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'''Om 2008.8''' Was the name of the first version of [[Om 2008]]. It was released on August 08, 2008. Om 2008.8 was superseded by [[Om 2008.9]]/[[Om 2008.12]] which were released later that year.
  
=Introduction=
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== Known Issues ==
'''Om 2008.8''' is the successor to [[Om 2007.2]] and had '''ASU''' as a codename. It will be launched on '''August 08, 2008'''. Om 2008.8 uses EFL for the launcher, custom UI applications and [[QtopiaOnX11|Qtopia on X11]] for telephony.  It is the first step from GTK+ on x11 to using multiple toolkits in combination. '''Om 2008.8''' now supports [http://www.enlightenment.org/ EFL], [http://trolltech.com/products/qtopia Qtopia] and [http://www.gtk.org GTK+] applications.
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''To see how it all got started go to'' [[Om2008.8 Feature Plan|Om 2008.8 Feature Plan]].
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This is only a subset, and some of the bits reported below may have been fixed by stable updates (see [http://onlinedev.blogspot.com/search/label/om2008.8%20review Alasal's test reports] as well as the "Updates" section below). See [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/search?q=2008.8 all tickets with 2008.8] in the bug tracker.
  
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'''Suspend'''
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Builds from the last days of August tend to suspend after 30s no matter what you set in settings. Switching the screensaver off with `xset s off' disables suspend completely.  Note that this command must be typed into the terminal application on the phone itself; if you try to run it from an ssh session it fails with the error `xsetunable to open display ""'. This is because ssh sessions change the display settings expecting you might want X11 forwarding.  In fact if you are using X11 forwarding with ssh -Y, the command won't fail over ssh, but it still won't do what you expect, as xset will assume you're talking about the forwarded X11 session, and thus doesn't affect the X11 session on the phone. Therefore if you use a ssh session you need to enter `xset -display :0 s off'.
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[[Image:Om locations4.png|200px|center]]
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[[Image:List.png|200px|center]]
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== What's New ==
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Alex reportedly solved the problem going into Illume Settings, then Power, and setting to OFF the 2 parameters. He still gets the screensaver, but can reactivate easily just by touching.
'''Om 2008.8''' was designed to be empty, for the very purpose of showcasing your ideas.
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Think of our products as galleries. We're building the environment. Each one different from the next. You'll get all the free art supplies you could imagine because we want you to add your own meaning. You choose: consume, create, or both.
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If resume breaks audio (the ringing of the phone or for calling someone) a very probable reason is that the pulseaudio sound server is installed. This happens e.G. when openmoko-mediaplayer2 is installed. There seems to be [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2008-August/004877.html activity to fix this application] already, though.
  
Either way you create your own meaning. It's about you.
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'''GSM'''
  
=== Customize ===
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1766 Cannot make calls or receive SMS messages]
'''Om 2008.8''' allows you to customize your Neo in many aspects.
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1662 GSM not working properly after x hours]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1832 Cannot dial numbers starting with * or #]
  
'''Use the [[Installer]]''' to find apps and modifications for your Neo.
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'''WiFi'''
*  '''Re-design themes''' by customizing your own [[Edje]] files.
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*  '''Source Codes''' are publicly available, allowing for customization all the way down to low level sytems.
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=== Share ===
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1929 WiFi can only connect once]
* share your locations  ([[Om2008.8_Locations|Locations]])
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:you can use '''Locations''' to save your favorite spots and even send it to friends via sms.  How cool is that?!
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* share your applications ([[Om2008.8_Installer|Installer]])
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:share your ideas with the world by adding packages to the [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/CommunityRepository Community Repository].  It is a great database for all things openmoko and can easily be accessed by any user through the [[Om2008.8 Installer|Installer]].
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== Download ==
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'''Audio quality'''
'''Download Om 2008.8'''
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* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/Om2008.8/Om2008.8.rootfs.jffs2 Om2008.8.rootfs.jffs2]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1640 Improve overall audio]
* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/Om2008.8/Om2008.8.uImage.bin Om2008.8.uimage.bin]
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'''System Software'''
  
'''Install'''
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1736 Boot screen goes into sleep and never wake up if not touch during booting]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1597 After long suspend, kernel thread events]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1315 xglamo: performance decreases after a while]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1682 Neo turns off before reaching x]
  
