why openmoko is so slow? Is it a joke?

Muthu Subramanian K muthusuba at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 15:20:55 CEST 2009

Is it possible to always-cache certain programs or applications? Neo
has a considerably big RAM.
I guess, many would be OK with their rarely-used applications
loading/running slow...but the core phone applications need to be

> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:03:27 +0200
> From: Visti Andresen <talpa at talpa.dk>
> Subject: Re: why openmoko is so slow? Is it a joke?
> To: devel at lists.openmoko.org
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>> > On that note, perhaps I've read too far into your comments--maybe all
>> > you're saying is, `I am upset that the FreeRunner apparently cannot be
>> > all things to all people'?
>> I don't know what to say, but there sure is a lot of scope for
>> improvement - at least from the "software" point of view. I guess, I
>> don't need *all* the things at all times, but I sure need a better
>> call-pickup-dial speeds!
>> Eg. Currently my phone starts ringing only after the caller has got 1
>> or 2 "rings"..After I press pickup, it rings for once more before
>> actually "picking up". What is the phone doing during these "wait"
>> times?
> I think it may be related to "disk" activity.
> Applications that have been used recently seems to work a lot faster
> than other applications.
> I presume that this is caused by those apps having there disk data in the
> IO cache, after a while other services might have used the disk effectively
> flushing the relative small/tiny amount of free mem used for caching.
> --
> Visti Andresen

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