Which distribution to use on FR?
ken at restivo.org
Fri Jul 25 12:44:13 CEST 2008
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 09:44:21AM +0200, Yorick Moko wrote:
> are you sure the ASU is fast?
> maybe it's because i'm running it from SD, but the ASU is everything
> but fast here. There is even a slight delay when typing in numbers in
> the dialer...
> Qtopia seemed far more faster to me.
It seems faster to me than the 2007.02 image. Maybe some of the apps are more tightly-written.
But screen displays are slow, and loading an app takes forever no matter which distro.
I'd imagine that any distro that doesn't use X (i.e. Qtopia on FrameBuffer) would be much faster.
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:50 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 01:10:05PM -0700, Katrin Tomanek wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I am new to OM and just received my new FR a couple of hours ago.
> >> I've been playing around with different distributions/images and am now
> >> wondering which distribution you guys prefer, use, and/or recommend:
> >> - OM2007.2
> >> - ASU
> >> - FSO
> >> - Qtopia
> >> Actually, I tried all of the above ones (most recent versions/snapshots)
> >> except FSO. Only for OM2007.2, making phone calls worked out of the box. On
> >> ASU and Qtopia I couldn't make phone calls (or receive).
> >> Optically, I likes OM2007.2 best, however, it is awfully slow and constantly
> >> has a load > 2. Why is this?
> > I use the ASU image. It has the speed/reliability/maturity/app-availability of the Qtopia platform, and also supports GTK/Gnome/X applications too.
> > And, ASU development is being funded by OpenMoko, and it will be their official shipping distribution, another reason to expect it will be the more stable and feature-full of the distros.
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