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====='''Period YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD'''=====
  
Please fill in everything you think the community should know. On 23th July this content will be moved to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2009-07-23, FEEL FREE TO DO IT on 23th, also post a note on the community mailing list!
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Welcome to the YYYY-MM-DD edition of the Free The Phone / Openmoko Community Updates. We are 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.
  
====='''Period 2009-07-10 to 2009-07-23'''=====
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== Hardware ==
  
==Distributions==
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== Distributions ==
  
* '''[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/OpenmokoFramework/Status_Update_7 FSO MS 5.5]''' - The Freesmartphone.org team (Mickey, Jan, Daniel, Stefan and lots of contributors!) is proud to release milestone 5.5 codenamed ''''In Transit...''''. For this milestone, there have been improvements all over the place and we've tied up some loose ends. You can download images for GTA01 and GTA02 [http://downloads.freesmartphone.org/fso-stable/milestone5.5/ here].
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Distributions lists releases and other significant updates in distributions that have some support for the Openmoko devices.  
  
* '''[distro name]''' - notes
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Screenshot=System_boot.png|
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Codename='codename'|
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Homepage=http://www.homepage.org|
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Image=[http://www.homepage.org/path/to/ images]|
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Works={{Works}}
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==Applications==  
 
==Applications==  
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===New Applications===
 
===New Applications===
*[[Image:nEoTheme.png|100px|right]] '''[http://www.opkg.org/package_249.html nEo Theme 0.1]''' released.
 
** a FAST high contrast theme package consisting of an enlightenment (illume) theme, elementary theme, etk theme, libframeworkd-phonegui-efl theme and an icon theme. (the opkg.org feed doesnt seem to be updated correctly so the themes have to be installed one by one)
 
* '''[[Travel Diary]]'''- Travel Diary is an application to write a little diary entry and save it in a .csv file. You then can send this file via a script to your server that generates a .kml file for your friends, displays a map. You can find the sources (including basic server example scripts) [http://git.senfdax.de/?p=travel-diary;a=summary here], or download package [http://openmoko.senfdax.de/shr-unstable/ here].
 
  
* '''[http://example.url.com Exampleapp 0.0.1]''' - description
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PackageName=[http:// www.some.srv/path_to/Exampleapp.ipk Exampleapp]
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===Application Updates===
 
===Application Updates===
  
* '''[http://code.google.com/p/elmdentica ElmDentica 0.6.0]''' - Tuga release
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{{ApplicationBox|
** translatable, and first language is portuguese
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Name=Barom 0.8|
** opens links in a browser
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Description=Barom uses the BMP085 barometric pressures sensor to give altitude and weather info...
 
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* now includes a configuration option to change the location of the pressure_input file (needed for GTA04)
*[[Image:Capture-MokoMeteo.png|100px|right]] '''[http://code.google.com/p/mokometeo/ Mokometeo 0.3]''' - Thanks to Glenn Trigg, a new version of Mokometeo is out. IPK package can be found [http://mokometeo.googlecode.com/files/mokometeo_0.3_arm.ipk here]. Changes:
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* Fixed an intermittent segfault that led to crashes after 6-30 hours
** Fixed the problem with the missing question.png on a new install.
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* Program now starts if the BMP085 cannot be found
** Changed the day labels to a nicer format.
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* Moved files around so it works with shr-core|
 
