Om2008.8 comments and questions

Jason Hooper jhooper at
Tue Aug 12 23:34:50 CEST 2008

i think "basic stuff" is subjective.

for example, i just need :

1. send / receive phone calls
2. send / receive text messaging
3. battery life

but obviously this wont be the same for everyone.

1. i think almost everyone can agree on. so the sim card debacle was
an interesting hurdle early.

2. doesnt work in 2008.8 reliably while in sleep. does this weird
thing where the phone wakes up. no sound. and no message in the inbox.
but it definitely senses something. eventually it does show up at some
random point in the future, but i just have to know that theres a
message in there.

3. is absolutely terrible. thought it would last at least a night in
suspend. but it doesnt. so it wont ever even get to the alarm cause
the phone is dead. the persistent lightning bolt is obviously a
problem, but thatll get fixed eventually

i agree with you on contacts to a degree, but i only need name =>
number really. you sound like you have a lot of business contacts with
emails and fax and postals.


On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Helmut Tessarek <ml at> wrote:
> Hi Wolfgang,
> Thank you for your reply.
>> your priorities are our priorities _BUT_ it will still take quite a
>> while, yes.
> This is ok, as long as there is progress. The basic features should be really
> the only thing, development is doing right now. The sooner the basic stuff
> works, the sooner the community can enjoy the other fancy features.
>> We are not developing a proprietary system and have no interest in
>> doing so. Compatibility with Ubuntu and other distributions is very
>> important.
> Alright then. What format has the addressbook? A .vcf importer cannot be that
> hard to develop. It does not even have to be a GUI app.
>> I understand your frustration about importing contacts and alarms,
>> thanks for the reminder, and rest assured that these things are indeed
>> very high on our priority list, right after making phone calls and SMS.
> Nice to hear.
>> Keep us honest if things don't improve fast enough!
> I know that developing is a long process and that it takes some time before it
> is ready for GA, but I just had the feeling that the priorities drifted away...
> Regards,
>   Helmut
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