2ffa3961932b Volume control] during call...  The bug count is decreasing in the latest [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003493.html testing report]. See also the [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003312.html previous testing report] hardware revision A7 with capacitor was declared good for m<i>e</i>ss production ;).  
 
* ASU: The [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/ official 2008.9 image] is back online without the questionable audio codecs. This month's 2008.11 is not going to see the light, but here are instructions to [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036694.html install the current 2008.testing build]. It has all the goodies from  optimization team (read their [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036276.html progress report], [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/035769.html previous reports]), i.e. about 1 minute boot and [http://git.openmoko.org/?p=qtopia.git;a=commit;h=eb855af76018bedf6a89b9ac736d2ffa3961932b Volume control] during call...  The bug count is decreasing in the latest [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003493.html testing report]. See also the [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003312.html previous testing report] hardware revision A7 with capacitor was declared good for m<i>e</i>ss production ;).  
 
*  For [[Android]]: Walter Chang [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036054.html made a soft keyboard]. Rui Castro implemented an [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036564.html OnScreen Keyboard]. It was immediately included in Sean's image, to be released at [[User:Seanmcneil3|the usual page]] without mp3 support soon. Koolu posted an [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-December/036759.html update on their release plans]: they too are busy dealing with the audio codecs IP issue.
 
*  For [[Android]]: Walter Chang [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036054.html made a soft keyboard]. Rui Castro implemented an [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036564.html OnScreen Keyboard]. It was immediately included in Sean's image, to be released at [[User:Seanmcneil3|the usual page]] without mp3 support soon. Koolu posted an [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-December/036759.html update on their release plans]: they too are busy dealing with the audio codecs IP issue.
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* Following a post on the French wiki, the [[Distributions]] page was updated by adding FIVE new distros: [[Hackable:1]], NeoPwn, RunningBear, Poky and PyNeo.
  
 
== Hardware ==
 
== Hardware ==
  
 
* For an armband to hold the Freerunner while exercising, Gilles Casse recommends the [http://www.caselogic.com/universal_mp3_sport_case_large/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=120544 UMC-3] from Case Logic.
 
* For an armband to hold the Freerunner while exercising, Gilles Casse recommends the [http://www.caselogic.com/universal_mp3_sport_case_large/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=120544 UMC-3] from Case Logic.
* Patrick Beck grafted a light on a miniusb - connector, to make an [http://yourse.de/wiki/doku.php?id=openmoko:usb_light OpenMoko flash light]. More lumens the bright white screen one get with the [http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/flashlight/ Flashlight] script.
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* Patrick Beck grafted a light on a miniusb - connector, to make an [http://yourse.de/wiki/doku.php?id=openmoko:usb_light OpenMoko flash light]. More lumens than the bright white screen one gets with the [http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/flashlight/ Flashlight] script.
 
* The [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036132.html official fix] for buzzing is to add a 100uF capacity here and replace one resistor there. Technical details to be published in an Openmoko rework SOP paper. The company is looking at how to fix *all* devices sold.
 
* The [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036132.html official fix] for buzzing is to add a 100uF capacity here and replace one resistor there. Technical details to be published in an Openmoko rework SOP paper. The company is looking at how to fix *all* devices sold.
 
* The Calypso GSM firmware moko10 was released, it fixes {{ticket|666}} for those users with 3G SIM cards. A few Indiana Jones types did try and follow [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GSM/Flashing the wiki instructions] to reflash, most with success, some with hubris (def: <i>excessive pride</i>). For the rest of us, a user-friendly installer is being prepared.
 
* The Calypso GSM firmware moko10 was released, it fixes {{ticket|666}} for those users with 3G SIM cards. A few Indiana Jones types did try and follow [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GSM/Flashing the wiki instructions] to reflash, most with success, some with hubris (def: <i>excessive pride</i>). For the rest of us, a user-friendly installer is being prepared.
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== Kernel and bootloaders ==
 
== Kernel and bootloaders ==
  
Big bad bug of the month prize goes to {{ticket|1841}} white screen of death (WSOD) after resume. This bug shows itself only by cold weather! Nicolas Dufresne found out that the culprit was probably a too tight timing in the JBT driver. Hopefully this will be fixed soon now, and we can all switch to Linux 2.6.28 happily everafter. Developers must read [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036142.html Andy's explanations] about kernel branch management.
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Big bad bug of the month prize goes to {{ticket|1841}} white screen of death (WSOD) after resume. This bug shows itself only by cold weather! Nicolas Dufresne found out that the culprit was probably a too tight timing in the JBT driver. Hopefully this will be fixed soon now, and we can all switch to Linux 2.6.28 happily everafter. Developers must read [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2008-November/006945.html Andy's explanations] about kernel branch management.
  
