Community Updates/2009-03-20

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Period 20, Feb~5, Mar, 2009

Distributions

  • Openmoko continues it's work on Om2009 release - On the release plan, Openmoko is going to put FSO milestone 5.5, the stable kernel, paroli and the new xorg-glamo drivers together and make most stable distro ever. The builds in March will be called Alpha builds, and will receive only partial testing. Start with Beta builds and full testing in April. From then on only critical features and bug fixes will be backported into the branch. At the end of May, release candidates (RC builds) will start generating.
  • QT Extended moving along as a community project
  • Android - Beta 4 announced, cupcake image - can someone add to this

Applications

Application Updates

  • Mokometeo 0.2 the small python/GTK application fetching the weather forecast

from Yahoo weather pages,has been released with some improvements and bug fixes. Changes that went in are

    • added some "print" in the code
    • debug the .mokometeo folder ; put the config folder in /home/root/.mokometeo/ instead of /.mokometeo/
    • test if the connection to internet is ok. If not, display question marks
    • backup the data each time data is downloaded and displayed. This data is used on the next Mokometeo startup
    • added the date and time when the data has been downloaded

Check the page :http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Mokometeo for more details

  • Fennec Beta 1 Released

This is the twelfth development milestone and the first beta release of the mobile version of Firefox, for testing purposes only. More details about this on: http://blog.pavlov.net/2009/03/17/fennec-1-beta-1/ http://www.mozilla.org/projects/fennec/1.0b1/releasenotes/ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Build/Fennec


  • Orrery 2.5 Released

A new version of the orrery sky-chart program has been released. In addition to several bug fixes, the new version includes support for displaying informal constellations (asterisms like the Big Dipper), a new to-scale display of the Solar System, information about the number of satellites used for the position fix in GPS mode and better support for displaying stars too faint for the unaided eye to see. Visit http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Orrery for more details.


GridPad v.2.1 Released

gvSIG Mobile 0.11 Released

KnjMokoWifi Released [More information]


Community

  • A browser review/comparison study of the best suitable browser
    • Everyone can add test results of the browser compatibility to any of the distributions being used so that we may find the one that has the most potential and can be developed to a actual working browser.


  • If anyone is looking for a Chess game on the Neo ,you could try Maemo.

This might be a good start for the application: http://repository.maemo.org/pool/maemo4.1/free/o/osso-chess-ui/ http://repository.maemo.org/pool/maemo4.1/free/g/gnuchess/

  • Mid April: GSM buzz-fix party in Braunschweig, Germany Daniel Williams has

been glad to perform buzz fixes for phones that needs the fix.In order to gauge interest and plan ahead with respect to ordering Resistors/Capacitors he would like to know how many phones would come.If you are interested and would show up please mail him privately and also give information on how many phones you would bring.

  • Kustomizer 0.4 released for 2008.12 [1]


Event News

  • 2009-03-01/03-31 Harry' Openmoko Survey | Please help me with my free

software and Openmoko related academic research | Harry Tsai of Chang Gung Universtiy

  • 2009-03-23/27 Apogee 2009 | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking

about Openmoko

  • 2009-03-30/04-03 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE - SILICON VALLEY 2009 | San

Jose McEnery Convention Center, California | A huge Openmoko marketing event and Sean's speech 2009-04-01/02 Swiss Open Source Software Conference & Exposition | Bern, Switzerland | Openmoko Sean will give a speech

  • 2009-04-06/08 CELF Embedded Linux Conference | ELC 2009 San Francisco,

California.

5) Barcelona ,18/04/2009 Tuxbrain.com :First fix it party in Spain with the support of Openmoko at Barcelona,Boca Nord Linux Lab on 18/04/2009 more details in spanish : http://www.openmoko-spain.org/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=1&postId=7

6) 2009-04-18/19 Open Source Developer's Conference | OSDC will hold in Taipei , Taiwan.

7) 2009-05-12/13 OSiM Asia | The Kowloon Shangri-la hotel, Hong Kong | Openmoko will give a speech

8) 2009-06-25/26 OPEN SOURCE IN MOBILE 2009 | to be held in Westin Taipei Taiwan | Openmoko Sean will give a speech


Competitions

  • Software.Cofundos.org - Following the programming contest,

software.Cofundos.org will help to boost any idea one has in mind and give an opportunity to earn some money for people who have the time/skills you may not have.This is a great platform for discussing and enriching ideas on upcoming/existing projects.

