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Period 2009-08-19 to 2009-09-02


Qtmokomain.png QT Moko

QT moko is debian distribution for Openmoko Freerunner phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extendeded formerly known as Qtopia. As for the speed, this image is finally fast and responsive and i think it's very usable. This time I will leave testing on you - hopefully nothing nasty crept in. If you wonder where are V7 images - they do not exist. Credits to everybody who helped with this release. Changes from previous version:

  • UI is much faster (by fixing bug with opened accelerators.)
  • Bluetooth works again (thanks to Bartłomiej Zimoń)
  • Upgraded kernel to latest andy-tracking
  • Fixed small font size in X
  • Fixed AUX to work again when QX ends up
  • Fixed compiling on newer gcc
  • Added support of uploading screenshots to
  • QtMaze - updated to version 1.1 (various fixes, new level added)
  • Fixes in package manager
  • Howto for building debian based rootfs is now in GIT [1]

Codename: 'V8'
Image: images



New Applications

System boot.png appraw

appraw is a small C tool for patching .desktop files to make apps be launched via fsoraw (to prevent automatic screen dimming and suspending). It can be used in various distribution enhancing scripts or just to make freshly installed app fsoraw-enabled. Changes can be easyly reverted.

Package: appraw
Tested on: SHR

Application Updates

System boot.png Exampleapp 0.0.1

Exampleapp 0.0.1 is an application to do some stuff...

  • new example feature 1
  • new example feature 2

Package: Exampleapp
Tested on: Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR


  • After some deliberation and input from the community Angus Ainslie decided to stop maintaining Om2009 and start work on getting Paroli to co-exist in SHR. General instructions on how to run Paroli in SHR are on the Paroli wiki page.
  • There was a poll about the distro people use and what boot loader people use. The most popular distro is SHR (over 6 times the users of the Openmoko distributions, followed by Debian Hackable:1 and Android) & bootloader is QI (over 2 times the users of uBoot) amongst the people who read the mailing lists etc and answered the poll. Most likely this is not reality amongst all users but shows where the majority of the community-active people are.

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