Weekly Engineering News 41/2008: back to the basics

Vasco Névoa vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt
Wed Oct 15 15:01:01 CEST 2008

I couldn't be happier!!! OM is listening indeed.  :D

I  know a few people will probably be disappointed because the  
eye-candy won't get much attention for the next few months, but I know  
that as soon as everybody start reaping the benefits of the Neo as a  
lean-and-mean-robust-machine then our love for the OM project and the  
faith on OM products will grow exponentially, not only inside the  
community, but also outside. We will finally be able to show the  
public what this project is about, without suffering inappropriate  
comments such as "what, you can't pick up a call on your new  
phone??"... ;)  People often fail to see the beauty when in presence  
of a small spec of dirt.
The day I see my Neo booting in 5 seconds or less with a rock-solid  
audio and networking stack (including wifi) and no standby/resume  
problems... Woohooo, I'll fly from Portugal to Taipei myself and pay a  
round of beers to the OM people!!! :D :D

Citando "Risto H. Kurppa" <risto at kurppa.fi>:

> Hi!
> Just want to make sure everyone knows that the weekly engineering news
> has been released again, see
> http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td1336450|a1336450
> I want to highlight this:
> "We decided to focus our
> engineering on just the basics, even less eye candy: Robust kernel,
> fast boot time, basic telephony with great audio quality, powerful
> configuration from the command line, hardware quality. That's it.
> We will stop working on our Installer, Locations, Diversity and
> Settings applications. We will get back to all this when the rest is
> rock solid, but now is not the time. Feel free to pickup any of these
> projects in the meantime"
> I suppose this is generally a good thing to let the community do what
> it can do (as long as community has the tools and so on to do it) and
> Openmoko focus on the core stuff.
> Comments?
> r
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