Daily Snapshot Review 04 April 2008
kevin at foreverdean.info
Sat Apr 5 00:09:46 CEST 2008
My apologies, I mistakenly misquoted someone. In relation to the
startup sound, the actual description was that it sounded like the Neo
whimpered. I think that word is a bit more vivid.
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Kevin Dean <kevin at foreverdean.info> wrote:
> Today's full review can be found at
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Snapshot_review/2008-04-04 and the list
> of reviews at http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Category:SnapshotReview
> First and foremost, as of yesterday I updated my uBoot image. I've had
> several people ask me about if certain uBoot versions work better than
> others and I'm not able to answer that. I didn't buy a debug board, so
> once I got a good image I left it. Yesterday I took the plunge and
> updated to the msot current image (at the time). The full review now
> reflects that I use the
> image on my device. A link has been put there and the image can be
> found in the recommended section in Openmoko Downloads
> This is also the first time in a few days I've seen a reduction in
> boot speed and I think I attrbute it to uBoot which has a slightly
> faster startup (doesn't scroll up, just appears).
> Not too much has changed since yesterday's review, but I did a few
> different tests on the "Echo" issue and I'm finding that it's somewhat
> inconsistant. Testing on my work phone had very little echo though the
> echo I heard was slightly distorted (could have been the work line).
> I'll do some more testing tonight and tomorrow and see if my wife's
> phone has shown any improvement or if it's just as bad.
> I forgot to mention a tiny issue the other day when I commented about
> the new startup sound. On the Neo this sound is pretty much two notes
> (low-high) but when connected to my car's AUX input the sound is full
> of life with echos and tone changes... In short, it's a neat sound in
> my car (and I'd guess on a PC) but on the Neo, it sounds quite dull.
> I've heard someone in IRC say they felt like their Neo was moaning.
> My recommendation today is that anyone wishing to upgrade their image
> do so. Today's image is pretty good, though I don't think someone
> running a very recent image would benefit too much from an update, but
> doing so always helps test the most recent code. :)
> -Kevin Dean
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