QtMoko v22

Radek Polak psonek2 at seznam.cz
Tue Apr 27 11:33:37 CEST 2010

i have uploaded new stable QtMoko debian images [1].

QtMoko is stable distribution based on Qtopia (or QtExtended). For more info 
check our homepage.

This new version is mainly bug fix release. Changes from previous version 

- fixed power management to correctly detect cable
- fixed GPS power up script (NeronGPS now works just fine again)
- workaround for the GSM (restart not needed now)
- added omhacks for controlling Neo hardware from command line
- new application Neocontrol for controlling Neo sysfs and other tasks
- implemented power management for locked/unlocked screen
- build fixes and code improvements (Bartlomiej Zimon)

As for the fixes: first two are quite clear. The problem with GSM not 
registering can be partially solved by putting sleep after we power the modem 
on. GSM registering now failed for me only first time after flashing. Then i 
tried many times and haven't hit the problem again so let's hope it's fixed 
now. Anyway 2.6.32 does not have this problem - so 2.6.32 is long term 

Omhacks [4] is great for various low level openmoko setting. It's from Debian 
and credits to it's authors. I will slowly migrate everything to use it's API.

Neocontrol is work in progress application. Most of the functionality is not 
implemented yet. The switching to QVGA is only experimental and it will most 
probably not work for you. Watching the sysfs is on the other hand working and 
is useful.

I have also implemented power management for locked/unlocked screen. If you 
set intervals to 0 in "When locked" mode - it will not be used and Qtmoko will 
use suspend intervals based on power source. This feature is still quite 
experiment and i think sometimes it does now properly.

As for upgrading to new version: the kernel, rootfs and all except /opt is the 
same. You can just grab qtmoko-update-v22.tar.gz, stop Qtopia and unpack it.

ssh root at
cd /
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/qtmoko-update-
/etc/init.d/qpe.sh stop
tar xzvpf qtmoko-update-v22.tar.gz

Btw please check MD5SUMs:

7bd189c4ab152f92517b82d748f22a8a  qtmoko-debian-v22.jffs2
79012074ea1c2c6498b7524ab2e70fb7  qtmoko-debian-v22.tar.gz
96e7c199a9001b6b1d0a4f8a45effc47  qtmoko-update-v22.tar.gz
8ea022a3eaaba471ad6809b8923934e0  uImage-v22.bin

Plans for next version remain the same except that i have now GTA01 device 
(thanks to Pavel Machek), so if all goes right i will release also gta01 

Hope you'll like this new version



[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/
[2] http://qtmoko.org/
[3] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/
[4] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/omhacks.git

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