* For instructions on how to flash your device, please refer to [[Flashing the Neo FreeRunner]].
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'''QPE high cpu usage'''
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* qpe does scan whole filesystem ( including SD card ) for documents , mp3 files , etc. If you don't want it you can edit <tt>/opt/Qtopia/etc/default/Trolltech/Storage.conf</tt> and disable Sd Card scanning ( overwrite 1 by 0 ), i.e. the section in the file should read like this after aplying the change to Om2008.9:
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<br><code>[MountPoint0]</code>
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<br><code>Name[] = SD Card</code>
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<br><code>Path=/dev/mmcblk0p1</code>
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<br><code>Removable = 1</code>
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<br><code>Applications = 0</code>
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<br><code>Documents = 0</code>
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<br><code>ContentDatabase = 0</code>
  
== Known Issues ==
 
''Last updated on August 8th, 2008'' 
 
  
'''GSM'''
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'''Networking'''
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* No Updates/Installation are possible or pings to domains because DNS is not working. This problem occurs because the /etc/resolv.conf is empty by default.
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Add these lines in /etc/network/interfaces:
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<pre>
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up echo nameserver 208.67.222.222 > /etc/resolv.conf
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up echo nameserver 208.67.220.220 >> /etc/resolv.conf
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</pre>
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This is to be inserted below gateway address and above the bluetooth networking. After this it will be set on every reboot. Note that sending all DNS traffic to these servers lets their administrators follow each and every web site you visit. You might want to consider using the nameservers of your real ISP instead since they can already do such tracking.
  
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1662 GSM not working properly after x hours]
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For resolving DNS without restarting, run the following commands:
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1512 Can not make phone call after GSM on/off/on]
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<pre>
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echo nameserver 208.67.222.222 > /etc/resolv.conf
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echo nameserver 208.67.220.220 >> /etc/resolv.conf
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</pre>
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This should solve most of your moko side networking issues. If you need any other help please refer to [[USB Networking]]
  
'''WiFi'''
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{{note| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolvconf resolvconf] is installed so should probably be used
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1625 WiFi can only connect once]
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'''Audio quality'''
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'''Problem''': parts of resolvconf are missing:  without the scripts under /etc/network/if-{up,down}.d, and /etc/resolvconf/run/enable-updates and /lib/resolvconf/list-records it does nothing, and even then, /etc/resolvconf/run should probably be a symlink to /var/run, or /etc/resolv.conf needs to be pointed at /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf -- once all that's done, it seems to work as long as you add something like this to /etc/network/interfaces at the end of the usb0 stanza:
  
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1721 QT-Dialer Sometimes can not hear anything durring connecting call]
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dns-nameservers 192.168.0.200
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1640 Improve overall audio]
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dns-search example.com
  
'''System Software'''
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and add <tt>usb*</tt> above <tt>eth*</tt> in <tt>/etc/resolvconf/interface-order</tt>
  
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1736 Boot screen goes into sleep and never wake up if not touch during booting]
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}}
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1597 After long suspend, kernel thread events]
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* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1315 xglamo: performance decreases after a while]
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{{Note| '''Solution:''' Steps to add missing resolvconf script: <br>
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1682 Neo turns off before reaching x]
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<code>touch /etc/resolvconf/run/enable-updates</code><br>
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<code>cd /etc ; rm resolv.conf ; ln -s /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf .</code><br>
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<code>mkdir /lib/resolvconf/ ; cd /lib/resolvconf/</code><br>
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<code>
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<nowiki>wget http://87.227.108.179/list-records</nowiki> </code><br>
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<code>chmod +x list-records</code><br>
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Edit <code>/etc/network/interfaces</code> and remove the lines:<br>
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<code>      network 192.168.0.0</code><br>
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<code>      gateway 192.168.0.200</code><br>
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If we need to use the usb network more then just locally from the computer in the other end of the USB-cable, login with ssh and add a default route like this:<br>
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<code>route add default gateway 192.168.0.200</code>
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}}
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* Usb-networking will not work until rebooted after initial boot.
 +
 
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'''Usability'''
 +
 
 +
* The Pin-Dialog by default just shows letters. You have to slide your finger up/down over the keyboard to make the numbers/uppercase/special characters appear.
 +
* The installer app doesn't release administrative rights which results in not being able to use opkg. Solution: run "killall packagekitd" (on the freerunner or when ssh'ed in).
 +
* The installer app doesn't release administrative rights which results in not being able to use opkg. Alternate Solution: On the FreeRunner, use the drop-down menu to close all open applications.
 +
* The keyboard may not be adapted for all uses. See [[Keyboard Debate]] for a full discussion and options.
 +
 
