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====='''Period 2009-08-19 to 2009-09-02'''=====
 
====='''Period 2009-08-19 to 2009-09-02'''=====
  
 
==Distributions==
 
==Distributions==
 
{{DistributionBox|
 
{{DistributionBox|
Name=QT Moko|
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Name=[[QT Moko]]|
Description=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:
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Description=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.)
 
* UI is much faster (by fixing bug with opened accelerators.)
 
* Bluetooth works again (thanks to Bartłomiej Zimoń)
 
* Bluetooth works again (thanks to Bartłomiej Zimoń)
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Homepage=http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/|
 
Homepage=http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/|
 
Image=[http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/ images]|
 
Image=[http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/ images]|
TestedOnHardware=Neo,FreeRunner|
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Works={{Works on QtMoko}}
Neo1973={{unknown}}|
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FreeRunner={{yes}}|
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HTC-Dream={{unknown}}|
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Other={{unknown}}
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}}
 
}}
  
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===New Applications===
 
===New Applications===
 
{{ApplicationBox|
 
{{ApplicationBox|
Name=Advanced Geocaching Tool for Linux 0.1.2|
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Name=[[Advanced Geocaching Tool for Linux]] 0.1.2|
 
Description=AGTL makes geocaching paperless! It downloads cache locations in the area visible on the map including their description, hints, difficulty levels and images. Searching for caches in your local db is a matter of seconds. The currently selected cache is shown on the map (and also all the others if you want) and there's a traditional compass-like view that always points at the cache. A manual exists [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Advanced_Geocaching_Tool_for_Linux on the wiki].|
 
Description=AGTL makes geocaching paperless! It downloads cache locations in the area visible on the map including their description, hints, difficulty levels and images. Searching for caches in your local db is a matter of seconds. The currently selected cache is shown on the map (and also all the others if you want) and there's a traditional compass-like view that always points at the cache. A manual exists [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Advanced_Geocaching_Tool_for_Linux on the wiki].|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Homepage=http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html|
 
Homepage=http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html|
TestedOn=OM2009T5, SHR|
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TestedOn=OM2009T5, SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html advancedcaching]
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html advancedcaching]
 
}}
 
}}
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{{ApplicationBox|
 
{{ApplicationBox|
 
Name=appraw|
 
Name=appraw|
Description=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.|
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Description=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 easily reverted.|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Homepage=http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/|
 
Homepage=http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/|
TestedOn=SHR|
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TestedOn=SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/downloads/ appraw]
 
PackageName=[http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/downloads/ appraw]
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}}
 +
 +
{{ApplicationBox|
 +
Name=shr-today|
 +
Description=SHR-Today is a screen-locking application for SHR. It’s written using python, elementary and the opimd subsystem. It notifies about missed and incoming calls, unread messages, the GSM connectivity and about the battery status. It locks the screen by AUX-press, by the FSO “lock” signal and by going to suspend. Configure it's options in /etc/shr-today.conf.|
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Screenshot=Shr-today.png|
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Homepage=http://wiki.github.com/slyon/today|
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TestedOn=SHR-Unstable|
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PackageName=[http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/ shr-today]
 
}}
 
}}
  
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Screenshot=spojegui.png|
 
Screenshot=spojegui.png|
 
Homepage=http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html|
 
Homepage=http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html|
TestedOn=SHR|
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TestedOn=SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html spoje]
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html spoje]
 
}}
 
}}
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Screenshot=Qnavitctl1.png|
 
Screenshot=Qnavitctl1.png|
 
Homepage=http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary|
 
Homepage=http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary|
TestedOn=SHR|
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TestedOn=SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-unstable/ qnavitctl]
 
PackageName=[http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-unstable/ qnavitctl]
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
===Application Updates===
 
===Application Updates===
{{ApplicationBox|
 
Name=Exampleapp 0.0.1|
 
Description=Exampleapp 0.0.1 is an application to do some stuff...
 
