why openmoko is so slow? Is it a joke?

jeremy jozwik jerjoz.forums at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 21:39:52 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Joerg Lippmann<jl_lists at donalbain.de> wrote:
> Am Montag 13 Juli 2009 schrieb Nicola Mfb:
>> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Ivan Shirokov<ivanshirokoff at gmail.com>
>> wrote: [...]
>> >> Well, I would say it was a very bad joke. I spent eq. of 400 dolars, I
>> >> was waiting 1 year for glamo acceleration etc, etc. that would make the
>> >> phone usable etc, and it turns out, that it will never be. With the slow
>> >> bus, one can forget about acceleration... What can be accelerated if you
>> >> have to send information about complex bitmaps...
>> >
>> > That's really sad =(
>> AFAIK there is still some space for improvement in general responsiveness.
>> Actually there is a busy loop eating CPU to wait for graphical
>> operations to complete.
>> There are working in progress to avoid that. When the fix will be
>> ready *and* adopting a good design pattern for applications (e.g.
>> GUI/logic multithreading split, fusion of frequently used phone tasks
>> in monolitic one-shot load and forget applications) we may see an
>> acceptable speedy freerunner.
> When will that be? When the device is completely obsolete?
> Sorry, but after a year of waiting I still have an expensive brick that I can
> neither use as a proper phone (speaker still WAY to low, too unstable, too
> slow, too battery-hungry) nor as a PDA (no usable software available). So I
> really regret my decision to buy it. But then again, it was touted as a real
> phone for end-users back then and being a happy Linux-User for 14 years, I
> thought that I could live with some minor flaws...
> I'm really for the idea of freeing the phone (thats why I bought one), free
> hardware and the community. And I really loved to see this effort to succeed.
> But I came to realize that I start to hate this sluggish, instable device
> without good software. I cannot help it. I haven't found a single distro that
> works well out of the box. The best ones so far were QTopia/QTe and Android.
> And neither are really community efforts. So I consider my personal experiment
> (buying a community-driven phone for 300 EUR) as failed. Sorry.
> --
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for you, thats a shame. works fine for me.

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