I found the new fso milestone and tried it out on my Neo 1973. Here is what i think of it.
I used the 2008.2 (GTK) build before. First of all, i like that it bases on illume. Illume as a WM is gorgeous. I managed to crash enlightenment some time, but it works very well and was never unable to recover itself. Zhone works well, but it's hideous. The integrated apps approach does not work any more in a window managed environment. And the UI is clunky. But nice work on the back end, it works perfect. I think i never had basic phone functionality this stable. On demand GPS works great too. Finally a solution that does not suck. And launch time of Zhone is terrible. You are essentially unable to accept calls unless you have Zhone runnng all the time. When you launch Zhone when a call comes in it is launched the peer or the net has already droped the call. The switchable Illume keyboard works great too. Now some Bugs: Differenciating between suspend and shutdown is terribely hard. I almost never get the thing to sleep because i fear i would press power too long and shut it down. What happens quite often never the less. (But suspend itself seems to be working great. Finally i do not fear that something would not work after suspend) If i shut it down by pressing the power button long, it ussually indicates shutdown (nice animation btw) but then goes into suspend. Both events suspend and shudown where triggered. Then i have to press power again to wake it up to let it finish shutdown. Zhone screen lock is useless. (Illume has it's own) When i change icon sizes for the top shelf i never get it to look the same as it did before. And it crashes very often. (rm -r .e/ helps *g*) The power save settings seem to be useless. Aftr i change anything there i can only prevent my phone from sleeping by pressing buttons. Taping the screen does not wake it up. Taping the screen powers the display on even if the screen is locked. I think this wastes battery because the locked phone will always backlit the screen if you have it i your pocket. But maybe it is right to seperate between locking and suspend. Not so sure... Maybe this remark is stupid. Zhone does not show german umlauts correctly in SMS and it does not concatenate big messages composed of multiple messages. And now some remarks on what i like to change or what i'm missing. I like the Tichy concept of having pythons apps running as plugins in one python runtime. I always expected it to be something like a app launcher that executes python modules rather than calling stand allonw apps. But tichy as it is is useless. Combining all apps into one screen does not help, we have window management. The GUI design does not strike me as good either. The all in one concept is just wrong in my eyes. Great idea, but done wrong. I don't want to have my phone work nearly as like tichy works. I like to have some native apps like the GTK PIM apps back. They where really well made, usefull and useable. I like to have a home screen on the desktop like the GTK home app. This was really a great concept. i like to see that come back. I think this would be a easy job for a desklet... Especially important would be a dialer app that starts quickly. (maybe living in a applet all the time) The GTK dialer would be a great template. ;-) And i would say it is time for some gui guidelines for new world etk, efl apps. We have a great looking environment, now let's define how apps should look. And pleas don't make them look like qtopia, Zhone or tichy. I have some ideas for that too. But i whink we need some experimenting first... Is there already some movement into finding the new way to interact with the UI? -- Drucken Sie diese Mail bitte nur auf Recyclingpapier aus. Please print this mail only on recycled paper. _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community