* new example feature 1
 
* new example feature 2|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Homepage=http://wiki.openmoko.org/|
 
TestedOn=Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR|
 
PackageName=Exampleapp
 
}}
 
 
 
 
{{ApplicationBox|
 
{{ApplicationBox|
 
Name=Evopedia 0.2.2|
 
Name=Evopedia 0.2.2|
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{{ApplicationBox|
 
{{ApplicationBox|
Name=shr-launcher|
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Name=[[launcher]]|
 
Description=Launcher is a homepage / launcher app (written in c, using elementary and sqlite) that has the following main features
 
Description=Launcher is a homepage / launcher app (written in c, using elementary and sqlite) that has the following main features
 
* In built contacts, sms, phonelog app
 
* In built contacts, sms, phonelog app
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Screenshot=launcher.png|
 
Screenshot=launcher.png|
 
Homepage=http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Launcher|
 
Homepage=http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Launcher|
TestedOn=OM2009, SHR-U|
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TestedOn=OM2009T5, SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_220.html launcher]
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_220.html launcher]
 
}}
 
}}
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Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
 
Homepage=http://www.coderholic.com/pyradio/|
 
Homepage=http://www.coderholic.com/pyradio/|
TestedOn=SHR|
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TestedOn=SHR-Unstable|
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_265.html pyradio]
 
PackageName=[http://www.opkg.org/package_265.html pyradio]
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Community==
 
==Community==
 +
 +
All the #1024 (Deep Sleep) solutions at one place [http://www.neofundas.blogspot.com #1024 Fixes]  ..lot of thanks to Joerg, Paul, Werner and all the community members.
 +
 
* After some deliberation and input from the [http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhelds.openmoko.community/48620 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  [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Paroli#Paroli_on_SHR_unstable Paroli wiki page].
 
* After some deliberation and input from the [http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhelds.openmoko.community/48620 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  [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Paroli#Paroli_on_SHR_unstable Paroli wiki page].
* '''There was a poll''' about the [http://doodle.com/sd2c8d8snr23eeqq distro people use] and [http://www.doodle.com/svvsubwnyn4zaxd3 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.
+
 
 +
* There was a poll about the '''[http://doodle.com/sd2c8d8snr23eeqq most popular distribution]''' and '''[http://www.doodle.com/svvsubwnyn4zaxd3 boot loader]''' amongst the people who read the mailing lists, are somehow community-active users, or just answered the poll. Most likely this is not reality amongst all users but shows where the majority of the community-active people are. Polls are still open for voting, thus if you want to show developers what is your favourite distribution, do not hesitate and take a vote for your favourite [http://doodle.com/sd2c8d8snr23eeqq distro] or [http://www.doodle.com/svvsubwnyn4zaxd3 bootloader]! Otherwise your favourite distro might lose contributors! Current results show that
 +
** the most popular distro is '''SHR''' (over 6 times more users than the Openmoko distributions, followed by Debian Hackable:1 and Android)
 +
** The most popular bootloader is '''QI''' (over 2 times more users than uBoot)  
 +
 
 
* '''Qalee''' started new website on http://www.qalee.org/.
 
* '''Qalee''' started new website on http://www.qalee.org/.
* IDA Systems had announced buzz fix for Indian customers on Apr 20th. These days there has been some activities regarding the same. Currently, the situation is totally unplanned. Please follow '''[http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2009-September/054310.html this mail]''' to get more information. We think there would be more users of FR that want this fix done in India. Please reply on the mentioned email thread as well(avoid using nabble).
 
* '''Czech Openmoko''' community portal http://www.openmoko.cz is in preparation, suggestions, volunteers and editors are welcome. Czech and Slovak community members please help open this newcomers website, information and collaboration place. Feel free to join to our [http://www.jabber.cz Jabber] [http://www.jabber.cz/wiki/Konference conference] at [http://muc.unart.cz/ ''openmoko@muc.openmoko.cz''].
 
