Bi-weekly OpenMoko community update

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Tue Oct 16 12:52:56 CEST 2007

Lars Hallberg wrote:
> Yes. And I'm fully in suport for OpenMoko picking a new GPS unit with
> full os support.

Thanks. Most people appreciate that we now have removed the one closed
thing that remained.

> Butt... For the old GTA01, that have the old chip, and that will not be
> used in the future, it is completely sufficient with a binary driver 
> accessible thru the same interface as the GTA02 phones (even if it needs
> to be some function limitations). That's what originally stated anyway.

Probably not the same interface, since gllin insists on this
/tmp/nmeaP whereas more recent gps daemons spit out the information
via dbus.

> Not getting GPS functionality at all on GTA01 will make me a bit sad thou.

No need for being sad. Your GPS unit will be working.
We worked around the problem of the non-working eabi-gllin and will soon
be able to release oabi-gllin with a wrapper to make it work on OpenMoko 2007.2

- Michael Lauer <mickey at>         
Software for the worlds' first truly open Free Software mobile phone

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