Stable Hybrid Release
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Revision as of 11:44, 29 December 2008
SHR 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. Template:SHR
Why SHR exists
The Stable Hybrid Release (SHR) is intended to be a community driven distribution composed of the FSO and some basic applications, that can be configured to use several different graphical toolkits, for example GTK or EFL. SHR is based on the FSO build. At first, SHR was introduced in order to use the Openmoko2007.2 GTK software in combination with the new FSO, but things have changed.
Why not FSO?
FSO is the initiative by Mickey Lauer and crew to create a good D-Bus infrastructure which runs on the neos, among other devices.
FSO is by far the most stable & usable release, if all you want is a phone. (I mean *all*. It just has a dialer, which is a demo application.)
FSO is never intended on its own to be a full image, it's just the infrastructure and a demo app.
Other people are supposed to put a front end on FSO. So that's what we're doing.
You can view the sources here.