[QT Extended] Observersation on QtE 4.4.2
pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Nov 11 20:45:35 CET 2008
Warren Baird wrote:
> Well, I've been running QtE for a bit over a week now, and I wanted to
> give kudos to Lorn and the QT team for making the FR something close to
> a usable phone... It's not perfect yet- I'm still using the original
> images, so I don't have bluetooth working, and there are a few other
> gaps, but at least I haven't missed any calls due to slow responsiveness.
> I've been rebooting the phone every day or two, and perhaps that's why I
> haven't yet seen the strange instablities I was seeing earlier with FDOM
> and QtE 4.4.1 - but the basic phone functionality has been pretty
> reliable - I used the phone on a short business trip, and aside from
> having to reboot to get out of 'airplane' mode, it worked well.
> QtE also has *way* better battery life than anything else I've tried - I
> can go 36 hours or more without having to plug in the phone.
really, mine is out of power in about 8 hours :( but I'm using 4.4.2
with mwester's kernel.
> For the first time, I'm starting to feel like I can use my FR as a phone.
> Of course, I haven't had time to install any interesting software on the
> phone, get wifi or gprs working, get the gps working, or anything like
> that, so things may get more interesting at that point - but I've gone
> more than a week without feeling the need to put my Sim back in my old
> cell phone.
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Warren Baird <photogeekmtl at gmail.com
> <mailto:photogeekmtl at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I've been trying out QT Extended 4.4.2 for a few days now, and I
> thought I'd share my observations so far:
> - Stability seems better than I originally thought - After my one
> experience seeing it not wake up from suspend on a call, I haven't
> noticed any other issues - I've received a fair number of calls and
> sms's, and the phone has always woken up.
> - The biggest issue for me atm is that I don't get an audible ring
> tone for either calls or sms messages - This is a regression since
> QtE 4.4.1 - any suggestions on how to resolve it would be very welcome.
> - I've missed one un-expected phone call because by the time I
> noticed the vibration and got the phone out of my pocket, all I saw
> was the dreaded 'view missed calls?'. However, I think this is
> more related to the lack of an audible ring, rather than the problem
> I saw in OM2008.8 where by the time the phone woke up from suspend
> the call had gone to voice mail. I was able to sucessfully answer
> an unexpected call this morning, which I don't think *ever* happened
> with OM2008.8
> - Battery life is *much* improved over OM2008.8 - I went more than
> 24 hours without recharging and still had two bars of battery left.
> There are a few minor issues I've noticed:
> - the lack of an icon for the terminal in the apps list is
> annoying. Does QT Extended provide a 'run' capability, which would
> allow a user to directly enter an application to run?
> - 4.4.1 provided 3 different appearance themes - but 4.4.2 only
> provides 1, and unfortunately it's not the one I preferred.
> - speakerphone mode didn't work - I think this is also a
> regression from 4.4.1. <http://4.4.1.>
> Even with the various annoyances and regressions, QT Extended is the
> closest I've seen so far to making my OM usable as a daily phone.
> I haven't seen the behaviour I saw once with OM2008.8 and once with
> 4.4.1 where the phone gets into a strange state where it can no
> longer make or recieve calls - we'll see if I bump into that one
> eventually or not...
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