  
==Event News==
+
* On Apr 20th, IDA Systems had announced buzz fix for Indian customers. Exact date of buzz fix is not known yet... These days there has been some activity regarding the same. Currently, the situation is totally unplanned. Please follow '''[http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2009-September/054310.html this mail]''' to get more information. We think there would be more users of FR that want this fix done in India. Please reply on the mentioned email thread as well (avoid using nabble).
* '''2009-mm-dd''' [http://example.url.xom Example event] | add your event here
+
  
 +
* '''Czech Openmoko''' community portal http://www.openmoko.cz is in preparation. Suggestions, volunteers and editors are welcome. Czech and Slovak community members please help open this newcomers website, information and collaboration place. Feel free to join to our [http://www.jabber.cz Jabber] [http://www.jabber.cz/wiki/Konference conference] at [http://muc.unart.cz/ ''openmoko@muc.openmoko.cz''].
  
 
[[Category:Community Update]]
 
[[Category:Community Update]]

Latest revision as of 18:43, 20 October 2009

Contents

[edit] Period 2009-08-19 to 2009-09-02

[edit] Distributions

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 scap.linuxtogo.org
  • 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'
Homepage: http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/
Image: images

Hardware Works
Neo 1973 yes
FreeRunner yes
GTA04 ?
HTC-Dream ?
Other ?


[edit] Applications

[edit] New Applications

System boot.png Advanced Geocaching Tool for Linux 0.1.2

AGTL makes geocaching paperless! It downloads cache locations in the area visible on the map including their description, hints, difficulty levels and images. Searching for caches in your local db is a matter of seconds. The currently selected cache is shown on the map (and also all the others if you want) and there's a traditional compass-like view that always points at the cache. A manual exists on the wiki.


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html
Package: advancedcaching
Tested on: OM2009T5, SHR-Unstable


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 easily reverted.


Homepage: http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/
Package: appraw
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Shr-today.png shr-today

SHR-Today is a screen-locking application for SHR. It’s written using python, elementary and the opimd subsystem. It notifies about missed and incoming calls, unread messages, the GSM connectivity and about the battery status. It locks the screen by AUX-press, by the FSO “lock” signal and by going to suspend. Configure it's options in /etc/shr-today.conf.


Homepage: http://wiki.github.com/slyon/today
Package: shr-today
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Spojegui.png SpojeGUI

SpojeGUI is GUI program which use CLI program/modul spoje.py which is used mainly for Czech and Slovak transport.


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html
Package: spoje
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Qnavitctl1.png QNavitCtl

QNavitCtl is a Qt application to send destination or position to Navit via dbus or center the map.


Homepage: http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary
Package: qnavitctl
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


[edit] Application Updates

Evopedia map.png Evopedia 0.2.2

Evopedia is a Wikipedia reader for offline use. Features include:

  • live title search
  • images are included when there is a connection to the internet
  • articles can be shown on map using tiles from TangoGPS (NEW)


Homepage: http://www.reitwiessner.de/openmoko/evopedia.html
Package: evopedia
Tested on: ?


Launcher.png launcher

Launcher is a homepage / launcher app (written in c, using elementary and sqlite) that has the following main features

  • In built contacts, sms, phonelog app
  • Categorises your applications (personalised categories and grouping)
  • Notifications for new sms/ missed calls on home page
  • cell broadcast / location info on home page
  • ability to set your own wallpaper
  • uses opim backend


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Launcher
Package: launcher
Tested on: OM2009T5, SHR-Unstable


System boot.png PyRadio

PyRadio is TUI program in python for receiver stream of internet radio.

  • created ipk package


Homepage: http://www.coderholic.com/pyradio/
Package: pyradio
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


[edit] Community

All the #1024 (Deep Sleep) solutions at one place #1024 Fixes ..lot of thanks to Joerg, Paul, Werner and all the community members.

