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FDOM is one of the many distributions that currently work on the Openmoko phones. You can compare a distribution with an Operating System on normal computers. It gives the phone all the software needed for operating. For more information about the different flavors, see distributions.


A combination of apps(a lot of) and fixes to demonstrate the capabilities of the Freerunner and to have a functional phone (sort of). This all while retaining the ability to update through the official feeds.

Until now, flashing the phone was the only way to update to the last release of FDOM but since 20081023 version there is a script called FDOMizer able to update to the lastest version of FDOM any older version of FDOM and is able to transform a brand new flashed OM2008.X on the phone to a full bloated FDOM

Any questions can be sent to David-Reyes Samblas Martinez david at tuxbrain dot com or at community list or local-openmoko-spain list, see mailing lists. Co admins are Armin ranjbar aka Zoup and Nacho Seijo aka himero.


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If you want to come to the script kidding party :) join us at

Serious developers are welcome too :) but remember "if it's cool, it works(in some way),doesn't annoying(too much) rest of things and fits on the nand it's in" :) we will let scalability, stability, resource saving and so on to the OM guys :)

The devel list is:

Complete overview of assembling FDOM distribution

Index: '-' means that all is OK, '?' means that it is unknown if it is OK or a customisation is needed. Note that launcher name is made as short as possible so it is not abbreviated in Illume. The icons are to be optimised to 80x80 (not smaller and also not bigger) because this will make a very sharp experience of OpenMoko. The up and down scaling of icons is not optimised compared to doing it beforehand with a tool like GIMP.

Category Functionality Name License Assigned Dependencies Custom launcher name Custom launcher icon Improvements Link Source
system boot loader uboot  ? David - - - -
system splash image uboot splash  ?  ? uboot - - create FDOM version
system kernel uImage  ? David uboot - -
system file system rootfs  ? David uImage - -
system keyboard Illume keyboard on ASU  ? David rootfs - - enable Illume keyboard in ASU theme,
system keyboard Numbers/Symbols  ? David rootfs - - Split Numbers in Numbers and Symbols
utility management Vala Terminal GPL David rootfs - - Improved Terminal for Openmoko
utility graphics Screen capture GPL David rootfs Screenshot - opkg install gpe-scap , modified .desktop file to short the name file to Screenshot
utility wireless Mofi GPL David rootfs -  ? opkg install is phyton
utility navigation Yaouh!  ?  ? tangoGPS Yaouh!  ? opkg install python-pygtk curl
utility connectivity USB Mode Button  ?  ? rootfs USB Mode 80x80 opkg install is a script
application web browser Dillo GPL David Mofi - - opkg install
application web browser Mimimo  ? David  ?  ?  ? opkg install asked sanders to provide sources
application image browser Neon GPL David  ?  ?  ? opkg install
application instant messenger Pidgin GPL  ? Mofi Pidgin 80x80 opkg install pidgin pidgin-data libpurple-protocol-msn libpurple-protocol-yahoo
application navigation tangoGPS GPL  ? rootfs tangoGPS new 80x80 opkg install libcairo2 libcurl4 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2 libglib-2.0-0 libpixman-1-0 libsqlite3-0
application navigation Locations  ?  ? rootfs - - rm /usr/share/applications/om-locations.desktop (replaced by tangoGPS)
application bubble level Gwaterpas  ?  ? rootfs Bubble new 80x80 -
game decision making Moko Eightball GPL  ? rootfs Eightball  ? opkg install svn co svn://
game toy OpenMooCow  ?  ? rootfs MooCow  ? opkg install
game pinball Linball GPL  ? rootfs -  ? -
application sky map orrery GPL  ? rootfs Orrery - opkg install
system initializing script FDOMIZER GPL  ? rootfs - Create from scracth with all changes exposed in this table
system Submenu navigation FDSubmenu GPL  ? rootfs - Create from scracth based on PyElf taking Neon as example, create categories based on opkg but simplified (Games, GPS, Internet, Multimedia, PIM/Office, Settings, Utility), and move desktop files to those categories
game pong pong  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game vibrator control openvibe  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game Adventure games scummvm  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game Liquid War Liquid War  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game Lemmings like Pingus  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game Puzzle xlogical  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game Drawing game Numptyphysics  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game FPS Duke3D  ?  ? rootfs -  ? -
game space shotter Kobodeluxe  ?  ? rootfs -  ? opkg install kobodeluxe
game toy Light Saber  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility BT GPS BtGPS  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application GPS navigation Navit  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application Twitter twittermoko  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
system keyboard Qwo  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility conversor MokoConv  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility clock LED clock  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility wheather meooem  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility rotate accel-rotate  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application remote control remoko  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application eBook reader FBreader  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
utility light Flashlight  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application Drawing notes PyPenNotes  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application RSS Reader PyFeedRead  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application PDF Reader Epdfview  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application Fast Reader Gutenflash  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
application geocaching MokoGeocaching  ?  ? rootfs -  ?
Category Functionality Name License Assigned Dependencies Custom launcher name Custom launcher icon Improvements Link Source


Please any warning tip a trick post it in the devel list :)


You can use both the script it self and the svn log to visualice those changes


  • Try to make it more like lastest Raster Image like
  • Fix all bugs arised and make it more stable
  • Make it even more community driven

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Some people talking about us ;) thanks a lot (FR) (DE) (RU) (RU)