FSO, Navit and more

lollisoft lothar.behrens at lollisoft.de
Sat Jan 3 12:39:07 CET 2009


first: Happy new year !

After playing around with different distributions I found that the FSO
(Zhone) looks to me most exiting as a phone :-)

It is clear, fast (Zhone) and works. Congratulation !

My questions are as following:

I know about the GPS issue that the data from /dev/TTYS1 is mostly
unavailable and thus not working.
There were states about skipping GPS data, if they are invalid. Is it then
only fixable with a modified or
fixed kernel or is there anything available as kernel modules, thus I only
have to fix the kernel module in
question ?

BTW: If the hardware components from the FreeRunner and the others are
kernel modules, isn't it then
easier for the phone users to update fixes that are hardware related ?


The current navit has been improved. There is now 3D display I am waiting to
try while driving and a functioning
town search. With that it will be much more usable :-)

What I am missing is the fact that the keyboard is still a bit unusable when
not in landscape mode.
I cannot get all keys pressed. Trying the system keyboard as for other
applications doesn't work anyhow.

Routing on Navit:

If I let calculate navit big routes and I drive out of the route, it takes
long to recalculate the route.
I suspect that it recalculates the whole route. Is that correct ?

If so, why is that done ?

If it is technically based on the deletion of the route before a
recalculation, why isn't the old route kept for
reference and finding an additional route directing to the old route with an
intersection at the optimal way ?

Doing it that way would probably save a lot recalculation time.

Routing over highways (Autobahn) is probably a point were calculation time
can be saved, if the routes from
crossing points to crossing points are precalculated and used in conjunction
to the calculated routes that will
use highways (Autobahn) on their way.

I would be interested in helping to develop if I get some basic information
what is the flow for a route (re)calculation.
I was or be able to compile navit on my Mac (PPC) having Debian on it.


Is there a way to use WLAN on FSO without hacking it into the terminal, if
it works anyhow ?


The calendar control is inactive. Is it yet to be developed ?


I have seen scripts or tgz files named like FDOMizer. Is this a way to
upgrade a basic image about a set of
tools / applications ?

Would this not be a good way to build it into the desktop to choose for
upgrading to some different stacks on top
of a base image ?

Anyhow I have seen that speech-dispatcher takes 85% of CPU time after some
circumstances I haven't figured out
yet. A GUI showing processes of the most consuming CPU power would be good
to give them a restart option or kill
option based on name.

Thanks and keep on developing a free phone :-)

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