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====='''Period 20, Feb~6, Mar, 2009'''=====
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==Distributions ==
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*'''[[FSO]] 5.1 have released'''. FSO milestone5 to fix some bugs that crept into the release, notably the "not working on bootloaders that mount the root partition read-only".
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:The release has been built out of the fso/milestone5 OE branch. Get it at  http://downloads.freesmartphone.org/fso-stable/milestone5.1/
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* '''Om2009 release plan'''--On the release plan, Openmoko is going to put FSO milestone 5.5, the stable kernel, paroli and the new xorg-glamo drivers together and make most stable distro ever.  The builds in March will be called Alpha builds, and will receive only partial testing.  Start with Beta builds and full testing in April. From then on only critical features and bug fixes will be backported into the branch.  At the end of May, release candidates (RC builds) will start generating.
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==Applications ==
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===Application Updates===
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* '''[[GridPad]] 2.0 have released.'''
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:GridPad is an alternative input method for entering text with your finger, a Simple Character Recognizer Software. It’s an approximation to a handwriting recognition program, but in the most simply way that you can think.
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::* Install files: http://downloads.om.vptt.ch/GridPad/
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::* More information in: [http://downloads.om.vptt.ch/GridPad/GridPad_User_Manual.pdf GridPad User Manual]
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::* Code at: [http://svn.om.vptt.ch/trunk/GridPad http://svn.om.vptt.ch/trunk/GridPad]
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* '''[[MokoGeocaching]] 0.2 released'''
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:It's a litle gtk python script that searches the geocaching.com site for caches near your current position or a user specified lattitude and longitude and add the cache as a poi in tangogps.
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:: The script can now:
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::* get gps location from phone
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::* user can manually set location
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::* user can specified range
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::* script can download matching geocaches and add as poi
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::* read geocaching.com username and password from configuration file threaded gtk and downloading - but unfortunately not searching unicode support.
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::* gui input for username and password
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::* The package can be found here: http://www.opkg.org/package_141.html
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::it only tested it on shr unstable.
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* '''[[Voicenote]] 0.3 released'''
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:At the new release, you can play the wav files you have recorded with voicenote (or other wav files), and go back the the 1st choice dialog (record or play?) after each action.
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:If you want to read more, please visit http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Voicenote .
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* '''[[Sephora]] 0.2.2 released'''
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:[[Sephora]] is a FreeRunner settings manager in PyGtk for XFCE. You can visit its [https://launchpad.net/sephora home page] to get more information.
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* '''[[Neon]] 0.9.8 released'''
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: Changes since 0.9.6 :
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::* Smoother scrolling in filesystem browser
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::* Added a "scrollbar" in filesystem browser.  It doesn't allow to scroll the list, it's used only as an indicator of progression.
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::* Window can be rotated now via accelerometers data.
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::* Minor fixes and code cleanups
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:As usual you can get it at : http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/?group_id=239
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:BEWARE : If your system uses Python 2.6 (not 2.5) like SHR or FSO, you must install alternative package neon_0.9.8-r1_all_py2.6.ipk
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* '''[[Kustomizer]] [http://www.kurppa.fi/freerunner/kustomizer_0.35 0.35] released'''-The major changes of this release is bug fixed , prevented many apps from installing.
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==Tips and Tricks==
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*  In order to record audio, you can use special alsa state file and recording applications like [[Guitartune]], [[Monologue]] and [[Voicenote]]. If you want to get more ideas about how to record audio , You can get more inforamtion [[Recording audio|here]].
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==Community ==
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* '''moko 11 considered to be official'''
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: Moko11 is considered to be "official". So far, received reports indicating that moko11 did indeed solve the problems it's supposed to address (i.e., lost wakeups and flow control.)
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: The developer now also like to know if anything has gone wrong after installing moko11, e.g., if the changes in IO1 handling have introduced new wakeup problems.  Everyone who's tried moko11-beta to please reply, either to the list or to [mailto:werner@openmoko.org Werner] in private.
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: About the draft of moko11, the draft is [http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/gsm/moko11/RELNOTES here].
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* '''Help developing www.opkg.org'''
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::[http://www.opkg.org Opkg.org] needs some developers to develop some features.
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::For Opkg.org was not updated for two months, but there are still some features needed, like a better comment system with email notifications, for example.  [mailto:tobias.kuendig@gmail.com Tobias]decided to publish the opkg.org source code, by this way, anyone who want to help making www.opkg.org even better than it is today, feel free to contact [mailto:tobias.kuendig@gmail.com Tobias].
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===Event News===
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* '''[http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/announcing-the-first-programming-competition-for-openmoko-phones/ programming competition for Openmoko phones]'''
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::Announcement: March 2nd, 2009
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::Registration deadline: March 8th (see below)
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::Submission deadline: March 24th, 2009 07:00 UTC
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::Required license: GPL v2
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::Programming language: c/c++ (no python/bash)
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* '''2009-03-02''' [http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/announcing-the-first-programming-competition-for-openmoko-phones/ Programming competition for Openmoko phones]|Registration deadline: March 8th, submission deadline: March 24th, 2009 07:00 UTC.
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* '''2009-03-01/03-31''' [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/user:Harry Harry' Openmoko Survey] | Please help me with my free software and Openmoko related academic research | Harry Tsai of [http://www.cgu.edu.tw Chang Gung Universtiy]
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* '''2009-03-11/12''' [http://www.osimworld.com/usa OSiM USA] | The Westin San Francisco, Market Street | Openmoko will give a speech
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* '''2009-03-12/14''' [http://www.osidays.com/ OSI Tech Days 2009] | Chennai Trade Center, INDIA | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking about Openmoko
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* '''2009-03-13''' The first Italian National [http://www.neomeeting.tk NeoMeeting] in Milano.
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* '''2009-03-13''' Freerunner Meeting in Politecnico di Milano University (Milan, Italy). Please visite [http://www.eshopen.com here] to get more information.
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* '''2009-03-23/27''' [http://www.bits-apogee.org/ Apogee 2009] | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking about Openmoko
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Latest revision as of 14:43, 9 October 2009

