``Freerunner reliable and stable''?!

Ole Kliemann ole-om-community-2008 at mail.plastictree.net
Sun Oct 26 12:40:00 CET 2008

Hi to everyone.

I already posted my point in an earlier discussion but didn't get much
of a reaction. The original post was this[1]. I will shortly reproduce
my main point here:

Me as well as several others - as I read here on the lists - have bought
our FR when it was released somehow expecting it being consumer-ready.
It was the general notion that GTA01 was for developers, GTA02 for

I certainly can be blamed for not gathering enough information before
buying an FR. But then again if you just look at openmoko.com, you get a
lot of fancy design but not one hint that the FR is not ready for
everyday use. Instead I read:

``If you plan on using your FreeRunner for everyday use, then we would
recommend Qtopia. While it doesn't utilize all the the new hardware
features of the phone, it is reliable and stable.''

Which is simply not true. Qtopia of course suffers from the same
hardware and kernel issues as just any other distro.

So my question to OM is: Why does openmoko.com not explicitly give a
warning concerning the current state of maturity of both the hardware
and the software? (As it was btw. the case with GTA01. There was a big


[1] http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/032531.html
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