 
* Preview upcoming [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td1569863 changes to the /sys] directory.
 
* Preview upcoming [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td1569863 changes to the /sys] directory.
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==Community==
 
==Community==
* Removed the tagcloud extension that messed up with page formatting.
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* Removed the Wiki tagcloud extension that messed up with page formatting.
 
* There are many links to nice [[Ringtones]] on the wiki, but the page and the whole topic need a good overhaul.
 
* There are many links to nice [[Ringtones]] on the wiki, but the page and the whole topic need a good overhaul.
 
* GnuPhone here we come: Sten Kvamme explains how to [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003318.html make a call from the command line] (on FSO).
 
* GnuPhone here we come: Sten Kvamme explains how to [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003318.html make a call from the command line] (on FSO).
* For your pleasure, here is the OpenMoko [[Jokes]] page. Thanks to the community, keep them coming ;) We (Coolcat and I) are also thinking about adding a pic of the week to the homepage, so stay tuned.
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* For your pleasure, here is the OpenMoko [[Jokes]] page. Thanks to the community, keep them coming ;) Coolcat and I are thinking about adding a pic of the week to the homepage, so stay tuned.
 
* Courtesy of Dale Maggee, [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036053.html here] and [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036142.html here] are a few funny splash screens. Note that you already trust Dale if you are using ''neotool'' to flash your Neo.
 
* Courtesy of Dale Maggee, [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036053.html here] and [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/036142.html here] are a few funny splash screens. Note that you already trust Dale if you are using ''neotool'' to flash your Neo.
* A few brave souls signed up to attempt a 3D driver for Glamo.
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* A few brave souls signed up to start a 3D driver for Glamo.
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[[Category:Community Update]]

Latest revision as of 15:30, 9 October 2009

Dear friends,

Good evening/day/afternoon (whatever your TZ is). This is our sixth "community Community Updates". Congratulations to Valério, he won the first 24h-coding prize at Sapo Codebits by turning freerunner in a mouse and gamepad using the accelerometers. Code will be merged with ReMoko. Another month goes by without a 2008.x release, but Openmoko's optimization team invites volunteers to install the latest testing image and report. And we have lots of newer applications.

Contents

[edit] Applications

  • A new Pong game.
  • Newrotate 0.5 is out, uses really little CPU now.
  • Gtkaddpoi 0.5 : software to add a Point Of Interest to TangoGPS.
  • neoqplayer 0.1 : codenamed frog. A media player that conserves CPU cycles.
  • First release of TwitterMoko, a twitter client for Openmoko.
  • ShortOm 0.2 : an application/shell launcher.
  • openmoko-panel-plugin 0.6 : support for fso frameworkd milestone 4.
  • Unison works. It is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It determines all differences between two directory trees and lets the user decide, how to proceed with every differing file.
  • OpenMooCow 0.2. Mooes more, runs headless, tickleable.
  • AaTerm, an improved openmoko-terminal2.
  • Azmodie proposed a solution for right and middle clicking: Use the gnome accessibility tool mousetweaks (.deb).
  • Auxlaunch 0.6, a finger-friendly app launcher and window switcher. Bugfixes/integration update.

[edit] Distributions

[edit] Hardware

  • For an armband to hold the Freerunner while exercising, Gilles Casse recommends the UMC-3 from Case Logic.
  • Patrick Beck grafted a light on a miniusb - connector, to make an OpenMoko flash light. More lumens than the bright white screen one gets with the Flashlight script.
  • The official fix for buzzing is to add a 100uF capacity here and replace one resistor there. Technical details to be published in an Openmoko rework SOP paper. The company is looking at how to fix *all* devices sold.
  • The Calypso GSM firmware moko10 was released, it fixes ticket 666 for those users with 3G SIM cards. A few Indiana Jones types did try and follow the wiki instructions to reflash, most with success, some with hubris (def: excessive pride). For the rest of us, a user-friendly installer is being prepared.

