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= Known issues & bug pre-reports =
 
= Known issues & bug pre-reports =
  
* <del>Enabling Illume from the menu requires a restart of the phone</del> - this is only on e the first boot subsequent boots should change almost immediately
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* SMS : when sim card became full of SMS cannot receive any new but there no notification about it
  
* Phone sometimes fails to suspend after a received call [http://trac.freesmartphone.org/ticket/435 #435]
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* UI: There's nothing (no text/button) telling one should click in the black area to get to phonebook to select recipient in 'msgs' -> '+' or 'Tele'
  
* SMS: Writing an SMS that's longer than one line makes the first line disappear from the screen when one writes the second line. (couldn't reproduce, if you can, please report to trac)
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* UI: No visual feedback of shutting down [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/93 #93]
  
* SMS and People: cannot write sms with unicode characters e.g cyrrilic (while i can easyly read them)
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* UI: When shutting down Paroli the dialog asking to leave paroli in the background has YES/NO buttons in bottom left corner. When getting the error messages for failing with loading GSM&GPRS, the OK button is in the bottom center. -> not consistent
  
* SMS : when sim card became full of sms i cannot recieve any new but there no notificaion about it
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* No keylock
  
* SMS: Not possible to call the sender of a SMS
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* SIM: If one by accidentally presses 'Enter in the PIN input view, it just accepts it and doesn't ask for PIN again but gives many error messages.  ---- works fine here, hwo many can confirm that it DOESN'T work ?
  
* UI: non-ascii chars (öäå etc) are shown correctly in the peoples list but fail in the detail contact view (replaced with ? )
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* SIM: Not possible to save on SIM card: all SMS's and phone numbers are now saved in the phone memory, not in the SIM card
  
* UI: Empty I/O shows an 'edit' button.. maybe it should be hidden and instead a text 'no logged events' could be shown?
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* PM: when USB-powered, FR shouldn't suspend, just turn off the backlight. -> (suspending kills the USB/SSH connection)
  
* UI There's nothing (no text/button) telling one should click in the black area to get to phonebook to select recipient in 'msgs' -> '+' or 'Tele'
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* PM: it's impossibile to make the FR not to suspend automatically, the UI doesn't work.
  
* UI: No visual feedback of shutting down [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/93 #93]
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* SMS: Not possible to call the sender of a SMS
  
* UI: when not in fullscreen mode (=illume enabled), one can't see the used profile in the home view
 
  
* UI: When shutting down Paroli the dialog asking to leave paroli in the background has YES/NO buttons in bottom left corner. When getting the error messages for failing with loading GSM&GPRS, the OK button is in the bottom center.
 
  
* ALARM: The alarm feature is currently not usable, it will be rewritten. Just don't try to use it :)
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=== Already fixed ===
  
* No keylock
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* Phone sometimes fails to suspend after a received call [http://trac.freesmartphone.org/ticket/435 #435] (in testing, possibly fixed)
  
* SIM: If one by accidentally presses 'Enter in the PIN input view, it just accepts it and doesn't ask for PIN again but gives many error messages.
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* SMS and People: cannot write unicode characters e.g cyrillic (Reading is no problem) [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/138 #138] (should be fixed 01/06/2009)
  
* SIM: All SMS's and phone numbers are now saved in the phone memory, not in the SIM card
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* Contacts: Not all contacts are loaded from the SIM always [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/156 #156] (should be fixed 01/06/2009)
  
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> scan doesn't tell if it's searching or finished search with no results
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* UI: when not in fullscreen mode (=illume enabled), one can't see the used profile in the home view
  
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> rename 'scan' to 'Networks'
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* <del>Enabling Illume from the menu requires a restart of the phone</del> - this is only on e the first boot subsequent boots should change almost immediately
  
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Show the name of the connected network instead of the small 'scan' text
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* UI: non-ascii chars (öäå etc) are shown correctly in the peoples list but fail in the detail contact view (fixed already?)
  
