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* '''2009-11-08''' '''[http://www.linuxalt.cz LinuxAlt]''' Lecture about Openmoko and community meeting.
 
* '''2009-11-08''' '''[http://www.linuxalt.cz LinuxAlt]''' Lecture about Openmoko and community meeting.
 
* '''2010-02-6/7''' '''[http://www.fosdem.org FOSDEM]''' sign up to [[Fosdem 2010]] if you're going to be there and tell us what you're willing to do
 
* '''2010-02-6/7''' '''[http://www.fosdem.org FOSDEM]''' sign up to [[Fosdem 2010]] if you're going to be there and tell us what you're willing to do
* '''2009-10-DD''' '''[http://example.url.xom Example event]''' add your event here
 
  
 
==Openmoko Development Survey==
 
==Openmoko Development Survey==

Revision as of 08:38, 29 October 2009

Contents

Period 2009-10-15 to 2009-10-28

Distributions

Hackable-1-Screenshot-today.png Hackable:1 [rev5]

Hackable:1 is a community distribution for hackable devices like the Neo Freerunner. It is based on Debian and implements the GNOME mobile platform. See Architecture for details. The goals are: * provide a Stable platform for development * encourage Quick start * enjoy Ease of development


Codename: 'chuck'
Homepage: http://www.hackable1.org/
Image: http://www.hackable1.org/wiki/Downloads Images

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


Applications

New Applications

Kbosd screenshot.png kbosd

Small and simple virtual keyboard for OpenMoko FreeRunner, inspired from fatfingershell. The idea was to use XShape extention to display the virtual keyboard above the terminal


Homepage: http://gitorious.org/kbosd
Package: not known yet
Tested on: hackable:1 rev5


Application Updates

Mini-1 1.png xminimokostatus

xminimokostatus is the background on the root window of Minimoko, a fast and lean Desktop based on shr, openbox and idesk using DBUS in C with glib


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Minimoko
Package: Minimokostatus
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Ffalarms 0.2.4 add.png ffalarms 0.3

ffalarms is a finger friendly alarms application. Notes:

  • add support for recurring alarms, attaching messages to alarms, and
choosing alarm date from a calendar
  • add configuration option for alarm volume, alarm_script and alsa_state


Homepage: http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/ffalarms/
Package: ffalarms
Tested on: SHR


Community

Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..

  • Gry e-wm.png
    gry* Illume Theme 0.2 and
    Gry elm.png
    gry* Elementary Theme 0.8 released.
    • fast as hell! (as fast as the nEo themes, probably faster in some situations)
    • shiny, inspired by the b&w smooth as silk theme
    • survive opkg upgrade
    • are still beauties even with software_16
    • integrate well with default shr etk theme
    • allow 'launcher' users to use dark as well as bright backgrounds while maintaining labels readable
    • flower power! (the flowers were removed due to environmental reasons, but i still like to think the theme is powered by daisies and sunflowers)

Questions/Suggestions should be posted here

Event News

  • 2009-11-08 LinuxAlt Lecture about Openmoko and community meeting.
  • 2010-02-6/7 FOSDEM sign up to Fosdem 2010 if you're going to be there and tell us what you're willing to do

Openmoko Development Survey

Kerstin from Open Innovation Projects has completed a survey on the influence of open source development in the openmoko project. The full results are available here: http://open-innovation-projects.org/openmoko-survey-results/

The results of the survey shouldn't be too much of a surprise given the nature of this particular project. The overwhelming majority of respondents agree with statements like "I really care about the fate of the project" and "I enjoy being part of this community". The community is mostly male, young (average age = 30) and well educated with over half of respondents indicating they have at least a university level degree.

Work Distribution

With regard to the split between developers and users, the community seems to be led by a small number of lead developers committing the majority of the work. The largest group indentify themselves as part of the community with just under a third identifying themselves as end-users.

Documentation

Access to documentation is important for the members of the openmoko community. The level of access granted to the community is satisfactory with over half of members indicating a strong degree of satisfaction with the level of access to software documentation and just under half for the hardware documentation. The community is satisfied with the ease of access to the community documentation with less than 5% of respondents finding it difficult to access software/hardware documentation. The community documentation is deemed to be useful by the majority of respondents. However, the number of respondents finding it difficult to contribute due to lack of information suggests a disparity between the perceived ease of access and value of documentation and the breadth of coverage. Few respondents were completely satisfied by the available information. The story is a little worse for 3rd party documentation as is to be expected. This can be considered an area for improvement. The level of access granted to documentation has a bearing on the satisfaction of developers as shown by the level of satisfation with the completeness of the documentation.