[edit] Kernel and bootloaders

Big bad bug of the month prize goes to ticket 1841 white screen of death (WSOD) after resume. This bug shows itself only by cold weather! Nicolas Dufresne found out that the culprit was probably a too tight timing in the JBT driver. Hopefully this will be fixed soon now, and we can all switch to Linux 2.6.28 happily everafter. Developers must read Andy's explanations about kernel branch management.

  • Preview upcoming changes to the /sys directory.
  • Improvements to the touchscreen, backlight and accelerometer kernel drivers.
  • Qi gets lots of GTA03 love, audio back and a memory test ability (called when there are no valid kernels).
  • The opkg package manager was patched to cache downloaded files.

[edit] Community

  • Removed the Wiki tagcloud extension that messed up with page formatting.
  • There are many links to nice Ringtones on the wiki, but the page and the whole topic need a good overhaul.
  • GnuPhone here we come: Sten Kvamme explains how to make a call from the command line (on FSO).
  • For your pleasure, here is the OpenMoko Jokes page. Thanks to the community, keep them coming ;) Coolcat and I are thinking about adding a pic of the week to the homepage, so stay tuned.
  • Courtesy of Dale Maggee, here and here are a few funny splash screens. Note that you already trust Dale if you are using neotool to flash your Neo.
  • A few brave souls signed up to start a 3D driver for Glamo.
Personal tools

Dear friends, Good evening/day/afternoon (whatever your TZ is). This is our sixth "community community update".

Applications

  • A new Pong game.
  • Newrotate 0.5 is out, uses really little CPU now.
  • Gtkaddpoi 0.5 : software to add a Point Of Interest to TangoGPS.
  • neoqplayer 0.1 : codenamed frog. A media player that conserves CPU cycles.
  • First release of TwitterMoko, a twitter client for openmoko.
  • ShortOm 0.2 : an application/shell launcher.
  • openmoko-panel-plugin 0.6 : support for fso frameworkd milestone 4.
  • Unison works. It is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It determines all differences between two directory trees and lets the user decide, how to proceed with every differing file.
  • OpenMooCow 0.2. Mooes more, runs headless, tickleable.
  • AaTerm, an improved openmoko-terminal2.
  • Azmodie proposed a solution for right and middle clicking: Use the gnome accessibility tool mousetweaks (.deb).
  • Auxlaunch 0.6, a finger-friendly app launcher and window switcher. Bugfixes/integration update.

Distributions

Hardware

  • For an armband to hold the Freerunner while exercising, Gilles Casse recommends the UMC-3 from Case Logic.
  • Patrick Beck grafted a light on a miniusb - connector, to make an OpenMoko flash light. More lumens the bright white screen one get with the Flashlight script.
  • The official fix for buzzing is to add a 100uF capacity here and replace one resistor there. Technical details to be published in an Openmoko rework SOP paper. The company is looking at how to fix *all* devices sold.
  • The Calypso GSM firmware moko10 was released, it fixes ticket 666 for those users with 3G SIM cards. A few Indiana Jones types did try and follow the wiki instructions to reflash, most with success, some with hubris (def: excessive pride). For the rest of us, a user-friendly installer is being prepared.

Kernel and bootloaders

Big bad bug of the month prize goes to ticket 1841 white screen of death (WSOD) after resume. This bug shows itself only by cold weather! Nicolas Dufresne found out that the culprit was probably a too tight timing in the JBT driver. Hopefully this will be fixed soon now, and we can all switch to Linux 2.6.28 happily everafter. Developers must read Andy's explanations about kernel branch management.

  • Preview upcoming changes to the /sys directory.
  • Improvements to the touchscreen, backlight and accelerometer kernel drivers.
  • Qi gets lots of GTA03 love, audio back and a memory test ability (called when there are no valid kernels).
  • The opkg package manager was patched to cache downloaded files.

Community

  • Removed the tagcloud extension that messed up with page formatting.
  • There are many links to nice Ringtones on the wiki, but the page and the whole topic need a good overhaul.
  • GnuPhone here we come: Sten Kvamme explains how to make a call from the command line (on FSO).
  • For your pleasure, here is the OpenMoko Jokes page. Thanks to the community, keep them coming ;) We (Coolcat and I) are also thinking about adding a pic of the week to the homepage, so stay tuned.
  • Courtesy of Dale Maggee, here and here are a few funny splash screens. Note that you already trust Dale if you are using neotool to flash your Neo.
  • A few brave souls signed up to attempt a 3D driver for Glamo.