FDOM - a Fat and Dirty OM based distribution

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FDOM is one of the many distributions that currently work on the Openmoko phones. You can compare a distribution with an Operating System on normal computers. It gives the phone all the software needed for operating. For more information about the different flavors, see distributions.



A combination of (a lot of) apps and fixes to demonstrate the capabilities of the FreeRunner and to have a functional phone (sort of). This all while retaining the ability to update through the official feeds.

Until now, flashing the phone was the only way to update to the last release of FDOM but since 20081023 version there is a script called FDOMizer able to update to the latest version of FDOM any older version of FDOM and is able to transform a brand new flashed OM2008.X on the phone to a full bloated FDOM

Any questions can be sent to David-Reyes Samblas Martinez david at tuxbrain dot com or at community list or local-openmoko-spain list, see mailing lists. Co admins are Armin Ranjbar aka Zoup and Nacho Seijo aka himero.


Download from http://www.tuxbrain.com/fdom_en.html.


If you want to come to the script kidding party :) join us at


Serious developers are welcome too :) but remember "if it's cool, it works(in some way),doesn't annoying(too much) rest of things and fits on the nand it's in" :) we will let scalability, stability, resource saving and so on to the OM guys :)

The devel list is: http://lists.projects.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/fdom-development

Complete overview of assembling FDOM distribution

Index: '-' means that all is OK, '?' means that it is unknown if it is OK or a customisation is needed. Note that launcher name is made as short as possible so it is not abbreviated in Illume. The icons are to be optimised to 80x80 (not smaller and also not bigger) because this will make a very sharp experience of OpenMoko. The up and down scaling of icons is not optimised compared to doing it beforehand with a tool like GIMP. Category colors are identical to the icon background colors used in the SHR distribution.

Note for custom name and custom icon, please double check with what is installed first before overriding it with proposed custom name or custom icon. Please notify the package maintainer upstream about the improvement in terms of custom name and custom icon and the reason why. Remove custom name and custom icon from this list when this has been fixed upstream.

