New to OpenMoko

Lorn Potter lpotter at
Thu Jan 17 01:45:27 CET 2008

andy selby wrote:
> On 16/01/2008, Wilkinson, Alex <alex.wilkinson at> wrote:
>> Ok, OpenMoko newb (waiting for FreeRunner release) - so bare with me.
>> Why would I use Qtopia images as opposed to OpenMoko images ?
> I haven't flashed an openmoko image in a while so I'm not sure how
> easy it is to get it usable as a phone but qtopia worked straight away
> and..
> *I like the UI
> *There is a gps app on qtopia

(goxboxlive images)

> *Usable with fingers (I lost my stylus)
> * ..Err help me out here Lorn

ummmm, better programming API? ;)

> Unfortunatly
> *there is no terminal

what would a typical user need this for?

> *if it doesnt register to the network the phone stays locked

It should timeout after a minute or two and let you in to at least use 
the gui.

> * battery life of ~ 5hours

This is endemic to the hardware.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, MES, Trolltech

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