Just some notes from playing with my Freerunner
What am I trying to do? I want to run a full Linux distro on my Freerunner, with Debian the obvious choice, AND have it work as a usable telephone at the same time.
Choice of Desktop and Window Manager
I started with XFCE/matchbox, which worked pretty nicely but could be painfully slow. I just figured that came with the terrain of trying to run a full windows manager on such a small box.
Yesterday I changed to LXDE/openbox - what a difference! Much smarter, more responsive, it's almost a new machine. Never going back.
Paroli under Debian
Lately I've been playing with Paroli. I had it almost working for a while, but now it seems to be broken again. I'll write down how I installed it another time.
But just for reference, the main reason why I had trouble making it work appears to be incompatibility with the version of framework that is currently packaged with Debian. right now I think I'm going to make do with what I have.
But the things that didn't work include:
- the BTConnected thing in frameworkd.conf
- playing a .wav file on SMS reception - solved simply and sensibly be encoding it as an .ogg
- the SMS Vibration function not yet implemented.
That's all for now :)