[Shr-User] [Community Updates] 2010-09-01 is out
jackramone at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:08:29 CEST 2010
On 9/1/10, Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Newest community update now available at
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2010-09-01 and plain
> text version below.
> In addition to myself the latest edition was brought to you by:
> - Sre
> - Leadman
> - Toams
> ( as usual, you can help out with the next edition at
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/Draft_2010-10-01 )
> Period 2010-08-01 to 2010-08-31
> *** Distributions ***
> Debian GNU/Linux
> 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.
> General news:
> * The ARM servers sponsored by ARM Ltd. got activated, thus
> experimental packages are built for arm now. That means also fso-gsmd
> got built for the Freerunner.
> * SHR packages have been removed from pkg-fso repository, they all
> arrived in Debian unstable, and just in time for Debian 6.0 freeze.
> The biggest hurdle for official FreeRunner support in Debian is the
> kernel, since basically everything else starts to be in, in one form
> or another. There are currently two places with FreeRunner related
> kernels in Debian:
> * Official kernel support for Neo FreeRunner devices is being
> developed by worked in a s3c24xx branch at
> - thanks to Thibaut Girka and Google Summer of Code.
> * The legacy 2.6.29rc3 kernel at
> http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git also saw a
> slight update in August - this is still included in Debian
> installations by default
> Codename: 'sid'
> Homepage: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
> Image: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian
> QtMoko [v26]
> Qtmoko is distribution for Openmoko Freerunner phone based on debian
> and qtopia. Here is a list of notable changes since previous stable
> version (v24):
> * Fixed WS (white screen) problem in qmplayer & QX rotation (Gennady
> * Fixed unresponsive touchscreen after resume (Gennady Kupava)
> * Use blue indicator is used for wifi activity (Alex Samorukov)
> * Reconnect wifi after resume (Alex Samorukov)
> * Updated QtMaze with better graphics and other enhancements
> (Anton Olkhovik)
> * We use kernel modules for bluetooth
> * Many updates and bugfixes to QMplayer
> * More reliable GPRS connection (Alex Samorukov)
> * Bluethooth updates
> * APGS and GPS standby support (Piotr Gabryjeluk)
> * Fixed "When locked" power management mode
> * Bigger QTerminal (no tabs whith only one session)
> * Raptor - GUI for apt package manager
> * New nice theme called finximod (Joif)
> * Many updates and bugfixes to Arora (Ant+Alex)
> * New apps - qweather (Anton Olkhovik) and qneoriod game (Bala)
> * PDF support in eyepiece (Alex Samorukov)
> For a more complete list of changes and some additional info please
> read the announcement mail
> Codename: 'v26'
> Homepage: http://qtmoko.org
> Image: images
> *** Applications ***
> Application Updates
> eStarDict 0.3
> Offline dictionary reader made in C with Enlightenment Elementary UI.
> Version 0.3 of eStarDict adds support for czech-english dictionary.
> You have to remember, that right now it can manage only one dictionary
> per instance.
> Homepage: http://www.vaudano.eu/wiki/en/estardict
> Package: http://www.vaudano.eu/wiki/en/estardictDownload
> Tested on: SHR-Unstable,SHR-Testing
> *** Community ***
> Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs
> etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..
> * TI OMAP3 SoC + 3G replacement board preserving Neo case &
> display - discussion about the prospect is heating up:
> * WikiReader sales and the future of Openmoko - Martix shares a
> truly interesting interview with Sean Moss-Pultz:
> * Glamo timing improvements (= more speed without caveats) can be
> done also in run time, and also pre-compiled Qi with settings set by
> Qi are available:
> *** Event News ***
> * 2010 Autumn German Open Hard&Software Workshop in Munich; will
> cover Openmoko, Beagle Board, Arduino, OpenPandora, ...; still in
> planing phase, Doodle scheduling link:
> Shr-User mailing list
> Shr-User at lists.shr-project.org
Thank you for your work.
It's great to have a summary/overview to see what happend in the Community.
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