Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Risto H. Kurppa
As there are now many Tangogps patches that seem to struggle to get to
the official tangogps - would it be possible to collect them all on a
single (wiki?) page? Maybe even provide a new .ipk with these patches
- I for example don't have the skills to compile it again for some
patches..

Just to make the patches usable for as many as possible.

r

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 6:10 AM, William Kenworthy bi...@iinet.net.au wrote:
 On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 18:55 +0100, Stefan Fröbe wrote:
 Don't know about any configuration options, but had the same issues
 and changed it in my geocaching patch:


 change this line in src/gps_functions.c after
 setting global_font_scale to sth like 40:


 @@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ osd_speed(gboolean force_redraw)
   layout  = pango_layout_new (context);
   desc    = pango_font_description_new();

 - pango_font_description_set_size (desc, 60 * PANGO_SCALE);
 + pango_font_description_set_size (desc, 60 * PANGO_SCALE *
 global_font_scale /100);
   pango_layout_set_font_description (layout, desc);
   pango_layout_set_text (layout, buffer, strlen(buffer));



 HTH, Stefan
 On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM, vancel35 van...@thespazcat.com
 wrote:

         I've noticed that each version that I've upgraded of TangoGPS
         has increased
         the font size for the speed display on the map screen.  I
         don't need or want
         it to take up 1/4 of the screen as it does now.  I've looked
         inside the
         TangoGPS config file (~.gconf/apps/tangogps/%gconf.xml), but I
         couldn't see
         any options to set the font size.  Although I have to admit
         that some of the
         config option names are slightly cryptic.

         Is there a setting to reduce the font size?

         Thanks for any info.

         -Laura
         --

 This could be a very useful fix!  I am currently rebuilding tangogps but
 one thing I am not sure of - where do you after setting
 global_font_scale to sth like 40?

 I gave feed back to Martin that the digits were too large (the tangogps
 developer) about the font size on early versions, but the digits keep
 getting bigger each version (it seems :(

 Here, many road systems run nw-sw so its real display stealer when
 driving.

 BillK






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Re: tangogps 0.99.1

2010-01-06 Thread Marcus Bauer

Hi Vasco,

On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:13:22 +
Vasco Névoa vasco.ne...@sapo.pt wrote:

 Hi Marcus and all others.
 Is there a way to remove or make smaller the speed indicator (big 
 numbers) on tangogps?

I'll make that configurable in one of the next versions of tangoGPS.

 I find it very irritating and it does cover a large portion of the
 screen...

That is due to a suboptimal dpi setting of your screen. The fact that
the screen is physically 285dpi does not mean that the Xserver has to
be set to this value - I guess nobody is professionally using the Neo
as a CAD front end. 

For a normal user the right size is a mix between screen dpi and
distance of the screen to the eye. The Freerunner's screen dpi is very
high but you will roughly hold it half an arm length away from your
eyes while your desktop monitor will be about twice that far away.

Taking this into account a dpi setting of ~140-150 will result in a
well readable 10-12pt font. But instead some distributions chose to use
silly values like 3.5 for the terminal font which result in device
dependent settings.

Compare it to a huge billboard advertising: they are printed with very
low dpi but due to the much larger viewing distance this is compensated.

tangoGPS is made to be device independent and given reasonable values
it should always display well.


 Also, while you're at it, the numbers on the scale (bottom
 left corner) have non-transparent background and this covers up a
 little of the map and most of the scale ruler.

This is the same problem, some distributions have insane settings for
the dpi which makes the font appear too big.

 Just a note. ;)

All righty, I'll make it configurable :^)

 Cheers,
 Vasco.


Regards,
Marcus

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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Marcus Bauer
On Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:39:53 -0800 (PST)
vancel35 van...@thespazcat.com wrote:

 
 I've noticed that each version that I've upgraded of TangoGPS has
 increased the font size for the speed display on the map screen.

Nope. I just had a quick look: it was 72pt in the beginning and now is
at 60pt since version 0.9.8.


 I've looked inside the TangoGPS config file
 (~.gconf/apps/tangogps/%gconf.xml), but I couldn't see any options to
 set the font size.

You should never fiddle with a text editor anything in ~/.gconf  - bad
things may happen.

I'll add an option for configuring it.

Regards,
Marcus

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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Marcus Bauer
On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:10:21 +0800
Bill bi...@iinet.net.au wrote:

 I gave feed back to Martin that the digits were too large (the
 tangogps developer)

Hi Borat, I will tell Martin once I meet him :p

 but the
 digits keep getting bigger each version (it seems :(

They got smaller. I may change them from point to pixel size so they
remain the same indepentenly of changing screen dpi settings of the
distribution.


