Re: The University of São Paulo's intent to join Openmoko development
bumbl3x3 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 21:39:00 CEST 2009
Well to me SHR unstable was always by far the most usable and stable
distribution out there
2009/7/16 Warren Baird <wjbaird at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak <
> seba.dos1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 7/16/09, Warren Baird <wjbaird at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> > I hope you are are right that eventually the software will be in better
>> > shape than the hardware. I must admit that in my less optimistic
>> > I wonder about that. The progress towards a stable, easily usable
>> > for the FR has been slow.
>> I must disagree. SHR is progressing really fast, almost every day
>> there is work on it or FSO, which SHR uses. There are also many
>> initiatives unvisible from normal user's point of view, but
>> development moves forward very quickly.
>> There will be soon opimd integration, SHR Installer, and few other
>> things. And after that - UI dbusification will allow everyone to make
>> use of phone apps in his own scripts, which can bring UI consistense
>> really easly.
>> I feel that *now* FR software is much better than every time before.
>> And it seems it still will be enhanced, just give it some time ;)
> Hmm - maybe I need to try SHR when I get my phone back from it's
> buzz-fixing journey. I must admit that only end-user experiences I've had
> with the FR have been with OM 2008, QtE and QtEI, and the OM2009 TRs.
> I would certainly agree that the software stack is making progress.
> However, in the course of the year I've had an FR, I've seen it go from
> completely unusable and unstable software (OM 2008) to relatively usable (as
> a phone) software (QtE) to relatively stable and slightly usable (OM2009
> TRs). To me, that seems like slow progress... In my opinion, it seems
> like we're only now starting to approach the point we should have been at
> when the FR was released.
> If SHR is substantially improved compared to the OM2009 TRs, then perhaps I
> need to withdraw my statement. That would in fact make me very happy!
> Warren Baird - Photographer and Digital Artist
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