Community Updates/2009-11-11

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Period 2009-10-29 to 2009-11-11


New Applications

Fix.png NeronGPS 0.5.0-1

NeronGPS is a GPS application developped for QTExtended 4.4.3 on OpenMoko Neo Freerunner.

Package: NeronGPS_0.5.0-1_arm.qpk
Tested on: QtMoko v14

Oywl.png oywl 0.1

A simple perl script that plays a youtube video depending on a searchstring

Package: Not packaged
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

Neomis.png Neomis 1.0.0

A computer version of the well-known electronic game named Simon

Package: noemis_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

NumberX.png NumberX 1.0.0

A mathematical puzzle game that will challenge your mental math abilities!

Package: numberx_1.0.0-r0_all.ipk
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

System boot.png pidgin-vibr plugin

pidgin-vibr is a plugin for Pidgin and other applications based on libpurple running on Openmoko's `Neo' series of smartphones. pidgin-vibr allows the Neo's vibrator to be used to notify the user of various IM events, such as incoming messages, buddy-logons. It does this via the D-Bus API.

Package: pidgin-vibr tarball
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

Application Updates

Babiloo.png Babiloo 2.0.9

Babiloo is a offline dictionaries reader.

  • Bug fixing
  • Configuration via GUI
  • Performance improvements

Package: Babiloo
Tested on: SHR Unstable (after 19 November)

Gvom015.png Unofficial gvSIG Mobile 0.1.5

A GPS-enabled, projection-aware mapping app. Supports WMS, ArcIMS, tile services (OSM, etc) and shapefiles. The new feature consists in performing vector synchronization (therefore editing) with a remote PostGIS database.

Package: ugvsigmobile
Tested on: Om2009T5,Om2008.8,SHR-Unstable

Launcher.png Launcher 0.41

Launcher provides an elegant way of grouping and launching applications. It features events notification too - missed calls and messages at the moment. It also has built in apps for contacts, sms and phonelog. Changes

  • Clean Ups, Bug fixes and Speed ups (hopefully)
  • Should indicate last call made and sms sent in contacts app
  • Better re-sending of failed sms's

Package: Launcher
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

SHR-TangoGPS-OSM.png tangogps 0.9.8

tangogps is an easy to use, fast and lightweight mapping application for use with or without GPS. OPK for SHR is in Testing and Unstable feeds. The new features include:

  • a fix for a potential segfault in the over-zoom code (spotted by Joshua Judson Rosen)
  • if started in landscape mode the layout is optimized (toolbar vertical) which is nice both on the neo as well as on a laptop
  • you can send messages to other users if the have 0.9.8 too - if you are on GPRS that's a lot cheaper than SMS.

Package: tangogps
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

Stopwatch.png Stopwatch

Simple Qt based stopwatch. Origonal code was written by Christof Musik, and recently submitted to by Roelant. Install instructions can be found on opkg org (link below)

Package: Install Instructions
Tested on: SHR-Unstable


  • The last patch needed to boot the Freerunner landed in Linux right before 2.6.32-rc6. While support for many features present in the modified versions of Linux running on most Freerunners still is missing it is verified to boot.
  • Sebastian Spaeth wrote a great summary of what is going on in SHR land for those that aren't reading the SHR mailing lists. You can read full thread here.
  • Matthias Breuel and Michael Tansella did a research project with the openmoko at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. They developed a Indoor navigation system with the Freerunner in C++/Qt. You can see a picture from the BNN newspaper. They want to thank for great support received from the Openmoko community. Special thanks go to Andy, who solved some Acc Kernel troubles over night and Mickey (freesmartphone team) whose dbus services did the low level programming.
  • Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote accelerometer plugin for fsodeviced. It will ease getting accelerometers data just by using DBUS. Instructions how to get and use it are here.

Event News

  • 2010-02-6/7 FOSDEM sign up to Fosdem 2010 if you're going to be there and tell us what you're willing to do
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