Community Influence

Despite the fact that few respondents indicated a leading role in the development of software and identified themselves as end users or community members they majority felt they were able to influence the direction of the project. This indicates that the lead developers are listening to users and there seems to be a high level of satisfaction amongst users with their ability to influence the direction of development.

Personal tools
Period 2009-10-15 to 2009-10-28

Distributions

Hackable-1-Screenshot-today.png Hackable:1 [rev5]

Hackable:1 is a community distribution for hackable devices like the Neo Freerunner. It is based on Debian and implements the GNOME mobile platform. See Architecture for details. The goals are: * provide a Stable platform for development * encourage Quick start * enjoy Ease of development


Codename: 'chuck'
Homepage: http://www.hackable1.org/
Image: http://www.hackable1.org/wiki/Downloads Images

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


Applications

New Applications

Kbosd screenshot.png kbosd

Small and simple virtual keyboard for OpenMoko FreeRunner, inspired from fatfingershell. The idea was to use XShape extention to display the virtual keyboard above the terminal


Homepage: http://gitorious.org/kbosd
Package: not known yet
Tested on: hackable:1 rev5


Application Updates

Mini-1 1.png xminimokostatus

xminimokostatus is the background on the root window of Minimoko, a fast and lean Desktop based on shr, openbox and idesk using DBUS in C with glib


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Minimoko
Package: Minimokostatus
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Ffalarms 0.2.4 add.png ffalarms 0.3

ffalarms is a finger friendly alarms application. Notes:

  • add support for recurring alarms, attaching messages to alarms, and
choosing alarm date from a calendar
  • add configuration option for alarm volume, alarm_script and alsa_state


Homepage: http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/ffalarms/
Package: ffalarms
Tested on: SHR


Community

Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..

  • Gry e-wm.png
    gry* Illume Theme 0.2 and
    Gry elm.png
    gry* Elementary Theme 0.8 released.
    • fast as hell! (as fast as the nEo themes, probably faster in some situations)
    • shiny, inspired by the b&w smooth as silk theme
    • survive opkg upgrade
    • are still beauties even with software_16
    • integrate well with default shr etk theme
    • allow 'launcher' users to use dark as well as bright backgrounds while maintaining labels readable
    • flower power! (the flowers were removed due to environmental reasons, but i still like to think the theme is powered by daisies and sunflowers)

Questions/Suggestions should be posted here

Event News

  • 2009-11-08 LinuxAlt Lecture about Openmoko and community meeting.
  • 2010-02-6/7 FOSDEM sign up to Fosdem 2010 if you're going to be there and tell us what you're willing to do
  • 2009-10-DD Example event add your event here

Openmoko Development Survey

Kerstin from Open Innovation Projects has completed a survey on the influence of open source development in the openmoko project. The full results are available here: http://open-innovation-projects.org/openmoko-survey-results/

The results of the survey shouldn't be too much of a surprise given the nature of this particular project. The overwhelming majority of respondents agree with statements like "I really care about the fate of the project" and "I enjoy being part of this community". The community is mostly male, young (average age = 30) and well educated with over half of respondents indicating they have at least a university level degree.

Work Distribution

With regard to the split between developers and users, the community seems to be led by a small number of lead developers committing the majority of the work. The largest group indentify themselves as part of the community with just under a third identifying themselves as end-users.

Documentation

Access to documentation is important for the members of the openmoko community. The level of access granted to the community is satisfactory with over half of members indicating a strong degree of satisfaction with the level of access to software documentation and just under half for the hardware documentation. The community is satisfied with the ease of access to the community documentation with less than 5% of respondents finding it difficult to access software/hardware documentation. The community documentation is deemed to be useful by the majority of respondents. However, the number of respondents finding it difficult to contribute due to lack of information suggests a disparity between the perceived ease of access and value of documentation and the breadth of coverage. Few respondents were completely satisfied by the available information. The story is a little worse for 3rd party documentation as is to be expected. This can be considered an area for improvement. The level of access granted to documentation has a bearing on the satisfaction of developers as shown by the level of satisfation with the completeness of the documentation.

Community Influence

Despite the fact that few respondents indicated a leading role in the development of software and identified themselves as end users or community members they majority felt they were able to influence the direction of the project. This indicates that the lead developers are listening to users and there seems to be a high level of satisfaction amongst users with their ability to influence the direction of development.