Community Updates/2010-05-01

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Period 2010-04-01 to 2010-04-30


Distribution Updates

Qtmokomain.png Qtmoko [v22]

QtMoko is distribution based on Qtopia (or QtExtended) from Trolltech for your Neo Freerunner. Here is list of changes since stable version (v19):

  • hopefully fixed bug #80 (lost sms, thanks to Judge_Gregg's great bug report)
  • SMS messages should stay on SIM now
  • wifi always available after boot (OM bug #2327) thanks to Gennady for his fix.
  • more sane power management values by default (suspend after 5 minutes)
  • added path to /usr/games (for scummvm and other games)
  • modified kernel config - all FR hardware is now build in
  • in QX you can enable rotation using accelerometers
  • QMplayer uses /media/card for saving media if possible
Changes since v20&v21:
  • fixed power management to correctly detect cable
  • fixed GPS power up script (NeronGPS now works just fine again)
  • workaround for the GSM (restart not needed now)
  • added omhacks for controlling Neo hardware from command line
  • new application Neocontrol for controlling Neo sysfs and other tasks
  • implemented power management for locked/unlocked screen
  • build fixes and code improvements (Bartlomiej Zimon)

Codename: v22

Hardware Works
Neo 1973 yes
FreeRunner yes
GTA04 ?
HTC-Dream ?
Other ?

New Distributions

Gr56.png GameRunner

GameRunner is an Openmoko Linux distribution. It aims convert the Freerunner open mobile phone in a Linux-based handheld game console. It is simple, and contains cool and suitable open source games for Linux mobile devices.

Codename: GameRunner

Hardware Works
Neo 1973 ?
FreeRunner yes
GTA04 ?
HTC-Dream ?
Other ?


Application Updates

OmNewRotate.png OMNewRotate 0.5.8

OMNewRotate is a screen rotation program for OpenMoko

  • it integrates Tim Abell’s improvements to rotation sensitivity
  • some code added so it is smarter about detecting the paths for setting the brightness level while rotating which changed in more recent Linux (2.6.32 and beyond, I think).

Package: Package
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

BrightPlayer0.4.png Bright Player 0.4

Quick and easy music player

  • application structured in layers
  • Enlightenment & GTK interfaces
  • new configuration file

Package: [ Bright Player 0.4]
Tested on: SHR-Testing

Podboy.png Podboy 1.6.2

Podboy is a podcast aggregator/player. Its interface aims to be easy and finger friendly. Main changes since version 1.5.0 are:

  • Enabled OGG audio format support. Ogg support has been added 3 months ago, but it was so far disabled due to a bug in GStreamer oggdemux pipeline element.
  • New internal widget: Notify dialog. It is used to notify user when an operation, that can take some time, ends.
  • Improved/fixed download of episodes.

Package: podboy
Tested on: SHR-Testing, SHR-Unstable

Spojegui-V0.4.1.png SpojeGUI

SpojeGUI is GUI program which use CLI program/modul which is used mainly for Czech and Slovak transport. Program can searching transports a save it to DB.

  • Fixed bug: changes in DB didn't save.
  • Now also package is in SHR feed.

Package: SpojeGUI
Tested on: SHR-Testing


Christoph & Michele announced the Freerunner Navigation Board. It is a small PCB which is able to measure rotations as well as the magnetic field in 3D respectively (i.e. compass and gyroscopes integrated). More info at follow page: Freerunner_Navigation_Board.

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