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====='''Period 2011-05-01 to 2011-08-31'''=====
  
Welcome to 2011-09-01 edition of the Openmoko Community Updates. Openmoko is a loosely bound group of people originating from the developers and users of the pioneering Neo1973 and Neo FreeRunner products from Openmoko Inc. Nowadays most efforts are around free software distributions for a range of mobile phones, including the original Neo products. There are also several spin-off companies inspired by the Openmoko Inc's work.
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Welcome to 2011-09-01 edition of the FreeSmartphone.Org / Openmoko Community Updates. Openmoko is a loosely bound group of people originating from the developers and users of the pioneering Neo1973 and Neo FreeRunner products from Openmoko Inc. Nowadays most efforts are around free software distributions for a range of mobile phones, including the original Neo products. There are also several spin-off companies inspired by the Openmoko Inc's work.
  
 
== Hardware ==
 
== Hardware ==
  
 
* Video of the [[Freerunner_Navigation_Board_v3]] production posted @ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyhKr3yTO8
 
* Video of the [[Freerunner_Navigation_Board_v3]] production posted @ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyhKr3yTO8
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** Navigation board available from eg. http://www.handheld-linux.com/ and http://www.pulster.de/
  
 
* [http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/ GTA04] has now several early adopter boards with UMTS and OMAP3 hardware functional. Stay tuned for this motherboard update to original Neo phones.
 
* [http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/ GTA04] has now several early adopter boards with UMTS and OMAP3 hardware functional. Stay tuned for this motherboard update to original Neo phones.
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** Latest GTA04 status update and a call for kernel drivers help: http://lists.goldelico.com/pipermail/gta04-owner/2011-August/000230.html
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* For those that haven't followed up FreeSmartphone.Org proceedings on other than Openmoko phones: Palm Pre has seen several updates to the FSO installer script (http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=utilities.git;a=tree;f=palmpre), and all in all there is some level of support to eight smartphones at the moment (http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=cornucopia.git;a=tree;f=fsogsmd/conf)
  
 
== Distributions ==
 
== Distributions ==
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* Debian is again installable with the install.sh script, thanks to a new kernel and some testing. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner for more details
 
* Debian is again installable with the install.sh script, thanks to a new kernel and some testing. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner for more details
* FreeSmartphone.Org's FSO2 is making it into Debian finally, thanks to fabulous work by Rico Rommel and others. Most of it is already in: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2011-August/004321.html
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* FreeSmartphone.Org's FSO2 is making it into Debian finally, thanks to fabulous work by Rico Rommel and others. Most of it is already in: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2011-August/004321.html - as of this writing, also libfsosystem and fso-usaged have gone in
* FSO2 also means a start of support for many new phones like ''Palm Pre'', ''Nokia N900'', ''Nexus One'' and others that have at least some support in fso-deviced
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* FSO2 also means, like mentioned in the hardware section, a start of support for many new phones like ''Palm Pre'', ''Nokia N900'', ''Nexus One'' and others that have at least some support in FSO daemons
 
* A new 2.6.34 kernel was released into the pkg-fso repository, required by all Neo FreeRunner users that have upgraded to Debian unstable's newest udev version. It includes the wire_up_sys_accept4.patch.
 
* A new 2.6.34 kernel was released into the pkg-fso repository, required by all Neo FreeRunner users that have upgraded to Debian unstable's newest udev version. It includes the wire_up_sys_accept4.patch.
 