 +
== Subsequent upgrades ==
 +
 
 +
Posterior to the Om2008.8 release made on 2008/08/08, development has been [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-August/026491.html split in two branches] aiming respectively at the next minor and major releases.
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Direct follow-up for 2008.8 occured on the [http://git.openmoko.org/?p=openmoko.git;a=shortlog;h=org.openmoko.asu.stable org.openmoko.asu.stable] branch, with the short term goal to improve stability and useability, keeping the same features set. Official updates  are available in the [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/Om2008.8/ 2008.8 packages repository] feeds. Since this repository is already configured in 2008.8, using 'opkg update; opkg upgrade' is sufficient to stay up to date. Two subsequent "point upgrade" named [[Om 2008.9 Update]] and [[Om 2008.12 Update]] have been released.
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The long-term development branch is named [http://git.openmoko.org/?p=openmoko.git;a=shortlog;h=org.openmoko.dev org.openmoko.dev], this is where most activity happens. This branch has refocused on the base system functionalities, no applications are installed by default. Critical bugfixes from that branch are eventually ported to the ''.asu.stable'' branch. Using binaries updates from that branch (or any other non-2008.8 repository) on a 2008.x stable base is likely to send you in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependency_hell Dependency Hell], you have been warned.
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== Dedication ==
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<pre>
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From: Openmoko
 +
To: openmoko-community mailing list
 +
 
 +
Om 2008.8 was designed to be empty, for the very purpose of showcasing your ideas.
 +
 
 +
Think of our products as galleries. We're building the environment.
 +
Each one different from the next. You'll get all the free art supplies
 +
you could imagine because we want you to add your own meaning.
 +
You choose: consume, create, or both.
 +
 
 +
Either way you create your own meaning. It's about you.
 +
</pre>
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[[Category:Om 2008.8| ]]

Latest revision as of 12:28, 4 June 2009


Om 2008.8 Was the name of the first version of Om 2008. It was released on August 08, 2008. Om 2008.8 was superseded by Om 2008.9/Om 2008.12 which were released later that year.

[edit] Known Issues

This is only a subset, and some of the bits reported below may have been fixed by stable updates (see Alasal's test reports as well as the "Updates" section below). See all tickets with 2008.8 in the bug tracker.

Suspend

Builds from the last days of August tend to suspend after 30s no matter what you set in settings. Switching the screensaver off with `xset s off' disables suspend completely. Note that this command must be typed into the terminal application on the phone itself; if you try to run it from an ssh session it fails with the error `xset: unable to open display ""'. This is because ssh sessions change the display settings expecting you might want X11 forwarding. In fact if you are using X11 forwarding with ssh -Y, the command won't fail over ssh, but it still won't do what you expect, as xset will assume you're talking about the forwarded X11 session, and thus doesn't affect the X11 session on the phone. Therefore if you use a ssh session you need to enter `xset -display :0 s off'.

Alex reportedly solved the problem going into Illume Settings, then Power, and setting to OFF the 2 parameters. He still gets the screensaver, but can reactivate easily just by touching.

If resume breaks audio (the ringing of the phone or for calling someone) a very probable reason is that the pulseaudio sound server is installed. This happens e.G. when openmoko-mediaplayer2 is installed. There seems to be activity to fix this application already, though.

GSM

WiFi

Audio quality

System Software

QPE high cpu usage

  • qpe does scan whole filesystem ( including SD card ) for documents , mp3 files , etc. If you don't want it you can edit /opt/Qtopia/etc/default/Trolltech/Storage.conf and disable Sd Card scanning ( overwrite 1 by 0 ), i.e. the section in the file should read like this after aplying the change to Om2008.9:


[MountPoint0]
Name[] = SD Card
Path=/dev/mmcblk0p1
Removable = 1
Applications = 0
Documents = 0
ContentDatabase = 0


Networking

  • No Updates/Installation are possible or pings to domains because DNS is not working. This problem occurs because the /etc/resolv.conf is empty by default.

Add these lines in /etc/network/interfaces:

up echo nameserver 208.67.222.222 > /etc/resolv.conf
up echo nameserver 208.67.220.220 >> /etc/resolv.conf

This is to be inserted below gateway address and above the bluetooth networking. After this it will be set on every reboot. Note that sending all DNS traffic to these servers lets their administrators follow each and every web site you visit. You might want to consider using the nameservers of your real ISP instead since they can already do such tracking.

