Community Updates/2009-01-12

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* Sean's [http://n2.nabble.com/Questions-and-Answers-tp2103754p2103754.html new year interview]
 
* Sean's [http://n2.nabble.com/Questions-and-Answers-tp2103754p2103754.html new year interview]
  
== Hardware ==
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== Hardware and drivers ==
* Werner [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/hardware/2008-December/000890.html announced] he made an [http://www.almesberger.net/misc/idbg/ internal debug board].
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* Werner [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/hardware/2008-December/000890.html announced] he made an [http://www.almesberger.net/misc/idbg/ internal debug board]. This is contributed as a community member, not as Openmoko employee.
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* Filter key bouncing patches.
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* There has been a classic lkml-style discussion on how the touchscreen driver should be split between kernelspace and userspace.
  
 
== Tips and tricks ==
 
== Tips and tricks ==
  
 
* Booting 2008.12 from a microsd fails with "Only GTA01 hardware supported by ASoc driver" ? Option "ro" on the kernel commandline is fatal for startup of 2008.12. Check your U-Boot env if you're using that for "ro", or try adding rw to /boot/append-GTA02 if you are on SD Card and Qi.
 
* Booting 2008.12 from a microsd fails with "Only GTA01 hardware supported by ASoc driver" ? Option "ro" on the kernel commandline is fatal for startup of 2008.12. Check your U-Boot env if you're using that for "ro", or try adding rw to /boot/append-GTA02 if you are on SD Card and Qi.

Revision as of 11:33, 4 January 2009

Sean's new year interview.

Contents

New applications

  •  LED clock When an Openmoko is sitting unused at night, turn it into an alarm clock with large 7-segment digits on a black background in landscape mode.
  • GPRSsettings is a GUI script designed to change apn, login, dialnumber.
  • Samuel's script for a toggle wifi icon.
  • ylock 0.1 Python screen lock and low battery monits.
  • AppManager 1.0.1 Zenity package manager.

Ports and update

  • Lots of Navit activity. Distributions are kindly suggested to package the sample map separately from the main binary to conserve space.
  • The opkg package manager development moved from OM svn to Google code. The recommended stable version is r172, there is a significant data structures+algorithm refactorization going on.

Community

Hardware and drivers

  • Werner announced he made an internal debug board. This is contributed as a community member, not as Openmoko employee.
  • Filter key bouncing patches.
  • There has been a classic lkml-style discussion on how the touchscreen driver should be split between kernelspace and userspace.

Tips and tricks

  • Booting 2008.12 from a microsd fails with "Only GTA01 hardware supported by ASoc driver" ? Option "ro" on the kernel commandline is fatal for startup of 2008.12. Check your U-Boot env if you're using that for "ro", or try adding rw to /boot/append-GTA02 if you are on SD Card and Qi.
Personal tools

Sean's new year interview.

New applications

  •  LED clock When an Openmoko is sitting unused at night, turn it into an alarm clock with large 7-segment digits on a black background in landscape mode.
  • GPRSsettings is a GUI script designed to change apn, login, dialnumber.
  • Samuel's script for a toggle wifi icon.
  • ylock 0.1 Python screen lock and low battery monits.
  • AppManager 1.0.1 Zenity package manager.

Ports and update

  • Lots of Navit activity. Distributions are kindly suggested to package the sample map separately from the main binary to conserve space.
  • The opkg package manager development moved from OM svn to Google code. The recommended stable version is r172, there is a significant data structures+algorithm refactorization going on.

Community

Hardware and drivers

  • Werner announced he made an internal debug board. This is contributed as a community member, not as Openmoko employee.
  • Filter key bouncing patches.
  • There has been a classic lkml-style discussion on how the touchscreen driver should be split between kernelspace and userspace.

Tips and tricks

  • Booting 2008.12 from a microsd fails with "Only GTA01 hardware supported by ASoc driver" ? Option "ro" on the kernel commandline is fatal for startup of 2008.12. Check your U-Boot env if you're using that for "ro", or try adding rw to /boot/append-GTA02 if you are on SD Card and Qi.