Back to the basics: improving user experience
pino.otto at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 18:06:29 CEST 2008
I'm also still using 2007.2, which is reasonably stable.
I have the same usage/behavior as Dale Maggee wrote.
I also hope that 2007.2 can be improved and maintained until there is a
really stable distro.
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Dale Maggee <antisol at internode.on.net>wrote:
> I'm still using 2007.2, because in my experience it does have the most
> solid phone/sms functionality.
> It's far from perfect, though:
> - Suspend / resume is a dog, and since it's not being worked on any more
> I'm doubtful that this will ever be fixed. I have suspend and resume
> turned off, and use the 'dim only, don't lock' option, which turns off
> and locks the screen (despite the label), but doesn't suspend it. This
> gives reasonable reliability, but means you're limited to about 4-6
> hours of battery life.
> - hangs - after amassing quite a few SMS's and a large call history, it
> takes a *long* time to open the dialler or the messaging application.
> During this time it's sitting at 99% CPU utilization. It works, but you
> need to be patient. Thankfully the dialler seems to pop up quickly when
> you're recieving a call.
> - Lockups - after using it for a while, it seems to require rebooting
> about once every 2 days or so - it just seems to freeze for no apparent
> reason. This may be due to something I've done.
> I'm impressed by Qtopia and by FSO3, but both have caveats which for me
> meant using 2007.2. I'm not a fan of ASU / 2008.x at all, although I am
> about to give FDOM a try.
> Warren Baird wrote:
> > I must admit I never tried 2007.2 - but the things I read about it
> > that it also wasn't very stable - people recommended using Qtopia if you
> > wanted a stable phone experience.
> > Does 2007.2 really provide a rock-solid phone/sms experience?
> > Warren
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Johny Tenfinger <seba.dos1 at gmail.com
> >> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 19:54, Warren Baird <photogeekmtl at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Until I'm convinced those items are addressed, my $400 FR is going to
> >> remain turned off in my backpack, and my friends who bought iPhones will
> >> continue to laugh at me for 'wasting' my money on such a 'phone'.
> >> give me some ammunition to use against them!
> >> Use the 2007.2, Luke!
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