Snapshot review/2008-07-12

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Snapshot History and Overview

Latest reviewed image: Snapshot_review/2008-07-12

Latest Recommended image: Snapshot_review/2008-04-21

Link to all previous snapshot reviews.

The latest kernel and root image recommended in these reviews will always be available here

Openmoko Snapshot Review Criteria

Date: 2008-07-12

Rootfs Snapshot name: Openmoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080712-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2

Kernel snapshot name: uImage-2.6.24+git20080424-om-gta02.bin

uBoot Snapshot name: u-boot-gta02v5-1.3.1+svnr4297+gitb29661fc1151077776454288051bc9a488351ce8-r3.bin

Device type: FreeRunner (GTA02v5)

Boot

  • Speed - (No measured test.)
  • Error Messages - (No measured test.)
  • Failures - (No measured test.)

Phone Functionality

Incoming Calls

  1. Can receive - Yes
  2. Kinetic alert (vibrate) - Yes
  3. Auditory alert (sound) - Yes
  4. Call quality - Fine. The annoying echo heard by the caller has gone, even if was reproducible with the firmware from April 24 using the same phone. (Tested twice with both firmwares.)
  5. Missed calls display on OM-today2 - Yes
  6. Calls recorded in call log - Yes
  7. Stability - The phone sometimes seems to abort calls after a few minutes. Calling again immediately afterwards works, though.

Outgoing Calls

  1. Can make - Yes
  2. Call quality - Yes
  3. Calls recorded in call log - Yes
  4. Stability - The phone sometimes seems to abort calls after a few minutes. Calling again immediately afterwards works, though.

Messaging Functionality

Incoming SMS

  1. Can receive - Yes
  2. Kinetic alert (vibrate) - Yes
  3. Auditory Altert (sound) - Yes
  4. Sender identified if applicable - Yes
  5. Is message readable - Yes
  6. OM today2 displays new messages - Yes
  7. Communication logged - Yes
  8. Stability - Incoming SMS messages aren't matched against Contact list if entered using local format. Bug #1345 Reported

Outgoing SMS

  1. Can send - Yes
  2. Message readable - Yes
  3. Delivery notification works - (No measured test.)
  4. Communication logged - Yes
  5. Stability - Good

Person Information Management

Contacts

  1. Can add - Yes
  2. Can create groups - Yes
  3. Can modify - Yes

Calendar

  1. Can add events - Yes
  2. Can view events - Yes
  3. Can remove events - Yes
  4. Events appear on openmoko-today2 - Yes
  5. Events trigger kinetic alarm - Yes
  6. Events trigger auditory alarm - Yes

Media Player

Music

  1. Mp3 - Yes; Can even seek now.
  2. Vorbis - Yes; Can even seek now.

Video

  1. Theora Playback - (No measured test.)
  2. Theora Pause - (No measured test.)

GPS

- Can turn on - Yes - Can turn off - Yes

Bluetooth

  1. Can turn Bluetooth on - (No measured test.)
  2. Can turn Bluetooth off - (No measured test.)

Battery Life

About 8 hours with heavy use (The 1st days with my phone...) - which was to be expected since the device was virtually never in suspend mode (see the Suspend section.)

Software Keyboard

  1. Keyboard type - Multi-tap
  2. Displays correctly - Yes
  3. Usability - Poor: Multi-tap input's lack of CTRL keys harms terminal use. But at least predictive. It is easy to install a better keyboard, though using opkg.

Suspend

  1. Suspend / Resume works: Many times fails to suspend; Sometimes won't resume again.
  2. All features work after suspend / resume cycle: If the phone does come up again, Yes
  3. Can receive incoming calls or sms while in suspend: Yes

User Feedback

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Snapshot History and Overview

Latest reviewed image: Snapshot_review/2008-07-12

Latest Recommended image: Snapshot_review/2008-04-21

Link to all previous snapshot reviews.

The latest kernel and root image recommended in these reviews will always be available here

Openmoko Snapshot Review Criteria

Date: 2008-07-12

Rootfs Snapshot name: Openmoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080712-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2

Kernel snapshot name: uImage-2.6.24+git20080424-om-gta02.bin

uBoot Snapshot name: u-boot-gta02v5-1.3.1+svnr4297+gitb29661fc1151077776454288051bc9a488351ce8-r3.bin

Device type: FreeRunner (GTA02v5)

Boot

  • Speed - (No measured test.)
  • Error Messages - (No measured test.)
  • Failures - (No measured test.)

Phone Functionality

Incoming Calls

  1. Can receive - Yes
  2. Kinetic alert (vibrate) - Yes
  3. Auditory alert (sound) - Yes
  4. Call quality - Fine. The annoying echo heard by the caller has gone, even if was reproducible with the firmware from April 24 using the same phone. (Tested twice with both firmwares.)
  5. Missed calls display on OM-today2 - Yes
  6. Calls recorded in call log - Yes
  7. Stability - The phone sometimes seems to abort calls after a few minutes. Calling again immediately afterwards works, though.

Outgoing Calls

  1. Can make - Yes
  2. Call quality - Yes
  3. Calls recorded in call log - Yes
  4. Stability - The phone sometimes seems to abort calls after a few minutes. Calling again immediately afterwards works, though.

Messaging Functionality

Incoming SMS

  1. Can receive - Yes
  2. Kinetic alert (vibrate) - Yes
  3. Auditory Altert (sound) - Yes
  4. Sender identified if applicable - Yes
  5. Is message readable - Yes
  6. OM today2 displays new messages - Yes
  7. Communication logged - Yes
  8. Stability - Incoming SMS messages aren't matched against Contact list if entered using local format. Bug #1345 Reported

Outgoing SMS

  1. Can send - Yes
  2. Message readable - Yes
  3. Delivery notification works - (No measured test.)
  4. Communication logged - Yes
  5. Stability - Good

Person Information Management

Contacts

  1. Can add - Yes
  2. Can create groups - Yes
  3. Can modify - Yes

Calendar

  1. Can add events - Yes
  2. Can view events - Yes
  3. Can remove events - Yes
  4. Events appear on openmoko-today2 - Yes
  5. Events trigger kinetic alarm - Yes
  6. Events trigger auditory alarm - Yes

Media Player

Music

  1. Mp3 - Yes; Can even seek now.
  2. Vorbis - Yes; Can even seek now.

Video

  1. Theora Playback - (No measured test.)
  2. Theora Pause - (No measured test.)

GPS

- Can turn on - Yes - Can turn off - Yes

Bluetooth

  1. Can turn Bluetooth on - (No measured test.)
  2. Can turn Bluetooth off - (No measured test.)

Battery Life

About 8 hours with heavy use (The 1st days with my phone...) - which was to be expected since the device was virtually never in suspend mode (see the Suspend section.)

Software Keyboard

  1. Keyboard type - Multi-tap
  2. Displays correctly - Yes
  3. Usability - Poor: Multi-tap input's lack of CTRL keys harms terminal use. But at least predictive. It is easy to install a better keyboard, though using opkg.

Suspend

  1. Suspend / Resume works: Many times fails to suspend; Sometimes won't resume again.
  2. All features work after suspend / resume cycle: If the phone does come up again, Yes
  3. Can receive incoming calls or sms while in suspend: Yes

User Feedback

Please provide feedback on how to improve these reviews. Also, please identify yourself when making changes.