Back to the basics: improving user experience
john_lee at openmoko.com
Mon Oct 20 09:51:21 CEST 2008
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 10:36:38AM -0400, Feydreva wrote:
> I am not a developer, but i test the images and try to use the openmoko...
> My main issue with Openmoko are :
> 1) Battery life : only 4hrs, and when you charge it, it discharge itself
> after a while. I cannot use it as a daily phone.... :/
> 2) Basic telephony : the phone should wake up faster than it does now....
> the time the phone wakes up, rings, and you pick the call, there has been 6
> rings for the other party, and may already be on the voicemail
> 3)Basic text message should work flawlessly.
> 4) A way to set up the sound and rings ... There is actually no gui for that
Try install qtopia-phone-x11-ringprofile-app-data
You might also need illume-theme-illume and use illume in
/etc/enlightenment/default_profile to enable the wrench icon.
> 5) I haven;t find yet where to activate the PIN or not... I put 1 sim card
> that asked for a pin, it work.. I put a another sim card, where no pin is
> needed.. it was still asking for a pin... (I had to reflash to solve this
> one) but there is no Menu where I could choose, Pin on/off, if pin on, set
> up the pin....
> I do not care at all about any other application. I want a daily phone...
> where i can receive, make call, receive and send text message, and have the
> phone a day with me, wihotut having to cahrge it every 2 hrs... (8-10 hrs
> battery life would be better, with wifi on, gps off)
> Until we reach this point, I will continue tu use my dumb phone eeyday, and
> the FR will catch some dust on a shelve...
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Stroller <stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk>wrote:
> > On 19 Oct 2008, at 13:46, Dale Maggee wrote:
> > > arne anka wrote:
> > >>> ==Pim device==
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> imho that's exactly the kind of task openmoko did _not_ ask for.
> > >>
> > > I would respectfully disagree - Openmoko asked about "Improving user
> > > experience", and users are saying they want to experience PIM
> > > capabilities.
> > > ...
> > >> and it's doable by community!
> > >>
> > > Agreed, it could be done by the community, but I don't see anyone
> > > doing
> > > it, and I'm not smart enough, nor do I have the time at the moment.
> > It does not matter whether YOU could do it or not. it's a matter of
> > where Openmoko's resources are best spent.
> > If you can't write a PIM app, then you CERTAINLY can't write kernel
> > drivers - THAT is where Openmoko's resources should be mist focussed,
> > IMO. As others have stated, there is some hardware-level stuff that
> > only Openmoko has NDA for. And without working hardware drivers to
> > ensure that phonecalls work flawlessly (and wifi, and bluetooth), a
> > PIM is irrelevant.
> > >> there are a lot of posts lately completely ignoring the point of
> > >> "basics"
> > >> and "no eyecandy"
> > > I haven't seen anybody ask for pretty-looking PIM applications, people
> > > seem to be asking for *reliable* PIM applications. I'd call
> > > reliability
> > > and robustness "basic".
> > Basic reliability and robustness resides in a program with which you
> > can enter a number and make a call. Once that prototype exists it is
> > much easier for the community to extend it to PIM functionality.
> > Openmoko can then move on to wifi drivers, Glamo hardware acceleration
> > and pairing of bluetooth headsets.
> > >> pim frinst is at it's best part of a middle tier, but rather of a
> > >> particular distribution --
> > > This kind of comes into the "Should FSO merge be sped up?" debate,
> > > as I
> > > believe the framework has PIM stuff built into it.
> > AIUI (and I would be delighted to be corrected if I'm wrong), the FSO
> > stuff is intended to provide functions which will allow you to make
> > simple DBUS calls such as "get number $var from PIM manager" and
> > "make call to number $var". Once these are complete, writing your own
> > applications becomes easy. True the first of these example calls
> > requests you integrate the functionality in your own app, but the
> > latter makes problems with dealing with the dialler & the GSM chips &
> > whatever go away. It is FAR more important to provide the community
> > with these tools than it is to provide any kind of application that
> > utilises them (beyond a command-line version which gets numbers from a
> > text-file and operates as a test example). Once these calls are
> > available there will be dozens of PIM managers posted to this list and
> > being written by enthusiastic Python programmers.
> > Stroller.
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