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* [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-July/062415.html Open Hard&Software Event in Germany] | There are plans for German speaking community workshop/conference/meeting to exchange ideas, knowledge, projects and make friends. [https://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=KLMDNG_d1f1fd00&UID=3164427512 Online questionnaire] is place where you can send your ideas, wishes and proposal.
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Contents

Period 2010-06-01 to 2010-06-30

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 FSO phone stack and SHR user applications have seen a lot of updates. The following packages have been updated to official Debian archives and also made their way to testing repository (which will become Debian 6.0):: libphone-ui 0.1+git20100517.1, libphone-utils 0.1+git20100219-1, libfsotransport 0.9.5.9+git20100507-2, fso-abyss 0.9.0+git20100310-1, libgsm0710mux 0.9.1+git20100322-2, phonefsod 0.1+git20100515-1. The majority of FSO/SHR stack is now in Debian official archives, a major step forward from hosting them only pkg-fso team's own repository. Literki keyboard was also transferred and improved from pkg-fso to official Debian repositories. Jonas Smedegaard drew a nice overview graph of the all the old and new components in the stack: http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianFSO?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=pkgdeps.png

As a final note, the new FSO2/cornucopia GSM daemon, fso-gsmd 0.5.0+git20100602-1, has just been uploaded to Debian.


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


SHR-Logo.png SHR [unstable]

SHR is a community driven GNU/Linux distribution for smartphones based on OpenEmbedded using E17 (illume) as window manager and own gui apps on top of FSO. After hopefully lucky incident we have finally switched to new kernel (based on 2.6.32.13, KMS enabled):

  • New images are built with kernel and all needed changes are already included.
  • Images doesn't have udevd installed by default (using devtmpfs), which makes it boot about twice as fast as before (less then 1 min to PIN dialog). But it also won't mount your uSD automatically (it was blacklisted before, but removing it from blacklist won't help now).
  • Included packages contains latest stuff like xserver-1.9 (RC3), foxtrotgps and tangogps 0.99.4, QT 4.7.0-beta1 and QML enabled navit.
  • Distribution revision was changed in OE, this means that every package installed from shr-unstable feeds will be upgraded during next opkg upgrade (so be sure that you have enough time and space in /var partition). Consider flashing new image, it can be faster and safer in the end.
  • Used GCC was upgraded from version 4.4.4 to 4.5 (svn revision 160764 from gcc-4.5-branch, because released 4.5.0 has few issues on ARM targets).
  • New GCC brings LTO optimizations, which can give us 30% speedup in some cases see Benchmark results. LTO is not enabled by default yet.
  • New kernel has some issues, so please try first (on another uSD partition), before upgrading your daily-phone-partition.
  • The kernel is bigger than 2MB so if you're using u-boot, update your environment according to this wiki entry
  • With slower uSD you can see unknown-block-device while booting. Flash newer Qi from SHR it is using rootwait instead of rootdelay=1. For u-boot increase rootdelay or use rootwait.
  • Sometimes (and only on some devices) it can show all white (looks like old WSoD, but it's without death). Suspend/Resume should fix this.
  • Vibrations are too weak.
  • SHR unstable with kernel version 2.6.29 is still available for download


Codename: unstable
Homepage: http://www.shr-project.org
Image: http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/images/

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

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


Dwdwetter-Screenshot-2.png DWDWetter 0.2.8

DWDwetter 0.2.8 is an application to get free (only registration), available worldwide Weather information from DWD and view this in a Viewer Window. Possibility for automatically update files delivered on ftp-server of DWD.


Homepage: http://www.huber-computer.de/openmoko
Package: [1]
Tested on: SHR


Foxtrotgps.png FoxtrotGPS 0.99.4

FoxtrotGPS is a tangoGPS fork adding multiple improvements (see changelog)


Homepage: http://www.foxtrotgps.org/
Package: []
Tested on:


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


Community

Gennady Kupava announced his Neo FreeRunner overclocking experiments with enclosed performance tests. Overclocked u-boot images are here. Read full announcement before use them. You should use them at your own risk!

