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This page is very useful. Thank you for creating it.

In addition to the categories/features you have listed already, I suggest something about its status/usefulness -- like "Who would use this?" For example, FSO milestone 1 is probably "Developers only".

Also, it might be useful to have something that succinctly describes the expected target state for each distribution. For example, FSO is the "Strategic framework for Openmoko".

I know this is a Wiki and I wouldn't mind doing this myself, but I thought I'd bounce the idea out there first.

-Randy


In addition to the distros already covered, should we add a description of the Qtopia images here? From playing around w/ the images linked on Latest_Images it seems to be pretty functional.

-Sitwon

Consider that done (not by me). MinhHaDuong 13:58, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


I thought the FSO stack dialer application was written in Python. If so the FSO stack does indeed have it :) -Tig

I found here (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qtopia) that there's external app to control gps under qtopia (qtgps). I tested it and seems to work. There aren't maps but just infos about lat/long/speed/etc. Should we update the table? Dareus

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What about Mamona?

Should it be added here?

What is it?

Mamona is an alternative Linux distribution for Maemo (read Nokia Internet Tablets). Unless someone already have ported it to run on Neo's, I don't think it should be added here. Tingo 22:35, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Whats about MID/mobilin?

Mobilin is a ubuntu-edition, special for emededd devices. Now, it doesn't support the openmoko, but i think, some applications could be usefull, some ideas could be good.

Look at this: http://moblin.org/

Hope, they support the neo in next time..

Towards a timeline

At some point a timeline will probably be useful. Here are some tools: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EasyTimeline http://infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/EasyTimeline/Introduction.htm MinhHaDuong 13:45, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Power Management

I suggest that Power management features (support for standby, suspend, management software) should appear in the table. I'm not adding them, as I only know 2007.2, but maybe you could. -- Relet 12:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Merging information about 2008.8, 2008.9 and 2008.12

I think we should merge the columns about the different versions of 2008.8 as these are not different distributions. After all, we don't have seperate columns for the FSO milestones either. What do you think about this? --Marko Knöbl 14:15, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Janvlug 13:10, 27 December 2008 (UTC) -- Why is the column name 2008.8 instead of 2008.12? Shouldn't it be better to present the features of the latest release: 2008.12 instead of 2008.8?

Actually there is no big difference between the features of 2008.8 and 2008.12 - at least those features which are listed in the table were the same for all three versions when I merged the columns.
I chose to name it Om 2008.8 because I thought this was the more general name which was sometimes used to describe all the versions of this distribution. Looking through some posts on the mailing list I also saw the term "Om 2008" being used a few times to describe these versions of Om. I think using just "Om 2008" would be most appropriate. Can we settle on using this term? --Marko Knöbl 14:02, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

2007.2 and hackable:1

I removed the statement that SHR continues using 2007.2s phone stack becuse it doesn't anymore. But maybe one could mention here that hackable:1 uses the same GUI framework (GNOME mobile), so people who liked the GUI should have a look at it.

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This page is very useful. Thank you for creating it.

In addition to the categories/features you have listed already, I suggest something about its status/usefulness -- like "Who would use this?" For example, FSO milestone 1 is probably "Developers only".

Also, it might be useful to have something that succinctly describes the expected target state for each distribution. For example, FSO is the "Strategic framework for Openmoko".

I know this is a Wiki and I wouldn't mind doing this myself, but I thought I'd bounce the idea out there first.

-Randy


In addition to the distros already covered, should we add a description of the Qtopia images here? From playing around w/ the images linked on Latest_Images it seems to be pretty functional.

-Sitwon

Consider that done (not by me). MinhHaDuong 13:58, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


I thought the FSO stack dialer application was written in Python. If so the FSO stack does indeed have it :) -Tig

I found here (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qtopia) that there's external app to control gps under qtopia (qtgps). I tested it and seems to work. There aren't maps but just infos about lat/long/speed/etc. Should we update the table? Dareus

What about Mamona?

Should it be added here?

What is it?

Mamona is an alternative Linux distribution for Maemo (read Nokia Internet Tablets). Unless someone already have ported it to run on Neo's, I don't think it should be added here. Tingo 22:35, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Whats about MID/mobilin?

Mobilin is a ubuntu-edition, special for emededd devices. Now, it doesn't support the openmoko, but i think, some applications could be usefull, some ideas could be good.

Look at this: http://moblin.org/

Hope, they support the neo in next time..

Towards a timeline

At some point a timeline will probably be useful. Here are some tools: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EasyTimeline http://infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/EasyTimeline/Introduction.htm MinhHaDuong 13:45, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Power Management

I suggest that Power management features (support for standby, suspend, management software) should appear in the table. I'm not adding them, as I only know 2007.2, but maybe you could. -- Relet 12:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Merging information about 2008.8, 2008.9 and 2008.12

I think we should merge the columns about the different versions of 2008.8 as these are not different distributions. After all, we don't have seperate columns for the FSO milestones either. What do you think about this? --Marko Knöbl 14:15, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Janvlug 13:10, 27 December 2008 (UTC) -- Why is the column name 2008.8 instead of 2008.12? Shouldn't it be better to present the features of the latest release: 2008.12 instead of 2008.8?

Actually there is no big difference between the features of 2008.8 and 2008.12 - at least those features which are listed in the table were the same for all three versions when I merged the columns.
I chose to name it Om 2008.8 because I thought this was the more general name which was sometimes used to describe all the versions of this distribution. Looking through some posts on the mailing list I also saw the term "Om 2008" being used a few times to describe these versions of Om. I think using just "Om 2008" would be most appropriate. Can we settle on using this term? --Marko Knöbl 14:02, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

2007.2 and hackable:1

I removed the statement that SHR continues using 2007.2s phone stack becuse it doesn't anymore. But maybe one could mention here that hackable:1 uses the same GUI framework (GNOME mobile), so people who liked the GUI should have a look at it.