2008.8 update

Alex Fitzpatrick agfitzp.openmoko at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 19:37:27 CEST 2008

Olivier Berger wrote:
> Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> writes:
>> Hi,
>> there's an updated image of 2008.8 from yesterday, I still haven't
>> flashed it - does someone know if it's worth it, what's new inside ?
> You mean : http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/Om2008.8-update/ as
> http://downloads.openmoko.org/releases/Om2008.8/ doesn't seem to have
> changed, if trusting the timestamps ?
> Dunno... maybe you can diff the contents of the roofs tarballs and
> tell us ? ;)
> It's been long since the release, without any official updates... so
> maybe time has come... maybe it's the announced 2008.9 ? 
Since I replied to this thread earlier I thought I'd continue! :-)

I installed to the SD card to avoid blowing away my working 2007 config.

So far this version is working great, with one exception; DNS does not 
work out of the box, had to add the open dns hack to 

- GSM connected out of the box on the first boot with no changes
- Wireless connected to my open access point on the first try (but no DNS)
- Able to send a receive phone calls.

I've now added the DNS hack and I'm working on updating, installing 
importing contacts and we'll see how it goes.

To everyone reading this at openmoko.com, this is a huge improvement! 
Next time listen to your QA about what a "release" means..   :-)


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