Neo Freerunner Quickstart Guide
michael at openmoko.org
Sat Apr 19 11:02:30 CEST 2008
I appreciate your input. Comments below:
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:04:49 +0200, Michael Shiloh
> <michael at openmoko.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Chapter 4 describes installation of the SIM card, MicroSD card and the
> battery as if they were one task, while in fact it's three different
> ones. It's probably necessary to remove the battery to access the card
> holders; if so, it should be mentioned.
Good point. I was assuming an out-of-the-box install, but it wouldn't
hurt to make that explicit.
Each of the SIM card and MicroSD
> card can be replaced without disturbing the other one, can't they?
Nope, it's a LIFO stack. From the top it's battery, SIM, Micro SD.
Gotta take it all out to get at the Micro SD.
> However, these clarifications and breaking down into three tasks is
> probably not worth the hassle, as the developers are going to figure it
> out anyway, and I hardly remember myself ever using a manual to replace
> the SIM card in any phone.
That's because most phones don't have such complicated SIM card holders.
Actually, here's my theory:
Anyone who has NEVER had a GTA01 will figure out the SIM card holder.
Anyone who has had a GTA01 will take awhile to get used to the fact that
the card holder locks and unlocks in the opposite direction compared
> The text mentins "provided" accessories several times. However, the next
> deliveries after the some number of the first ones may not include them.
Yeah, I'll have to update this once we decide what's in and what's not.
> Chapter 7 should describe how to find out the current image versions and
> how to use dfu_util (or where to read about it). It should also tell
> what happens to the user data when the root filesystem is updated.
Yikes! That's a very important point. Thanks!
> Chapter 8 should describe how to build the toolchain yourself (how is
> the prebuilt one made?) in case you're not exactly on Intel/Linux.
True, but I'm trying to keep it simple. Once I document everything else,
perhaps I'll come back and tackle this.
> Putting stuff in /usr/local/openmoko is against FHS. If the package
> insists on installing everything in one directory, it should be
> /opt/openmoko. But this isn't a problem of this guide.
Agreeed, and will probably change.
> Chapter 8 mentions downloading the package to /tmp (where you might not
> have write access because it's not mentioned in the prerequisites)
The beauty of /tmp is that everyone is guaranteed to have write access.
As I understand it, that's why it was created.
> later unpacking them as if they were in ~/sources.
That's a bug and I will fix it right away.
Again, thanks for your excellent feedback
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