* Enlightenment 17 (E17) has seen several updates, but the Python bindings still lag behind and the needed versions are only available in the experimental repository
 
* Enlightenment 17 (E17) has seen several updates, but the Python bindings still lag behind and the needed versions are only available in the experimental repository
 
* omhacks 0.15 uploaded, most noticeable change: Fix error handling of om_sysfs_readfile
 
* omhacks 0.15 uploaded, most noticeable change: Fix error handling of om_sysfs_readfile
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* Other relevant package updates include new upstream snapshots of zhone and intone, even though both are relatively little developed compared to their competitors in the phone UI and music player fields
 
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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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* Tiago Vaz blogged about his VoIP setup in Neo FreeRunner: http://tiagovaz.org/posts/VoIP_in_Neo_Freerunner_with_Qtmoko_and_Linphone/
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==Event News==
 
==Event News==

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Contents

Period 2011-05-01 to 2011-08-31

Welcome to 2011-09-01 edition of the FreeSmartphone.Org / Openmoko Community Updates. Openmoko is a loosely bound group of people originating from the developers and users of the pioneering Neo1973 and Neo FreeRunner products from Openmoko Inc. Nowadays most efforts are around free software distributions for a range of mobile phones, including the original Neo products. There are also several spin-off companies inspired by the Openmoko Inc's work.

Hardware

Distributions

Distributions lists releases and other significant updates in distributions that have some support for the Openmoko devices.

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:

  • Debian is again installable with the install.sh script, thanks to a new kernel and some testing. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner for more details
  • FreeSmartphone.Org's FSO2 is making it into Debian finally, thanks to fabulous work by Rico Rommel and others. Most of it is already in: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2011-August/004321.html - as of this writing, also libfsosystem and fso-usaged have gone in
  • FSO2 also means, like mentioned in the hardware section, a start of support for many new phones like Palm Pre, Nokia N900, Nexus One and others that have at least some support in FSO daemons
  • A new 2.6.34 kernel was released into the pkg-fso repository, required by all Neo FreeRunner users that have upgraded to Debian unstable's newest udev version. It includes the wire_up_sys_accept4.patch.
  • Enlightenment 17 (E17) has seen several updates, but the Python bindings still lag behind and the needed versions are only available in the experimental repository
  • omhacks 0.15 uploaded, most noticeable change: Fix error handling of om_sysfs_readfile
  • Other relevant package updates include new upstream snapshots of zhone and intone, even though both are relatively little developed compared to their competitors in the phone UI and music player fields


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

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 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..


Event News

Personal tools
Need improvement: This article or section needs improving. Feel free to add content.
NOTE:
  • Take a moment and look at this 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 should be _moved_ to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/YYYY-MM-DD, 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 2011-05-01 to 2011-08-31

Welcome to 2011-09-01 edition of the FreeSmartphone.Org / Openmoko Community Updates. Openmoko is a loosely bound group of people originating from the developers and users of the pioneering Neo1973 and Neo FreeRunner products from Openmoko Inc. Nowadays most efforts are around free software distributions for a range of mobile phones, including the original Neo products. There are also several spin-off companies inspired by the Openmoko Inc's work.

Hardware

Distributions

Distributions lists releases and other significant updates in distributions that have some support for the Openmoko devices.

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:

  • Debian is again installable with the install.sh script, thanks to a new kernel and some testing. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner for more details
  • FreeSmartphone.Org's FSO2 is making it into Debian finally, thanks to fabulous work by Rico Rommel and others. Most of it is already in: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2011-August/004321.html - as of this writing, also libfsosystem and fso-usaged have gone in
  • FSO2 also means, like mentioned in the hardware section, a start of support for many new phones like Palm Pre, Nokia N900, Nexus One and others that have at least some support in FSO daemons
  • A new 2.6.34 kernel was released into the pkg-fso repository, required by all Neo FreeRunner users that have upgraded to Debian unstable's newest udev version. It includes the wire_up_sys_accept4.patch.
  • Enlightenment 17 (E17) has seen several updates, but the Python bindings still lag behind and the needed versions are only available in the experimental repository
  • omhacks 0.15 uploaded, most noticeable change: Fix error handling of om_sysfs_readfile
  • Other relevant package updates include new upstream snapshots of zhone and intone, even though both are relatively little developed compared to their competitors in the phone UI and music player fields


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

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 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..


Event News