For resolving DNS without restarting, run the following commands:

echo nameserver 208.67.222.222 > /etc/resolv.conf
echo nameserver 208.67.220.220 >> /etc/resolv.conf

This should solve most of your moko side networking issues. If you need any other help please refer to USB Networking

NOTE: resolvconf is installed so should probably be used

Problem: parts of resolvconf are missing: without the scripts under /etc/network/if-{up,down}.d, and /etc/resolvconf/run/enable-updates and /lib/resolvconf/list-records it does nothing, and even then, /etc/resolvconf/run should probably be a symlink to /var/run, or /etc/resolv.conf needs to be pointed at /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf -- once all that's done, it seems to work as long as you add something like this to /etc/network/interfaces at the end of the usb0 stanza:

dns-nameservers 192.168.0.200 dns-search example.com

and add usb* above eth* in /etc/resolvconf/interface-order



NOTE: Solution: Steps to add missing resolvconf script:

touch /etc/resolvconf/run/enable-updates
cd /etc ; rm resolv.conf ; ln -s /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf .
mkdir /lib/resolvconf/ ; cd /lib/resolvconf/

wget http://87.227.108.179/list-records
chmod +x list-records
Edit /etc/network/interfaces and remove the lines:
network 192.168.0.0
gateway 192.168.0.200
If we need to use the usb network more then just locally from the computer in the other end of the USB-cable, login with ssh and add a default route like this:
route add default gateway 192.168.0.200


  • Usb-networking will not work until rebooted after initial boot.

Usability

  • The Pin-Dialog by default just shows letters. You have to slide your finger up/down over the keyboard to make the numbers/uppercase/special characters appear.
  • The installer app doesn't release administrative rights which results in not being able to use opkg. Solution: run "killall packagekitd" (on the freerunner or when ssh'ed in).
  • The installer app doesn't release administrative rights which results in not being able to use opkg. Alternate Solution: On the FreeRunner, use the drop-down menu to close all open applications.
  • The keyboard may not be adapted for all uses. See Keyboard Debate for a full discussion and options.

[edit] Subsequent upgrades

Posterior to the Om2008.8 release made on 2008/08/08, development has been split in two branches aiming respectively at the next minor and major releases.

Direct follow-up for 2008.8 occured on the org.openmoko.asu.stable branch, with the short term goal to improve stability and useability, keeping the same features set. Official updates are available in the 2008.8 packages repository feeds. Since this repository is already configured in 2008.8, using 'opkg update; opkg upgrade' is sufficient to stay up to date. Two subsequent "point upgrade" named Om 2008.9 Update and Om 2008.12 Update have been released.

The long-term development branch is named org.openmoko.dev, this is where most activity happens. This branch has refocused on the base system functionalities, no applications are installed by default. Critical bugfixes from that branch are eventually ported to the .asu.stable branch. Using binaries updates from that branch (or any other non-2008.8 repository) on a 2008.x stable base is likely to send you in Dependency Hell, you have been warned.

[edit] Dedication

From: Openmoko
To: openmoko-community mailing list

Om 2008.8 was designed to be empty, for the very purpose of showcasing your ideas.

Think of our products as galleries. We're building the environment.
Each one different from the next. You'll get all the free art supplies
you could imagine because we want you to add your own meaning.
You choose: consume, create, or both.

Either way you create your own meaning. It's about you.
Personal tools
Key pages on:
Om 2008


Om 2008.8 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.

Introduction

Om 2008.8 is the successor to Om 2007.2 and had ASU as a codename. It will be launched on August 08, 2008. Om 2008.8 uses EFL for the launcher, custom UI applications and Qtopia on X11 for telephony. It is the first step from GTK+ on x11 to using multiple toolkits in combination. Om 2008.8 now supports EFL, Qtopia and GTK+ applications.

To see how it all got started go to Om 2008.8 Feature Plan.

Om2008 uboot.png
Om2008 home.png
Installer4.png
Om2008 installer1.png
Main.png
Edit1.png
Om locations4.png
List.png

What's New

Om 2008.8 was designed to be empty, for the very purpose of showcasing your ideas.

Think of our products as galleries. We're building the environment. Each one different from the next. You'll get all the free art supplies you could imagine because we want you to add your own meaning. You choose: consume, create, or both.

Either way you create your own meaning. It's about you.

Customize

Om 2008.8 allows you to customize your Neo in many aspects.

  • Use the Installer to find apps and modifications for your Neo.
  • Re-design themes by customizing your own Edje files.
  • Source Codes are publicly available, allowing for customization all the way down to low level sytems.

Share

you can use Locations to save your favorite spots and even send it to friends via sms. How cool is that?!
share your ideas with the world by adding packages to the Community Repository. It is a great database for all things openmoko and can easily be accessed by any user through the Installer.

Download

Download Om 2008.8


Install

Known Issues

Last updated on August 8th, 2008

GSM

WiFi

Audio quality

System Software