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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
The '''Om 2008.9 Update''' is the first of many [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_release point releases] to come after the initial [[Om2008.8|Om 2008.8 release]] and is recommended for [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/ Om version 2008.8]. This includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Neo.
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The '''Om 2008.9 Update''' was the second [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_release point release] of [[Om 2008]]. It is now superseded by [[Om 2008.12 Update]]. It included general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Neo.
  
 
For detailed information about fixes and updates, please visit [https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/query?status=closed&group=component&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&milestone=Om2008.9 Openmoko Trac].
 
For detailed information about fixes and updates, please visit [https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/query?status=closed&group=component&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&milestone=Om2008.9 Openmoko Trac].
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Products Affected:  Neo FreeRunner
 
Products Affected:  Neo FreeRunner
 
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== Installing the update ==
 
{{Warning|It is recommended that you back up your Neo prior to installing any updates.
 
Do not attempt to install 2008.9 to the Neo 1973 (GTA01).  It is not compatible with this earlier model.}}
 
=== Download and Flashing ===
 
 
To install the exact 2008.9 point release, download the Root Filesystem and the Kernel image files from [http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/Om2008.9/ Download] page and install according to [[Flashing the Neo FreeRunner]].
 
 
If you prefer to stay at the head tip of the ASU distribution, just doing ''opkg update'' && ''opkg upgrade'' is enough. You may want to flash the splash screen only, but this is cosmetic.
 
 
The files with ''-20080916-'' in the name and the files without date are identical (symlinks actually). The three days discrepancy between 2008-09-16 (in the filenames) and 2008-09-19 (in the last modified column) is normal, that is the time it took to pull the files from the git, build the packages, test them and publish them.
 
  
 
== What's Included? ==
 
== What's Included? ==
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==What's Next?==
 
==What's Next?==
  
There are no 2008.10 or 2008.11 releases. Openmoko set up an "Optimization team" led by John Lee to work on improving the distribution. The project last two months. No formal release was made in the end, even though the team considerably improved boot speed and fixed many bugs ([http://downloads.openmoko.org/daily/testing/ download directory]). The state of the tree at the end of the effort is summarized [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-f1954 here].
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Openmoko set up an "Optimization team" led by John Lee to work on improving the distribution. The project last two months. No formal release was made in the end, even though the team considerably improved boot speed and fixed many bugs ([http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/experimental/daily/ download directory]). The state of the tree at the end of the effort is summarized [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-f1954 here].
  
 
See [http://n2.nabble.com/No-more-optimization-team-tp1637861p1638039.html Openmoko's software roadmap] from December 2008 to mid 2009.
 
See [http://n2.nabble.com/No-more-optimization-team-tp1637861p1638039.html Openmoko's software roadmap] from December 2008 to mid 2009.
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Some useful resources:
 
Some useful resources:
  
* [[Om2008.8|Om 2008.8]]
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* [[Om 2008]]
 
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/query?status=closed&group=component&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&milestone=Om2008.9 Om 2008.9 Milestone list]
 
* [http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/query?status=closed&group=component&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&milestone=Om2008.9 Om 2008.9 Milestone list]
 
* [http://onlinedev.blogspot.com/search/label/om2008.8%20review Alasal's Test Reports]
 
* [http://onlinedev.blogspot.com/search/label/om2008.8%20review Alasal's Test Reports]
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* Matthias's [http://www.unixarea.de/openmoko.txt installation report].
 
* Matthias's [http://www.unixarea.de/openmoko.txt installation report].
  
[[Category:Om 2008.9]]
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[[Category:Om 2008]]

Latest revision as of 12:41, 26 February 2010

Contents

[edit] Summary

The Om 2008.9 Update was the second point release of Om 2008. It is now superseded by Om 2008.12 Update. It included general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Neo.

For detailed information about fixes and updates, please visit Openmoko Trac.

Products Affected:  Neo FreeRunner

[edit] What's Included?

