Sad Story

Andy Green andy at
Fri Dec 12 20:10:59 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| For instance, about the echo problem, one of the developers for
| OpenMoko stated "Since there are different hw versions out there (a5,
| a6, a7), it's impossible to provide one alsa state file that suits all

A7 -- yet to ship -- has this "big cap" mod to attack buzz issue, it
impacts mic gain: I can imagine that's why this was told.  Yes the magic
files can be split by PCB rev (which is known to userspace)... but it's
out of scope for me so you should take it up on Trac.  Even on shipping
devices I read people recommending different magic numbers to avoid echo
though so I think it's probably down to you to move a slider the once
until you are happy, awful imposition as that is.

| as the Number 1 priority.  If I'm not mistaken, the majority of the
| working code in OpenMoko is from Trolltech.  In addition FSO has a

If you prefer Qtopia please use it :-)

| very nice distro and the Freerunner isn't even its main device.  Yet
| more than 1 year AFTER the release of the 1974, we still have MAJOR


| issues from a basic install of Om.  Then we read stuff like this.
| "OM is moving more focus to gta03 now, so my current resource for
| qtopia is fairly limited."

As John Lee explained, and I knew to be so before he told from other
readings anyway, this is a problem with nomenclature.  He does not
actually mean GTA03 hardware here but stuff that will apply to GTA02
along the lines GTA02 rootfs today applies to GTA01.

| It becomes evident that FIC and Openmoko cares less about creating

What's evident to me is there is a danger of so enjoying and wanting to
prolong the "victim" status that opportunities to solve problems and
move things forward are actively ignored.

- -Andy
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