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====='''Period 2010-09-01 to 2010-10-31'''=====
 
====='''Period 2010-09-01 to 2010-10-31'''=====
  
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General news:
 
General news:
 
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* New Openmoko specific Linux 2.6.34 kernel is now available as a package in the pkg-fso repository! Just do apt-get install linux-image-2.6.34-openmoko-gta02 (and check the symbolic links in /boot). Details at http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-October/063463.html
 
* While Debian itself is in freeze, omhacks 0.12 with newer kernel support and more was released at the pkg-fso repository: http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/omhacks
 
* While Debian itself is in freeze, omhacks 0.12 with newer kernel support and more was released at the pkg-fso repository: http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/omhacks
 
* The main information wiki page was put up-to-date: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
 
* The main information wiki page was put up-to-date: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
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PackageName=[http://atrack.googlecode.com/files/atrack_0.0.81%2Bsvnr128-r0.5_all.ipk]
 
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Description=FoxtrotGPS is an offshoot of Marcus Bauer's excellent Free & Open Source tangoGPS application, with a focus on cooperation and fostering community innovation. [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/foss-gps/2010-October/000466.html 1.0.0 announcement].
* new example feature 1
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* Gracefully recovering from gpsd shutting down
* new example feature 2|
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* GPX routepoints support
Screenshot=System_boot.png|
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* Integration of distribution patches
Homepage=http://wiki.openmoko.org/|
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* Map tiles are displayed immediately after downloading
TestedOn=SHR-Unstable,Om2009T5|
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* GeoRSS points can be imported as POIs (script)
PackageName=[http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
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* Various other fixes and improvements
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* Since no feedback gotten from the sister project and some changes will not be imported, version number 1.0.0 was selected to show that there is divergence|
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Screenshot=Foxtrotgps1.png|
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Homepage=http://www.foxtrotgps.org/|
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TestedOn=Debian|
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PackageName=[http://packages.qa.debian.org/f/foxtrotgps.html foxtrotgps]
 
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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..
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=== GPRS ===
  
 
* GPRS on FreeRunner is unstable? Too many connections hang the modem? Unfixable? NO MORE! Our magician [[User:Lindi|lindi]] has conjured a tc (traffic control) command that makes the data flow more stable even under heavy load. Huge thanks! http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2264#comment:21 (use the lower one for faster operation)
 
* GPRS on FreeRunner is unstable? Too many connections hang the modem? Unfixable? NO MORE! Our magician [[User:Lindi|lindi]] has conjured a tc (traffic control) command that makes the data flow more stable even under heavy load. Huge thanks! http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2264#comment:21 (use the lower one for faster operation)
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=== Kernels ===
  
 
* Debian wiki now includes generic view on the multitude of Openmoko related kernel branches out there: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner#KernelBranchesinAutumn2010
 
* Debian wiki now includes generic view on the multitude of Openmoko related kernel branches out there: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner#KernelBranchesinAutumn2010
  
 
* State of upstreaming kernel parts was updated by Lars-Peter Clausen and others in this thread: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2010-September/011205.html - as always, help is welcome in the land of the kernel!
 
* State of upstreaming kernel parts was updated by Lars-Peter Clausen and others in this thread: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2010-September/011205.html - as always, help is welcome in the land of the kernel!
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=== Spin-off Hardware Projects ===
  
 
* Another spin-off project possible: Always Innovating MiniBook would be a great basis for a free phone - it just lacks a GSM/3G chip... for now: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-October/063358.html
 
* Another spin-off project possible: Always Innovating MiniBook would be a great basis for a free phone - it just lacks a GSM/3G chip... for now: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-October/063358.html
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==Event News==
 
==Event News==
  
* '''2010-10-??''' Next "FYP.de / Openmoko Stammtisch" in Munich, Germany [http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=1817]
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* '''2010-10-12''' Next "FYP.de / Openmoko Stammtisch" in Munich, Germany [http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=1817]
  
 
* '''2010-12-04''' [[Open_HW_SW_Event/de|German Open Hard&Software Workshop]] on 4th/5th December 2010 in Munich; will cover Openmoko, Beagle Board, Arduino, OpenPandora, ...; still in planing phase; to stay and participate in planning loop please subscribe to: http://lists.goldelico.com/mailman/listinfo/open-hard-software-event
 
* '''2010-12-04''' [[Open_HW_SW_Event/de|German Open Hard&Software Workshop]] on 4th/5th December 2010 in Munich; will cover Openmoko, Beagle Board, Arduino, OpenPandora, ...; still in planing phase; to stay and participate in planning loop please subscribe to: http://lists.goldelico.com/mailman/listinfo/open-hard-software-event
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* '''2011-02-05/06''' FOSDEM 2011 calls for Main Speakers and Devrooms [http://www.fosdem.org/2011/call_for_mainspeakers_devrooms] that closes on Saturday 16th October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!
 
