Stress test of my Freerunner

Yogiz yogizz at
Sun Jun 7 16:18:48 CEST 2009

Thanks for the impressions. I really like the GPS diary idea. Perhaps
you should release it to the public? As to alarms, try ffalarms (opkg
install ffalarms).


On Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:55:37 +0800
Sven Klomp <sven at> wrote:

> As you already noticed from my last mail (Visit at Openmoko), I was
> traveling through Taiwan. I didn't want to blame anyone, but share my
> feelings with people that are also thrilled by this project.
> Nevertheless as several people already mentioned, we have an open
> phone! and there is a future!
> I use my Freerunner for several weeks as my daily phone now (started
> after the buzz was fixed by Daniel, thanks). However, the last two
> weeks I stretched my FR to the limit and it did it well: Few days
> before I started traveling Taiwan, I decided to make some GPS based
> diary for my friends at home. Thanks to the very easy API of FSO, I
> was able to write a basic application in Python within three
> evenings. The applications sends the current coordinates and some
> text to my server, where a KML file is created which can be
> downloaded by my friends. At the airport, I bought a cheap Taiwan SIM
> card and I started to transmit my position via GPRS (which also
> worked out-of-the-box). Furthermore, the timezone changed
> automagically based on GSM (my old Sony Ericsson wasn't able to do
> so).
> I had a lot of fun during the last weeks tracking my travel. Of
> course, I had some problems but I could solve all of them more or
> less. E.g. the SHR alarm application doesn't worked. So I did the
> alarm the bash way: sleep 28800 && aplay alarm.wav :-) With this
> solution, the phone couldn't suspend. Luckily, the wall charger has
> Taiwan connections below the European adaptor :-) Furthermore, I was
> that adventurous to make an opkg upgrade during the travel :-)
> Thereafter, I couldn't suspend after I started GPRS. Annoying, but
> not a serious problem.
> I love my FR
> Sven
> P.S.: Now I start to fill some bug reports :-)
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