Roland Whitehead roland at quru.com
Sat Aug 22 19:16:47 CEST 2009

I would recommend that you choose which ever distro keeps their "how  
to make your Neo work as a phone for most of the time using this  
distro as well as running other standard services reliably" wiki page  
up to date and by up to date I mean referring to which ever is the  
most useable bootloader, build, kernel currently available even if  
that is the daily build. It should also assume that the reader is a  
complete novice and is neither a hacker or a linux sysadmin.

Seeing that none of the distro's really do (seeing that they are  
produced by hackers who are mostly hacking for their own enjoyment  
it's not really surprising and you can't really blame the teams)  
you've got a wide choice.

This remains one of the main requirements of Openmoko in my opinion  
and could be a great way for the non-core-hackers to contribute.

QURU Ltd, London

> On 8/22/09, Risto H. Kurppa <risto at kurppa.fi> wrote:
>> Hi Soumik!
>> Depends on what you want to work on, but if you have a freerunner, my
>> suggestion is to install om2009 unstable there (see
>> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Om2009 ) and contribute to Paroli for a
>> start (see http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Paroli ). That'd be very
>> beneficial for many and you'd get easily in in the develpment for
>> Freerunner.
>> You're welcome to join #paroli irc-channel for discussion.
>> (and I know, others will recommend you other distros like SHR or
>> Debian - but I was first :)
>> r
> On 22 Aug 2009, at 11:10, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote
> Few arguments for SHR over Om2009: more people working on it, develops
> faster, most of decisions are done by community, nice way for sending
> and maintain patches, reachable people maintaining distro (so your app
> can even be added to default image), perspectives for future.  IRC
> channel: #openmoko-cdevel
> Decision is up to you, but I prefer SHR. Fast, stable, usable - as
> Om2009, but it has also more things behind scenes which Om2009 don't
> have ;)
> -- 
> Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
> dos

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