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Scan: show the IP, if connected
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* RESUME doesn't turn on the screen lights -> one knows it's resumed only by touching the screen [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/149 #149]
  
* WLAN hidden networks cannot be connected with GUI yet
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* UI: Empty I/O shows an 'edit' button.. maybe it should be hidden and instead a text 'no logged events' could be shown? (should be fixed < 18/05/2209)
 
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* RESUME doesn't turn on the screen lights -> one knows it's resumed only by touching the screen
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* RESUME when usb connected it shouldnt suspend, just turn of the backlight. -> if suspends you loose the usb connect to your computer
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=== Already fixed ===
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* After several calls Paroli freezes. It might eventually awake again some minutes later... (should be fixed 12-05-09)
 
* After several calls Paroli freezes. It might eventually awake again some minutes later... (should be fixed 12-05-09)
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* SMS: When viewing a message, one doesn't see the name of the sender but the phone number (also when the number is saved in the phone memory) (should be fixed 12-05-09)
 
* SMS: When viewing a message, one doesn't see the name of the sender but the phone number (also when the number is saved in the phone memory) (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  
* SMS: One can try to send an empty message with no number added. Paroli stays waiting for something to happen unless you kill the msgs app (should be fixed 13-05-09)
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* SMS: One can try to send an empty message with no number added. Paroli stays waiting for something to happen unless you kill the msgs app (should be fixed 13-05-09, [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/141 #141] [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/148 #148])
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* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> rename 'scan' to 'Networks' (done 19/05/2009)
  
 
* SMS: There's no character count in SMS view (should be fixed 13-05-09)
 
* SMS: There's no character count in SMS view (should be fixed 13-05-09)
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* PROFILES may not be 100% reliable: changing the profile with AUX doesn't change it in settings -> phone (see http://scap.linuxtogo.org/files/0089ddba2f209e1bf6b8bc0f3c2279f2.png) (should be fixed 13-05-09)
 
* PROFILES may not be 100% reliable: changing the profile with AUX doesn't change it in settings -> phone (see http://scap.linuxtogo.org/files/0089ddba2f209e1bf6b8bc0f3c2279f2.png) (should be fixed 13-05-09)
  
= Feature wishlist =
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* The date doesn't need the | -bars in the home view:  it's | Sunday, May 10, 2009 |    -  the bars just make it more difficult to read
  
* Would it be possible to add a SMS button in the 'People' -> contact view. Now clicking the number calls the user (intuitive? Why clicking the name nothing happens?). Maybe adding 'dial' and 'SMS' -buttons there just to make it clear.
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* Contacts: With hundreds of phone numbers it'd be great to be able to type at least the first letter, or two-three to be able to find the contact you want - or a 'super scrolling' to scroll contacts really fast. It's a pain to scroll the length of 20 screens for example..
  
* With hundreds of phone numbers it'd be great to be able to type at least the first letter, or two-three to be able to find the
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* The button to 'go back / go to previous screen' keeps changing: In the menu there's a 'back' button (different size in different views) but in the people etc one has to know to press the top bar to go back.
  
* The date doesn't need the | -bars in the home view:  it's | Sunday, May 10, 2009 |    - the bars just make it more difficult to read
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== Low hanging fruits to start developing Paroli with ==
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These bugs and feature requests should be quite simple to implement. They will help you learn to understand Paroli and get something useful done at the same time. Pick one, see [[Paroli-developer-setup]] and get on road! If you need help, join the #paroli IRC channel and feel free to ask!
  