[edit] released , so content removed

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Period 20, Feb~6, Mar, 2009

Distributions

  • FSO 5.1 have released. FSO milestone5 to fix some bugs that crept into the release, notably the "not working on bootloaders that mount the root partition read-only".
The release has been built out of the fso/milestone5 OE branch. Get it at http://downloads.freesmartphone.org/fso-stable/milestone5.1/
  • Om2009 release plan--On the release plan, Openmoko is going to put FSO milestone 5.5, the stable kernel, paroli and the new xorg-glamo drivers together and make most stable distro ever. The builds in March will be called Alpha builds, and will receive only partial testing. Start with Beta builds and full testing in April. From then on only critical features and bug fixes will be backported into the branch. At the end of May, release candidates (RC builds) will start generating.

Applications

Application Updates

GridPad is an alternative input method for entering text with your finger, a Simple Character Recognizer Software. It’s an approximation to a handwriting recognition program, but in the most simply way that you can think.
It's a litle gtk python script that searches the geocaching.com site for caches near your current position or a user specified lattitude and longitude and add the cache as a poi in tangogps.
The script can now:
  • get gps location from phone
  • user can manually set location
  • user can specified range
  • script can download matching geocaches and add as poi
  • read geocaching.com username and password from configuration file threaded gtk and downloading - but unfortunately not searching unicode support.
  • gui input for username and password
it only tested it on shr unstable.
At the new release, you can play the wav files you have recorded with voicenote (or other wav files), and go back the the 1st choice dialog (record or play?) after each action.
If you want to read more, please visit http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Voicenote .
Sephora is a FreeRunner settings manager in PyGtk for XFCE. You can visit its home page to get more information.
  • Neon 0.9.8 released
Changes since 0.9.6 :
  • Smoother scrolling in filesystem browser
  • Added a "scrollbar" in filesystem browser. It doesn't allow to scroll the list, it's used only as an indicator of progression.
  • Window can be rotated now via accelerometers data.
  • Minor fixes and code cleanups
As usual you can get it at : http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/?group_id=239
BEWARE : If your system uses Python 2.6 (not 2.5) like SHR or FSO, you must install alternative package neon_0.9.8-r1_all_py2.6.ipk
  • Kustomizer 0.35 released-The major changes of this release is bug fixed , prevented many apps from installing.

Tips and Tricks

  • In order to record audio, you can use special alsa state file and recording applications like Guitartune, Monologue and Voicenote. If you want to get more ideas about how to record audio , You can get more inforamtion here.

Community

  • moko 11 considered to be official
Moko11 is considered to be "official". So far, received reports indicating that moko11 did indeed solve the problems it's supposed to address (i.e., lost wakeups and flow control.)
The developer now also like to know if anything has gone wrong after installing moko11, e.g., if the changes in IO1 handling have introduced new wakeup problems. Everyone who's tried moko11-beta to please reply, either to the list or to Werner in private.
About the draft of moko11, the draft is here.
  • Help developing www.opkg.org
Opkg.org needs some developers to develop some features.
For Opkg.org was not updated for two months, but there are still some features needed, like a better comment system with email notifications, for example. Tobiasdecided to publish the opkg.org source code, by this way, anyone who want to help making www.opkg.org even better than it is today, feel free to contact Tobias.


Event News

Announcement: March 2nd, 2009
Registration deadline: March 8th (see below)
Submission deadline: March 24th, 2009 07:00 UTC
Required license: GPL v2
Programming language: c/c++ (no python/bash)
  • 2009-03-11/12 OSiM USA | The Westin San Francisco, Market Street | Openmoko will give a speech
  • 2009-03-12/14 OSI Tech Days 2009 | Chennai Trade Center, INDIA | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking about Openmoko
  • 2009-03-13 The first Italian National NeoMeeting in Milano.
  • 2009-03-13 Freerunner Meeting in Politecnico di Milano University (Milan, Italy). Please visite here to get more information.
  • 2009-03-23/27 Apogee 2009 | Rakshat Hooja of IDA Systems will be speaking about Openmoko