ffalarms 0.2.1 and atd-over-fso (now works on SHR-testing)

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Tue Apr 28 13:54:36 CEST 2009

kimaidou wrote:
> Hi Lukasz
> 1st, thanks for this great application. I would like to know:
> * if you planed to release a deb package for the debian based distros
> * if you planned to add the features wich mimate the sun rising by 
> increasing the light step by step as the sound increase the volume. The 
> best would be to go from red to orange, then yello then white :D
> Thx again
> 2009/4/27 Łukasz Pankowski <lukpank at o2.pl>
>     "Steven **" <montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com
>     <mailto:montgoss%2Bopenmokocommunity at gmail.com>> writes:
>      > A well written app that works quite well under latest SHR-testing
>      > (installed via opkg directly from SHR feeds).
>     Nice to hear.
>      > One area I think needs improvement ASAP:  my Freerunner suspends
>     (thus
>      > silencing the alarm) before the alarm gets loud enough to really wake
>      > me up.  SHR goes back to suspended after about 1 minute even if
>      > ffalarms is playing the alarm. There are two things that would help
>      > this:
>      > 1. Make the loudness increase by more with each step. Ideally this
>      > would be configurable.
>     Currently it increases the volume +1 each second, I may make the time
>     between increases configurable in config file if you insist that fixing
>     point 2. (see below) is not enough for you.
>      > 2. Make ffalarms prevent suspend for a time, maybe 5 minutes.  (Note
>      > that it would be REALLY bad to prevent suspend indefinitely, as I
>      > might forget I set an alarm and walk away from the phone, only to
>     come
>      > back hours later to an empty battery)
>     I will try to fix the suspend issue this weekend (time is scarce) that
>     is avoid suspending until you stop the alarm.

Please keep the alarm going for 15min or so - it is possible to sleep 
through 5 min. :-)  15 min won't hurt the battery much.

Also, consider using the vibrator when the ringing gets loud. That helps
if the phone is inside a pocket, in a noisy place.

Thanks for a fine and useful app!

Helge Hafting

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