Software Status Update

steve steve at
Wed May 14 20:36:44 CEST 2008


It should not be a secret to anybody that there is a substantial work being
done on the software side. Frankly, I am not  able to answer any detailed
questions on it because I'm just focused on getting the hardware out with a
bare bones ( dialer/contact/sms)  level of software functionality.  
My approach was simple. Give me a phone and a "hello world" dialer app and I
will ship. By the time that phone lands in peoples paws, there
will be a software update. I'll start to detail that new software in the
next few weeks. 

Raster, can you address the enlightenment issue mentioned below. I'd just
beclown myself if I tried.

I'm hoping to get some stuff up on the wiki, but in due course.


-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces at
[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Joseph Jon Booker
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 6:58 PM
To: List for Openmoko community discussion
Subject: Software Status

On Sun, 4 May 2008 18:39:10 -0700
"steve" <steve at> wrote:

> Also, I need to update everybody on software. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: community-bounces at
> [mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sebastian
> Reichel Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 6:08 PM
> To: List for Openmoko community discussion
> Subject: When will you update the Production Status, steve?

> the weekend is almost gone (actually it is already here in Germany,
> where it's 3:00 now), so where are the updates? :D

Since the last time someone made some prodding was successful, may
I ask for some official news on the software side?

I'm guessing it's everything at (which that page says
will be in alpha version next month) and (which really does raise
the question of how Android is expected to fit into this, and what some
of the new applications like illume, assassin, pidjin, etc really are).

Or maybe it's the test cases and test reports being publicly posted?

Btw, how deeply is enlightenment going to be involved in the OM
software? Are applications going to need to be programmed with EFL to
have a native look-and-feel on the Freerunner?

Joseph Booker

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