[ANNOUNCE] release candidate 1 for new SHR-testing 2011.1

omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org
Sun Dec 12 13:54:33 CET 2010

On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:47:16 +0100
Thomas Zimmermann <ml at vdm-design.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> i want announce the RC1 for the upcomming SHR-testing release in 2011.
> http://build.shr-project.org/tests/shr-testing/images/om-gta02/
> So please test these images and report the bugs so that we can release a 
> really working SHR-testing.
> The image is based on the 2010.12 release of OpenEmbedded and has latest 
> versions of E, SHR and FSO apps.
> Since last testing a lot has changed:
> * Switch to illume2 as illume(1) isn't maintained anymore
> * Switch from ogsmd to much faster fsogsmd
> * Switch to 2.6.34 kernel (without KMS because this causes some problems with 
> SD-cards for some SHR-u users)
> * Everything faster ;)
> * And much more i don't remember
> Known Bugs:
> * There is a problem with the autostart of applications in E, because of that 
> the shr_elm_softkey is not always started.
> * The wizard is only working if you wait until FSO is fully started (When FSO 
> is started the display started dimming). If you don't want to wait that long 
> you can exit the wizard with the "Exit" button and do the configurations in 
> shr-settings afterwards.
> Untested:
> * All feed packages not in the full image.
> * All day usage (so GPRS/GPS after several suspends) 
> Because of a missunderstanding this SHR-testing version was synced to the 
> normal shr-testing feed and some users have already upgraded theire old SHR-
> testing to this version. We reverted this for now and moved the old SHR-
> testing files back in it's place.
> Those and all Tester should change the package feeds from:
> http://build.shr-project.org/shr-testing/ipk/...
> to:
> http://build.shr-project.org/tests/shr-testing/ipk/...
> to get the corresponding feed packages.
> An upgrade from older SHR-testing seems to be broken, so for first tests you 
> should flash a new image.
> If you backup your homefolder and copy it back then you should remove ~/.e 
> from this backup as the shr-wizard won't run if this folder exists. And the 
> wizard is responsible for the creation of some important files.
> The future plans are to release another RC this year and then release the final 
> image in the first week of 2011.
> I hope that i said everything and a lot of people will test these images :)
> Regards
> Thomas

The moment I read this email, I forced myself to do a reinstall.
So far, so good. The switch from Illume to Illume2 was a bit confusing, but I got used to the interface. The first impression: it's so fast! Scrolling is finally smooth! And it doesn't have problems with my SIM card any more (old shr-testing always complained that no sim card is present but sometimes managed to start GSM). The speed after 1 day of usage is rather good.

Now on to the bugs:
TangoGPS was having trouble displaying the correct time from GPS the first time I ran it. It stayed at ~epoch, while position was more or less correct.
The top shelf and home screen clocks don't update after resume (I noticed this only today, after the alarm clock set off), until the minute changes.
There are some trouble with resizing windows properly when a new window is shown and the keyboard was visible. The keyboard hides, but the new window is not fully sized. Try showing the keyboard and pressing AUX.
Eve crashes with illegal instruction.

Soon I will restore my custom settings (PIM, maps, keyboards) and report again.

Thanks for restoring SHR-t to life!


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