Neo Freerunner Quickstart Guide

Michael Shiloh michael at
Sat Apr 19 09:58:04 CEST 2008

Thanks for the positive feedback, Neil.

By the way, I'm going to add the discussion we had on USB charging, and 
more sample applications.


Neil Davey wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Just had a read through the guide.. you've covered the topics that I'd 
> be after (toolchain, sample app build and install)..
> Looks good so far...
> Regards
> Neil Davey
> Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Since Steve dropped the hint that I've been working on a user guide of 
>> sorts for the Neo Freerunner, some of you have been asking me about 
>> it, so we've decided to push it to the website before it's really ready.
>> The intended audience is a reasonably technical developer, but a 
>> newcomer to the community, one that doesn't have the background that 
>> most of you have.
>> Furthermore, the guide is not intended to explain everything. It's 
>> just a way to get started. That's why I called it a quickstart guide.
>> The guide does not describe how to use the current applications. I 
>> expect they will change a lot, and anyway, most people receiving these 
>> early samples are more interested in developing their projects based 
>> on the Freerunner, and are less interested in using the device as 
>> their daily phone.
>> Finally, the web page is intentionally free of any decorations. At 
>> some point we will define a standard Openmoko appearance such as font, 
>> background color, etc., but for now it's just text. My normal tool for 
>> creating web pages is vi, and it shows, although I did try to use Open 
>> Office for this one.
>> As you will see, I have a lot more to fill in, but I would welcome 
>> your feedback on what is already there, and suggestions for topics you 
>> think should be included.
>> The quickstart guide can be found at
>> Sincerely,
>> Michael
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