Re: Enhancing an RPi with phone capabilities

2013-01-25 Thread Ian Darwin
On 2013-01-25 8:17 AM, jcomm...@math.leidenuniv.nl wrote: Thanks for your replies. I think I have some good pointers here. But, to make one thing clear. I am not looking that much for VoIP options, but would like to connect to an existing carrier, with a SIM-card. The point is that I want other

Re: Wanted: GTAxx with Wifi and RS-232

2013-01-02 Thread Ian Darwin
On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 05:17:16PM +0100, Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote: Hi Troy, On 30 December 2012 21:08, Troy Benjegerdes ho...@hozed.org wrote: I can do this with a GTA02 (wifi built-in, and USB-host mode), or *maybe* My per-unit budget for the hardware is between $50 (bare GTA) and

Re: Wanted: GTAxx with Wifi and RS-232

2013-01-02 Thread Ian Darwin
I wouldn't think so, or he or somebody would have bid my GTA02 on eBay higher than $50. I wouldn't expect to get more than $50 fo a GTA02, unless it's brand new in sealed box or it has the fancy black penguin case or something. Everyone knows that GTA02 has WiFi and USB, and can hang a

GTA02 for sale on ebay, currently going for $20

2012-12-30 Thread Ian Darwin
I posted this on eBay hoping the world would beat a path to my door, but they don't seem to have; the GTA02 has only gone up to $20 (as of Dec 30, 2012) and there's just a few days left on the auction. If you've been meaning to pick up a GTA02 (or a spare) for dev or testing, this could be a

Re: GTA02 for sale on ebay, currently going for $20

2012-12-30 Thread Ian Darwin
I have installed on it at present, supports WiFi nicely. On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 12:44:13PM -0500, Ian Darwin wrote: I posted this on eBay hoping the world would beat a path to my door, but they don't seem to have; the GTA02 has only gone up to $20 (as of Dec 30, 2012) and there's just a few

Re: Ordering and shipping from Koolu in Canada

2008-07-13 Thread Ian Darwin
On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 09:05:00AM -0700, steve wrote: Loading dock for Trucks. A boat from SF to Toronto would be a neat trick. That's what the Panama Canal is for. A bit indirect though. You could also try the North West Passage :-) ___

3G sim that does work - Rogers (.ca)

2008-07-10 Thread Ian Darwin
of the SN were X'd for his security). Hope somebody knows how to read this number and that the info is useful in figuring out which 3G sims work/don't work. Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http

Re: Shipping to Canada...

2008-07-06 Thread Ian Darwin
site issues, though (many on this list will remember the problems of OpenMoko's first web store, one year ago). Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Shipping to canada...

2008-07-05 Thread Ian Darwin
On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 11:57:24PM -0600, Matthias Stone wrote: These are probably silly questions, but I ask anyway (and thank you for your replies) a) In shipping the phone (freerunner) to Canada, are any taxes/duty/fees applied? (buying from [1]openmoko.com webstore)

humor

2008-06-22 Thread Ian Darwin
http://www.xkcd.com/434/ See especially panel #3 xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: regarding the 'data security' thread recently

2008-06-10 Thread Ian Darwin
Having said that, why wait for an incoming text? Why not just have the phone wipe itself when the SIM card changes? Not by default!! People that travel between North America and Europe often maintain two (or more!!) SIMs to take advantage of cheaper calling in different

Re: Private data protection.

2008-05-31 Thread Ian Darwin
Ilja O. wrote: On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Ian Darwin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Vinc Duran wrote: I like the stolen phone sms message. Me too. When can I start erasing the phones of people I don't like? :-) You'll have to try hard to guess 120 random alphanumeric (at least) characters

Re: on screen keyboard enhaced

2008-05-30 Thread Ian Darwin
christooss wrote: Ortwin Regel wrote: Yeah, somewhat, but I think our screen might be a little small for it. I guess it needs to be prototyped. Ortwin http://sudharsh.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/screenshot-1.png Here is a screenshot of one of onscreen keyboard. And I don't think its so

Re: Private data protection.