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Screenshot=WeatherView.png|
* '''[http://www.mikecrash.com/index.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=10 eneoset]''' - Mike Crash has created small utility with ELM named eneoset. Keep in mind that this is intended for debian OS using enlightment libraries. Changing USB current limit still doesn't work, but it is able to:
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Homepage=http://www.jeepingben.net/barom/|
** change backlight
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TestedOn=SHR-Core|
** turn on or off bluetooth
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PackageName=[http://www.jeepingben.net/barom/barom_0.8_all.ipk latest_package]
**turn on or off Wi-Fi
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** change USB device/host mode.
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*[[Image:Intone-1.png|100px|right]] '''[http://www.opkg.org/package_190.html Intone 0.60]''' - after quite a few tweaks there is the latest version of Intone. You will need mplayer to use Intone. There is a low CPU consuming mplayer-tremor version [http://www.paultt.org/downloads/openmoko/mplayer_dev-SVN-r29155-4.1.2-tremor-low_armv4t.ipk here]. OpenMoko distibution users will need separate '''[http://n2.nabble.com/file/n3284396/intone_0.60_arm.ipk-OM version]''' of intone and might need following dependencies:
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** [http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/id3lib_3.8.3-r2_armv4t.ipk id3lib]
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** [http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/libmad0_0.15.1b-r4_armv4t.ipk libmad]
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** [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/armv4t/libsdl-1.2-0_1.2.11-r7_armv4t.ipk libsdl]
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** [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/armv4t/libspeex1_1.1+1.2rc1-r0_armv4t.ipk libspeex]
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** [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/armv4t/libsqlite3-0_3.6.5-r0_armv4t.ipk libsqlite3]
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** [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/armv4t/libvorbis_1.0.1-r2_armv4t.ipk libvorbis]
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** [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/unstable/armv4t/libxv1_1.0.3-r1_armv4t.ipk libxv1]
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Changes in this version of intone:
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** hopefully better top bar in playlist vie
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** change priority from gui
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** change playing song icon to play in list
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** fixes to better support logical order when changing from random->normal and vice versa
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** support bluetooth streaming to A2DP sets from intone (__you'll have to pair the headset yourself__)
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** better time display on progress bar
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** even better scan routine (please rescan your songs for the right names to be picked up)
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** some code speedups
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** fixed ui break in album art view with long song names
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* '''[http://pvtrace.com/literki_0.0.2-r3_armv4t.ipk Literki 0.0.2-r3]''' This is a new version of your favourite keyboard. The mechanism for showing/hiding the keyboard has changed, now you show/hide Literki by sliding bottom right corner with your finger. You can configure what distance you need to slide. If you just click the bottom right corner, the click goes through to the application, so it (almost) doesn't affect using other applications when the keyboard is hidden. This update is concentrated on using libfreetype for fonts. Screenshot is available [http://pvtrace.com/literki2.png here]. Literki configuration file explanation is [http://pvtrace.com/literki_conf.html here]. OpenMoko users will need [http://shr.bearstech.com/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/libfakekey0_0.2+svnr1455-r1_armv4t.ipk libfakekey] as a dependency. Main changes are:
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** it supports Unicode input. Tested only with Polish diacritic signs.
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** it looks much nicer
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** the keys are much more visible when transparent, thus transparency is on by default
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** you can change the font and size
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*[[Image:saskia.png|100px|right]] '''[http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/saskia/ Saskia]''' is a wi-fi management tool. It currently supports WPA-encrypted and open Networks, while WEP-Support is planned for the Future. You can download [http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/859/saskia_0.20_armv4t.ipk package], or end user [http://projects.openmoko.org/docman/view.php/296/529/saskia_using.pdf documentation]. OpenMoko users might need [http://shr.bearstech.com/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/python-wifi-dbg_0.3.1-r0_armv4t.ipk python-wifi] package as a dependency.
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* '''[http://www.faltantornillos.net/proyectos/gnu/brightPlayer/brightPlayerGTK0.2.tar.gz BrightPlayer]''', a fast, lightweight and easy random music player author has released new version of this software. Major changes are:
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** switched to GTk
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** ability to change the volume while playing
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** lock and unlock the screen
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** decide if you want to play music that turnsyou up or down (whatever that means...)
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* '''[http://example.url.com Exampleapp 0.0.1]''' - description
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** new examplefeature
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==Community==
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* '''[http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-f1958 The University of São Paulo's intent to join Openmoko development.]'''
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* Ben Wilson wrote a '''[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Unbricking_the_Neo1973_(GTA01)_without_a_debugboard wiki]''' page for the un-bricking GTA01 using a simple LPT -> JTAG  circuit. It may also work for doing some actual debugging and should be pretty easy to wire up to gta02 as well.
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* David Lanzendörfer has managed to boot OpenMoko on the HTC-Dream with framebuffer console. That means: Android linux kernel + OpenMoko (Angstrom) user space. If someone is interested in participating the development, youre welcome to help. David started writing '''[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/OpenMoko_on_HTC-Dream wiki]''' on installing OpenMoko on HTC-Dream.
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==Firmware==
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The Free Software / Open Source [[Osmocom on TI Calypso|Osmocom]] firmware has been ported to the TI Calypso GSM/GPRS modem. The TI Calypso, is among others, used in [[Neo 1973]] and [[Neo FreeRunner]].
  
* '''omgps''' author, Meng Qingyou has announced moving omgps project to [http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/omgps/ new location] at projects.openmoko.org.
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==General News==
  
 
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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==Event News==
 
==Event News==
  
* '''2009-07-08''' [http://2009.rmll.info/Embedded-development-with-Openmoko.html Embedded development workshop with the Openmoko] | A free, two days workshop about embedded Linux development was given at the RMLL by [[User:khorben|Pierre Pronchery]] of [http://bearstech.com/ Bearstech]
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* '''2011-mm-dd''' [http://example.url.xom Example event] | add your event here
* '''2009-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 07:47, 12 February 2012

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Freethephone.png

Contents

[edit] Period YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD

Welcome to the YYYY-MM-DD edition of the Free The Phone / Openmoko Community Updates. We are 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.