  • New application contest organized by Rakshat Hooja

'Call Recorder cum Dictaphone Application for the Freerunner' on cofundus.org.Any one who wishes to contribute their time/skills and also get more details can check the following link - http://www.cofundos.org/project.php?id=154

Personal tools





Period 20, Feb~5, Mar, 2009

Distributions

  • Openmoko continues it's work on Om2009 release - On the release plan, Openmoko is going to put FSO milestone 5.5, the stable kernel, paroli and the new xorg-glamo drivers together and make most stable distro ever. The builds in March will be called Alpha builds, and will receive only partial testing. Start with Beta builds and full testing in April. From then on only critical features and bug fixes will be backported into the branch. At the end of May, release candidates (RC builds) will start generating.
  • QT Extended moving along as a community project
  • Android - Beta 4 announced, cupcake image - can someone add to this

Applications

Application Updates

  • Mokometeo 0.2 the small python/GTK application fetching the weather forecast

from Yahoo weather pages,has been released with some improvements and bug fixes. Changes that went in are

    • added some "print" in the code
    • debug the .mokometeo folder ; put the config folder in /home/root/.mokometeo/ instead of /.mokometeo/
    • test if the connection to internet is ok. If not, display question marks
    • backup the data each time data is downloaded and displayed. This data is used on the next Mokometeo startup
    • added the date and time when the data has been downloaded

Check the page :http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Mokometeo for more details

  • Fennec Beta 1 Released

This is the twelfth development milestone and the first beta release of the mobile version of Firefox, for testing purposes only. More details about this on: http://blog.pavlov.net/2009/03/17/fennec-1-beta-1/ http://www.mozilla.org/projects/fennec/1.0b1/releasenotes/ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Build/Fennec


  • Orrery 2.5 Released

A new version of the orrery sky-chart program has been released. In addition to several bug fixes, the new version includes support for displaying informal constellations (asterisms like the Big Dipper), a new to-scale display of the Solar System, information about the number of satellites used for the position fix in GPS mode and better support for displaying stars too faint for the unaided eye to see. Visit http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Orrery for more details.


GridPad v.2.1 Released

gvSIG Mobile 0.11 Released

KnjMokoWifi Released [More information]


Community

  • A browser review/comparison study of the best suitable browser
    • Everyone can add test results of the browser compatibility to any of the distributions being used so that we may find the one that has the most potential and can be developed to a actual working browser.


  • If anyone is looking for a Chess game on the Neo ,you could try Maemo.

This might be a good start for the application: http://repository.maemo.org/pool/maemo4.1/free/o/osso-chess-ui/ http://repository.maemo.org/pool/maemo4.1/free/g/gnuchess/

  • Mid April: GSM buzz-fix party in Braunschweig, Germany Daniel Williams has

been glad to perform buzz fixes for phones that needs the fix.In order to gauge interest and plan ahead with respect to ordering Resistors/Capacitors he would like to know how many phones would come.If you are interested and would show up please mail him privately and also give information on how many phones you would bring.

  • Kustomizer 0.4 released for 2008.12 [1]


Event News

  • 2009-03-01/03-31 Harry' Openmoko Survey | Please help me with my free

software and Openmoko related academic research | Harry Tsai of Chang Gung Universtiy

  • 2009-03-23/27 Apogee 2009 | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking

about Openmoko

  • 2009-03-30/04-03 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE - SILICON VALLEY 2009 | San

Jose McEnery Convention Center, California | A huge Openmoko marketing event and Sean's speech 2009-04-01/02 Swiss Open Source Software Conference & Exposition | Bern, Switzerland | Openmoko Sean will give a speech

  • 2009-04-06/08 CELF Embedded Linux Conference | ELC 2009 San Francisco,

California.

5) Barcelona ,18/04/2009 Tuxbrain.com :First fix it party in Spain with the support of Openmoko at Barcelona,Boca Nord Linux Lab on 18/04/2009 more details in spanish : http://www.openmoko-spain.org/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=1&postId=7

6) 2009-04-18/19 Open Source Developer's Conference | OSDC will hold in Taipei , Taiwan.

7) 2009-05-12/13 OSiM Asia | The Kowloon Shangri-la hotel, Hong Kong | Openmoko will give a speech

8) 2009-06-25/26 OPEN SOURCE IN MOBILE 2009 | to be held in Westin Taipei Taiwan | Openmoko Sean will give a speech


Competitions

  • Software.Cofundos.org - Following the programming contest,

software.Cofundos.org will help to boost any idea one has in mind and give an opportunity to earn some money for people who have the time/skills you may not have.This is a great platform for discussing and enriching ideas on upcoming/existing projects.

  • New application contest organized by Rakshat Hooja

'Call Recorder cum Dictaphone Application for the Freerunner' on cofundus.org.Any one who wishes to contribute their time/skills and also get more details can check the following link - http://www.cofundos.org/project.php?id=154