Om2009 testing release 5

Warren Baird wjbaird at
Wed Jun 17 06:28:41 CEST 2009

Hmm.    Well, my opkg update ; opkg upgrade was partially successful.   It
ended with this message:

Configuring hal
Cannot create link over existing -/var/log-.
Cannot create link over existing -/etc/resolv.conf-.
Reloading system message bus config: Using **pending_return in
dbus_connection_send_with_reply_setup() without pending_setup is deprecated
and strongly discouraged
Using **pending_return in dbus_connection_send_with_reply_setup() without
pending_setup is deprecated and strongly discouraged
Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Failed: Element <syslog> not allowed inside
<busconfig> in configuration file

but I'm not sure if that's related to the problem I'm seeing.   Paroli
itself seems pretty good.  However, when I enable the paroli-illume theme,
illume doesn't start up.   So for the moment I can't get at any of the other
apps on the phone without sshing in.

A few comments:

I like the fact that you can see where the buttons are now...   However, I'm
afraid that I don't particularly like showing the buttons with the four dots
at the corners - I think it's kind of an odd way to display them.

I'd still like to see a visual indication of 'slidyness' - when things can
be slide to the side.

As I think someone else mentioned, the scolling on the settings dialog is
broken - it always selects the thing you click on, even if you scroll the

I'll have to do more testing before I can comment on the reliability.


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Warren Baird
<wjbaird at>wrote:

> Woot - I'm trying the opkg update ; opkg upgrade approach now.  I look
> forward to the improvements a lot.
> One question - is the 'bind-home' approach documented somewhere?   Both
> google and searching on the wiki haven't helped me find info on how to set
> this up.   I've actually got om2009 on my sd-card right now, so it isn't
> something I need right away - but I think I'm getting confident enough in
> OM2009 that I'll soon ditch the QtE install I've been keeping for
> 'emergencies' on the built-in flash.
> Warren
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Angus Ainslie <nytowl at>wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> There have been some major show stoppers fixed in the last week. As
>> usual there are additional instructions here.
>> There is also a new page for community involvement. Many of these wishlist
>> items need someone to implement them. If you are interested in in owning
>> one
>> of the wishlist items come and join #paroli or send me an email
>> Careful attention was paid to package versioning so opkg update opkg
>> upgrade
>> *might* work. You must also do "rm -r /home/root/.e".
>> If you want to preserve your settings with flashing the full image use the
>> bind-home method.
>> New features
>> Settings available from the main screen
>> Improved call handling - should limit races in oeventsd
>> Better list handling
>> More consistent interface
>> New paroli-serenity theme, This is for the most part a copy of Joel
>> Newkirk's
>> serenity theme
>> Static MAC addresses for usb devices
>> Ability to cut 30 seconds off boot time
>>        - DO NOT use this if you use bind-home
>>        - install udev-static-devices to get this speed boost
>> Keyboard goes away after use
>> Updated /etc/network/interfaces to give usb0 a metric
>> Known issues
>> If you use bind-home make sure it is on a journaling filesystem such as
>> ext 3
>> Before install this release  backup your contacts in ~/.paroli/ as there
>> have
>>        been some reports of contacts being deleted. One bug relating to
>> missing
>>        contacts has been fixed but there's a chance that there is another
>> one. Also
>>        make sure your home directory is on a journaling filesystem
>> Some oeventsd rules are ignored  ( framework oeventsd problems )
>>        - don't suspend while plugged in
>>        - work around unplug usb until LED goes out, then plug usb in (
>> need to keep
>>        the device awake by touching the screen until the LED comes back
>> on)
>> connman doesn't give a default route to wifi if usb0 already is the
>> default
>>        route
>>        -work around either "ifdown usb0" from a terminal or
>>        "route del default gw"
>> Bugs fixed
>> after editing contacts - some contacts erased
>> no suspend after phone call FSO 435
>> Parts of frameworkd stop working FSO 416
>> improper battery level in illume
>> Keyboard collapses after use
>> Angus
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> Warren Baird - Photographer and Digital Artist

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