2008-05-30 Thread Ian Darwin
Vinc Duran wrote: I like the stolen phone sms message. Me too. When can I start erasing the phones of people I don't like? :-) ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Qtopia Contacts issue

2008-05-29 Thread Ian Darwin
simply must have (and this is my feature request) the ability to send letters one at a time to the application. Cheers Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

screen protector

2008-05-29 Thread Ian Darwin
If anybody feels the need to use a screen protector, I just tried one called NavProtector that I got for a few bucks on eBay, and it fits nicely (cut about 1mm shorter than the screen, so check before you stick! and maybe center it). The touch screen still works! :-) Ian Darwin

Re: Can update freerunner CPU to ARM926EJ-S

2008-05-29 Thread Ian Darwin
The freerunner CPU is ARM920T, can't support android system img, I think it can update to ARM926EJ-S ? The Neo is not a desktop computer, so I really doubt that the CPU is socketed :-) So unless you're good at soldering SMT components, I think you can forget the CPU upgrade (even if you are,

Converting Blackberry contacts into QTopia

2008-05-28 Thread Ian Darwin
I won't say it was easy or pretty, but I did it. The only two things I really need the Blackberry for (apart from stable calling :-)) are the password safe (which I have written a replacement for, and others exist), and the alarm clock (might have to put a new fresh battery in my alarm

A disturbance in the force?

2008-05-28 Thread Ian Darwin
Once today, while my FreeRunner was plugged in on USB, I tapped the screen to wake it up, and it came up, but all the pixels in text were jiggly, as though the screen were being refreshed at the wrong rate. When I called up the qwerty keyboard, it appeared quite scrambled. Sadly I didn't have a

QTopia Contacts issue

2008-05-28 Thread Ian Darwin
, so I had one big alphabetical list. Should this kind of thing go to the QTopia mailing list or forums, or should we still post general QTopia issues found under OM to this list? Thanks Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community

Re: Password safe

2008-05-28 Thread Ian Darwin
Uncle Kridley wrote: I'm totally dependent on gnukeyring on my Treo, so this is good news. I'd been hoping that somebody with some GUI coding experience would build one on Openmoko, since I've never written a (non-web) GUI program. Are you going to release your password safe? What are the

Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-27 Thread Ian Darwin
lookup; I find this very distracting compared to a plain do-what-I-type keyboard, and would welcome an easy way to turn this off I'd still very much like to see a way to turn it off, so it works the same for letters as for numbers. It's annoying 90% of the time because most of the person or

Re: ASU: Qtopia PIM info stored in sqlite database (includes preliminary scripts)

2008-05-22 Thread Ian Darwin
Lorn Potter wrote: On Thursday 22 May 2008 08:03, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Qtopia contacts are stored in the sqlite database. Thanks for the info Lorn. Can you tell where the sqlite database is stored or is that not Qtopia determined? The users database is

Re: ASU: Qtopia PIM info stored in sqlite database

2008-05-21 Thread Ian Darwin
Michael Shiloh wrote: Lorn Potter wrote: Qtopia contacts are stored in the sqlite database. Thanks for the info Lorn. Can you tell where the sqlite database is stored or is that not Qtopia determined? This would seem to be four sqlite databases: [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~# cd / [EMAIL

list etiquette (was: Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions)

2008-05-20 Thread Ian Darwin
liwei wrote: On δΈ€, 2008-05-19 at 16:27 -0700, Mike Montour wrote: Ian Darwin wrote: Thanks for posting your review. Perhaps you (or another Freerunner user) can answer a few more questions: How good is the audio quality when having a GSM voice conversation with another person? Can

List Eqituette (was: Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-20 Thread Ian Darwin
language flame war. Thank you. Ian Darwin (OP of the ASU Software impressions thread) ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-20 Thread Ian Darwin
/landscape was in the pre-ASU software; there is no gui control to enable it yet in ASU, but E17 almost certainly supports it, so we can hope that the apps will again support it. Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http

Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-20 Thread Ian Darwin
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 08:05:13PM +0200, Bastian Muck wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Ian Darwin schrieb: | I'd still very much like to see a way to turn it off, so it works the | same for letters as for numbers. It's annoying 90% of the time because | most

Re: My Openmoko blog is aimed at helping Freerunner users get started

2008-05-20 Thread Ian Darwin
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:45:14AM +1000, Lorn Potter wrote: If anybody knows the location of the files that QT contacts uses, or has actually tried the QTopia Desktop with the new ASU image, please pipe in! (Please don't guess, because you might cause somebody to waste a lot of time,

picking up voicemail

2008-05-19 Thread Ian Darwin
There ought to be a specialization of Dialer to be able to type your voicemail password without having it echo, switchable dynamically. Just an idea - my son was complaining that his cheap Nokia didn't have such a feature, so I figured that OpenMoko should.

ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-19 Thread Ian Darwin
. And don't let my nit-picking distract you from the fact that it's looking good for something that was merged only a few weeks ago! Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

2008-05-19 Thread Ian Darwin
toolkits. All languages(*). It is just as hackable as it was. Make of it what you will shall be the whole of thy law. Ian Darwin * C and C++ and sh ship; many others available but you may have to opkg install them. For Java(tm) install Jalimo. Other languages available. Your language may vary

Re: My Openmoko blog is aimed at helping Freerunner users get started

2008-05-19 Thread Ian Darwin
that. - If anybody knows the location of the files that QT contacts uses, or has actually tried the QTopia Desktop with the new ASU image, please pipe in! (Please don't guess, because you might cause somebody to waste a lot of time, or lose data :-)) Thanks Ian Darwin

Re: CDCE (was: Freerunner on a Mac ...)

2008-05-16 Thread Ian Darwin
cdce[1] is the ethernet -over-usb driver in FreeBSD. To test it, you can do 'kldload if_cdce', then see the man page. Last time I tested it, it worked without problems. The cdce driver is also in OpenBSD (and presumably NetBSD); on Open at least it is in the generic kernel so you

The most baffling part of the GTA02 Quickstart page...

2008-05-14 Thread Ian Darwin
them out. Cheers Ian Darwin ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Alarmclock puzzle

2008-05-13 Thread Ian Darwin
Michael Shiloh wrote: Joe Pfeiffer wrote: Michael Shiloh writes: Way off-topic, but the best alarm clock I've ever seen is one that shoots a little flying disc out of the top when the alarm goes off. You have to get out of bed, find the disc (perhaps this would encourage my daughter to

Re: Alarmclock puzzle

2008-05-13 Thread Ian Darwin
Ian Darwin wrote: Way off-topic, but the best alarm clock I've ever seen is one that shoots a little flying disc out of the top when the alarm goes off. You have to get out of bed, find the disc (perhaps this would encourage my daughter to clean up her room before going to bed?), and insert

Re: Freerunner and external Display

2008-05-06 Thread Ian Darwin
Seriously, If everyone put as much effort into development as they do into bitching and whining this phone would be able to cure cancer by now. +1 ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Re: Request for stable, automated build process

2008-05-05 Thread Ian Darwin
I did mention when I jumped in that I was talking about a slightly different problem than what you seem to be trying to solve. That said... Storing your MD5s will let you know *if* you are repeating a build. It will not (reasonably) let you repeat a build. You completely misunderstood what

Re: Request for stable, automated build process

2008-05-05 Thread Ian Darwin
On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 05:55:43PM -0400, Ian Darwin wrote: You completely misunderstood what I said. Storing the file name, URL *and* its MD5 lets you be sure you are able to reproduce the build. And What I meant to say here was: Storing the file name, URL and the MD5 of the *source* tarball

Re: Freerunner and external Display

2008-05-05 Thread Ian Darwin
- not being able to connect a VGA-over-USB Sheesh. Stick a cheap USB 2.0 webcam on a stick, err, a tripod, above your phone and run that onto your display or projector. As Rasterman said, it's a phone. ___ Openmoko community mailing list

Re: Request for stable, automated build process

2008-05-04 Thread Ian Darwin
Hugo Mills wrote: On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 08:21:27PM -0400, Lally Singh wrote: Just out of curiosity, would maven be completely out of the question? Yes. Please, for the love of all that's holy, no. I work with maven in my job. It's the most horrible misbegotten misdesigned piece of

Re: Engineering Driven vs. Community Driven (was Re: Ugliness)

2008-04-27 Thread Ian Darwin
Ryan Prior wrote: A synopsis: Lowell: Let's make this project community-driven. Steve: Please talk to me about it privately. WTF? Perhaps you didn't read this part: I'd rather take this offline with you, since the main focus here [meaning, on this discussion list, at this time]

Re: Steve on V5 versus v6

2008-04-22 Thread Ian Darwin
steve wrote: Anybody can take a seam ripper to the old pouch and reverse engineer it. Hmm. That's a problem, perhaps I should have people sign EULAs to prevent pouch poaching. Apparently the dog you see reflected in one of Michael's preliminary photos did chew up one of the pouches sent in

Re: Steve on V5 versus v6

2008-04-21 Thread Ian Darwin
No, no, you should include a sewing pattern for the official pouch in the box. It would be neat to have an official Openmoko pouch for your phone, but it would be even better if that pouch was handmade by each owner for their own phone. Especially if the instructions have configuration

Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

2008-04-14 Thread Ian Darwin
Well I apologize for killing the orange/white model. When I get to place where I can figure what colors everyone wants and in what ratios, then I can easily add colors. For now, folks are focused on the innards and not the cosmetics. In the days of Henry Ford, it made sense to say You can

Re: Who is who ?

