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Editing: (08:05, 12 November 2009 (UTC)) This page is being edited by LeadMan: ADDING LAST NEWS BEFORE RELEASE, SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 2 HOURS, please do not release this CU yet.

If this note persists without edits in the history, feel free to remove the Editing template from the page.


Contents

Period 2009-10-29 to 2009-11-11

Distributions

System boot.png Distro Name [version]

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Codename: 'codename'
Homepage: http://www.homepage.org
Image: images

Hardware Works
Neo 1973 {{{Neo1973}}}
FreeRunner {{{FreeRunner}}}
GTA04 {{{GTA04}}}
HTC-Dream {{{HTC-Dream}}}
Other {{{Other}}}


Applications

New Applications

Fix.png NeronGPS 0.5.0-1

NeronGPS is a GPS application developped for QTExtended 4.4.3 on OpenMoko Neo Freerunner.


Homepage: http://tvuillaume.free.fr/NeronGPS/
Package: NeronGPS_0.5.0-1_arm.qpk
Tested on: QtMoko v14


150px Oh you were Lucky 0.1

A simple perl script that plays a youtube video depending on a searchstring


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/oywl/
Package: Not packaged ]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Neomis.png Neomis 1.0.0

A computer version of the well-known electronic game named Simon


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/neomis/
Package: noemis_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


NumberX.png NumberX 1.0.0

A mathematical puzzle game that will challenge your mental math abilities!


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/numberx/
Package: numberx_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


System boot.png pidgin-vibr plugin

pidgin-vibr is a plugin for Pidgin and other applications based on libpurple running on Openmoko's `Neo' series of smartphones. pidgin-vibr allows the Neo's vibrator to be used to notify the user of various IM events, such as incoming messages, buddy-logons. It does this via the freesmartphone.org D-Bus API.


Homepage: http://www.hackerposse.com/~rozzin/pidgin-vibr/
Package: pidgin-vibr tarball
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Application Updates

Babiloo.png Babiloo 2.0.9

Babiloo is a offline dictionaries reader.

  • Bug fixing
  • Configuration via GUI
  • Performance improvements


Homepage: http://www.babiloo-project.org/wiki/index.php/Babiloo:Neo
Package: Babiloo
Tested on: SHR (MrMoku branch!!!)


Gvom015.png Unofficial gvSIG Mobile 0.1.5

A GPS-enabled, projection-aware mapping app. Supports WMS, ArcIMS, tile services (OSM, etc) and shapefiles. The new feature consists in performing vector synchronization (therefore edition) with a remote PostGIS database.


Homepage: http://gvsigmobileonopenmoko.wordpress.com
Package: ugvsigmobile
Tested on: Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR


Launcher.png Launcher 0.41

Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features events notification too - missed calls and messages at the moment. It also has built in apps for contacts, sms and phonelog. Changes

  • Clean Ups, Bug fixes and Speed ups (hopefully)
  • Should indicate last call made and sms sent in contacts app
  • Better re-sending of failed sms's


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


SHR-TangoGPS-OSM.png tangogps 0.9.8

tangogps is an easy to use, fast and lightweight mapping application for use with or without GPS. OPK for SHR is in Testing and Unstable feeds. The new features include:

  • a fix for a potential segfault in the over-zoom code (spotted by Joshua Judson Rosen)
  • if started in landscape mode the layout is optimized (toolbar vertical) which is nice both on the neo as well as on a laptop
  • you can send messages to other users if the have 0.9.8 too - if you are on GPRS that's a lot cheaper than SMS.


Homepage: http://www.tangogps.org/gps/cat/About
Package: tangogps
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Stopwatch.png Stopwatch

Simple Qt based stopwatch. Origonal code was written by Christof Musik, and recently submitted to opkg.org by Roelant. Install instructions can be found on opkg org (link below)


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


Community

  • The last patch needed to boot the Freerunner landed in Linux right before 2.6.32-rc6. While support for many features present in the modified versions of Linux running on most Freerunners still is missing it is verified to boot.
  • Thommas Zimmerman wrote a great summary of what is going on in SHR land for those that aren't reading the SHR mailing lists. You can read full thread here.
  • Matthias Breuel and Michael Tansella did a research project with the openmoko at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Germany. They developed a Indoor navigation system with the Freerunner in C++/Qt. You can see a picture from the BNN newspaper here. They want to thank the great support received from the Openmoko community. Special thanks go to Andy(-tracking) who solved some Acc Kernel troubles over night and Mickey+ (freesmartphone team) whose dbus services did the low level programming for us.
  • Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote accelerometer plugin for fsodeviced. It will ease getting accelerometers data just by using DBUS. Instructions how to get and use it are here.

Event News

  • 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
Personal tools
Need improvement: This article or section needs improving. Feel free to add content.
NOTE:
  • 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.
  • I you are planning longer edition, please use {{Editing|your_username_here|date_here|editing_summary_here}}tag. Remember to remove/comment out it right after you save your work.
  • Please fill in everything you think the community should know.
  • On 2009-11-11 this content will be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2009-11-11, feel free to do it.
  • Post a note about CU release on the community mailing list.