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 2010-07-01 this content will be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2010-07-01, feel free to do it.
  • Post a note about CU release on the community mailing list.


Period 2010-06-01 to 2010-06-30

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 FSO phone stack and SHR user applications have seen a lot of updates. The following packages have been updated to official Debian archives and also made their way to testing repository (which will become Debian 6.0):: libphone-ui 0.1+git20100517.1, libphone-utils 0.1+git20100219-1, libfsotransport 0.9.5.9+git20100507-2, fso-abyss 0.9.0+git20100310-1, libgsm0710mux 0.9.1+git20100322-2, phonefsod 0.1+git20100515-1. The majority of FSO/SHR stack is now in Debian official archives, a major step forward from hosting them only pkg-fso team's own repository. Literki keyboard was also transferred and improved from pkg-fso to official Debian repositories. Jonas Smedegaard drew a nice overview graph of the all the old and new components in the stack: http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianFSO?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=pkgdeps.png

As a final note, the new FSO2/cornucopia GSM daemon, fso-gsmd 0.5.0+git20100602-1, has just been uploaded to Debian.


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


SHR-Logo.png SHR [unstable]

SHR is a community driven GNU/Linux distribution for smartphones based on OpenEmbedded using E17 (illume) as window manager and own gui apps on top of FSO. After hopefully lucky incident we have finally switched to new kernel (based on 2.6.32.13, KMS enabled):

  • New images are built with kernel and all needed changes are already included.
  • Images doesn't have udevd installed by default (using devtmpfs), which makes it boot about twice as fast as before (less then 1 min to PIN dialog). But it also won't mount your uSD automatically (it was blacklisted before, but removing it from blacklist won't help now).
  • Included packages contains latest stuff like xserver-1.9 (RC3), foxtrotgps and tangogps 0.99.4, QT 4.7.0-beta1 and QML enabled navit.
  • Distribution revision was changed in OE, this means that every package installed from shr-unstable feeds will be upgraded during next opkg upgrade (so be sure that you have enough time and space in /var partition). Consider flashing new image, it can be faster and safer in the end.
  • Used GCC was upgraded from version 4.4.4 to 4.5 (svn revision 160764 from gcc-4.5-branch, because released 4.5.0 has few issues on ARM targets).
  • New GCC brings LTO optimizations, which can give us 30% speedup in some cases see Benchmark results. LTO is not enabled by default yet.
  • New kernel has some issues, so please try first (on another uSD partition), before upgrading your daily-phone-partition.
  • The kernel is bigger than 2MB so if you're using u-boot, update your environment according to this wiki entry
  • With slower uSD you can see unknown-block-device while booting. Flash newer Qi from SHR it is using rootwait instead of rootdelay=1. For u-boot increase rootdelay or use rootwait.
  • Sometimes (and only on some devices) it can show all white (looks like old WSoD, but it's without death). Suspend/Resume should fix this.
  • Vibrations are too weak.
  • SHR unstable with kernel version 2.6.29 is still available for download


Codename: unstable
Homepage: http://www.shr-project.org
Image: http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/images/

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

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


Dwdwetter-Screenshot-2.png DWDWetter 0.2.8

DWDwetter 0.2.8 is an application to get free (only registration), available worldwide Weather information from DWD and view this in a Viewer Window. Possibility for automatically update files delivered on ftp-server of DWD.


Homepage: http://www.huber-computer.de/openmoko
Package: [1]
Tested on: SHR


Foxtrotgps.png FoxtrotGPS 0.99.4

FoxtrotGPS is a tangoGPS fork adding multiple improvements (see changelog)


Homepage: http://www.foxtrotgps.org/
Package: []
Tested on:


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


Community

Gennady Kupava announced his Neo FreeRunner overclocking experiments with enclosed performance tests. Overclocked u-boot images are here. Read full announcement before use them. You should use them at your own risk!

Event News