Hackable1 rev5 is out !

Michele Brocco ssj2micvm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 15:31:45 CET 2009

On 12/22/09, Mickael Labrousse <m.labrousse_list at bcmd.fr> wrote:
> First, Congrats ;)
> I've put Hackable1 on my memoryCard, pushed the button.... My first
> feeling, what a beautiful startup ! Nice splashscreen and no debug
> messages. Same thing for the lock screen.
> The global UI is very "clean", but maybe a little slow sometimes.
> I had a crash switching screen orientation in "wireless configuration"
> application.
> Nice works again.
> Mickael
> David Wagner a écrit :
>> Sorry for the cross-post but we are wery pwoud to announce it:
>> Dear Hackable:1 users,
>> After rev5rc1, we spent hours and hours debugging this or improving that
>> to finally get the rev5 out today. Yep, that's right: hackable:1 rev5
>> (Codename: Chuck) is there!
>> First of all, you can grab the different flavours (user for the flash
>> and developer for the SD) here: http://download.hackable1.org/rev5
>> Changelog
>> Here are the changes since rev4:
>> + End users matters
>>     * Most of the software stack now runs under the 'hackable1' user,
>> for security purposes.
>>     * SMS proper implementation
>>     * The contact list bug has been found and fixed!
>>     * Power management improvements, suspend works, bluetooth and wifi
>> are no longer turned on by default.
>>     * An application called 'h1settings' can be used to configure phone
>> features, (enable / disable GSM / Wireless / GPS, power management, ...)
>> as well as time and date.
>>     * We created a new theme to celebrate this new release!
>>     * We got a splashscreen! It features a Chuck figure to reflects the
>> rev5 codename: Chuck
>>     * For those who used to love the games on OM2007.2, we put them back !
>>     * Boot time seems to have been improved a bit
>> + Power users / developers matters
>>     * This rev5 release has entirely been built from the automatic build
>> system.
>>     * A Linux kernel is now packaged in hackable:1, in order not to rely
>> on fso-pkg anymore.
>>           o Debugging has been disabled (boot time improvement)
>>           o Easier kernel upgrade when using an ext2 partition to store
>> the kernel on µSD cards
>>           o Separation of kernel modules in three sets: essential (comes
>> with the kernel), common modules and "more modules"
>>           o You can read a bit on
>> http://zecrazytux.net/Embedded/Hackable1/Custom_Kernel.html
>>     * CDBS is now used for some packages.
>>           o the package h1packtools contains a CDBS rule that may
>> suffice for simple programs with the autotools
>>           o this rule also enables cross-compilation ; it is based on
>> previous works on this subject
>>     * Git repositories can now be used as sources for remote projects.
>> Where can I find it? Where can I get it? I didn't understand last time,
>> so I ask again : what is the answer to the ultimate question about life,
>> the universe, and everything?
>> As ever, you can download hackable:1 on
>> http://download.hackable1.org/rev5.
>> All the necessary information can be found on http://trac.hackable1.org
>> as ever, that is documentation, installation instructions as well as
>> known issues.
>> It's obvious that the answer to the aforementioned question is "Chuck".
>> Who should I thank for all that stuff?
>> Among the people who worked on this release, the most notorious are
>> (alphabetically):
>>     * Marcus Bauer (mbauer)
>>     * Jérome Blondon (jbl2024)
>>     * Sébastien Bocahu (zecrazytux)
>>     * Pierre Pronchery (khorben)
>>     * David Wagner (Deubeuliou)
>> We'd also like to thank all the testers, among them most notably
>> Bearstech employees, and regular contributors/users of hackable:1, who
>> kept us going forward.
>> What should I expect next?
>> Due to a very good number of good reasons, which could all of them be
>> summed up by a minute of one of khorben's rants against libgsmd, we'll
>> switch to Freesmartphone.Org for rev6.
>> We will also switch from xserver-xglamo to xserver-xorg for the sake of
>> more responsive graphics.
>> On the developer side, we will of course continue to improve the
>> packaging system and lower the entry barrier.
>> All in all, more reliable GSM & suspend, and almost all the features one
>> may need. Stay tuned!

Looks nice! Well done! Thanks for your efforts!

The only thing that bugs me right now is that I didnt manage to
register to the gsm network with a sim card without PIN. With a sim
card using pin it did work flawlessy.

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