* renaming of I/O, Tele and Msgs in the menu (maybe to call log, SMS and dialer?)
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* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> scan doesn't tell if it's searching or finished search with no results
  
* The numbers in the home view showing missed calls or received messages could be bigger/colorful/something or even say 'one missed call' or 'new SMS received'
+
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Show the name of the connected network instead of the small 'scan' text
  
* GPRS settings: maybe APN should be 'internet' by default, I think it's the most common APN?
+
* WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Scan: show the IP, if connected
  
* GPRS settings: how about reordering the items so that the connect would be first or last in the list.
+
* WLAN hidden networks cannot be connected with GUI yet
  
* The button to 'go back / go to previous screen' keeps changing: In the menu there's a 'back' button (different size in different views) but in the people etc one has to know to press the top bar to go back.
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* Airplane mode: WIFI, BT and GMS blocked dead so that no app can start them. GPS still usable, if wanted (it's ok to run it on a plane)
  
* Maybe reordering the main menu so that the phone log would not be the first one?
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* [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/90 Running without SIM card: understandable error message missing]
  
* Incoming call / SMS lookup against the People database takes account of the number format (ie, if in People, Fred has the number +441234567890, and a call comes in from 01234567890, which is the same number but in UK-specific not internationalised format, Fred's name is not displayed).  Would it be possible to match on the last 9 or 10 digits of the number, rather than the whole number?  The chance of collisions in number space would be pretty small.  See also paroli trac at http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/145 .
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* GPRS GUI should show data counter and IP address, when connected.
  
= Reflashing Paroli =
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* GPRS GUI messes the status after a while (it shows something like 'dictionary(data(...))' instead of 'active'
  
In this development phase its more error prone just reflash the phone as updating the paroli .opk package.
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* export\import of all contacts and messages to allow migration from om2008.12 (seee [http://blog.1407.org/2009/06/11/import-vcf-contacts-into-paroli/ .vcf importer])
(Because maybe other bugs are fixed outside of paroli)
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First you need to boot into NAND (where you have already a working distribution and you can ssh into).
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* Settings -> Phone - add option to manage the screen dimming time
To be able to manipulate the sd card (you cant manipulate the sd card, if you booted from it).
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00. Install Qi into NAND, and leave the factory installed uboot in NOR
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* adding localization support to Paroli python code
  
0. Boot into NAND using the factory installed uboot from NOR.
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* add an option to hide your number on outgoing calls (CLIR); perhaps add a flag in contacts to do this for certain people automatically
Press and hold AUX and press power until the uboot menu does not appear.
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Select the boot option by pressing the power button.
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I have SHR in NAND. Any distribution is fine as long as you can ssh in.
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* GUI/Setting to change background (maybe under settings>display)
  
1. download latest paroli .tar.gz:
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* GUI/Setting to change Paroli theme (currently only 1 theme available, the default one :)
http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/unstable/NeoFreerunner/fso-paroli-image-om-gta02.tar.gz
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http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/unstable/NeoFreerunner/uImage-2.6.28-stable+gitr0+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin
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2. Boot the phone into NAND
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* GUI/Setting to change ringtone (basic things on phone ;)) (maybe under settings>phone)
  
3. scp the .bin and .tar.gz to the phone's /home/root dir.
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= Feature wishlist =
(you may need this command to be able to connect to the phone:
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sudo ip address add 192.168.0.200/24 dev usb0
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)
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4. ssh into the phone:
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* do not require root privileges to run (use CAPABILITIES instead for example)
ssh root@192.168.0.202
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5. Umount the sd partition, where you paroli was (for me it was the 2. partition)
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* Use illume theme by default instead of "paroli"
umount /media/mmcblk0p2/
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* A 'busy' light/icon/something to tell 'We're busy, wait until we're done..' The icon would be shown when the processor load is 90% or more. This would give the user the experience of 'We're doing stuff for you' instead of 'Hmm.. I wonder if this crashed since it doesn't react to my actions any more...'
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** or a 'watch/sandglass' icon (toolbar applet?) - could turn into 'busyball' on 90% cpu, and could buzz on failure
 +
 
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* Would it be possible to add a SMS button in the 'People' -> contact view. Now clicking the number calls the user (intuitive? Why clicking the name nothing happens?). Maybe adding 'dial' and 'SMS' -buttons there just to make it clear. [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/135 #135]
 +
 
 +
* renaming of SMS, Call-Log, Dialer, People and Settings in the menu to whatever user wants (use utf8 for non-latin1 names)
 +
 
 +
* The numbers in the home view showing missed calls or received messages could be bigger/colorful/something or even say 'one missed call' or 'new SMS received'
 +
 
 +
* GUI that'd list apps and let me select: 'Do not suspend when any of the selected apps is running' so I could add games, gps etc there and automatically disable suspending
 +
 
 +
* GPRS settings: maybe APN should be 'internet' by default, I think it's the most common APN?
 +
 
 +
* GPRS settings: how about reordering the items so that the connect would be first or last in the list.
 +
 
 +
* Maybe reordering the main menu so that the phone log would not be the first one?
  