* '''2011-02-05/06''' FOSDEM 2011 calls for Main Speakers and Devrooms [http://www.fosdem.org/2011/call_for_mainspeakers_devrooms] that closes on Saturday 16th October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!
 
* '''2010-mm-dd''' [http://example.url.xom Example event] | add your event here
 
  
 
[[Category:Community Update]]
 
[[Category:Community Update]]

Latest revision as of 08:20, 1 November 2010

Contents

[edit] Period 2010-09-01 to 2010-10-31

[edit] Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

Debian is a universal operating system used on many embedded devices, servers and 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:



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


[edit] Applications

[edit] New Applications

ATrack-title.png aTrack 0.8

APRS tracker and communicator for mobile devices. It turns your Neo into bidirectional APRS unit and besides others it allows you to track your position, do text messaging, object creation or display stations around.


Homepage: http://atrack.googlecode.com/
Package: [1]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


[edit] Application Updates

System boot.png Gamerunner GnuBoy 0.8

A gameboy emulator which runs very nice, even with sound (sometimes it freezes, then you have to press the A button and everything is ok). You need the gamerunner distro or a gamepad to use it. Using frameskip to run smooth at 320*240 pixel. In second controll mode in gamerunner you can use savestates by pressing top right corne to save and left lower corner to load. Select is right lower corner.


Homepage: http://jlime.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=3005
Package: [nopacket no packet sorry]
Tested on: Gamerunner, QTMoko


Foxtrotgps1.png FoxtrotGPS 1.0.0

FoxtrotGPS is an offshoot of Marcus Bauer's excellent Free & Open Source tangoGPS application, with a focus on cooperation and fostering community innovation. 1.0.0 announcement.

  • Gracefully recovering from gpsd shutting down
  • GPX routepoints support
  • Integration of distribution patches
  • Map tiles are displayed immediately after downloading
  • GeoRSS points can be imported as POIs (script)
  • Various other fixes and improvements
  • Since no feedback gotten from the sister project and some changes will not be imported, version number 1.0.0 was selected to show that there is divergence


Homepage: http://www.foxtrotgps.org/
Package: foxtrotgps
Tested on: Debian


[edit] General News

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

[edit] GPRS

  • GPRS on FreeRunner is unstable? Too many connections hang the modem? Unfixable? NO MORE! Our magician lindi has conjured a tc (traffic control) command that makes the data flow more stable even under heavy load. Huge thanks! http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2264#comment:21 (use the lower one for faster operation)

[edit] Kernels

[edit] Spin-off Hardware Projects

[edit] Event News

  • 2010-10-12 Next "FYP.de / Openmoko Stammtisch" in Munich, Germany [2]
  • 2011-01-24 Mobile FOSS MiniConf at LCA2011 announced a call for papers that closes on Friday 22nd October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!
  • 2011-02-05/06 FOSDEM 2011 calls for Main Speakers and Devrooms [3] that closes on Saturday 16th October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!
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NOTE:
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Period 2010-09-01 to 2010-10-31

Distributions

Debian-openlogo-480.png Debian GNU/Linux

Debian is a universal operating system used on many embedded devices, servers and 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:



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

ATrack-title.png aTrack 0.8

APRS tracker and communicator for mobile devices. It turns your Neo into bidirectional APRS unit and besides others it allows you to track your position, do text messaging, object creation or display stations around.


Homepage: http://atrack.googlecode.com/
Package: [1]
Tested on: SHR-Unstable



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

System boot.png Gamerunner GnuBoy 0.8

A gameboy emulator which runs very nice, even with sound (sometimes it freezes, then you have to press the A button and everything is ok). You need the gamerunner distro or a gamepad to use it. Using frameskip to run smooth at 320*240 pixel. In second controll mode in gamerunner you can use savestates by pressing top right corne to save and left lower corner to load. Select is right lower corner.


Homepage: http://jlime.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=3005
Package: [nopacket no packet sorry]
Tested on: Gamerunner, QTMoko


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


General News

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

  • GPRS on FreeRunner is unstable? Too many connections hang the modem? Unfixable? NO MORE! Our magician lindi has conjured a tc (traffic control) command that makes the data flow more stable even under heavy load. Huge thanks! http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2264#comment:21 (use the lower one for faster operation)

Event News

  • 2010-10-?? Next "FYP.de / Openmoko Stammtisch" in Munich, Germany [2]
  • 2011-01-24 Mobile FOSS MiniConf at LCA2011 announced a call for papers that closes on Friday 22nd October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!
  • 2011-02-05/06 FOSDEM 2011 calls for Main Speakers and Devrooms [3] that closes on Saturday 16th October 2010. So submit something about OpenMoko today!