Category Name License Assigned Dependencies Custom launcher name Custom launcher icon Improvements Link Source
system boot loader uboot  ? David - - - - http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/releases/Om2008.12/Om2008.12-om-gta02.uImage.bin
system splash image uboot splash  ?  ? uboot - - create FDOM version
system kernel uImage  ? David uboot - - http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/releases/Om2008.12/Om2008.12-om-gta02.uImage.bin
system file system rootfs  ? David uImage - -
system initializing script FDOMIZER GPL  ? rootfs - Adapt Kustomizer from Risto to maintain the ASU theme and remove packages with no source code available (if any)
system submenu navigation sortdesk GPL  ? rootfs - Create categories based on opkg but simplified (Games, GPS, Internet, Multimedia, PIM/Office, Settings, Utility), and move desktop files to those categories, create an icon set for those categories opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/sortdesk_1.2_armv4t.ipk is a script
system keyboard Illume keyboard on ASU  ? David rootfs - - enable Illume keyboard in ASU theme, https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2192#comment:3
system keyboard Numbers/Symbols  ? David rootfs - - Split Numbers in Numbers and Symbols http://n2.nabble.com/Customized-layout-for-illume-keyboard-td1080353ef1958.html#a1080353 http://n2.nabble.com/attachment/1080353/0/keyboards.tar.gz
system keyboard Qwo  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_84.html
system keyboard Illume default alt  ?  ? rootfs - - opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/illume-default-alt_0.1_arm.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_101.html
system keyboard Illume numbers alt  ?  ? rootfs - - opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/illume-keyboards-numbers-alt_0.1_all.opk http://www.opkg.org/package_106.html
management utility Vala Terminal GPL David rootfs - - Improved Terminal for Openmoko http://www.opkg.org/package_112.html http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=vala-terminal.git
wireless utility Mofi Wifi GPL David rootfs - Mofi-wifi-fdom80.png opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/306/mofi_0.03_armv4t.ipk http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/mofi/ is phyton
USB utility USB Mode Button  ?  ? rootfs USB Mode Usb-mode-button-fdom80.png opkg install http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/resource/usbmode-button_0.3_armv4t.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_40.html is a script http://www.opkg.org/package_40.html
light utility Flashlight GPL  ? rootfs - Flashlight-fdom80.png http://www.opkg.org/package_12.html
conversion utility MokoConv  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_110.html
clock utility LED clock  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_104.html
bubble level application Gwaterpas  ?  ? rootfs Bubble new 80x80 - http://www.opkg.org/package_102.html http://www.ecirc.net/openmoko/gwaterpas.tgz
weather utility meooem  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_67.html
rotate utility accel-rotate  ?  ? rootfs - Accel-rotate-fdom80.png http://www.opkg.org/package_43.html
remote control application remoko  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_14.html
ebook reader application FBreader  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_13.html
RSS reader application PyFeedRead  ?  ? rootfs - Pyfeedreed-fdom80.png http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/PyFeedRead
notes drawing application PyPenNotes  ?  ? rootfs - Pypennotes-fdom80.png http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/PyPenNotes
PDF reader application Epdfview  ?  ? rootfs - Epdfview-fdom80.png http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Epdfview
fast reader application Gutenflash  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Gutenflash
graphics utility Screen capture GPL David rootfs Screenshot - opkg install gpe-scap , modified .desktop file to short the name file to Screenshot http://downloads.openmoko.org/developer/sources/gpe-scap-1.3.tar.bz2
graphics application Neon GPL David  ?  ?  ? opkg install http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/588/neon_0.9.5.1-r0_all.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_62.html http://projects.openmoko.org/snapshots.php?group_id=239
messenger application Pidgin GPL  ? Mofi Pidgin 80x80 opkg install pidgin pidgin-data libpurple-protocol-msn libpurple-protocol-yahoo http://downloads.openmoko.org/developer/sources
web application Dillo GPL David Mofi - - opkg install http://misc.andi.de1.cc/dillo/dillo-ssl_2.0-r0_armv4t.opk http://www.opkg.org/package_24.html http://misc.andi.de1.cc/dillo/dillo_2.0.orig.tar.gz
web application Mimimo  ? David rootfs  ? Minimo-fdom80.png opkg install http://3v8.net/~sander/openmoko/minimo_0.02+cvs20070626-r1_armv4t.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_99.html asked sanders to provide sources
twitter application twittermoko  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_50.html
navigation application tangoGPS GPL  ? rootfs tangoGPS new 80x80 opkg install libcairo2 libcurl4 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2 libglib-2.0-0 libpixman-1-0 libsqlite3-0 http://www.tangogps.org/downloads/tangogps_0.9.5-r0_armv4t.opk http://www.opkg.org/update_8_42.html http://www.tangogps.org/downloads/tangogps-0.9.5.tar.gz
navigation utility Yaouh!  ?  ? tangoGPS Yaouh!  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_105.html opkg install python-pygtk curl http://minucci.net/file/opkg/yaouh_0.2.1_all.opk http://projects.openmoko.org/snapshots.php?group_id=250
navigation application Locations  ?  ? rootfs - - rm /usr/share/applications/om-locations.desktop (replaced by tangoGPS)
navigation utility BtGPS  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_91.html
navigation application Navit  ?  ? rootfs - Navit-fdom80.png http://www.opkg.org/package_5.html
geochaching application MokoGeocaching  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/MokoGeocaching
sky map application orrery GPL  ? rootfs Orrery OrreryIcon.png opkg install http://www.opkg.org/packages/orrery_2.4_arm_2008.8.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_9.html http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/download.php/581/orrery_2.4_clean.tar.gz
decision making toy Moko Eightball GPL  ? rootfs Eightball Eightball-fdom80.png opkg install http://westhoffswelt.de/data/blog/moko_eightball/moko-eightball_0.20080721_om-gta02.ipk http://www.opkg.org/package_35.html svn co svn://svn.pureenergy.cc/moko_eightball
cow toy OpenMooCow  ?  ? rootfs MooCow  ? http://www.opkg.org/package_17.html opkg install http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~taw27/openmoko/openmoocow/openmoocow_0.3_armv4t.ipk http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~taw27/openmoko/openmoocow/openmoocow-0.3.0.tar.gz
vibrator toy openvibe  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_61.html
light saber toy Light Saber  ?  ? rootfs -  ? http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Freerunner_LightSaber
pinball game Linball GPL  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_107.html http://linball.sourceforge.net/linball.tar.gz
adventure game scummvm  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_60.html
pong game pong  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_81.html
strategy game Liquid War  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_30.html
Lemmings like game Pingus  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_27.html
puzzle game xlogical  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_33.html
drawing game Numptyphysics  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_3.html
FPS game Duke3D  ?  ? rootfs -  ? - http://www.opkg.org/package_2.html
space shooter game Kobodeluxe  ?  ? rootfs -  ? opkg install kobodeluxe http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Kobodeluxe http://www.olofson.net/kobodl/download/KoboDeluxe-0.5.1.tar.bz2
Category Name License Assigned Dependencies Custom launcher name Custom launcher icon Improvements Link Source


Please any warning tip a trick post it in the devel list :) http://lists.projects.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/fdom-development


You can use both the script it self and the svn log to visualice those changes


  • Try to make it more like lastest Raster Image like
  • Fix all bugs arised and make it more stable
  • Make it even more community driven

External Links

Some people talking about us ;) thanks a lot

http://openmoko-fr.org/blog/index.php?post/2008/09/16/Test-de-FDOM (FR)

http://www.bunix.de/key/personal-blog/blog_id/533.htm (DE)

http://community.livejournal.com/ru_openmoko/6577.html (RU) Dead Link

http://www.linuxphone.ru/2008/09/fdom-distributive-for-openmoko-freerunner/ (RU)

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