6. recreate ext2 filesystem
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* Incoming call / SMS lookup against the People database takes account of the number format (ie, if in People, Fred has the number +441234567890, and a call comes in from 01234567890, which is the same number but in UK-specific not internationalised format, Fred's name is not displayed). Would it be possible to match on the last 9 or 10 digits of the number, rather than the whole number? The chance of collisions in number space would be pretty small. [http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/145 #145] .
  mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcblk0p2
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Note: It is better than erasing everything from the sd card. It does not stress
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* ability to configure AUX button usage (for example to set it up as screen lock similar to om2008.12)
your sd card unnecessary. The alternative method would be using rsync. Never figured it
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out myself the proper steps (using rsync and not formatting the partition)
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7. Remount it
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* configurable time & date view (e. g. 07 15, 07:15, 07-15, 2009-02-12 07:15 etc)
mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/mmcblk0p2/
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8. Untar the fso-paroli...tar.gz into the sd card:
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* a fullscreen vala-terminal launcher app (with keyboard)
cd /media/mmcblk0p2/
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gunzip </home/root/fso-paroli-image-om-gta02.tar.gz |tar -xvf -
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9. copy the uImage over (assuming you have Qi into NAND):
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* Paroli topbar is almost useless when illume topbar is used. Only thing is profile and that could be instead Paroli text (title of Paroli) on illume topbar.  
cd boot
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cp /home/root/uImage-2.6.28-stable\+gitr0\+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin .
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ln -s uImage-2.6.28-stable\+gitr0\+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin uImage-GTA02.bin
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10. reboot
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* USB Host and Client option to settings
  
11. Have fun
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[[Category:Paroli]]

Latest revision as of 13:08, 28 July 2009

This page is here to list the known issues with Paroli. If possible, link your issue / feature request to Paroli Trac and please attach /var/log/paroli.log and /var/log/frameworkd.log

Contents

[edit] Known issues & bug pre-reports

  • SMS : when sim card became full of SMS cannot receive any new but there no notification about it
  • UI: There's nothing (no text/button) telling one should click in the black area to get to phonebook to select recipient in 'msgs' -> '+' or 'Tele'
  • UI: No visual feedback of shutting down #93
  • UI: When shutting down Paroli the dialog asking to leave paroli in the background has YES/NO buttons in bottom left corner. When getting the error messages for failing with loading GSM&GPRS, the OK button is in the bottom center. -> not consistent
  • No keylock
  • SIM: If one by accidentally presses 'Enter in the PIN input view, it just accepts it and doesn't ask for PIN again but gives many error messages. ---- works fine here, hwo many can confirm that it DOESN'T work ?
  • SIM: Not possible to save on SIM card: all SMS's and phone numbers are now saved in the phone memory, not in the SIM card
  • PM: when USB-powered, FR shouldn't suspend, just turn off the backlight. -> (suspending kills the USB/SSH connection)
  • PM: it's impossibile to make the FR not to suspend automatically, the UI doesn't work.
  • SMS: Not possible to call the sender of a SMS