2008-04-10 Thread Ian Darwin
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As many people, I guess, I sometime wonder if a certain person answering a question on this mailing list or an other is trustful or not. To exactly know who is who, I propose to make a list of members on the wiki. Cause I didn't found such a page, I created one (Sorry

Re: Loosing your moko

2008-04-03 Thread Ian Darwin
Sean Moss-Pultz wrote: I thought about the risk of loosing the moko or of getting it stolen... I got the following idea: If you can't find your moko, you only have to send an SMS with a special keyword/passphrase to your moko. It recognises the special text and sends the current coordinates

Re: support win mobile

2008-04-01 Thread Ian Darwin
John Lee wrote: Dear Community, A decision has been made _today_ that Openmoko is going to support Windows mobile. We, the distribution team, want to provide our customers the maximum freedom in choosing whatever platform they want, even the close source ones. We will make necessary

Re: support win mobile

2008-04-01 Thread Ian Darwin
Ryan Prior wrote: This really shows how little the OpenMoko community understands the Neo. Why port Windows Mobile when we could be porting Windows 3.1? Windows 3.1 is a lightweight OS which has excellent application support from a broad and stable base of industry, and which has successors

Re: TomTom on Openmoko?

2008-03-27 Thread Ian Darwin
ramsesoriginal wrote: I am of the idea that a navigation system would be THE killer-app for the openmoko, and I personally know many persons that would also pay extra money to have a navigator on a phone. We have various possibilities: we could try to make some sort of deal with TomTom, write

Re: Additional info

2008-03-19 Thread Ian Darwin
Andy Selby wrote: I have a question: It will be a long life cellphone? Or will it just be some fragile geek toy to use with care? Since you can install anything on it thanks to the openness of the device, it will remain useful for as long as the device works, for instance some people are

Re: where The SMS message save?

2008-03-16 Thread Ian Darwin
Thanks... Just one thing: how is generated the UID data? It seems something like: UID:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Well, how is calculated what I called ${id}? There is an official spec for the UUID format, or several variants of it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uuid Ian D

Re: FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??

2008-03-14 Thread Ian Darwin
Tom Cooksey wrote: A friend just forwarded this on to me: http://www.telecoms.com/itmgcontent/tcoms/news/articles/20017514053.html Please, PLEASE tell me this is not true? Or at least it's the consumer version that's delayed? Please please read the SECOND WORD of the headline.

Re: Openmoko release

2008-03-07 Thread Ian Darwin
Michael Schmidt wrote: Hi we need a release of Neo or any other mobile open phone (hardware setting) now otherwise the market will overrun the hardware Thanks, but I hope that isn't intended to be some kind of great new insight :-) I can assure you that people inside and outside the

Re: More confusion (was: Re: Official distinction between Brand (Neo), Model (1973, FreeRunner), and version (GTA01, GTA02)

2008-02-06 Thread Ian Darwin
Regards, Daniel *The code never lies* Willmann It does, when marketing names get changed after devs have started coding. This does happen sometimes :-) ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Re: Interview with Michael Shiloh about OpenMoko

2008-02-06 Thread Ian Darwin
Michael Shiloh wrote: I forgot to mention that the Southern California Linux Expo interviewed me as a warm-up to the show this weekend: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/blog/2008/02/03/interview-with-michael-shiloh-of-openmoko/ You've been wikified (openmoko.org's press page, that is). Good

Re: Dates on the Wiki pages

2008-02-04 Thread Ian Darwin
Christ van Willegen wrote: Hello, since everyone is editting at the moment... may I suggest standardising dates on the wiki to ISO 8601 coding, or -mm-dd. Agree! 20080706 is clearer and much less troublesome to understand. I hope you mean 2008-07-06 not 20080706. [an inverted