Editing: (08:05, 12 November 2009 (UTC)) This page is being edited by LeadMan: ADDING LAST NEWS BEFORE RELEASE, SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 2 HOURS, please do not release this CU yet.

If this note persists without edits in the history, feel free to remove the Editing template from the page.


Period 2009-10-29 to 2009-11-11

Distributions

System boot.png Distro Name [version]

Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.Here comes some additional text to show you guys, how Template:DistributionBox will behave under heavy load of text. It is copied several times on purpose. This way you can see how layout would looke like if description of distribution is very complex or expanded.


Codename: 'codename'
Homepage: http://www.homepage.org
Image: images

Hardware Works
Neo 1973 {{{Neo1973}}}
FreeRunner {{{FreeRunner}}}
GTA04 {{{GTA04}}}
HTC-Dream {{{HTC-Dream}}}
Other {{{Other}}}


Applications

New Applications

Fix.png NeronGPS 0.5.0-1

NeronGPS is a GPS application developped for QTExtended 4.4.3 on OpenMoko Neo Freerunner.


Homepage: http://tvuillaume.free.fr/NeronGPS/
Package: NeronGPS_0.5.0-1_arm.qpk
Tested on: QtMoko v14


150px Oh you were Lucky 0.1

A simple perl script that plays a youtube video depending on a searchstring


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/oywl/
Package: Not packaged ]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Neomis.png Neomis 1.0.0

A computer version of the well-known electronic game named Simon


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/neomis/
Package: noemis_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


NumberX.png NumberX 1.0.0

A mathematical puzzle game that will challenge your mental math abilities!


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/numberx/
Package: numberx_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


System boot.png pidgin-vibr plugin

pidgin-vibr is a plugin for Pidgin and other applications based on libpurple running on Openmoko's `Neo' series of smartphones. pidgin-vibr allows the Neo's vibrator to be used to notify the user of various IM events, such as incoming messages, buddy-logons. It does this via the freesmartphone.org D-Bus API.


Homepage: http://www.hackerposse.com/~rozzin/pidgin-vibr/
Package: pidgin-vibr tarball
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Application Updates

Babiloo.png Babiloo 2.0.9

Babiloo is a offline dictionaries reader.

  • Bug fixing
  • Configuration via GUI
  • Performance improvements


Homepage: http://www.babiloo-project.org/wiki/index.php/Babiloo:Neo
Package: Babiloo
Tested on: SHR (MrMoku branch!!!)


Gvom015.png Unofficial gvSIG Mobile 0.1.5

A GPS-enabled, projection-aware mapping app. Supports WMS, ArcIMS, tile services (OSM, etc) and shapefiles. The new feature consists in performing vector synchronization (therefore edition) with a remote PostGIS database.


Homepage: http://gvsigmobileonopenmoko.wordpress.com
Package: ugvsigmobile
Tested on: Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR


Launcher.png Launcher 0.41

Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features events notification too - missed calls and messages at the moment. It also has built in apps for contacts, sms and phonelog. Changes

  • Clean Ups, Bug fixes and Speed ups (hopefully)
  • Should indicate last call made and sms sent in contacts app
  • Better re-sending of failed sms's


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


SHR-TangoGPS-OSM.png tangogps 0.9.8

tangogps is an easy to use, fast and lightweight mapping application for use with or without GPS. OPK for SHR is in Testing and Unstable feeds. The new features include:

  • a fix for a potential segfault in the over-zoom code (spotted by Joshua Judson Rosen)
  • if started in landscape mode the layout is optimized (toolbar vertical) which is nice both on the neo as well as on a laptop
  • you can send messages to other users if the have 0.9.8 too - if you are on GPRS that's a lot cheaper than SMS.


Homepage: http://www.tangogps.org/gps/cat/About
Package: tangogps
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


Stopwatch.png Stopwatch

Simple Qt based stopwatch. Origonal code was written by Christof Musik, and recently submitted to opkg.org by Roelant. Install instructions can be found on opkg org (link below)


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


Community

  • The last patch needed to boot the Freerunner landed in Linux right before 2.6.32-rc6. While support for many features present in the modified versions of Linux running on most Freerunners still is missing it is verified to boot.
  • Thommas Zimmerman wrote a great summary of what is going on in SHR land for those that aren't reading the SHR mailing lists. You can read full thread here.
  • Matthias Breuel and Michael Tansella did a research project with the openmoko at the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Germany. They developed a Indoor navigation system with the Freerunner in C++/Qt. You can see a picture from the BNN newspaper here. They want to thank the great support received from the Openmoko community. Special thanks go to Andy(-tracking) who solved some Acc Kernel troubles over night and Mickey+ (freesmartphone team) whose dbus services did the low level programming for us.
  • Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote accelerometer plugin for fsodeviced. It will ease getting accelerometers data just by using DBUS. Instructions how to get and use it are here.

Event News

  • 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