[edit] Already fixed

  • Phone sometimes fails to suspend after a received call #435 (in testing, possibly fixed)
  • SMS and People: cannot write unicode characters e.g cyrillic (Reading is no problem) #138 (should be fixed 01/06/2009)
  • Contacts: Not all contacts are loaded from the SIM always #156 (should be fixed 01/06/2009)
  • UI: when not in fullscreen mode (=illume enabled), one can't see the used profile in the home view
  • Enabling Illume from the menu requires a restart of the phone - this is only on e the first boot subsequent boots should change almost immediately
  • UI: non-ascii chars (öäå etc) are shown correctly in the peoples list but fail in the detail contact view (fixed already?)
  • RESUME doesn't turn on the screen lights -> one knows it's resumed only by touching the screen #149
  • UI: Empty I/O shows an 'edit' button.. maybe it should be hidden and instead a text 'no logged events' could be shown? (should be fixed < 18/05/2209)
  • After several calls Paroli freezes. It might eventually awake again some minutes later... (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: There's no feedback after sending a message #3 (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: When viewing a message, one doesn't see the name of the sender but the phone number (also when the number is saved in the phone memory) (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: One can try to send an empty message with no number added. Paroli stays waiting for something to happen unless you kill the msgs app (should be fixed 13-05-09, #141 #148)
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> rename 'scan' to 'Networks' (done 19/05/2009)
  • SMS: There's no character count in SMS view (should be fixed 13-05-09)
  • GPRS settings: if one by accident clicks 'username', 'APN', or 'password' instead of Connect, one actually has to re-type it because the 'back' button doesn't work. (should be fixed 13-05-09)
  • The date doesn't need the | -bars in the home view: it's | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | - the bars just make it more difficult to read
  • Contacts: With hundreds of phone numbers it'd be great to be able to type at least the first letter, or two-three to be able to find the contact you want - or a 'super scrolling' to scroll contacts really fast. It's a pain to scroll the length of 20 screens for example..
  • The button to 'go back / go to previous screen' keeps changing: In the menu there's a 'back' button (different size in different views) but in the people etc one has to know to press the top bar to go back.

[edit] Low hanging fruits to start developing Paroli with

These bugs and feature requests should be quite simple to implement. They will help you learn to understand Paroli and get something useful done at the same time. Pick one, see Paroli-developer-setup and get on road! If you need help, join the #paroli IRC channel and feel free to ask!

  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> scan doesn't tell if it's searching or finished search with no results
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Show the name of the connected network instead of the small 'scan' text
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Scan: show the IP, if connected
  • WLAN hidden networks cannot be connected with GUI yet
  • Airplane mode: WIFI, BT and GMS blocked dead so that no app can start them. GPS still usable, if wanted (it's ok to run it on a plane)
  • GPRS GUI should show data counter and IP address, when connected.
  • GPRS GUI messes the status after a while (it shows something like 'dictionary(data(...))' instead of 'active'
  • export\import of all contacts and messages to allow migration from om2008.12 (seee .vcf importer)
  • Settings -> Phone - add option to manage the screen dimming time
  • adding localization support to Paroli python code
  • add an option to hide your number on outgoing calls (CLIR); perhaps add a flag in contacts to do this for certain people automatically
  • GUI/Setting to change background (maybe under settings>display)
  • GUI/Setting to change Paroli theme (currently only 1 theme available, the default one :)
  • GUI/Setting to change ringtone (basic things on phone ;)) (maybe under settings>phone)