  • 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 most popular distribution and boot loader amongst the people who read the mailing lists, are somehow community-active users, or just answered the poll. Most likely this is not reality amongst all users but shows where the majority of the community-active people are. Polls are still open for voting, thus if you want to show developers what is your favourite distribution, do not hesitate and take a vote for your favourite distro or bootloader! Otherwise your favourite distro might lose contributors! Current results show that
    • the most popular distro is SHR (over 6 times more users than the Openmoko distributions, followed by Debian Hackable:1 and Android)
    • The most popular bootloader is QI (over 2 times more users than uBoot)
  • On Apr 20th, IDA Systems had announced buzz fix for Indian customers. Exact date of buzz fix is not known yet... These days there has been some activity regarding the same. Currently, the situation is totally unplanned. Please follow this mail to get more information. We think there would be more users of FR that want this fix done in India. Please reply on the mentioned email thread as well (avoid using nabble).
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  • I you are planning longer edition, please use {{Editing|your_username_here|date_here|editing_summary_here}}tag. Remember to remove it (or put between <nowiki> tags ) right after you save your work.
  • Take a moment and look at Discussion page to get a clue on how to contribute to Community Updates while following OM wiki editing guidelines please.
  • Please fill in everything you think the community should know.
  • On 2009-09-02 this content will be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2009-09-02, feel free to do it.
  • Post a note about CU release on the community mailing list.


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

Distributions

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 scap.linuxtogo.org
  • 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'
Homepage: http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/
Image: images

{{{Works}}}


Applications

New Applications

System boot.png Advanced Geocaching Tool for Linux 0.1.2

AGTL makes geocaching paperless! It downloads cache locations in the area visible on the map including their description, hints, difficulty levels and images. Searching for caches in your local db is a matter of seconds. The currently selected cache is shown on the map (and also all the others if you want) and there's a traditional compass-like view that always points at the cache. A manual exists on the wiki.


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_268.html
Package: advancedcaching
Tested on: OM2009T5, SHR


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.


Homepage: http://github.com/Sektor/appraw/
Package: appraw
Tested on: SHR


Spojegui.png SpojeGUI

SpojeGUI is GUI program which use CLI program/modul spoje.py which is used mainly for Czech and Slovak transport.


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_263.html
Package: spoje
Tested on: SHR


Qnavitctl1.png QNavitCtl

QNavitCtl is a Qt application to send destination or position to Navit via dbus or center the map.


Homepage: http://git.senfdax.de/?p=qnavitctl;a=summary
Package: qnavitctl
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


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/
Package: Exampleapp
Tested on: Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR



Evopedia map.png Evopedia 0.2.2

Evopedia is a Wikipedia reader for offline use. Features include:

  • live title search
  • images are included when there is a connection to the internet
  • articles can be shown on map using tiles from TangoGPS (NEW)


Homepage: http://www.reitwiessner.de/openmoko/evopedia.html
Package: evopedia
Tested on: ?


Launcher.png shr-launcher

Launcher is a homepage / launcher app (written in c, using elementary and sqlite) that has the following main features

  • In built contacts, sms, phonelog app
  • Categorises your applications (personalised categories and grouping)
  • Notifications for new sms/ missed calls on home page
  • cell broadcast / location info on home page
  • ability to set your own wallpaper
  • uses opim backend


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Launcher
Package: launcher
Tested on: OM2009, SHR-U


System boot.png PyRadio

PyRadio is TUI program in python for receiver stream of internet radio.

  • created ipk package


Homepage: http://www.coderholic.com/pyradio/
Package: pyradio
Tested on: SHR


Community

  • 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.
  • Qalee started new website on http://www.qalee.org/.
  • IDA Systems had announced buzz fix for Indian customers on Apr 20th. These days there has been some activities regarding the same. Currently, the situation is totally unplanned. Please follow this mail to get more information. We think there would be more users of FR that want this fix done in India. Please reply on the mentioned email thread as well(avoid using nabble).
  • Czech Openmoko community portal http://www.openmoko.cz is in preparation, suggestions, volunteers and editors are welcome. Czech and Slovak community members please help open this newcomers website, information and collaboration place. Feel free to join to our Jabber conference at openmoko@muc.openmoko.cz.

Event News