Daily Snapshot Review 27 March 2008

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Thu Mar 27 23:25:31 CET 2008

Kevin's reviews are very useful, but sometimes the recommended image has 
already been rotated out of buildhost.

I will keep a copy of the images Kevin recommends here:


Kevin Dean wrote:
> My full review can be found at
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Snapshot_review/2008-03-27 and the list
> of all reviews I've done at
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Category:SnapshotReview.
> Today's image is a good one!
> It may not seem very obvious from my reviews since they show only
> tiny, incrimental improvments as well as occasional large breakages,
> the overall stability of the images has greatly improved. Taking an
> image from mid-January, for instance, is quite a bit more unstable
> than the images over the past few weeks have been.
> Today we see a few changes. Probably the biggest change is the
> introduction of the "Add to Contacts" button in Dialer's call history.
> This makes adding new contacts particularly easy.
> Secondly, today is the first time I've noticed that clicking on the "1
> Missed Call" status box (or similar) actually CLOSES that box. This is
> one thing that's always irked me but I've left it out (like other
> things) because it works. :P Seeing that clicking the missed call box
> doesn't require me to delete the missed call record made me quite
> happy.
> Also, the keypad background changes have made it into the images, so
> the dialer and the keypad will look a bit different. :)
> Finally, while it's not a change in the functionality of the software,
> the kernel images have been split for the Neo (GTA01) and the
> Freerunner (GTA02). The links in my review SHOULD point to the proper
> image, but anyone pulling directly from buildhost should double-check
> to avoid a download and flash that fails.
> My recommendation today is that users update to today's image
> (http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/OpenMoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-Snapshot-20080327-fic-gta01.rootfs.jffs2)
> and the most recent GTA01 kernel
> (http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/neo1973/deploy/glibc/images/neo1973/uImage-2.6.24+svnr4244-r4251-r5-fic-gta01.bin).
> -Kevin Dean

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