Buzzing (was :The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL)

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at
Mon Nov 17 11:35:32 CET 2008

2008/11/14 Gothnet <openmoko at>:
> It really needs work on the basics. I mean, responsiveness is not there,
> interface is dodgy (the "end call" button being in the same spot as the
> "accept call" button, and being unresponsive, made me hang up soooo many
> calls). Echo on calls, battery life...

These are all small issues as such, as they are all on the software
side and many have been either fixed or are different on different
distributions (you don't need to use Openmoko's distribution - you can
use Debian, Qt Extended, SHR, ...).

You will find echo fixed in Openmoko's 2008.11 release, if you keep
using the Openmoko distro, and responsiveness and touch screen
usability will also improve with 2008.11 release. End call / accept
call stuff are just UI things, easy to fix, but maybe you should file
a bug report about it since otherwise no-one might notice.

The buzzing issue is the only "real", serious issue.

> Also, I know everyone loves X, but is it really the best choice for a low
> powered device that needs a responsive UI?

Yes :) Any unresponsiveness in the UI is not because of the X.

> I think maybe I had the wrong impression about the state of the software when
> I bought it.

Probably. It's not a phone product yet, it's a phone in development.
>From your point of view I can understand the frustration with the
other issues, but for me they are just a few things to work on / test
fixes. The buzzing / hw issue is really the only thing I'm worried
about, since it needs to be fixed and there is no known software fix
for it yet.


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