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Add news to this page, and from time to time we will issue a community update.
 
Add news to this page, and from time to time we will issue a community update.
 
= Images =
 
* [[FDOM]]: David et al. [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/034219.html released again], announcing that development moved to a new home. Mirrors added, more needed. FDOM now exists as an installer script: the FDOMizer. It is meant to be run over the 2008.10 image or over existing FDOM installation.
 
* [[Qtopia / Qt Extended on FreeRunner]]: Nokia released version 4.4.2 and a bugfix 4.3.3-snapshot. [http://qtextended.org/modules/mydownloads/index.php Downloads], [http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextended4.4/release-4-4-2.html release notes]. There were [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/034877.html known compatibility issues] between the 4.4.2 image and the version of the mwester kernel available then.
 
* [[Android]] is coming to the FreeRunner. Open Handset Alliance announces the launch of [http://source.android.com/ Android Open Source Project]. Koolu [http://koolu.com/ announces] that Koolu Beta port of Android for Freerunner will be available to download  for existing Freerunner owners and installed on phones for sale in November 2008, Brian Code is working there. Sean McNeil [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td1361683 has been working on it] too. See you with mechanical legs soon!
 
* November 2008 has come and gone, so I guess that we should start forgetting about 2008.10 and start expecting 2009.11. The showstoppers [https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/milestone/Om2008.10 bugs list] is online and  [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/002935.html weekly testing reports] are available.
 
* The testing image: There has been big changes in E's foundation libraries upstream, so lots of breakage, like "The icons, they are all gone ?" That's what testing is for ! See the [ Re: no icons in 2008.testing] thread.
 
* Om2007.2 is not supported anymore, that allowed to close many bugs in the Trac with status "community".
 
 
= Applications =
 
* [[Sephora]] settings manager 0.2 alpha 3 released, adds GERMAN localization.
 
* [[Mokoko]] yet another media player.
 
* Telephone auto-reply scripts were proposed. Kamil send one that replies with a "not available" SMS when one [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/034327.html flips the FreeRunner] face down. Alex showcased a project for a full [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/034409.html phone firewall] stack, with GUI.
 
* On the same thread, Mickey reminded about the power of ''oeventsd'' 's rules file. This is a user-tweakable rules engine using yaml-syntax to configure system-wide behaviour on DBus events (what a mouthful !). It was introduced in FSO Milestones 3 and needs user feedback, and [[OpenmokoFramework/Status Update 4#What.27s new since Milestone II| more documentation]] I guess.
 
* [http://fso-control.projects.openmoko.org/ fso-control]. A (suspend, reboot, shutdown) menu designed to pop up with the POWER button. Uses python, edje and frameworkd. [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-tt1401441|a1437752 release notes and ipk link].
 
* A basic Python [http://openmoko.hovestreydt.com/download/ led and vibrator management] utility.
 
* [[NeoTool]] updated.
 
* [http://unsyncopated.com/BrainSolvent/Doom%20Port Doom] port for the Openmoko Freerunner Milestone 1 (Alpha) released. [http://n2.nabble.com/DOOM-For-Neo-Freerunner---1973-tp1444789p1444789.html The thread] points out where to the shareware IWAD level description files if you don't have doom1.wad or doom2.wad around.
 
 
= Hardware =
 
* [http://www.opkg.org/specials/ Customize the case] look.
 
 
= Wiki and community =
 
* Academic projects at National Taipei University: [[The Bicycle Motion Information Displayer]], [[Business Card Exchange system]], [[Location-based mobile video streaming system]], [[Dancing With the Mobile Phone]]
 
* Following the three GSoC interns at OpenMoko Inc., [[Tsing Hua OpenLab]] held a workshop on 10/29.
 
* The [[Erlang]] wiki page deserves a special mention in this newsletter for a few reasons. First, it received some TLC this week and is now one of the best articles in our wiki. Second, Erlang is based on concurrent functional programming, an interesting paradigm that needs more advertising. Third, it's nice to think that around the FreeRunner's cradle, there is not only Nokia, Swisscom and Google's electromechanical avatar, but also a sign of Ericsson research. Fourth, [http://www.erlang.org Erlang] rocks for reliable soft real-time distributed telecoms applications and this is where the future is - see what [http://www.dash.net Dash] made of the Neo 1973 platform.
 
* John Lee gave the trac a good lookover and closed more tickets than I can count.
 
 
= From the stars =
 
Harald looked at [http://laforge.gnumonks.org/weblog/2008/10/20#20081020-nand_speed optimizing the NAND memory speed timings on the GTA02]:'' Some initial experiments show that the performance can be easily improved by 41%. However, the actual speed (6.59MBytes/sec) is still much lower than the theoretical maximum read performance of 15.64MBytes/sec. It seems there is more room for improvement inside the MTD layer of the Linux kernel.''
 
 
Tick merged the fix written by [[User:Treviño|Treviño]] that applied to qtopia-x11 the [[User:Mickey|Mickey Lauer]] suggestions for the 'Echo Bug’ {{Ticket|1267}} in the git around October 15th, it works, can use more field testing. See also the thread [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/033312.html Echo issue on OM2008.08 solved] on the community mailing list.
 
 
He also merged a kernel patch by Dima Kogan that reduces the touchscreen jitter with light presses.
 
 
LEDs and uboot. Philipp Hug's patch for booting with an empty battery http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/002531.html.  Factory changes to FreeRunner red LED http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/002566.html.
 
 
= Outside Openmoko =
 
 
= See also =
 
* John's team [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-October/034258.html status update] for first week. They already have one minute of boot time shaved (static /dev is a big gain, see Chia-I Wu's [http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/002950.html experimental fastboot images] that get into Illume in about 50 seconds.) and stomped on the "echo" bug, working on {{Ticket|2071}}, python loader speed and resume visual feedback. Also [http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-f528198 improved touch screen useability]. The team's official bureaucratic name is 'optimization' team, but he prefers [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Frog Keroro].
 
 
  
 
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