[edit] Feature wishlist

  • do not require root privileges to run (use CAPABILITIES instead for example)
  • Use illume theme by default instead of "paroli"
  • A 'busy' light/icon/something to tell 'We're busy, wait until we're done..' The icon would be shown when the processor load is 90% or more. This would give the user the experience of 'We're doing stuff for you' instead of 'Hmm.. I wonder if this crashed since it doesn't react to my actions any more...'
    • or a 'watch/sandglass' icon (toolbar applet?) - could turn into 'busyball' on 90% cpu, and could buzz on failure
  • Would it be possible to add a SMS button in the 'People' -> contact view. Now clicking the number calls the user (intuitive? Why clicking the name nothing happens?). Maybe adding 'dial' and 'SMS' -buttons there just to make it clear. #135
  • renaming of SMS, Call-Log, Dialer, People and Settings in the menu to whatever user wants (use utf8 for non-latin1 names)
  • The numbers in the home view showing missed calls or received messages could be bigger/colorful/something or even say 'one missed call' or 'new SMS received'
  • GUI that'd list apps and let me select: 'Do not suspend when any of the selected apps is running' so I could add games, gps etc there and automatically disable suspending
  • GPRS settings: maybe APN should be 'internet' by default, I think it's the most common APN?
  • GPRS settings: how about reordering the items so that the connect would be first or last in the list.
  • Maybe reordering the main menu so that the phone log would not be the first one?
  • Incoming call / SMS lookup against the People database takes account of the number format (ie, if in People, Fred has the number +441234567890, and a call comes in from 01234567890, which is the same number but in UK-specific not internationalised format, Fred's name is not displayed). Would it be possible to match on the last 9 or 10 digits of the number, rather than the whole number? The chance of collisions in number space would be pretty small. #145 .
  • ability to configure AUX button usage (for example to set it up as screen lock similar to om2008.12)
  • configurable time & date view (e. g. 07 15, 07:15, 07-15, 2009-02-12 07:15 etc)
  • a fullscreen vala-terminal launcher app (with keyboard)
  • Paroli topbar is almost useless when illume topbar is used. Only thing is profile and that could be instead Paroli text (title of Paroli) on illume topbar.
  • USB Host and Client option to settings
Personal tools

This page is here to list the known issues with Paroli. If possible, link your issue / feature request to Paroli Trac and please attach /var/log/paroli.log and /var/log/frameworkd.log

Known issues & bug pre-reports

  • Enabling Illume from the menu requires a restart of the phone - this is only on e the first boot subsequent boots should change almost immediately
  • Phone sometimes fails to suspend after a received call #435
  • SMS: Writing an SMS that's longer than one line makes the first line disappear from the screen when one writes the second line. (couldn't reproduce, if you can, please report to trac)
  • SMS and People: cannot write sms with unicode characters e.g cyrrilic (while i can easyly read them)
  • SMS : when sim card became full of sms i cannot recieve any new but there no notificaion about it
  • SMS: Not possible to call the sender of a SMS
  • UI: non-ascii chars (öäå etc) are shown correctly in the peoples list but fail in the detail contact view (replaced with ? )
  • UI: Empty I/O shows an 'edit' button.. maybe it should be hidden and instead a text 'no logged events' could be shown?
  • UI There's nothing (no text/button) telling one should click in the black area to get to phonebook to select recipient in 'msgs' -> '+' or 'Tele'
  • UI: No visual feedback of shutting down #93
  • UI: when not in fullscreen mode (=illume enabled), one can't see the used profile in the home view
  • UI: When shutting down Paroli the dialog asking to leave paroli in the background has YES/NO buttons in bottom left corner. When getting the error messages for failing with loading GSM&GPRS, the OK button is in the bottom center.
  • ALARM: The alarm feature is currently not usable, it will be rewritten. Just don't try to use it :)
  • No keylock
  • SIM: If one by accidentally presses 'Enter in the PIN input view, it just accepts it and doesn't ask for PIN again but gives many error messages.
  • SIM: All SMS's and phone numbers are now saved in the phone memory, not in the SIM card
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> scan doesn't tell if it's searching or finished search with no results
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> rename 'scan' to 'Networks'
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Show the name of the connected network instead of the small 'scan' text
  • WLAN: Settings -> WIFI -> Scan: show the IP, if connected
  • WLAN hidden networks cannot be connected with GUI yet
  • RESUME doesn't turn on the screen lights -> one knows it's resumed only by touching the screen
  • RESUME when usb connected it shouldnt suspend, just turn of the backlight. -> if suspends you loose the usb connect to your computer

