Back to the basics: improving user experience
hiretto at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 13:01:27 CEST 2008
Why Qtopia? I prefer that you release the next minor update ( aka 2008.10 )
and focus all works on paroli and tichy.
The new framework is pretty usable and stable.
2008/10/16 John Lee <john_lee at openmoko.com>
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 05:15:59PM +0800, W.Kenworthy wrote:
> > 2008.9 + updates
> > A phone that works:
> > reliably make and receive calls
> > reliably make and receive sms's
> > At the moment, totally losing sms messages (phone sometimes
> > hangs/crashes when one comes in) or not waking up if suspended when one
> > comes in means that its almost unusable as a phone.
> > It often takes several boots before the pin dialog comes up. If you
> > forget while waiting and it does come up but its awhile until you get to
> > it, it will hang so you have to reboot anyway. Sometimes restarting X
> > helps, but not always
> > Stability:
> > My average in normal usage is at least two boots a day due to crashes,
> > and often extra rebooting to check if an sms comes in (sometimes they
> > will only show on fresh re-registration. Leaving the phone on and
> > registered for hours doesnt seem to help - not sure how vodafone
> > australia takes to retry messages but surely its less that 12 hours.
> > The only way to stop crashes is not to use the thing! No GPS, no
> > wireless, no phone calls, and definitely never send/receive an sms :)
> > I suspect the event/0 thread is at the root of a lot of this so I am
> > waiting a fix for that.
> > I dont think I am alone in this - hopefully the new focus means that
> > these issues can be dealt with.
> > I am a little concerned though that you think things like boot time is
> > important enough to mention, but not basic issues like being able to
> > reliably make a phone call. Though a faster boot means less time wasted
> > going through multiple bootups to get the thing registered. :)
> I would like to explain a bit more about this:
> We're not the only team that will work on the new focus. Stability
> should be greatly improved by the effort of FSO, and boot time is just
> another thing we would also like to improve.
> At the same time, we will work on fixing qtopia bugs as well, so if
> the problems you have is in trac already, we will look into them.
> - John
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