Marcus

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Re: why GPS is not in resources list ? (devs see framewrokd log)

2010-01-06 Thread dehqan65
In The Name Of God The compassionate merciful

hello;

OS : SHR testing (Rootfs
ver.http://build.shr-project.org/shr-testing/images/om-gta02/shr-full-eglibc-ipk--20091218-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2
)
App : Navit that is installed with opkg instal navit . (ver. 0.2.0)
FR : A7

Regards dehqan
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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Marcus Bauer
On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:52:13 +0200
Risto H. Kurppa ri...@kurppa.fi wrote:

 As there are now many Tangogps patches that seem to struggle to get to
 the official tangogps 

Stop your FUDing, Risto. There is a great video about poisonous people
on google lectures made by the devs of svn and you, Risto, are certainly
one of them.

Not enough that you have been harrassing me in private mails to a point
that I was close to stop development on tangoGPS you have now hijacked
#tangogps in freenode against the policies of freenode.net.

You haven't done anything for tangogps but molesting me and spreading
FUD where ever possible. You haven't even done a translation which
needs no programming skills whatsoever.

It is poisous people like you who only talk and demand in an
offensive way but never do anything.

You have aggressed me when I put the donate button on the website but
rest assured I have got less dontations overall than Dr. Lauer has
earned in one single week while working for openmoko. And yet tangogps
is apart from the phone functions the most used app on the Freerunner.

It is poisonous people like you who make developers turn their back to
open source / free software. Nobody likes to constantly being pissed on.

But luckily there are many people who appreciate all the work that
developers of open source / free software do for them. The countless
hours they spend without being paid. The idealism and the motivation
they have.

tangoGPS today is what it is because of it users. Because of those
users that appreciate it. Because of those users who send in their
friendly feedback. Because of those users who do an effort of getting
it to run on an older version of an eeePC. Because of packagers doing a
great job of packaging it. Because of translators translating it.
Because of people writing their experiences with it. Because of people
donating 5$ for buying me a virtual pizza.


Marcus








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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread William Kenworthy
On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 10:23 +0100, Marcus Bauer wrote:
 On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:10:21 +0800
 Bill bi...@iinet.net.au wrote:
 
  I gave feed back to Martin that the digits were too large (the
  tangogps developer)
 
 Hi Borat, I will tell Martin once I meet him :p
 
  but the
  digits keep getting bigger each version (it seems :(
 
 They got smaller. I may change them from point to pixel size so they
 remain the same indepentenly of changing screen dpi settings of the
 distribution.
 
 
 Marcus
 

heh heh, sorry, I should have looked up your name to be sure.

This is my most used GPS app and the digit size is my only real beef
with it - it works well.

On the FR in landscape mode, the digits (at anything over 100km/h -
(spent two long days travelling at ~110km/h speed recently!) take up
almost a quarter of the screen (in X and Y) - I just tried with the
suggested patch/change and a global_font_scale of 40 was still a bit
large.  30 is perhaps a touch small (text height is the same as the
buttons), but I'll live with it for awhile and see how it goes.

One plus, the display updates are now smooth and almost unnoticeable -
before the screen would often partially update and then catch up a
couple of seconds later.

The changing to red at 50km/h affects the visibility of the digits at
the smaller sizes and is a pretty useless thing anyway (our limit is
110kmh in the country, 60 on city roads and 50 in backstreets so you
hardly ever/rarely stay in the black zone - kinda defeats the purpose!).
A presettable limit would be nice.

These things are always a tradeoff with different users having different
ideas so user preferences would be the best way to go I think.

a shr-t ipk with global_font_scale=30 is at
http://wdk.dyndns.org/shr-testing/ipk/armv4t/tangogps_0.99.1-r0.4_armv4t.ipk; 
for the adventurous :)

BillK




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Re: Quick e-mail poll: Still using your Freerunner?

2010-01-06 Thread Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Em 03-01-2010 06:10, Ken Young escreveu:
 Do you use FR as your daily/primary phone?

Yes.

 Do you use FR as your primary PDA?

There's no decent PDA software for the FR, and I have no other, so No.

 What distribution you run most of the time?

SHR-u

Rui

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Re: why GPS is not in resources list ? (devs see framewrokd log)

2010-01-06 Thread William Kenworthy
On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 13:37 +0330, dehqan65 wrote:
 In The Name Of God The compassionate merciful
 
 hello;
 
 OS : SHR testing (Rootfs ver.)
 App : Navit that is installed with opkg instal navit . (ver. 0.2.0)
 FR : A7
 
 Regards dehqan
 

Does it work without navit? - settings/location/manual mode and turn on.
It will eventually get lock if its working and doesnt have a corrupt
agps data file.

Have you removed the pickle file? - settings/locations/remove agps data

Have you removed the battery for a few minutes? - I find that when gps
dies, this is sometimes the only thing that will get it back.

BillK




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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Neil Jerram
2010/1/6 William Kenworthy bi...@iinet.net.au:

 This is my most used GPS app and the digit size is my only real beef
 with it - it works well.

I'd like to second that.  tangogps (+ GPRS) was fantastically useful
during my post-Christmas tour of the relatives.  The new routing
function especially rocks.  I just set it up, hand the phone to my
wife or 6 year old son, and they just make sure we stay on the green
line.  (I plan to make a donation shortly.)

 The changing to red at 50km/h [...]

Just an amusing note here...  The changing to red thing happens at 50
even when the speed is in _miles_ per hour.  It would make better
sense for the change to happen at 30mph, since 30mph is (roughly) the
same as 50km/h.

Finally, FWIW, on Debian I haven't noticed any problem with the font size.

Regards,
   Neil

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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Marcus Bauer
On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 18:50:49 +0800
William Kenworthy bi...@iinet.net.au wrote:

 On the FR in landscape mode, the digits (at anything over 100km/h -
 (spent two long days travelling at ~110km/h speed recently!) take up
 almost a quarter of the screen (in X and Y) - I just tried with the
 suggested patch/change and a global_font_scale of 40 was still a bit
 large.  30 is perhaps a touch small (text height is the same as the
 buttons), but I'll live with it for awhile and see how it goes.

Can you put up somewhere a screenshot or send me one? It really differs
from distro to distro...

 One plus, the display updates are now smooth and almost unnoticeable -
 before the screen would often partially update and then catch up a
 couple of seconds later.
 
 The changing to red at 50km/h affects the visibility of the digits at
 the smaller sizes and is a pretty useless thing anyway (our limit is
 110kmh in the country, 60 on city roads and 50 in backstreets so you
 hardly ever/rarely stay in the black zone - kinda defeats the
 purpose!). A presettable limit would be nice.

Ah yes. I have totally forgotten about it. I can add that in too.

Marcus

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Batteries for sale

2010-01-06 Thread Antony King
Just a quick plug to say we've currently got batteries on offer, £14.69 
including uk pp and vat, or 2 for £26.44

https://www.truebox.co.uk/trueboxportal/index.php?wk=Shopthiscat=8

We've got a small number of phones and debug kits left too - A7 version.

We can probably do a deal for quantities - send a message via our website if 
you are interested.

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Re: [Shr-User] Alternatives to FR

2010-01-06 Thread Laszlo KREKACS
What do you think which mobile phone has the most likeliness to RE or
somehow put fso on it?

- Google Nexus
http://www.google.com/phone/

- Motorola MILESTONE (US version: Droid)
http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/XW-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/Motorola-MILESTONE-XW-EN

Already rooted the US version (Droid):
http://alldroid.org/viewtopic.php?f=236t=567

- Nokia N900
http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/

- Palm Pre
http://www.palm.com/us/products/phones/pre/

- Apple iphone
http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Maybe apple iphone seems unrealistic, but the hardware is quite
similar to the other ones.
Almost all of the aboves uses omap3430 processor. Google Nexus uses
snapdragon...

Is there some site, who tracks the process of RE of each individual devices?

Best regards,
 Laszlo

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dfu_download error -110

2010-01-06 Thread Tony Berth
when I tried to flash my FR with the latest SHR and after the kernel was
successfully installed, I got (somewhere in the middle of the process):

dfu_download error -110

please note, that I did try to re-install the latest qi bootloader (
http://people.openmoko.org/andy/qi-s3c2442-master-hist_3b8513d8b3d9615e.udfu)
but still get the same error!

Thanks

Tony
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Re: [SHR] QVGA and WSOD

2010-01-06 Thread Ole Kliemann
On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 11:38:28PM +, Ole Kliemann wrote:
 I figured it out this far:
 
 The problem is independent of X. If you stop the Xserver and do
 
   # echo qvga-normal  /sys/bus/spi/devices/spi2.0/state
   # fbset 240x320
 
 with /etc/fb.modes as follows
 
   mode 240x320
   geometry 240 320 240 320 16
   timings 10 8 88 2 2 8 2
   endmode
 
 then there is a high probability that the screen will fade to WSOD. This
 is on latest shr-unstable. 
 
 If I flash this kernel [1] from September, keeping the rootfs at latest
 shr-unstable, the problem does not occur. 
 
 You can then start X and have 240x320 resolution, suspend works without
 problems.  Just there are still some horizontal stripe like from bad
 timings. What could be the right timings?
 
 I have so far encounter no problems from using the older kernel.
 
 [1] 
 http://buildhost.shr-project.org/shr-obsolete/images/om-gta02/uImage-2.6.29-oe11+gitr119844+a3587e4ed77974adfb057af261aaeea4022018e8-r3.5-om-gta02.bin
  

Problem remains with 
kernel-image-2.6.29-rc3_2.6.29-oe11+gitr119861+b90406de472c1aa5371ab593a2bb79136d5de658-r7.4_om-gta02.ipk
 from the unstable feed. Reflashing [1] fixes it again.


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Re: Whither open hardware ?

2010-01-06 Thread Dave Ball
Hi Werner,

Werner Almesberger wrote:
 There are many component choices for future phones. Things to consider 
 when choosing chips include:
snip
 - are they available (to us) ?
   

What's the yard stick for measuring against here?  I.e. are we talking 
about one-off from digikey/farnell, samples direct from the 
manufacturer, or limited-run (couple of hundreds) quantities?

 - what are the integration costs ?
is this things like placement of awkward (small pitch etc.) parts,  
FPC's etc.,  or ancillary parts such as partner chips?

 - do they work as intended ?
   
Hehehe. :-)

Is the normal route of sourcing via a factory (even for prototypes 
etc.)?  From a few searches it seems that getting hold of some parts 
(i.e. screens / touch layers) is incredibly difficult for one-offs.


Dave

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Re: [Shr-User] UBI success story

2010-01-06 Thread Vinzenz Hersche
could you make a wikientry with step by step-instructions for interested 
peobles (like me?)

how much faster it is about?

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Re: [Shr-User] Alternatives to FR

2010-01-06 Thread Jim Ancona
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Laszlo KREKACS
laszlo.krekacs.l...@gmail.com wrote:
 What do you think which mobile phone has the most likeliness to RE or
 somehow put fso on it?

 - Google Nexus
 http://www.google.com/phone/

The Nexus One has an unlockable bootloader built-in--just agree to
the risks of modifying firmware and you're in, no hacking required:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/49595

That's certainly a step in the right direction.

Jim


 - Motorola MILESTONE (US version: Droid)
 http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/XW-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/Motorola-MILESTONE-XW-EN

 Already rooted the US version (Droid):
 http://alldroid.org/viewtopic.php?f=236t=567

 - Nokia N900
 http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/

 - Palm Pre
 http://www.palm.com/us/products/phones/pre/

 - Apple iphone
 http://www.apple.com/iphone/

 Maybe apple iphone seems unrealistic, but the hardware is quite
 similar to the other ones.
 Almost all of the aboves uses omap3430 processor. Google Nexus uses
 snapdragon...

 Is there some site, who tracks the process of RE of each individual devices?

 Best regards,
  Laszlo

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Re: freeware != free software??? Re: Navigation

2010-01-06 Thread Stefan Monnier
 a) the group free software is nothing but a combination of an adjective  
 and a substantive, the adjective qualifying the substantive

That might be the case, but in the context of distributing a piece of
software in the context of GNU/Linux, free software refers to
the FSF's notion.
Any other use is a misuse,


Stefan


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Openmoko projects page down

2010-01-06 Thread Michael Pilgermann

Dear all,

I have experienced problems in accessing the Openmoko Projects web page
(http://projects.openmoko.org/) for a couple of days now; always
receiving the following error message:

OpenMokoProjects Could Not Connect to Database: 

I am using this page for my development projects; any idea, whom to
contact to getting this resolved?

Thanks in advance; best regards
Michael

PS: I heart rumours, that the maintainer has disappeared.? Any more
input on that? How could (instead) restart the web- and database servers?

PPS: Do you know any other good place to host projects for the
Freerunner / SHR?

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Re: QMokoPlayer - QtMoko v16

2010-01-06 Thread Esteban Monge
I have reinstalled the package and now works good, I dont know because the
scan button dont appears.

Thanks

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Re: [Shr-User] why GPS is not in resources list ? (devs see framewrokd log)

2010-01-06 Thread dehqan65
In The Name Of God The compassionate merciful

hello;
Problem solved . it occured with bad device name in /var/log/frameworkd.log


Regards dehqan
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Re: OT: Where can I meet a female companion with similar interests and personality /in person/?

2010-01-06 Thread Ben Cadieux
Hi Brolin,

Just a few things to remember:

1. This list is public; these posts will remain available through
search engines for quite some time.  You have posted many details that
may cause you trouble or embarrassment in the future.

2. Think about what others need to know, or would like to know, before
writing.  Brevity both in writing and speech is important.  You don't
want to annoy or bore others with irrelevant information, nor seem
boring by giving away all your thoughts.

All the best to you and your endeavours :)

Best Regards,
Ben Cadieux

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Re: Openmoko projects page down

2010-01-06 Thread Vinzenz Hersche
to your pps.. if you want, you could use a place on my server..
or sourceforge is also nice and for versioncontrolling, i personaly could 
recommend github..
greets
---
Michael schrieb am Mittwoch 06 Januar 2010:

Dear all,

I have experienced problems in accessing the Openmoko Projects web page
(http://projects.openmoko.org/) for a couple of days now; always
receiving the following error message:

OpenMokoProjects Could Not Connect to Database: 

I am using this page for my development projects; any idea, whom to
contact to getting this resolved?

Thanks in advance; best regards
Michael

PS: I heart rumours, that the maintainer has disappeared.? Any more
input on that? How could (instead) restart the web- and database servers?

PPS: Do you know any other good place to host projects for the
Freerunner / SHR?

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Re: [Shr-User] Alternatives to FR

2010-01-06 Thread Michael Zanetti
On Wednesday 06 January 2010 17:28:07 Laszlo KREKACS wrote:
 What do you think which mobile phone has the most likeliness to RE or
 somehow put fso on it?
 
 
 - Nokia N900
 http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/

The N900 runs a debian like linux with an X11 server. I'm pretty sure it would 
be possible to put FSO on it. It is pretty much open. You can reflash it with 
the official nokia flasher and get root access without any hazzle. Basically 
everything running on debian-arm will run on the n900 (after re-packaging - no 
recompiling).

http://maemo.org

There is also a community based Distro called Mer. It is completely open 
source and based on ubuntu. There is also a freerunner port of it somewhere 
around the net.


 
 - Palm Pre
 http://www.palm.com/us/products/phones/pre/
 

I had the chance to play around with a Palm Pre. You can activate a serial 
terminal through USB by pressing some fancy key combos. After that you can 
install usb networking and dropbear ssh. You'll find an openembedded linux 
with a very limited version of ipkg. However, you can activate openembedded 
repositories and have pretty much everything you have on an openwrt router. No 
X11 though.

http://www.webos-internals.org

 - Apple iphone
 http://www.apple.com/iphone/
 

IIRC there is a linux distribution for the iPhone. I have no idea what state 
they have reached... I wouldn't hope too much that FSO is useful on iPhones 
MacOS though... Anyways, IMHO the constant locking/jailbraeking race with 
apple isn't worth it.

About android. Just install it on your FR and play a little around. It is 
pretty much the same you can expect from any android phone I guess (except 
better stability and performance then on the freerunner)... 

From what I've seen every manufacturer (except Apple) lets you reflash the 
phone selecting your own image and getting root access without big hazzle. But 
they are all trying to hide the linux side as much as possible except Nokia. 
The N900 comes with X11 and x-term preinstalled and you have the possibility 
to add devel-repositories where you can even contribute your own projects. gcc 
is just an apt-get install away :)


Cheers,
Michael


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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread Risto H. Kurppa
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Marcus Bauer marcus.ba...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:52:13 +0200
 Risto H. Kurppa ri...@kurppa.fi wrote:

 As there are now many Tangogps patches that seem to struggle to get to
 the official tangogps

 Stop your FUDing, Risto. There is a great video about poisonous people
 on google lectures made by the devs of svn and you, Risto, are certainly
 one of them.

It must be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSFDm3UYkeE
Looks interesting, I'll watch it some day.

 You haven't done anything for tangogps but molesting me and spreading
 FUD where ever possible. You haven't even done a translation which
 needs no programming skills whatsoever.

It's true, I haven't contributed to the code nor translations, Timo
Jyrinki translated Tangogps into Finnish.

Kustomizer, the script I wrote to turn OM2008.12 into full distro,
installed Tangogps (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Kustomizer I don't
have stats from longer period, but the various versions of the script
have been downloaded 5 times already in January 2010 although
Kustomizer's been discontinued for almost 10 months already.. Stop
using it people, go to SHR! ;)

I reviewed Tangogps, liked it a lot and gave it good grades:
http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/2008/09/freerunner-compatible-gps-software/
(178 hits)

I passed on the word about a new release to the Freerunner community:
http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-August/028535.html

In co-operation with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation I started a
mailing list to discuss FOSS-GPS related topics to connect the users 
developers:
http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/2008/09/a-mailing-list-for-the-floss-gps-community/
(tangogps linked, 675 hits)
http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/invitation-for-all-open-source-gps-software-developers-and-users-to-join-foss-gps-mailing-list
(671 hits)

 Not enough that you have been harrassing me in private mails to a point
 that I was close to stop development on tangoGPS you have now hijacked
 #tangogps in freenode against the policies of freenode.net.

Yes, I started the IRC channel and now feel very sorry for doing it.
http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/2009/11/two-new-irc-channels-tangogps-and-smile-slideshow/
(255 hits)
I did it to enable the users  devels to discuss it real time. We've
had some nice discussion there about some new tools other users have
written and helped other Tangogps users for example to configure map
repositories.

When I started the channel, I notified you about it (e-mail 11/15/09)
asking you to join so I could pass on the admin rights to you.
At that time, I didn't know you need to be the author or similar to
start a channel at Freenode. When someone pointed that out to me, I
was immediately co-operative to do whatever's needed to get things
straight. So if you think it's the best, I can leave the channel any
time, but I cannot force other people to do the same.

 It is poisous people like you who only talk and demand in an
 offensive way but never do anything.

Thank you Marcus for Tangogps. It's still maybe the most used single
application I use on my Freerunner.

The community shall be the judge and point me where did I go wrong.

r


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Re: TangoGPS font size for speed indicator

2010-01-06 Thread vancel35


Marcus Bauer wrote:
 
 On Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:39:53 -0800 (PST)
 vancel35 van...@thespazcat.com wrote:
 
 
 I've noticed that each version that I've upgraded of TangoGPS has
 increased the font size for the speed display on the map screen.
 
 Nope. I just had a quick look: it was 72pt in the beginning and now is
 at 60pt since version 0.9.8.
 
You mention the DPI in other posts, so that may be what's happening.   I
always update the DPI to make everything smaller, and this time I reflashed
didn't change it.  I'll have to update my DPI when I leave work today and
see if the speed font is smaller.  However, it would still be nice if it
were configurable. :D

The larger issue about DPI is that everything is too big on the screen.  I
like the icons to be finger-friendly, but the text below them doesn't need
to be readable from across the room... but that's not what we're discussing
here... just an explanation why I always fiddle with the DPI. ;)



Marcus Bauer wrote:
 
 I've looked inside the TangoGPS config file
 (~.gconf/apps/tangogps/%gconf.xml), but I couldn't see any options to
 set the font size.
 
 You should never fiddle with a text editor anything in ~/.gconf  - bad
 things may happen.
 
 I'll add an option for configuring it.
 
 Regards,
 Marcus
 
I was in vi, and if I don't change anything, I always do a :q! to lose
anything that might have accidentally changed.  I learned my lesson long
ago.

Did you change anything in the position / speed algorithm?  It doesn't seem
to have as much jitter when stopped as it did before.  But I've also updated
my distro of SHR-U to the December 5th release, so it may have been
something upstream or maybe just a coincidence.

Keep up the good work.  TangoGPS is an awesome program. :)

-Laura

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Re: OT: Where can I meet a female companion with similar interests and personality /in person/?

2010-01-06 Thread Fabian Schölzel
Hi Ben,

i think it is clear that you want to tell him this in a positive way, but it 
quite sounds like you think it is a absolute and inevitable law to act as you 
propose. Maybe you don't see it that strict and you just want to give him good 
advice.

Well, it is right, that nobody wants to bore others with one's stuff and 
feelings - just because nobody has benefit from a monologue. But this is a 
mailing list and not a discussion with on or more persons face to face, and so 
you don't have a fixed number of listeners, nor have you direct feedback from 
their face or words. On a mailing list, you have as much listeners, as there 
are people who read the mails from Brolin just because they have interest. If 
there is only 1, that would be enough. Me for my self, i find a part of me in 
the thoughts and things Brolin describes. And i have interest.

You also said, that he could run into trouble because of the things he writes 
here. Well, that may be. Myself i think, only people, that are not able to 
deal with that amount of info and openness, would generate trouble out of this 
writings. I don't really see, where one can be too open and honest about 
himself. Is that really possible? We are all human beings, why would we want 
to hide parts of our existence? Why would we want to let taboos about what to 
say and what not to say stay? If someone don't want to read some specific 
stuff, then he should go on and do not read it. If someone (in 10 years for 
example) will make decisions or estimations on the basis of Brolins writings 
here and now - well, as i said, that may happen. Often people say imagine 
they google you and don't give you a job. I would say: Gladly, Brolin don't 
have to work and talk with people, who are just lost in the age of 
information.

I don't know if i am expressing my self correct, as english is not my mother 
tongue. What i want to say is: If more people are more open and honest and 
tell others about themselves, the only thing that happens is, that we get to 
know each other better and better. In my opinion, it can in no way be a good 
advice, to not say what you want to say.

Hm, i hope i made my self understandable. Please ask me, if not.

Cheers,
Fabian

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FR as USB keyboard

2010-01-06 Thread Yorick Moko
Dear List

Does anyone know of a simple way to let the FR act like an USB keyboard?
(connecting it another machine with usb cable)
optional trackpad would also be nice of course

maybe http://hid-gadgetfs.sourceforge.net/ could help?


regards,
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Koolu's Qi fork (was: Re: Quick e-mail poll: Still using your Freerunner?)

2010-01-06 Thread Paul Fertser
Al Johnson openm...@mazikeen.demon.co.uk writes:
 I only know about Android needing forked Qi. Which other distro also
 requires you to have custom bootloader?

 I guess Android only needs a forked Qi because it needed different boot  
 parameters, and Qi can't read them from file when booting from NAND. I find 
 uboot very easy for multibooting.

First of all, i do not exactly understand why koolu decided that they
really need another MTD partitioning scheme. There was never any
discussion about that.

Second, they should have warned their users in a big bold letters.

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Handset sound volume issues (Re: Buzz fix)

2010-01-06 Thread Paul Fertser
-= Apertum =- i...@apertum.it writes:
  The fix will remove that buzz but won't fix other issues
 like rustling, echo or low volume. Those issues can mostly be
 addressed with
 software. 
 The same happened to me, but i didn't find a viable software
 cnfiguration to use the fr as a phone. What about you? I'm really
 looking forward to replace my nokia N70 with fr for calls...


 I agree.

 Me too i have especially the low volume problem (i'm with QtMoko). I
 tried everything via mixer software, but without any success: phone
 calls are always with tiny volume, in an open space or also in a car,
 it's really difficult to ear the call. My phone it's a V6 release and
 without any buzzfix.

Do you all understand that buzzfix has nothing to do with the volume
of sounds _you_ hear? If you cramp up the volume really high but the
handset speaker is still low it just means you have a unit with
useless caps (R3004/R3005 which are sometimes 1uF caps). There were
plenty of those. And no one can tell what hardware revisions
affected. Inability to get the handset speaker emit loud sound is a
clear sign. Just short those useless caps (0402 size iirc).

HTH
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Re: Handset sound volume issues (Re: Buzz fix)

2010-01-06 Thread -= Apertum =-


* Paul Fertser wrote, Il 06/01/2010 23:20:

 And no one can tell what hardware revisions
 affected. Inability to get the handset speaker emit loud sound is a
 clear sign. Just short those useless caps (0402 size iirc).

   

Thanks a lot for the info.

And where is exactly located these caps, how to recognize it?

(I tried to find this info on the wiki, without success :-( )

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Re: [Shr-User] UBI success story

2010-01-06 Thread Maksim 'max_posedon' Melnikau
I just understand, that its wrong to test via boniee++ with default
params, which required write 300Mb data, neo have mtd just 256mb, and
both fs becomes **very** slow near ENOSPC.

So, I rerun all tests with -s 32 -m 16, also I tested ext3, and ext2
in sync/async mode.

=== ubifs ===   --Sequential Output-- --Sequential Input- --Random-
-Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
MachineSize K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
localhost   32M  1531  78  7594  73  4318  76  2195  98 42904  99  2805  87
--Sequential Create-- Random Create
-Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
  files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
 16   887  94  2802  99   859  98   914  97 18084  99   659  98
localhost,32M,1531,78,7594,73,4318,76,2195,98,42904,99,2804.8,87,16,887,94,2802,99,859,98,914,97,18084,99,659,98


=== ext3, async === --Sequential Output-- --Sequential Input- --Random-
-Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
MachineSize K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
localhost   32M  1122  69  1911  40  2288  28  1832  82 43012  99  2923  98
--Sequential Create-- Random Create
-Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
  files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
 16   111  96 18460  95  1315  85   111  95 20824  99   258  75
localhost,32M,1122,69,1911,40,2288,28,1832,82,43012,99,2923.0,98,16,111,96,18460,95,1315,85,111,95,20824,99,258,75


=== ext2, sync ===  --Sequential Output-- --Sequential Input- --Random-
-Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
MachineSize K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
localhost   32M70   5   122   3   970  11  2196  98 42969  99  56.1   1
--Sequential Create-- Random Create
-Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
  files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
 1618  12 17609  8914   218  12 20165  98 6   1
localhost,32M,70,5,122,3,970,11,2196,98,42969,99,56.1,1,16,18,12,17609,89,14,2,18,12,20165,98,6,1


=== ext2, async === --Sequential Output-- --Sequential Input- --Random-
-Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
MachineSize K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
localhost   32M  1319  70  2637  29  1997  16  1904  86 42504  99  3151  98
--Sequential Create-- Random Create
-Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
  files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
 16   166  95 19707  98  2588  97   170  96 20644  99   321  63
localhost,32M,1319,70,2637,29,1997,16,1904,86,42504,99,3151.4,98,16,166,95,19707,98,2588,97,170,96,20644,99,321,63

Can somebody run
bonnie\+\+ -u 0:0 -s 32 -r 16
on jffs2 with at least 64Mb free space?


Also I want repoint people about
http://shr-project.org/trac/ticket/445, we should ALWAYS mount
uSD/usb-etc async.

On 1/6/10, Vinzenz Hersche hers...@puzzle.ch wrote:
 could you make a wikientry with step by step-instructions for interested
 peobles (like me?)

 how much faster it is about?

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Re: Handset sound volume issues (Re: Buzz fix)

2010-01-06 Thread Paul Fertser
-= Apertum =- i...@apertum.it writes:
 And no one can tell what hardware revisions
 affected. Inability to get the handset speaker emit loud sound is a
 clear sign. Just short those useless caps (0402 size iirc).
   

 Thanks a lot for the info.

 And where is exactly located these caps, how to recognize it?

Under the main shield (can take as long as 20 minutes to dismount :/). At
the bottom right of the sound IC, the component placement pdf is now
searchable (thanks to lindi-), so you should have no problems locating
those. While you're at it probably do a bassfix as well. And i really
advice to provide additional isolation between the upper can lid and
the components.

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Re: [Shr-User] Alternatives to FR

2010-01-06 Thread Laszlo KREKACS
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 9:57 PM, Michael Zanetti michael_zane...@gmx.net wrote:
 The N900 runs a debian like linux with an X11 server. I'm pretty sure it would
 be possible to put FSO on it. It is pretty much open.

 http://maemo.org

You cant use FSO, because the key parts are closed. The modem handling
or even the
battery charger daemon is closed source.

http://wiki.maemo.org/Free_Maemo

The situation is only better, because it happen to have more open
source developers
who are willing to really free the maemo platform. IE reverse engineer
the closed
source programs.

Best regards,
 Laszlo

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[shr] gwaterpas

2010-01-06 Thread Davide Scaini
Is there anyone of you having a working gwaterpas package?
I'm trying to install it on latest shr-u but i get
r...@om-gta02 ~/packs $ opkg install gwaterpas_0.3.1_armv4t.ipk
*** glibc detected *** opkg: double free or corruption (out): 0x00cd0aa8 ***

thanks
d
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Re: [shr] gwaterpas

2010-01-06 Thread jeremy jozwik
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Davide Scaini dsca...@gmail.com wrote:
 Is there anyone of you having a working gwaterpas package?
 I'm trying to install it on latest shr-u but i get
 r...@om-gta02 ~/packs $ opkg install gwaterpas_0.3.1_armv4t.ipk
 *** glibc detected *** opkg: double free or corruption (out): 0x00cd0aa8 ***

i poster on opkg a while ago that gwaterpas will not install on
20091205, seems no one is working on it at the moment,

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Re: New project openmokontrol

2010-01-06 Thread Denis Johnson
Now I am really straying OT, but now that I have followed the make and
make install steps for nided and modprobe for uinput, I seem to have
hosed my mythtv frontend which boots through to X but then sits there
waiting and never brings up the main myth menu and no longer responds
to my usb attached mouse or keyboard. Anyway won't bore this group and
I'll go an debug what's up or take it to mythtv group.

cheers Denis

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Nicola Mfb nicola@gmail.com wrote:
 On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Denis Johnson denis.john...@gmail.com wrote:
 Does anyone know if there is something already available which I could
 get going on the FR ? The following thread

 [...]

 You may try
 http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/NIDE/NIDED

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openmoko to computer calls

2010-01-06 Thread Robin Paulson
i've previously been using skype on my desktop to call other people
via their computers. i'd like to investigate other options for calling
- asking the other user to install different software is not
necessarily a problem

i'm not sure where to start; what software is available (i'm using
shr-u) to do this?

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Maintain(er) OpenMokoProjects [was: Openmoko projects page down]

2010-01-06 Thread Michael Pilgermann
Dear all,

the OpenMokoProjects page is back online - thanks to whoever did this.

But in fact, I got a bit concerned about carrying on to host my projects there. 
What is the status of this site - and who is the maintainer? 
Could you please do any statement about the future of OpenMokoProjects? (if it 
is unlikely to be continued, I would rather start migrating the content from 
there) ...

Bringing me to my next question (all?) - what would be an adaquate location for 
hosting application level projects for Openmoko? Any experience? - I really 
liked the idea and functionality (SVN, WIKI and docs, News, File releases, 
Tracker) OpenMokoProjects provided - and in the end, you could easily browse 
through a bunch of applications for the Freerunner / Openmoko.

I can think of (but):
- sourceforge.net (for my taste has become too much marketing touchy)
- google code (well; it's still Google)
- some corner on SHR web side??
- github.com (I have no experience at all; but it looks like providing most of 
the functionality I mentioned before
- feshmeat.net (would only be for the front page I guess)

Writing all this; I remember discussions on these lists here about an Openmoko 
application directory.? I can't remember the outcome of this discussion - has 
anything evolved from it?

Please, I would be thankful for any input ... thanks in advance;

Best
Michael


 Original-Nachricht 
 Datum: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:25:11 +0100
 Von: Michael Pilgermann kichka...@gmx.de
 An: community@lists.openmoko.org, shr-u...@lists.shr-project.org, 
 shr-de...@lists.shr-project.org, de...@lists.openmoko.org
 Betreff: Openmoko projects page down

 
 Dear all,
 
 I have experienced problems in accessing the Openmoko Projects web page
 (http://projects.openmoko.org/) for a couple of days now; always
 receiving the following error message:
 
 OpenMokoProjects Could Not Connect to Database: 
 
 I am using this page for my development projects; any idea, whom to
 contact to getting this resolved?
 
 Thanks in advance; best regards
 Michael
 
 PS: I heart rumours, that the maintainer has disappeared.? Any more
 input on that? How could (instead) restart the web- and database servers?
 
 PPS: Do you know any other good place to host projects for the
 Freerunner / SHR?
 
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