Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Mon Jul 21 10:09:34 CEST 2008

Jim Morris wrote:
> Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
>> 2008/7/21 Jim Morris <ml at e4net.com>:
>>>> I just flashed Qtopia (Because my up-to-date 2007.2 wouldn't start x anymore, lost sound etc etc).
>> Is there a downside to Qtopia over 2007.2?
> It seems a tad more stable to me, but I spent a lot of time on 2007.2, just to have to blow it away 
> when it finally updated itself into oblivion :( I couldn't even backup the image due to problems 
> with the upload feature from dfu-util (see other postings on that).
> I haven't spent much time with qtopia yet. I haven't tried the phone stuff on it yet either.
> I think this is really a matter of personal taste, some people will prefer the 2007.2 UI and some 
> Qtopia. I got very frustrated with 2007.2 I found it unintuitive, and the lack of a keyboard I could 
> see was annoying.
> It is a great testament to Openmoko for building a device where you can try 3 or 4 different 
> platforms, and choose the one you like!
> Of course ASU is meant to offer the best of both worlds, but it is way too unstable for my liking at 
> the moment, but I'll be keeping a close eye on it.
> One thing I did like about 2007.2 was the ability to upgrade via opkg, even though it did eventually 
> bite me in the butt. Not sure if Qtopia has the same ease of upgrading without flashing.

Yes and no.
It doesn't have a opkg/ipkg feed, but have an easily scp'd Qtopia tarball.
Will probably work on some kind of package feed for Qtopia as a whole, 
until our make packages process works.

> Right now I have to go back into /etc/... and add all the customizations and fixes I had before so 
> everything works again.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company

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