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Contents

Period 2010-03-01 to 2010-03-31

Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

Debian (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian) is a universal operating system used on many other embedded devices, and also on home computers. Using Debian on the FreeRunner gives access to the Huge army of software packaged in the Debian repositories, already compiled for the Neo's arm(v4) processor. Moreover, one can build one's own source files for programs without having to learn the OpenEmbedded way. For an existing Debian/Ubuntu user, choosing Debian for Neo FreeRunner makes phone a very familiar, trustworthy and flexible place to hack in.

The following new noteworthy packages have appeared in the pkg-fso repository, a staging area for FreeRunner related packages not yet in official Debian:
- literki (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/literki), keyboard with configurable layout and transparency
- woosh (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/woosh), minimalistic browser optimized for touch screens
- libdrm-glamo (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/libdrm-glamo1), userspace interface to glamo-specific kernel DRM services, more info at http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2010-March/002731.html

Each of the above has varying reasons they are not yet uploaded to official Debian archives. Literki included a version of png++ in its sources, and png++ has now been separated and literki will soon follow it to official Debian archives. The future of woosh browser is a bit uncertain, so it's waiting a bit eg. for a better replacement. Finally, libdrm-glamo is naturally waiting for the eventual inclusion of Glamo code in an upstream release, together with the hopeful integration of all Glamo code in upstream (Torvalds') Linux kernel.

Besides applications, the following FSO components have been recently uploaded to official Debian archives: libphone-utils 0.1+git20091220-2, libgsm0710_1.2.1+git20100218-1, libfsobasics_0.9.0+git20100304-2, libfsoframework_0.2.4+git20100222-1, libfsotransport_0.9.5.9+git20100308-1, libgsm0710mux_0.9.1+git20100310-1, libfso-glib_0.2.1+git20100304-1


Codename: 'sid'
Homepage: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
Image: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian

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


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

Estardict.png eStarDict 0.2

Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI


Homepage: http://www.vaudano.eu/wiki/en/estardict/
Package: estardict
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,SHR-Testing


System boot.png Exampleapp 0.0.1

Exampleapp 0.0.1 is an application to do some stuff..


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/
Package: [http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Application Updates

BrightPlayer.png Bright Player 0.3

Quick and easy music player

  • bug fixes
  • SHR- testing compatible


Homepage: http://www.faltantornillos.net/gnu/bright-player/
Package: [http://www.opkg.org/packages/brightplayer_0.3_all.ipk Bright Player 0.3]
Tested on: SHR-Testing


Quickplay-v1.5-r3.png Quickplay

A light weight mp3 player/frontend for Ampache .

  • add volume control
  • on incoming call stop playing


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_297.html
Package: quickplay
Tested on: SHR-Testing


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: [http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Community

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

Event News

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 YYYY-MM-DD this content will be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/YYYY-MM-DD, feel free to do it.
  • Post a note about CU release on the community mailing list.


Period 2010-03-01 to 2010-03-31

Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

Debian (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian) is a universal operating system used on many other embedded devices, and also on home computers. Using Debian on the FreeRunner gives access to the Huge army of software packaged in the Debian repositories, already compiled for the Neo's arm(v4) processor. Moreover, one can build one's own source files for programs without having to learn the OpenEmbedded way. For an existing Debian/Ubuntu user, choosing Debian for Neo FreeRunner makes phone a very familiar, trustworthy and flexible place to hack in.

The following new noteworthy packages have appeared in the pkg-fso repository, a staging area for FreeRunner related packages not yet in official Debian:
- literki (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/literki), keyboard with configurable layout and transparency
- woosh (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/woosh), minimalistic browser optimized for touch screens
- libdrm-glamo (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/libdrm-glamo1), userspace interface to glamo-specific kernel DRM services, more info at http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2010-March/002731.html

Each of the above has varying reasons they are not yet uploaded to official Debian archives. Literki included a version of png++ in its sources, and png++ has now been separated and literki will soon follow it to official Debian archives. The future of woosh browser is a bit uncertain, so it's waiting a bit eg. for a better replacement. Finally, libdrm-glamo is naturally waiting for the eventual inclusion of Glamo code in an upstream release, together with the hopeful integration of all Glamo code in upstream (Torvalds') Linux kernel.

Besides applications, the following FSO components have been recently uploaded to official Debian archives: libphone-utils 0.1+git20091220-2, libgsm0710_1.2.1+git20100218-1, libfsobasics_0.9.0+git20100304-2, libfsoframework_0.2.4+git20100222-1, libfsotransport_0.9.5.9+git20100308-1, libgsm0710mux_0.9.1+git20100310-1, libfso-glib_0.2.1+git20100304-1


Codename: 'sid'
Homepage: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
Image: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian

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


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

Estardict.png eStarDict 0.2

Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI


Homepage: http://www.vaudano.eu/wiki/en/estardict/
Package: estardict
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,SHR-Testing


System boot.png Exampleapp 0.0.1

Exampleapp 0.0.1 is an application to do some stuff..


Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/
Package: [http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Application Updates

BrightPlayer.png Bright Player 0.3

Quick and easy music player

  • bug fixes
  • SHR- testing compatible


Homepage: http://www.faltantornillos.net/gnu/bright-player/
Package: [http://www.opkg.org/packages/brightplayer_0.3_all.ipk Bright Player 0.3]
Tested on: SHR-Testing


Quickplay-v1.5-r3.png Quickplay

A light weight mp3 player/frontend for Ampache .

  • add volume control
  • on incoming call stop playing


Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_297.html
Package: quickplay
Tested on: SHR-Testing


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: [http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5


Community

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

Event News