[off-topic] smartphone alternatives?

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at no-log.org
Wed Dec 19 20:58:11 CET 2012

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:28:48 +0100
"arne anka" <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:

> speaking of the n900: FSO is supposed to support that one and i guess
> SHR would work too. i hope to get another n900 in a near future and
> to be able to test that
Nice, we need help for the Modem<->"Sound card" forwarder, because
currently no one has time to fix it even if it's easy to fix(basically
I've wrote(in code) what needed to be done but it's unfinished...and
sits in branches...).

Apart that GPS protocol is known but unimplemented, bluetooth is broken
in SHR, meego, mer kernels, wifi works, camera probably works(you need
some media-controller userspace commands to make it work, I documented
it on the wiki, I don't remember which one between mplayer or gstreamer
worked with theses commands, but still meego had a gstreamer plugin for
the camera, we didn't package it tough), Audio works, Calls too but
with sound issues, data/3g works, retriving contacts from the sim isn't
implemented, and SMS isn't implemented either...

The modem(and the GPS which is attached to the modem) talks a protocol
called ISI, which is moslty documented by some headers and by ofono

There is also a newer 3.x kernel that should be tried, it's from the
port of Arch(a GNU/Linux distribution) on that phone.


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