[Om2009] comments about om2009

Aapo Rantalainen aapo.rantalainen at gmail.com
Mon May 18 18:08:22 CEST 2009

Hi, I just flashed Om2009 on Freerunner and there comes my first
thoughts about it:

Parolis titles are not intuitive. I didn't realize what I/O means
until I read all manuals (input-output=log)

Paroli profile should not be default. Freerunner isn't just a phone,
so it is weird that default profile is 'simple-phone-theme'.  Now all
users are forced to first change profile when flash Om2009.

So I first changed profile and surprised happily that there are
terminal (and nano) pre-installed, so I got ssh over wlan working
without any hassling with usb. But then my connection disconnected
because phone suspended. I turn suspending off in illumes
wrench-settings, but it doesn't help because paroli has own settings
and own suspend time.

Why there are old version of vala-terminal? I do not know how to sort
in order version numbers containing git. Version on
openmoko.org/repository is the 'tag 1.1.1' on
http://git.freesmartphone.org/?p=vala-terminal.git and version on
opkg.org is newer but named 1.1.1-r0.3 (And 1.1.1-r0.4 is coming). But
installing package from opkg.org doesn't success.

wget vala-terminal_1.1.1-r0.3_armv4t.opk
ar x vala-terminal_1.1.1-r0.3_armv4t.opk
gunzip data.tar.gz
tar -xvf data.tar
mv usr/bin/vala-terminal /usr/bin/

Does somebody really use alternative desktops? I can't imagine
situation when they are needed. But maybe these buttons can be used to
change folder in home view? Btw: do you know what is most popular
(most downloaded) package in opkg.org? It is sortdesk, which emulates
folders in home view. I could be proud of it, but I think it should be
builtin in window manager. (Or which component is handling desktop) Is
somebody working with that already?

When I try to close home (just for testing will it crash) It draws
vertical line on middle of screen.

-Aapo Rantalainen

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