[edit] Hardware

[edit] Distributions

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

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}}}


[edit] Applications

[edit] 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


[edit] Application Updates

WeatherView.png Barom 0.8

Barom uses the BMP085 barometric pressures sensor to give altitude and weather info...

  • now includes a configuration option to change the location of the pressure_input file (needed for GTA04)
  • Fixed an intermittent segfault that led to crashes after 6-30 hours
  • Program now starts if the BMP085 cannot be found
  • Moved files around so it works with shr-core


Homepage: http://www.jeepingben.net/barom/
Package: latest_package
Tested on: SHR-Core


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


[edit] Firmware

The Free Software / Open Source Osmocom firmware has been ported to the TI Calypso GSM/GPRS modem. The TI Calypso, is among others, used in Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner.

[edit] General News

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

[edit] Event News

Personal tools
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Please fill in everything you think the community should know. On 23th July this content will be moved to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2009-07-23, FEEL FREE TO DO IT on 23th, also post a note on the community mailing list!

Period 2009-07-10 to 2009-07-23

Distributions

  • FSO MS 5.5 - The Freesmartphone.org team (Mickey, Jan, Daniel, Stefan and lots of contributors!) is proud to release milestone 5.5 codenamed 'In Transit...'. For this milestone, there have been improvements all over the place and we've tied up some loose ends. You can download images for GTA01 and GTA02 here.
  • [distro name] - notes

Applications

New Applications

  • NEoTheme.png
    nEo Theme 0.1 released.
    • a FAST high contrast theme package consisting of an enlightenment (illume) theme, elementary theme, etk theme, libframeworkd-phonegui-efl theme and an icon theme. (the opkg.org feed doesnt seem to be updated correctly so the themes have to be installed one by one)
  • Travel Diary- Travel Diary is an application to write a little diary entry and save it in a .csv file. You then can send this file via a script to your server that generates a .kml file for your friends, displays a map. You can find the sources (including basic server example scripts) here, or download package here.

Application Updates

  • ElmDentica 0.6.0 - Tuga release
    • translatable, and first language is portuguese
    • opens links in a browser
  • Capture-MokoMeteo.png
    Mokometeo 0.3 - Thanks to Glenn Trigg, a new version of Mokometeo is out. IPK package can be found here. Changes:
    • Fixed the problem with the missing question.png on a new install.
    • Changed the day labels to a nicer format.
  • eneoset - Mike Crash has created small utility with ELM named eneoset. Keep in mind that this is intended for debian OS using enlightment libraries. Changing USB current limit still doesn't work, but it is able to:
    • change backlight
    • turn on or off bluetooth
    • turn on or off Wi-Fi
    • change USB device/host mode.

Changes in this version of intone:

    • hopefully better top bar in playlist vie
    • change priority from gui
    • change playing song icon to play in list
    • fixes to better support logical order when changing from random->normal and vice versa
    • support bluetooth streaming to A2DP sets from intone (__you'll have to pair the headset yourself__)
    • better time display on progress bar
    • even better scan routine (please rescan your songs for the right names to be picked up)
    • some code speedups
    • fixed ui break in album art view with long song names
  • Literki 0.0.2-r3 This is a new version of your favourite keyboard. The mechanism for showing/hiding the keyboard has changed, now you show/hide Literki by sliding bottom right corner with your finger. You can configure what distance you need to slide. If you just click the bottom right corner, the click goes through to the application, so it (almost) doesn't affect using other applications when the keyboard is hidden. This update is concentrated on using libfreetype for fonts. Screenshot is available here. Literki configuration file explanation is here. OpenMoko users will need libfakekey as a dependency. Main changes are:
    • it supports Unicode input. Tested only with Polish diacritic signs.
    • it looks much nicer
    • the keys are much more visible when transparent, thus transparency is on by default
    • you can change the font and size
  • Saskia.png
    Saskia is a wi-fi management tool. It currently supports WPA-encrypted and open Networks, while WEP-Support is planned for the Future. You can download package, or end user documentation. OpenMoko users might need python-wifi package as a dependency.
  • BrightPlayer, a fast, lightweight and easy random music player author has released new version of this software. Major changes are:
    • switched to GTk
    • ability to change the volume while playing
    • lock and unlock the screen
    • decide if you want to play music that turnsyou up or down (whatever that means...)

Community

  • Ben Wilson wrote a wiki page for the un-bricking GTA01 using a simple LPT -> JTAG circuit. It may also work for doing some actual debugging and should be pretty easy to wire up to gta02 as well.
  • David Lanzendörfer has managed to boot OpenMoko on the HTC-Dream with framebuffer console. That means: Android linux kernel + OpenMoko (Angstrom) user space. If someone is interested in participating the development, youre welcome to help. David started writing wiki on installing OpenMoko on HTC-Dream.
  • omgps author, Meng Qingyou has announced moving omgps project to new location at projects.openmoko.org.

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

Event News