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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.
Om 2008.8 is the successor to Om 2007.2 and had ASU as a codename. It was 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.
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.
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 your locations (Locations)
- you can use Locations to save your favorite spots and even send it to friends via sms. How cool is that?!
- share your applications (Installer)
- 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 Om 2008.8 images
These images are to be flashed to the NAND memory of the FreeRunner :
- For instructions on how to flash your device, please refer to Flashing the Neo FreeRunner.
Alternative : running from microSD card
- Boot from SD card (really from microSD as in OM hardware)
- Boot screen goes into sleep and never wake up if not touch during booting
- After long suspend, kernel thread events
- xglamo: performance decreases after a while
- Neo turns off before reaching x
- 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. You have to fill it manually like just using the content of this file on your local machine. Be aware that /etc/resolv.conf is a symlink. You better remove with symlink and create a totally new file /etc/resolv.conf which you can now use.
|NOTE: resolvconf is installed so should probably be used|
- Usb-networking will not work until rebooted after initial boot.
- The Pin-Dialog by default just shows letters. You have to move up/down on the screen with your fingers to make the numbers appear.
- The installer app doesn't release administrative rights which results in not being able to use opkg. Sollution: run "killall packagekitd" (on the freerunner or when ssh'ed in).