Already fixed

  • After several calls Paroli freezes. It might eventually awake again some minutes later... (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: There's no feedback after sending a message #3 (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: When viewing a message, one doesn't see the name of the sender but the phone number (also when the number is saved in the phone memory) (should be fixed 12-05-09)
  • SMS: One can try to send an empty message with no number added. Paroli stays waiting for something to happen unless you kill the msgs app (should be fixed 13-05-09)
  • SMS: There's no character count in SMS view (should be fixed 13-05-09)
  • GPRS settings: if one by accident clicks 'username', 'APN', or 'password' instead of Connect, one actually has to re-type it because the 'back' button doesn't work. (should be fixed 13-05-09)

Feature wishlist

  • Would it be possible to add a SMS button in the 'People' -> contact view. Now clicking the number calls the user (intuitive? Why clicking the name nothing happens?). Maybe adding 'dial' and 'SMS' -buttons there just to make it clear.
  • With hundreds of phone numbers it'd be great to be able to type at least the first letter, or two-three to be able to find the
  • The date doesn't need the | -bars in the home view: it's | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | - the bars just make it more difficult to read
  • renaming of I/O, Tele and Msgs in the menu (maybe to call log, SMS and dialer?)
  • The numbers in the home view showing missed calls or received messages could be bigger/colorful/something or even say 'one missed call' or 'new SMS received'
  • GPRS settings: maybe APN should be 'internet' by default, I think it's the most common APN?
  • GPRS settings: how about reordering the items so that the connect would be first or last in the list.
  • The button to 'go back / go to previous screen' keeps changing: In the menu there's a 'back' button (different size in different views) but in the people etc one has to know to press the top bar to go back.
  • Maybe reordering the main menu so that the phone log would not be the first one?
  • Incoming call / SMS lookup against the People database takes account of the number format (ie, if in People, Fred has the number +441234567890, and a call comes in from 01234567890, which is the same number but in UK-specific not internationalised format, Fred's name is not displayed). Would it be possible to match on the last 9 or 10 digits of the number, rather than the whole number? The chance of collisions in number space would be pretty small. See also paroli trac at http://www.paroli-project.org/trac/ticket/145 .

Reflashing Paroli

In this development phase its more error prone just reflash the phone as updating the paroli .opk package. (Because maybe other bugs are fixed outside of paroli)

First you need to boot into NAND (where you have already a working distribution and you can ssh into).
To be able to manipulate the sd card (you cant manipulate the sd card, if you booted from it).
00. Install Qi into NAND, and leave the factory installed uboot in NOR
0. Boot into NAND using the factory installed uboot from NOR.
Press and hold AUX and press power until the uboot menu does not appear.
Select the boot option by pressing the power button.
I have SHR in NAND. Any distribution is fine as long as you can ssh in.


1. download latest paroli .tar.gz:
http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/unstable/NeoFreerunner/fso-paroli-image-om-gta02.tar.gz
http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/unstable/NeoFreerunner/uImage-2.6.28-stable+gitr0+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin
2. Boot the phone into NAND
3. scp the .bin and .tar.gz to the phone's /home/root dir.
(you may need this command to be able to connect to the phone: 
sudo ip address add 192.168.0.200/24 dev usb0
)
4. ssh into the phone:
ssh root@192.168.0.202
5. Umount the sd partition, where you paroli was (for me it was the 2. partition)
umount /media/mmcblk0p2/
6. recreate ext2 filesystem
mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcblk0p2 

Note: It is better than erasing everything from the sd card. It does not stress your sd card unnecessary. The alternative method would be using rsync. Never figured it out myself the proper steps (using rsync and not formatting the partition)

7. Remount it
mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/mmcblk0p2/
8. Untar the fso-paroli...tar.gz into the sd card:
cd /media/mmcblk0p2/
gunzip </home/root/fso-paroli-image-om-gta02.tar.gz |tar -xvf -
9. copy the uImage over (assuming you have Qi into NAND):
cd boot
cp /home/root/uImage-2.6.28-stable\+gitr0\+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin .
ln -s uImage-2.6.28-stable\+gitr0\+f19f259d3c1afde8eae53983fd19f61831927413-r2-om-gta02.bin uImage-GTA02.bin
10. reboot
11. Have fun