2008 WTF??

Jacob Peterson jacobp at iastate.edu
Sat Aug 9 20:33:37 CEST 2008

You need to take into account that this is just a milestone release, a
snapshot of the current progress of the ASU development.  It is *NOT* a
final release in any way, shape or form.  If you read the announcement by
William Lai he lists:

"- A stable and working phone stack realized by using Qtopia.
- A new and flexible window manager [Illume] that broadens our support
for the different graphic libraries, including GTK+ and more.
- The whole system software has been reworked which leads to a very fast
and reliable suspend & resume, LED control and power management.
- A graphical frontend [Installer] for package management as installing,
removing or updating applications via repositories.
- Also included is an application which combines GPS and SMS [Locations]
for easy sharing of locations among friends."

I would say it does meet all of those points.

What is it not, is a final phone distribution that is completely finished.
This is only the first of many milestones before any type of final release.


On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Bumbl <bumbl3x3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> As it seems they have the contrary.
> They have a leader which seems to dictate everything without
> accepting ideas from the developers or the community.
> Dimitri wrote:
> > It's hard to argue with your points, since the phone STILL can't connect
> to
> > the internet *out-of-the-box*.
> >
> > (Who wants to manually hack a dozen files, or install some guy's
> > half-working gui posted on some blog that requires google-translate to
> > read?)
> >
> > Why the developers are spending time breaking things that were previously
> > worked (see ASU keyboard), rather than fixing what's broken and in
> desperate
> > need of fixing, is beyond me.
> >
> > Is it a lack of leadership? For this aggressive undertaking to be
> > successful, it needs at least one person to prioritize, delegate, and
> lead
> > the other developers.
> >
> > Is there such a person at Openmoko? If not, that's the problem. Having a
> > team of developers, without clear leadership, is akin to herding cats :)
> >
> > D
> >
> >
> > ted braak wrote:
> >
> >> I have real doubts about the some Quality Assurance aspects of this
> team.
> >> Also I don't see real dedication and vision to get rid of bugs and
> produce
> >> something stable and usable. It looks like there is more effort in
> >> bringing us bling.
> >> I think bling is something that can be created by the community itself.
> >>
> >>
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