Re: tangoGPS, a new gps mapping software for the Neo

2008-02-04 Thread Ian Darwin
Marcus Bauer wrote: Quick answer: on a N810 you are happier with maemo-mapper, on the Neo with tangogps. You have more buttons on the N810 and a landscape screen, whereas the Neo uses portrait-mode. tangogps was designed to be fast and to be usable without hardware buttons. Neo can use

Re: support for using yyyy-mm-dd (2008-01-31) date format in Wiki and elsewhere

2008-02-04 Thread Ian Darwin
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How about instead of worrying about the way it's encoded we just write it January 1, 2008. I think that's pretty much standard. People can get confused about 2008-07-06 as much as they can 06-07-2008. No, they cannot. That is always, always year-month-day. It is an

Re: Digital Compass JavaFX

2008-01-26 Thread Ian Darwin
Audrius Meskauskas wrote: Wallace Jackson wrote: Also, I saw a NEO1973 on Sun's JavaFX announcement release on-line, behind the presenter (bigger than life!)... Does this mean that JavaFX is ready to rock for NEO application? This seems not very likely: JavaFX is something highly advanced

Re: JavaFX

2008-01-24 Thread Ian Darwin
On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 04:36:52PM +0800, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: QTopia). But it will probably NOT be easily miscible with the OpenMoko software. It's a complete phone stack, like OpenMoko, like Android, like QTopia. You can run QTopia on OpenMoko today. See

Re: JavaFX

2008-01-23 Thread Ian Darwin
Wallace Jackson wrote: ... Also, I saw a NEO1973 on Sun's JavaFX announcement release on-line, behind the presenter (bigger than life!)... Does this mean that JavaFX is ready to rock for NEO application? No. Sun were nice enough to credit OpenMoko for making a superior Linux phone (see their

Re: Jalimo vs. AWT

2008-01-23 Thread Ian Darwin
Wallace Jackson wrote: Ian: Thanks! Is Jalimo superior to AWT? That's rather like asking if JDK is superior to AWT :-) Jalimo is an IMPLEMENTATION, as is Sun's JDK (nowadays more formally called the Java SE SDK). They both offer the AWT API, as well as Swing and zillions of other APIs.

Re: New to OpenMoko

2008-01-17 Thread Ian Darwin
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 02:03:01PM +0100, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote: Well, first, it will be less of a decision, but rather something like survival of the fittest. Second, compiled languages are fine for performance critical stuff. Coding application logic in a scripting language makes much

Re: Fluffy Spider Technologies

2007-12-12 Thread Ian Darwin
andy selby wrote: Can anyone comment on this company? http://www.fluffyspider.com/resources/press/pr.20070925.0.html that picture of the neo is an early photoshopped version from the openmoko press office with a screenshot of their software superimposed on it. couldn't they get a SH1 neo to

Re: A problem with usb networking

2007-12-05 Thread Ian Darwin
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm able to ping the phone and my laptop, too. But I can't connect to the internet: ... We had two different responses: 1) Mickey concluded it must be resolv.conf; 2) Dr. Schaller concluded the notebook doesn't have IP forwarding turned on. How can we

Re: need someone to develop this....

2007-11-30 Thread Ian Darwin
If Bob (or Alice) hands his (or her) phone to the other, then if both phones are shaken in the same hand, the acceleration pattern might provide an extremely unique yet similar signature, not unlike exchanging an encryption key. So if you want to establish a trusted relationship with

Sean's impact being felt...

2007-11-28 Thread Ian Darwin
Verizon Wireless opens up In a stunning about-face, the second-largest wireless carrier in the US, Verizon Wireless, has said that it would allow any compatible device to run on its cellular network by the end of next year. What's more, users will be able to run any application they wish,

Re: SIM card read/write [was Re: SIM Card Copy]

2007-11-27 Thread Ian Darwin
However, it would be nice if you could just put a sim card into the Neo (or other OpenMoko) phone, select copy sim to softsim from the menu, and have a software copy of the sim available in the phone. Then you could change back to another physical sim card, and you would have dual sim

Re: /. : Feds Have Access To Cellphone Tracking On Request

2007-11-25 Thread Ian Darwin
flexd wrote: If you just obey the law, when will they ever need to track you? Are you serious? Or was that tongue-in-cheek? That's entirely the wrong kind of question to ask. The question is: if you just obey the law, why would they need to track you? And so, why do they need these powers

