QtMoko v24

Alex Samorukov ml at os2.kiev.ua
Wed Jun 2 12:06:59 CEST 2010


Thank you very much for your efforts and this release.

This release works fine on my phone, and its very pleasant to see my 
name in the contributors section :)

I`m also trying to keep wiki up to date. Now i`m working on some arora 
fixes (most important one is form style bug-around to work correctly 
with HTML forms), hope i`ll be able to provide patches soon.

Currently i found some (minor) problems which i think could be fixed 
more or less simply.

1) I`m recommending to disable unneded and useless getty consoles in 
/etc/inittab. Of course this could be done manually but IMHO its better 
to modify rootfs. This will save some memory.
2) By default time sync with GSM network is enabled (ask user). Calypso 
chip was never able to get time from the network (firmware bug?) and 
message is always wrong (like "current time is +32, sync?"). If 
confirmed then it set bogus time (in my case it was 1932). I think its 
better to disable this functionality at all for GTA01/02 or at least to 
change default value to 0.
3) I found that after changing color scheme in "Appearance" settings 
menu qtopia catch segfault and restarting. Probably bug somewhere in qt 
extended. After restart new color scheme applied, so its not critical, 
but annoying.

Also i think that it does make a sense to update rootfs before creating 
image, but of course its not critical also.

On 05/31/2010 08:48 PM, Radek Polak wrote:
> Hi,
> new QtMoko images v24 are out! You can download from our sourceforge [1]
> or visit our homepage [2][3].
> QtMoko is stable distribution combining Debian rootfs and Qtopia user
> interface.
> List of changes since previous stable version (v22):
> - Polish translations (Tomasz Czajkowski)
> - Package manager displays package version (Anton Olkhovik)
> - Disabled logging by default to save flash
> - In Settings->Logging can be logging started/stopped/enabled/disabled
> - GUI for modem settings (deep sleep and multiplexing) in NeoControl
> - GUI for call volume in NeoControl
> - Fixed gsm alsa state to use recommended "Mic 2" instead of "Right PGA"
> - Wifi maxperf can be turned on/off in devtools
> - Automatically set wifi to maxperf when connected (Alina Friedrichsen)
> - Automatically restart hcid if it crashed (Alex Samorukov)
> - Removed setting sd_max_clk because it was causing problems (Alex Samorukov)
> - Smaller icon for QNetWalk game - old icon was 1.5MB big !@#$%
> - Fixed not found page in Arora (Alex Samorukov)
> - Tab bar size and zooming as upstream Arora does (Alex Samorukov)
> - Enabled web cache in Arora  (Alex Samorukov)
> - Switching between USB mass storage and USB ethernet via devtools
> - Disabled dimming/suspend by default
> Kernel for this image is still based on 2.6.29-rc3 (andy-tracking) with
> custom kernel config [4] (no debug, no preemnt and most of
> Freerunner hardware drivers built in) + wifi fix is included.
> One very important changes is logging. It's disable by default and can be
> easily enabled or just temporarily started (until reboot). It makes the phone
> startup faster (1min 45secs until GSM registered fully working phone) and more
> important - it saves NAND flash from wearing off. This is quite important e.g.
> when there is some bug which triggers writing to log file every second and does
> a lot of writes and produces big logfiles.
> Another new features are in Applications->NeoControl. You can easily setup
> call volume here. Just launch the application, switch to dialer with AUX and
> during call switch back to NeoControl. You can of course setup volumes without
> making call if you know correct values for your phone.
> You can now also setup from NeoControl if you want to use deep sleep and GSM
> multiplexing. This is recommended way to set it up.
> Next new feature is switching between USB ethernet and USB mass storage. There
> are two scripts for it: usb-mass-storage-on.sh and usb-mass-storage-off.sh.
> Both can be invoked from GUI in Devtools.
> QtMoko is now translated also to Polish thanks to Tomasz. If there is
> something left untranslated, patches are welcome.
> QtMoko also received another great contribution from Anton Olkhovik. His J2ME
> virtual machine opens up QtMoko to the world of mobile java applications. I
> recommend to look at his post [5] and try application called phonetiq which
> can be found in QtMoko package feed (Settings->Package manager). Also thanks
> for the package version fix.
> Alex Samorukov did nice work on Arora. It uses disk cache for web pages and
> there some more glitches fixed thanks to him. He also contributed fix for
> disapearing bluetooth after few suspend/resume. I have tested it briefly and
> bluetooth seems to be good now.
> Alex also found solution to problem with SD card not working as expected. See
> this [6] thread. It turned out that setting sd_max_clk makes the SD card in
> fact worse. Later [7] in the thread it also turned out that correctly aligned
> partition table is also required for some SD cards - so watch out how you
> create partitions.
> And Alex was even more active - he has some fixes for better GPRS performance.
> They are not yet in this release, but i hope they make it for next one.
> And another thing from Alex which will hopefully done soon is support for PDF
> in eyepiece. I have tested it and it works good. Just need some time to update
> the package. For more info check this ticket [8].
> Thanks to Alina Friedrichsen Wifi should switch to max performance mode after
> connecting and should be more reliable. Thanks!
> QtMoko v24 will also be soon available for Neo 1973 (GTA01) phone. I have
> borrowed one from Pavel Machek and i have QtMoko running on it now. I will do
> release as soon as possible also for this phone.
> My plans for next release: better virtual keyboard + bluetooth headset and
> A2DP + anything from you.
> Thanks for all contributions also from people whom i forgot to name. Enjoy the
> new images.
> Cheers
> Radek
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/
> [2] http://qtmoko.org
> [3] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/
> [4] http://github.com/radekp/qtmoko/tree/master/devices/neo/linux_kernel/
> [5] http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-May/061857.html
> [6] http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-May/061983.html
> [7] http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-May/061992.html
> [8] http://bugs.qtmoko.org/view.php?id=77
> 623c282788c7e38b25bda88031130691  qtmoko-debian-v24.jffs2
> 4fd54768d45abae32021751721f7ff2a  qtmoko-debian-v24.tar.gz
> 16d1ff95b955eaf6d34f5f73aebf0e7b  uImage-v24.bin
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