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Period 20, Mar ~ 05, Apr, 2009



New Applications

Some argued on maillist that similar functionality exists in xev X Window binary.

  • Black Sheep: Fight insomnia! Start this software, count the sheep
  • Chronometer: It is in early stage - it has stopwatch with split, big display and big buttons

Application Updates

  • BikeAtor0.0.6 : Like TangoGPS BikeAtor can display OSM Maps V0.0.6: Configuration changed and Speedometer improved
  • CoovaChilli: It turns your phone's WiFi network into an Ad-Hoc Hotspot! Other computers can then connect to your WiFi signal and get a captive portal. From the GUI, you can configure multiple Hotspot setups and easily switch between them. You can also review the current active sessions and authorize, release (DHCP lease), or completely block a device on your network.
  • OpenBmap Version 0.2.0 released of the GSM cell, GPS logger.


  • Sean Moss-Pultz presented the FreeRunner mobile phone to designers and engineers at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California this week. Moss-Pultz calls the phone a “seed” that provides a rapid start for developers to create devices based on the phone’s open OS, open CAD and open electronics.
  • A follow up announcement to Openmoko's presentation at ESC has been an official price drop. FreeRunner is currently selling through the Openmoko webshop for $299 USD, for a limited time only.
  • Also from Steve, some answers to some confusion that some of us had about the offical buzz fix can be found here
  • ModemManager project has been started at to provide a DBus API to GSM/3G adaptors.

Event News

  • 2009-04-06/08 CELF Embedded Linux Conference | ELC 2009 San Francisco, California.
  • 2009-05-12/13 OSiM Asia | The Kowloon Shangri-la hotel, Hong Kong | Openmoko will give a speech