Re: Email App

2007-11-21 Thread Ian Darwin
Thomas Wood wrote: On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 09:52 -0600, Tim Shannon wrote: I'm curious if anyone knows that status of an Email app. I though originally there was going to be one app that handled all communication, SMS, internet chat, email, etc, but I haven't seen anything like this with the

Re: Email App

2007-11-21 Thread Ian Darwin
Daniel Robinson wrote: Would someone take me off this goddamn list, again? I was subscribed to it once, and unsubbed, but I keep showing up on it. What the hell is going on? You know, that's pretty strong language. There are worse things in the world than accidentally getting back on a

Re: Community update: GSM firmware and GPS driver

2007-11-13 Thread Ian Darwin
In other words, pretty much nothing (except for your *very* generous offer to update phones in person, for which thanks!!). This is not an occasion for us all to vent frustration at Sean, Mike, et al. However it is a very good occasion to restate something: everyone, at all times, involved

Re: i'm going to lose my neo....

2007-11-09 Thread Ian Darwin
Now this is a great idea. Have it automatically go into stolen mode if the sim changes. I honestly didn't think about that one. But this obviously can't become part of the base system; it's a bad idea for many people. I (and many others I know) legitimately switch SIMs several times a

Rumors of OpenMoko's demise are greatly exaggerated

2007-11-05 Thread Ian Darwin
It was FIC's window 6-8 months ago but now when the industry stalwarts are crashing at your door it's time to close up shop, sit on the beach and think of the next coolest thing. This project has shown remarkable resilience in the past; people said the same thing when QTopia was

Google's Android has long road ahead

2007-11-05 Thread Ian Darwin
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6217131.html ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: HD8X FCC approved

2007-10-31 Thread Ian Darwin
... I'm assuming that it runs or will run Openmoko. Tim O'Reilly said so too: http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/10/dash_web2summit_openmoko.html ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Re: Homebrew Open Phone

2007-10-21 Thread Ian Darwin
Doug Sutherland wrote: Compulab does have, and has always had, very interesting embedded boards. But before you get excited about this one that the article states starting at $122 ... Unless they have changed their way of doing sales, you don't just buy one module, you buy an evaluation kit,

Re: Qemu-Neo doesn't seem to work Ubuntu 7.10

2007-10-17 Thread Ian Darwin
Brad Pitcher wrote: The Ubuntu equivalent to setenv is export. Maybe you can just change them? Good heavens. Ubuntu wrote their own shell? :-) I think not. setenv is a csh-ism. export is a POSIX/sh/ksh/bash-ism (i.e. all mainstream shells). Friends don't let friends write csh scripts. :-)

Re: Has anybody seen this article in LinuxWorld ?

2007-10-17 Thread Ian Darwin
has anyone tried this, or even found the download (assuming it's free)? There is a free download, that you can find from the first page of the article. Or just go to the bottom of this page http://www.ok-labs.com/technology/ and click Download. It might be a good way to switch between

Re: application idea -- anti theft system

2007-10-14 Thread Ian Darwin
Steve wrote: You may want to do the opposite. Your phone may think it's being stolen if you happen to get on something like a wireless connection with NoCatSplash. (Which hijacks the first attempt to grab a web page in order to show you a welcome page.) I'd be tempted to have PGP signed

Apple's heavy hand an opportunity for Linux smartphones like OpenMoko

2007-09-28 Thread Ian Darwin
BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple iPhone warning proves true http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7017660.stm ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Qtopia coming for Neo1973

2007-09-19 Thread Ian Darwin
On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 20:40 +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Would you really say either gnome or is wasted effort and should be discontinued? Or vim/gnome,linux/bsd,gecko/webkit/mysql/postgres... Yes, it's my personal belief that these projects all represent wasted effort and that if they

Re: Qtopia coming for Neo1973 (third, not second, Linux GPL'd phone stack).

2007-09-18 Thread Ian Darwin
Please remember that this is the third, not the second, Linux-based phone stack for the Neo1973. Sun, at JavaOne in May, showed a working prototype of a Linux-based Java phone stack running on the Neo1973. There are many pictures of this on the web (look in the Press page on the OpenMoko

PC World - Lessons Learned From the iPhone Price Cuts

2007-09-11 Thread Ian Darwin
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137046-c,iphone/article.html Subtitled What consumers and companies should have learned from the recent Apple iPhone price cuts and subsequent backlash. ___ OpenMoko community mailing list

Re: Convince me NOT to cancel my order.

