Stable Hybrid Release
This page is a placeholder to get us organized until we can get a build started.
The Stable Hybrid Release (SHR) is intended to be a combination of the FSO, some of the 2007.2 GTK software, and the ASU that provides all of the functionality of the 2007.2 software, but with the stability of the FSO and the new GUI toolkits provided by the ASU. It will probably be based on an ASU build, with the FSO software and GTK end-user apps added.
(We're not married to the idea of using the GTK apps, but they already exist and are more-or-less debugged at least on the UI side. If someone knows of a more stable and/or usable app that's appropriate for the OM, let us know by dropping a comment on the Talk tab of this page.)
The first pass at making the GTK software use the FSO will involve just creating a gsmd workalike that sends commands to the ophoned dbus api from FSO. mickeyterm is an example of another program that lets you send GSM commands through ophoned.
We want to have a build that is stable, so we'll need some standard way of identifying the latest stable pieces of all the different software in the SHR, as well as a way to identify previous released versions of the SHR.
Here's a list of people who've expressed an interest in working on the SHR. Please add your name (with a link to your user page) if you'd like to help. Also, please put a way to contact you on your user page.
Tasks & status
Here's a list of the tasks for the SHR:
|Task||Status||Owner||Helping out||Last update|
|Run the build host||Have server CPU time and disk space; just need to talk about git branches||paulproteus||2008-07-03|
|phonekit to ophoned adapter||Not started||Ainulindale||ferric, Wurp||2008-07-08|
|Test & label good SHR releases||Awaiting builds||Kevin Dean||Nobody||2008-07-05|
|Set up projects.openmoko.org project for the patch to apply to FSO to make it SHR||Done! SHR_Project_Homepage SHR Project HomePage||ferric|
|Identify packages to go into SHR||Started||Anyone & everyone||see above||2008-07-03|
|Identify differences between FSO & 2007.2 that need investigation||Started||Wurp||Nobody yet||2008-07-08|
|Switch FSO to use the matchbox window manager (as does 2007.2)||Started||Wurp||Nobody yet||2008-07-08|
|Set up launcher (home) page and document how to add new apps to it||The launcher will be the apps tab of openmoko-today2||2008-07-08|
- Needs owner! - someone needs to take responsibility for this task
- Not started - someone has taken responsibility, but hasn't done anything yet...
- Started - someone has started work, but there is nothing usable yet
- Alpha - it might work, maybe
- Beta - it probably works most of the time
- Maintained - a stable release is out there, working on oddball bugs & new features
- Done - a stable release is out there, no activity on this task now
List of packages included
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IRC conversation about how we're using revision control
12:36 < wurp2> Everything *new* goes on OM projects site 12:36 < Ainulindale> I totally agree 12:36 < wurp2> Updates to 2007.2 apps go back into the home svn 12:36 < Ainulindale> paulproteus: no, you're an external cabal all by yourself :-) 12:36 < cb22> anyone planning on drawing up a roadmap? 12:36 < paulproteus> cb22, We can do that in Trac in fact. 12:36 < wurp2> And changes to the underlying release go as patches into our OE branch, yes? 12:36 < paulproteus> (or on the wiki page) 12:36 < paulproteus> wurp2, Right 12:36 < paulproteus> mwester, Sanity-check my terminology where I mess things up! 12:37 < Ainulindale> hmmm fuzzy for me but what should go in OM and what should go in OE ? 12:37 <@mwester> Sure 12:37 <@mwester> What do you mean by OM? 12:37 < paulproteus> Ainulindale, New software we write goes in the projects.openmoko.org. 12:37 <@mwester> right. 12:37 < Ainulindale> Ok so the wrapper for example 12:37 < wurp2> Anything stand-alone goes in OM (projects.openmoko.org) 12:37 < wurp2> yeah 12:37 <@mwester> So we will use projects.openmoko.org for as much as we can, and OE to build the distro. 12:37 < Ainulindale> Sounds right to me 12:37 < wurp2> Great! 12:38 <@mwester> We *will not* use the OM git repo, as that is owned and controlled by Openmoko the company...