Distribution

  • Created public unstable/testing/stable branches for Om 2008
  • New meta toolchain Details
  • Fixed issue with unknown wifi showing in settings
  • Fixed Qtopia build issues
  • Details

Illume

  • Fixed suspend request issues in illume
  • Added low battery alert signal - battery turns red
  • Added carrier information
  • Details

Installer

  • Improved overall error handling and stability
  • Fixed issues with packages getting switched to wrong categories
  • Details

Locations

  • Fixed issues with accuracy of tag saving
  • Fixed tag text issues
  • Fixed issues with the location of saving maps
  • Details

Qtopia

  • Improved overall call/message handling during suspend
  • Improved PIN dialog pop up
  • Fixed issues with showing UTF8 correctly
  • Improved sound handling issues during calls
  • Improved overall GUI usability issues
  • Details

Settings

  • Improved speed of opening/closing of application
  • Improved suspend time handling
  • Fixed issues with sound profile not switching correctly
  • Details

System Software

  • Fixed issues with time changes after removal of battery
  • Fixed issues with no sound after resume
  • Improved AUX light during charging
  • Improved overall suspend/resume handling
  • Details

Also, along that distribution update comes a new (more sober) splash screen.

[edit] Known Issues

GSM

WiFi

  • ticket 1929 WiFi can only connect once
  • A lot of focus is on wifi at the moment. An Om update is scheduled to release once we have basic usability working on the device.

Audio quality

System Software

Battery

[edit] What's Next?

Openmoko set up an "Optimization team" led by John Lee to work on improving the distribution. The project last two months. No formal release was made in the end, even though the team considerably improved boot speed and fixed many bugs (download directory). The state of the tree at the end of the effort is summarized here.

See Openmoko's software roadmap from December 2008 to mid 2009.

[edit] Reference

Some useful resources:

Personal tools

Summary

The Om 2008.9 Update is the first of many point releases to come after the initial Om 2008.8 release and is recommended for Om version 2008.8. This includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Neo.

For detailed information about fixes and updates, please visit Openmoko Trac.

Products Affected:  Neo FreeRunner

Installing the update

WARNING: It is recommended that you back up your Neo prior to installing any updates.

Do not attempt to install 2008.9 to the Neo 1973 (GTA01). It is not compatible with this earlier model.


Download and Flashing

To install the exact 2008.9 point release, download the Root Filesystem and the Kernel image files from Download page and install according to Flashing the Neo FreeRunner.

If you prefer to stay at the head tip of the ASU distribution, just doing opkg update && opkg upgrade is enough. You may want to flash the splash screen only, but this is cosmetic.

The files with -20080916- in the name and the files without date are identical (symlinks actually). The three days discrepancy between 2008-09-16 (in the filenames) and 2008-09-19 (in the last modified column) is normal, that is the time it took to pull the files from the git, build the packages, test them and publish them.

What's Included?

Distribution

  • Created public unstable/testing/stable branches for Om 2008
  • New meta toolchain Details
  • Fixed issue with unknown wifi showing in settings
  • Fixed Qtopia build issues
  • Details

Illume

  • Fixed suspend request issues in illume
  • Added low battery alert signal - battery turns red
  • Added carrier information
  • Details

Installer

  • Improved overall error handling and stability
  • Fixed issues with packages getting switched to wrong categories
  • Details

Locations

  • Fixed issues with accuracy of tag saving
  • Fixed tag text issues
  • Fixed issues with the location of saving maps
  • Details

Qtopia

  • Improved overall call/message handling during suspend
  • Improved PIN dialog pop up
  • Fixed issues with showing UTF8 correctly
  • Improved sound handling issues during calls
  • Improved overall GUI usability issues
  • Details

Settings

  • Improved speed of opening/closing of application
  • Improved suspend time handling
  • Fixed issues with sound profile not switching correctly
  • Details

System Software

  • Fixed issues with time changes after removal of battery
  • Fixed issues with no sound after resume
  • Improved AUX light during charging
  • Improved overall suspend/resume handling
  • Details

Also, along that distribution update comes a new (more sober) splash screen.

Known Issues

GSM

WiFi

  • ticket 1929 WiFi can only connect once
  • A lot of focus is on wifi at the moment. An Om update is scheduled to release once we have basic usability working on the device.

Audio quality

System Software

Battery

What's Next?

There are no 2008.10 or 2008.11 releases. Openmoko set up an "Optimization team" led by John Lee to work on improving the distribution. The project last two months. No formal release was made in the end, even though the team considerably improved boot speed and fixed many bugs (download directory). The state of the tree at the end of the effort is summarized here.

See Openmoko's software roadmap from December 2008 to mid 2009.

Reference

Some useful resources: