[Community Updates] 2010-04-01 is out

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 12:50:00 CEST 2010

Hi all,

Recent Community Update is out! Take a look at "News" link in
"Community" box on wiki pages to read it. A text version of the update
is included beneath this text, but it's partially more readable, and
especially clickable, in the wiki.

For your convenience here is direct link:

and feel also free to contribute to the new draft at:

Thanks to all contributors of this issue of CU:
* Zeusone
* Faltantornillos
* TimoJyrinki
* Hns
* Multi
* Vanous
* Martix
* Valos
* Kichkasch

ps. Feel free to do this announcement yourself in the change of the
next month, there is no dedicated maintainer of community updates, ie.
it's all of us :)


Community Updates/2010-04-01

Period 2010-03-01 to 2010-03-31

** Distributions **

	Debian GNU/Linux

Debian (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian) is a universal operating
system used on many other embedded devices, and also on home
computers. Using Debian on the FreeRunner gives access to the Huge
army of software packaged in the Debian repositories, already compiled
for the Neo's arm(v4) processor. Moreover, one can build one's own
source files for programs without having to learn the OpenEmbedded
way. For an existing Debian/Ubuntu user, choosing Debian for Neo
FreeRunner makes phone a very familiar, trustworthy and flexible place
to hack in.

The following new noteworthy packages have appeared in the pkg-fso
repository, a staging area for FreeRunner related packages not yet in
official Debian:
- literki (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/literki), keyboard with
configurable layout and transparency
- woosh (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/woosh), minimalistic browser
optimized for touch screens
- libdrm-glamo (http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/libdrm-glamo1),
userspace interface to glamo-specific kernel DRM services, more info
at http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2010-March/002731.html

Each of the above has varying reasons they are not yet uploaded to
official Debian archives. Literki included a version of png++ in its
sources, and png++ has now been separated and literki will soon follow
it to official Debian archives. The future of woosh browser is a bit
uncertain, so it's waiting a bit eg. for a better replacement.
Finally, libdrm-glamo is naturally waiting for the eventual inclusion
of Glamo code in an upstream release, together with the hopeful
integration of all Glamo code in upstream (Torvalds') Linux kernel.

Besides applications, the following FSO components have been recently
uploaded to official Debian archives: libphone-utils
0.1+git20091220-2, libgsm0710_1.2.1+git20100218-1,
libfsobasics_0.9.0+git20100304-2, libfsoframework_0.2.4+git20100222-1,
libgsm0710mux_0.9.1+git20100310-1, libfso-glib_0.2.1+git20100304-1

Codename: 'sid'
Homepage: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
Image: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian
Hardware 	Works
Neo 1973 	yes
FreeRunner 	yes
HTC-Dream 	yes
Other 	yes

** Applications **

*** New Applications ***

	eStarDict 0.2

Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI

Homepage: http://www.vaudano.eu/wiki/en/estardict
Package: estardict
Tested on: SHR-Unstable,SHR-Testing

	Chroneo 1.0.0

Stopwatch and Timer

Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/chroneo/
Package: chroneo
Tested on: SHR-Unstable

*** Application Updates ***

	Bright Player 0.3

Quick and easy music player

    * bug fixes
    * SHR- testing compatible

Homepage: http://www.faltantornillos.net/gnu/bright-player/
Package: [http://www.opkg.org/packages/brightplayer_0.3_all.ipk Bright
Player 0.3]
Tested on: SHR-Testing

	NeoLight 1.4.0

An application to turn your phone into a flashlight

    * Allocate "Display" resource when flashlight is active (no
display blank, no suspend)

Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/neolight/
Package: neolight
Tested on: SHR-Testing, SHR-Unstable

	Podboy 1.5.0

Podboy is a podcast aggregator/player. Its interface aims to be easy
and finger friendly. Main changes since version 1.3.0 are:

    * Played episodes that are older than a specified amount of days
(defined in Settings) can be auto-deleted on every startup.
    * Episodes can now be tagged as "(un)deletable" in page
"Episodes". All episodes with status "undeletable" will be ignored
when auto-deletion of old episodes will be done on startup.
    * Podcasts can be renamed.
    * Downloads can be canceled.
    * Add possiblity to activate multi selection in lists (a new
option is available in section "Interface" of Settings).
    * Lot of improvements in feed parsing (add and update).
    * Now, when a "Check For Updates" is done for several podcasts, a
full report is displayed in a dialog.
    * Podcasts source URLs can be edited.

Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/podboy/
Package: podboy
Tested on: SHR-Testing, SHR-Unstable


A light weight mp3 player/frontend for Ampache .

    * add volume control
    * on incoming call stop playing

Homepage: http://www.opkg.org/package_297.html
Package: quickplay
Tested on: SHR-Testing


SpojeGUI is GUI program which use CLI program/modul spoje.py which is
used mainly for Czech and Slovak transport.

    * Better gui
    * Fix bug

Homepage: http://multi.xeres.cz/programovani/spojegui
Package: SpojeGUI
Tested on: SHR-Testing

	PISI 0.5

Pisi is an application for synchronizing PIM data. Fixes for bugs from
the mailing list have made it into the release. Major feature is
syncml support; however, on my SHR-T this still causes seg faults due
to problems with a libxml library.

Homepage: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Pisi
Package: pisi
Tested on: SHR

** Community **

Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs
etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..

    * Golden Delicious Computers is now also offering a Bass-Rework =
Headset Audio Quality Enhancement available in EU
Details can be found at:
http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Bass-Rework So they now
offer professional solutions to all three most critical hardware bugs
(Buzz_Fix, 1024, GTA02_bass_fix).
    * ”My Debian” is Timo Jyrinki's little project to help newcomers
to Debian on FreeRunner to enhance their Debian experience and learn
more about available software and configuration options. More on his
home page at http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/User:TimoJyrinki
    * QtMoko, a Debian derivative with Qt Extended Improved manually
laid on top of it, has had its FAQ (http://qtmoko.org/wiki/FAQ)
started by Risto H. Kurppa. QtMoko is developed by Radek Polak.

Event News

    * Openmobility conference will be on 2010-04-24 in Zlin, CZ.
    * Openmoko Stammtisch München, Germany "2010-04-12" 19:00 at "Die
Wildsau, Balanstraße 121" (see
for changes)

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