Community Updates/2009-02-06

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Hello all:

The 11th community update is now available. For an easier access to the newest update, it can be also accessed from Community Box located at the left.

The old versions are put on Community Updates page.

From now on, Community Updates will be also available in Chinese (Traditional Chinese & Simplified Chinese), please feel free to translate this into other languages if you wish.



  • FSO- team is proud to present the fifth milestone release codenamed 'Calling All Stations'. If you like to know more details read them here: You can grab it on .
Have fun and happy hacking.
  • Angus Ainslie is the new official ditribution maintainer of Openmoko. He will be in charge of integration for buildhost server and downloads server, images management and integration for the software team. Feel free to contact him, if you have any questions about images.

New Applications

  • CellHunter-Cellhunter is a game with the goal to find as much unknown mobile cells as you can and submit them. You are playing in groups against other groups and collect the information together. Depending on the type of the collected cell you get points. New cells count more points than already known cells. More information at
  • GTick-GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux and other UN*X-like operating systems supporting different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and more) and speeds ranging from 10 to 1000 bpm. It utilizes GTK+ and OSS (ALSA compatible). It is part of the GNU Project. This program has been originally written by Alex Roberts, but since he didn't have the time to develop and maintain it further, I (Roland Stigge) took it over (initially to package it for Debian, but there were too many "upstream" issues, so I decided to maintain the whole package). Since then, the program has been mainly rewritten (new DSP core, GTK+2 port, added features).
  • Nethack-NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.
  • elh compiled a card game Skat for FreeRunner. You can download it here.

Application information updates

  • Gwaterpas - Version upgrade from 0.2 to 0.3. You can get the source here. Downloads of the opkg file here.
  • Carlo Minucci personalized the default keyboard for SMS writing (for Italian language). You can download package here .
  • Kustomizer for 2008.12 - A script to install all kinds of cool stuff to a clean 2008.12 installation on Freerunner.
  • Yaouh! - Kelvan enhanced the code a bit. You can check here for more information.
  • Guitar Tune had new release. It's based on alsa and automatically selects the appropriate alsa state. Have tested on FSO Milestone 4 and kernel 2.6.28 and it should work on SHR too. Source code is available.


  • Openmoko has moved to a new Office. New office is located in 9F, No.276, Jiang-Guo Rd. Hsin-Tien City, Taipei County 231 Taiwan.
  • OpenWrt now has basic support for the Openmoko "Freerunner"! Kernel (2.6.28) is building and booting. D-Bus and the reference implementation. Xglamo with acceleration making good progress to get glamo acceleration working within Xorg. EFL (enlightenment foundation libraries) and enlightenment including illume.
  • Kaspernj set up a repository where application for managing the wireless interface, named KnjMokoWifi, can be downloaded. You can visit Kaspernj's user page to get more information.
  • MobiDac - A new Openmoko project. This project is developing a metrics station around an Openmoko mobile phone. Openmoko and LabJack unit sits inside a sealed box floating on the surface of a small lake. Charging the battery is done by a solar panel.

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Tips and tricks

  • When you install Android on FreeRunner, you need a prepared SD card with two partitions. There are many ways to create such an SD card, for example, SD card can be formatted from within an existing 2008.x installation on your FreeRunner.
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