Hackable1 rev5 is out !

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Thu Dec 31 17:39:55 CET 2009


Looks good but the WiFi doesn't connect for me and I can't do manual 
network setups because there is no visual keyboard for the terminal?



On 2009-12-23 00:51, David Wagner wrote:
> Sorry for the cross-post but we are wery pwoud to announce it:
> Dear Hackable:1 users,
> After rev5rc1, we spent hours and hours debugging this or improving that
> to finally get the rev5 out today. Yep, that's right: hackable:1 rev5
> (Codename: Chuck) is there!
> First of all, you can grab the different flavours (user for the flash
> and developer for the SD) here: http://download.hackable1.org/rev5
> Changelog
> Here are the changes since rev4:
> + End users matters
>      * Most of the software stack now runs under the 'hackable1' user,
> for security purposes.
>      * SMS proper implementation
>      * The contact list bug has been found and fixed!
>      * Power management improvements, suspend works, bluetooth and wifi
> are no longer turned on by default.
>      * An application called 'h1settings' can be used to configure phone
> features, (enable / disable GSM / Wireless / GPS, power management, ...)
> as well as time and date.
>      * We created a new theme to celebrate this new release!
>      * We got a splashscreen! It features a Chuck figure to reflects the
> rev5 codename: Chuck
>      * For those who used to love the games on OM2007.2, we put them back !
>      * Boot time seems to have been improved a bit
> + Power users / developers matters
>      * This rev5 release has entirely been built from the automatic build
> system.
>      * A Linux kernel is now packaged in hackable:1, in order not to rely
> on fso-pkg anymore.
>            o Debugging has been disabled (boot time improvement)
>            o Easier kernel upgrade when using an ext2 partition to store
> the kernel on µSD cards
>            o Separation of kernel modules in three sets: essential (comes
> with the kernel), common modules and "more modules"
>            o You can read a bit on
> http://zecrazytux.net/Embedded/Hackable1/Custom_Kernel.html
>      * CDBS is now used for some packages.
>            o the package h1packtools contains a CDBS rule that may
> suffice for simple programs with the autotools
>            o this rule also enables cross-compilation ; it is based on
> previous works on this subject
>      * Git repositories can now be used as sources for remote projects.
> Where can I find it? Where can I get it? I didn't understand last time,
> so I ask again : what is the answer to the ultimate question about life,
> the universe, and everything?
> As ever, you can download hackable:1 on http://download.hackable1.org/rev5.
> All the necessary information can be found on http://trac.hackable1.org
> as ever, that is documentation, installation instructions as well as
> known issues.
> It's obvious that the answer to the aforementioned question is "Chuck".
> Who should I thank for all that stuff?
> Among the people who worked on this release, the most notorious are
> (alphabetically):
>      * Marcus Bauer (mbauer)
>      * Jérome Blondon (jbl2024)
>      * Sébastien Bocahu (zecrazytux)
>      * Pierre Pronchery (khorben)
>      * David Wagner (Deubeuliou)
> We'd also like to thank all the testers, among them most notably
> Bearstech employees, and regular contributors/users of hackable:1, who
> kept us going forward.
> What should I expect next?
> Due to a very good number of good reasons, which could all of them be
> summed up by a minute of one of khorben's rants against libgsmd, we'll
> switch to Freesmartphone.Org for rev6.
> We will also switch from xserver-xglamo to xserver-xorg for the sake of
> more responsive graphics.
> On the developer side, we will of course continue to improve the
> packaging system and lower the entry barrier.
> All in all, more reliable GSM&  suspend, and almost all the features one
> may need. Stay tuned!
> The hackable:1 team
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Philip Rhoades

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