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The biggest hurdle for official FreeRunner support in Debian is the kernel, since basically everything else starts to be in, in one form or another. There are currently two places with FreeRunner related kernels in Debian:
 
The biggest hurdle for official FreeRunner support in Debian is the kernel, since basically everything else starts to be in, in one form or another. There are currently two places with FreeRunner related kernels in Debian:
 
* Official kernel support for Neo FreeRunner devices is being developed by worked in a s3c24xx branch at http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/s3c24xx - thanks to Thibaut Girka and Google Summer of Code.
 
* Official kernel support for Neo FreeRunner devices is being developed by worked in a s3c24xx branch at http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/s3c24xx - thanks to Thibaut Girka and Google Summer of Code.
* The legacy 2.6.29rc3 kernel at http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git also saw a slight update in August
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* The legacy 2.6.29rc3 kernel at http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git also saw a slight update in August - this is still included in Debian installations by default
 
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==Applications==  
 
==Applications==  
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Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..
 
Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..
  
* TI OMAP3 SoC + 3G replacement board preserving Neo case & display - discussion about the prospect is [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062671.html heating up] <small>(http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062671.html)</small>
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* TI OMAP3 SoC + 3G replacement board preserving Neo case & display - discussion about the prospect is heating up: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062671.html
* [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062687.html WikiReader sales and the future of Openmoko] - Martix shares a truly interesting interview with Sean Moss-Pultz <small>(http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062687.html)</small>
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* WikiReader sales and the future of Openmoko - Martix shares a truly interesting interview with Sean Moss-Pultz: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-August/062687.html
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* Glamo timing improvements (= more speed without caveats) can be done also in run time, and also pre-compiled Qi with settings set by Qi are available: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Smedia_Glamo_3362#Timing_settings
  
 
==Event News==
 
==Event News==
  
* '''2010 Autumn''' [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Open_HW_SW_Event/de German Open Hard&Software Workshop ] in Munich; will cover Openmoko, Beagle Board, Arduino, OpenPandora, ...; still in planing phase
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* '''2010 Autumn''' [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Open_HW_SW_Event/de German Open Hard&Software Workshop ] in Munich; will cover Openmoko, Beagle Board, Arduino, OpenPandora, ...; still in planing phase, Doodle scheduling link: http://www.doodle.com/93cu86vm2s69zsxc
 
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* '''2010-mm-dd''' [http://example.url.xom Example event] | add your event here
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[[Category:Community Update]]
 
[[Category:Community Update]]

Latest revision as of 09:00, 1 September 2010

Contents

[edit] Period 2010-08-01 to 2010-08-31

[edit] Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

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.

General news:

  • The ARM servers sponsored by ARM Ltd. got activated, thus experimental packages are built for arm now. That means also fso-gsmd got built for the Freerunner.
  • SHR packages have been removed from pkg-fso repository, they all arrived in Debian unstable, and just in time for Debian 6.0 freeze.

The biggest hurdle for official FreeRunner support in Debian is the kernel, since basically everything else starts to be in, in one form or another. There are currently two places with FreeRunner related kernels in 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


Qtmokomain.png QtMoko [v26]

Qtmoko is distribution for Openmoko Freerunner phone based on debian and qtopia. Here is a list of notable changes since previous stable version (v24):

  • Fixed WS (white screen) problem in qmplayer & QX rotation (Gennady Kupava)
  • Fixed unresponsive touchscreen after resume (Gennady Kupava)
  • Use blue indicator is used for wifi activity (Alex Samorukov)
  • Reconnect wifi after resume (Alex Samorukov)
  • Updated QtMaze with better graphics and other enhancements (Anton Olkhovik)
  • We use kernel modules for bluetooth
  • Many updates and bugfixes to QMplayer
  • More reliable GPRS connection (Alex Samorukov)
  • Bluethooth updates
  • APGS and GPS standby support (Piotr Gabryjeluk)
  • Fixed "When locked" power management mode
  • Bigger QTerminal (no tabs whith only one session)
  • Raptor - GUI for apt package manager
  • New nice theme called finximod (Joif)
  • Many updates and bugfixes to Arora (Ant+Alex)
  • New apps - qweather (Anton Olkhovik) and qneoriod game (Bala)
  • PDF support in eyepiece (Alex Samorukov)
For a more complete list of changes and some additional info please read the announcement mail


Codename: 'v26'
Homepage: http://qtmoko.org
Image: images

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


[edit] Applications

[edit] Application Updates

Estardict.png eStarDict 0.3

Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI. Version 0.3 of eStarDict adds support for czech-english dictionary. You have to remember, that right now it can manage only one dictionary per instance.


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


[edit] Community

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

[edit] 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 2010-09-01 this content will be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2010-09-01, feel free to do it.
  • Post the CU release also on the community mailing list, since some people prefer to read news directly there. Regarding this, it helps copy-pasting from browser page to mailing list post if relevant URLs are included as is in addition to having linked parts of text (if in hurry you can also just post a note that CU is readable on web page).


Period 2010-08-01 to 2010-08-31

Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

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.

General news:

  • The ARM servers sponsored by ARM Ltd. got activated, thus experimental packages are built for arm now. That means also fso-gsmd got built for the Freerunner.
  • SHR packages have been removed from pkg-fso repository, they all arrived in Debian unstable, and just in time for Debian 6.0 freeze.

The biggest hurdle for official FreeRunner support in Debian is the kernel, since basically everything else starts to be in, in one form or another. There are currently two places with FreeRunner related kernels in 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


Qtmokomain.png QtMoko [v26]

Qtmoko is distribution for Openmoko Freerunner phone based on debian and qtopia. Here is a list of notable changes since previous stable version (v24):

  • Fixed WS (white screen) problem in qmplayer & QX rotation (Gennady Kupava)
  • Fixed unresponsive touchscreen after resume (Gennady Kupava)
  • Use blue indicator is used for wifi activity (Alex Samorukov)
  • Reconnect wifi after resume (Alex Samorukov)
  • Updated QtMaze with better graphics and other enhancements (Anton Olkhovik)
  • We use kernel modules for bluetooth
  • Many updates and bugfixes to QMplayer
  • More reliable GPRS connection (Alex Samorukov)
  • Bluethooth updates
  • APGS and GPS standby support (Piotr Gabryjeluk)
  • Fixed "When locked" power management mode
  • Bigger QTerminal (no tabs whith only one session)
  • Raptor - GUI for apt package manager
  • New nice theme called finximod (Joif)
  • Many updates and bugfixes to Arora (Ant+Alex)
  • New apps - qweather (Anton Olkhovik) and qneoriod game (Bala)
  • PDF support in eyepiece (Alex Samorukov)
For a more complete list of changes and some additional info please read the announcement mail


Codename: 'v26'
Homepage: http://qtmoko.org
Image: images

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


Application Updates

Estardict.png eStarDict 0.3

Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI. Version 0.3 of eStarDict adds support for czech-english dictionary. You have to remember, that right now it can manage only one dictionary per instance.


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