why openmoko is so slow? Is it a joke?

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at poczta.fm
Tue Jul 14 23:12:51 CEST 2009

This reminds me of the situation with linux a few years back. When I was
trying it out on my desktop for the first time, it would take me days to
configure x-window drivers, sound card, etc, and have a working winmodem was
next to impossible. After I managed to do it, I ran around telling people
how much better it was than Winshit. See the difference in approach?

Openmoko is taking the same steps as Linux some years ago, just on a smaller
scale. When we finally get stable software, you're gonna see how many
possibilities it gives. You can easily see it even now.

By the way, Google has something like a 100 engineers working on Android,
and still many people say it's a failure. Maybe it means that making a phone
isn't so easy?

2009/7/14 Joerg Lippmann <jl_lists at donalbain.de>

> 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.
> --
>rg at home
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