QtMoko v49

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Sat Nov 17 20:11:07 CET 2012


does it still require the first FAT partition or does it comply to the new  


> Hi,
> QtMoko v49 for GTA04 is now available [1]. There have been really many  
> changes
> this time so be careful :) Complete changelog is here:
>   * using gstreamer as media engine instead of cruxus
>   * using pulseaudio for sounds
>   * using pasuspender to pause media during calls and state switching
>   * fixed DTMF tones on gta04 (Neil Jerram)
>   * fixed USSD message box size (Stefan Rupp)
>   * A3 earpiece state uses HiFi priority (Neil Jerram)
>   * modem is now in 3g mode since modem usb disconnect fix is in kernel
>   * modem dissapearing from usb in now logged to /modem_reenumerate.log
>   * lot of work on debian package (Gilles Filippini)
>   * fixed pkg-config handling (Gilles Filippini)
>   * ogg metadata plugin (Neil Jerram)
>   * fixed empty email content with windows charset (Neil Jerram)
>   * fixed some email content displaying (Neil Jerram)
>   * fixes in QtMaze accelerometer (Neil Jerram)
>   * improvements in svg layouts (adrien)
>   * arora and qx use new accelerometer library (Neil Jerram)
>   * arora provides web access e.g. for web links in email (Neil Jerram)
>   * mokofaen - space for 10 and more satellites (Neil Jerram)
>   * qmplayer scans for webm and mkv now too
>   * ssh access in allowed only on usb now (Paul Ferster, lindi)
>   * updated build instructions - cross building is now done in chroot
>   * using now glib even loop
>   * parallel make option in configure for -build-qt option
>   * pc build
>   * kernel changes:
>   * external gps antenna should work now (Christoph Mair)
>   * avoid errors by stoping omap DMA channels before unlinking (Neil  
> Brown)
>   * CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE=m so that we can use dsp
>   * jffs2 as module so that we can mount hw validation in nand
>   * fixed modem disapearing from usb (Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller)
> The most important thing is that ringtones and sound in calls should now
> thanks to gstreamer and pulseaudio work. It basically works now like  
> this:
> All sound goes to pulseaudio. When there is a call the state switching  
> and sw-
> voice routing is done via pasuspender. Pasuspender pauses all other audio
> streams and closes soundcard so that alsactl can do state switching and  
> gsm-
> voice-routing can route voice.
> Please note that pulseaudio is in the image completely unconfigured. It  
> is
> launched by /opt/qtmoko/pulse.sh scripts. I have noticed occasional  
> clicking -
> this happens when pulseaudio ends and is restarted. I havent discovered  
> yet
> why it's ending - maybe "allow-exit = no" option in  
> /etc/pulse/daemon.conf
> will help...
> You can also try media player - it can now play videos.
> Other changes are quite self explaining.
> As for future - in master we have now nearly working QtMoko on top of Qt
> 4.8.3. There is just one bug that has to be fixed and it looks that  
> QtMoko now
> also runs decently on debian wheezy/armhf so this could be our target  
> for v50.
> We will also have support for html5 video when we switch to qt 4.8 - i  
> have
> tested youtube and dailymotion and they work (although with glitches)...
> Another thing that would be nice to get fixed is the tarball size. It  
> went
> from 98MB to 160MB due to gstreamer dependecies. I wonder how this could  
> be
> solved. I dont think we need all the plugins that make it so big, but  
> debian
> has all in one big package...
> If you are wondering about Freerunner - i am going to skip this release,
> there's not much useful for Freeruner now. I will do release for  
> Freerunner
> with Qt 4.8 later.
> Thanks everybody who helped with this release - special thanks to Neil  
> Jerram
> and Gilles!
> Enjoy the release
> Radek
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/
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