2007-08-31 Thread Ian Darwin
Sean Moss-Pultz wrote: Product development is messy. There are literally hundreds of components in this device, all needing to be sourced with different lead times from different vendors. If SDRAM becomes scarce, we suffer. If a vendor has yield problems, so we do we. I encourage you (and

Re: mailing list management

2007-08-14 Thread Ian Darwin
Best feature would be a Eliza bot in mailman that automagically goes through this discussion without bothering the subscribers to the list :) Now that's the best contribution to this whole discussion. Since no 12 developers will ever agree on subject line munging, top/bottom posting, or

Re: New looker where to start?

2007-08-03 Thread Ian Darwin
Tim Milliken wrote: I am looking into joining in on this project. Welcome aboard! Welcome aboard! I am a windows programmer and know almost nothing about Linux. Where should I start? Can anyone give me some starting points on getting started. Like do I have to be running Linux as a host

Re: 2007.2 - questions

2007-08-03 Thread Ian Darwin
PS - That reminds me... am I the only one who thinks you should be able to select power off from the battery status icon? Or the end of main menu, by analogy with File-Quit (or Close). Either way, it should be clear. ___ OpenMoko community mailing

Re: Data Link Disable Capability?

2007-07-26 Thread Ian Darwin
David Gathright wrote: Hey, all! I've been following OpenMoko for a while now and have just joined this list. I hope this question is on-topic. I've been looking for information on whether or not it will be possible with OpenMoko to disable the data link to the cell phone company. I can't

Re: chording (was: yet another alternative text input subject : Five finger keyboards)

2007-07-25 Thread Ian Darwin
There's a *lot* of prior art in chord keyboards (as they're normally called), and they work really well in a lot of environments. I suspect I might like five nicely-spaced buttons so I could do one-handed typing on the phone. You can imagine a chord keyboard that fits in your pocket so you

Re: Camera on GTA02

2007-07-23 Thread Ian Darwin
coomac wrote: On 7/23/07, *Ian Darwin* [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Maybe so, but as has been pointed out, phonecams are banned in a lot of places, many of them businesses. Go buy an HP or Fuji (or whatever) camera with 5MP and optical zoom for a hundred bucks

Re: I got charged ;) - me too

2007-07-21 Thread Ian Darwin
Me too. Looks like they broke the logjam! Ian ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: freetheiphone.org

2007-07-20 Thread Ian Darwin
There's nothing stopping a GSM provider from blocking all unbranded IMEI's, including your neo. There's nothing stopping a toll highway operator from blocking unbranded cars either. But do they? Does any GSM provider block unbranded IMEIs? I know in Canada we have one GSM carrier (under two

Re: Shipping update

2007-07-18 Thread Ian Darwin
Brad Pitcher wrote: I'm in a similar situation, I'm leaving for OSCON on Sunday. I will attend a BoF at Ubuntu Live Sunday night and another one at OSCON Thursday night. I desperately want to bring my phone with me. I paid for 3-day shipping but now it looks like it may not get here quite

Re: Not the free phone

2007-07-17 Thread Ian Darwin
Ben Burdette wrote: Great video! the OFone, which way is up on this thing? I'd rather not go with oPhone, it sounds derivative of the iPhone. Like the openmoko phone is a cheap wannabe iPhone. I don't people to have that impression. What about a nice industrial-style alphanumeric

Not the free phone (was: Re: Again: Advertising thoughts

2007-07-16 Thread Ian Darwin
I completely agree. My idea is to make two advertisment campains: one on maisntream media: maybe tv, maybe radio, flyre, poster, newspapers, wathever. This ads would be something like: The free phone, OpenMoko. The only one with The OpenMoko: now with builtin navigator and so on. Don't

Re: Reason for openmoko - bugsafe?

2007-07-15 Thread Ian Darwin
David Lefty Schlesinger wrote: (And you're using _gmail_? Wow.) Good one! ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Problem with emial order confirmation

2007-07-14 Thread Ian Darwin
Ken Young wrote: I ordered the neo1973 on the first day the openmoko.com site went live. Today I received a message, saying that to confirm the order, I must reply to the email with a message containing (as the first characters of an otherwise empty line) the string YES_I_DO . However,

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