Possibilities for commercial software?

2007-01-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
can work. However, that makes a central marketplace even more important: It has to be easier to find a legal copy of the game than to find a pirated one. On 1/26/07, Marcel de Jong [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Ortwin, On 1/25/07, Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like open source

Re: Developers phone also fit for early adopters?

2007-01-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
I'll risk it anyway... Guess it'll be a rough ride, then, but I'm up for that. Can't wait another six months for the phone of my dreams. :P On 1/26/07, Marcel de Jong [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 1/26/07, Joe Pfeiffer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Marcel de Jong writes: On 1/26/07, Michael 'Mickey'

Re: Possibilities for commercial software?

2007-01-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
so software is easy to buy but they take advantage of that by ripping off developers. On 1/26/07, Mikhail Gusarov [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Twas brillig at 01:17:56 26.01.2007 UTC+01 when Ortwin Regel did gyre and gimble: OR I share your opinions but try to tell that to some OR developers

Re: Phone enhancements

2007-01-27 Thread Ortwin Regel
I just saw you use your phone while driving! No, officer, I was only checking my blood alcohol level! Great... :D Also, I wonder what the German law has to say about using a breathalyzer while driving... On 1/28/07, Bryce Leo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh don't get me wrong I completely agree

Re: idea for Neo 2nd generation: Accelerometer

2007-01-31 Thread Ortwin Regel
It's not difficult to understand but I think it's not a very intuitive idea. Ideally future OpenMoko devices would have multitouch which would get us very intuitive zoom and movement along the map. Using an accelerometer to control something is a good idea for the Wii where you have the

Re: Neo1973 video (was Re: What would be a realistic but challenging level for Bryce announced trophy money for video playback on the Neo1973? Re: h.264 format is now open?)

2007-02-04 Thread Ortwin Regel
Since you're going to have to reencode your videos for OpenMoko anyway, they could easily be prerotated in the process. That's what we were doing on the Tapwave Zodiac until the amazing people from CoreCodec worked their magic. On 2/4/07, Ian Stirling [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mikko Rauhala

Re: Neo 1973 Featured on gizmodo.com

2007-02-15 Thread Ortwin Regel
Digg it: http://digg.com/gadgets/First_Look_the_Anti_iPhone_OpenMoko_s_Neo1973_Linux_Powered_Smartphone On 2/15/07, William Lai [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OpenMoko`s Neo 1973 featured as the Anti-iPhone http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/smartphones/first-look-the-antiiphone-openmokos-neo1973-236841.php

Re: About March Release

2007-02-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
Not 5 phones, 6 devices. On 2/19/07, Jason Elwell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There was a thread on this list awhile ago that said that changes could be made to the hardware should a problem be identified. Sean did say however that they will be offering upgrade incentives on the new hardware.

Re: About March Release

2007-02-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
Nobody knows anything about the other five, yet... ;) On 2/19/07, el jefe delito [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not 5 phones, 6 devices. All available in September?? ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Re: A new approach to Re: Itch3: Anti-lost/theft protection

2007-03-02 Thread Ortwin Regel
The thing has bluetooth so it should be able to connect to the Wiimote. Using one instead of an internal accelerometer makes sense, because when you move your phone around, it's hard to keep looking at the screen. Ortwin On 3/1/07, adrian cockcroft [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would like to

Fwd: Voice synthesizer for blind and visual impaired person

2007-03-28 Thread Ortwin Regel
Don't forget that phones have vibrators. They could be used in cunning ways with a relatively simple UI to provide feedback and thus usability of touchscreens for even completely blind people. On 3/27/07, Gabriel Ambuehl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tuesday 27 March 2007 10:23:08 Bartlomiej

Re: picture viewer

2007-04-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
Dragging motions to the left/right could display the next/last picture. Maybe even better: Only require a single touch at the left or right side of the screen. Makes the screen last longer and is faster. Left and right would be two sides each because the phone could be held upwards and sideways,

Re: picture viewer

2007-04-20 Thread Ortwin Regel
and right/bottom, as well as pulling up a context menu for center taps. That context menu may still include zoom levels, but would have other options also, like sending the pic to someone else, copying, deleting, etc. --Steve On 4/19/07, Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dragging motions

Re: picture viewer

2007-04-20 Thread Ortwin Regel
Interesting... However, what about zooming out again? Also this would take too much time while possibly being too fast for my grandparents. Holding the second tap is a bad idea but dragging it around might be a good one. All in all, how about this: drag finger -- drag viewable area tap, then tap

Re: picture viewer

2007-04-21 Thread Ortwin Regel
moves for doing one thing and reverting the result. Another advantage would be, that one is not forced to use more than one finger at the same time. Regards Karsten Ortwin Regel wrote: Interesting... However, what about zooming out again? Also this would take too much time while possibly being

Re: Size and weight considerations for future Openmoko devices

2007-05-04 Thread Ortwin Regel
My experience was very different. My Tapwave Zodiac (best portable thing ever made... *sigh*) had awesome stereo sound, even without headphones. It's also quite noticable with other devices whether they have stereo sound or not. The problem with the 1973 is that it will probably be rotated a lot.

Re: Salesman neo1973

2007-05-24 Thread Ortwin Regel
Never say yes on the phone or you might already have agreed to a contract... :-/ On 5/24/07, Dean Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cute story Andrew however can I make another suggestion - you should have said yes I would like to upgrade to your carrier sir. The mobile handset that I would

Re: Phone Call Security

2007-06-02 Thread Ortwin Regel
IIRC there has been lots of discussion about this a few months back. Take a look at the mailing list archives or the wiki if you can find it! On 6/3/07, Zack Shivers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am curious if there are any methods of on-the-fly voice encryption that could be used for secure

Re: Neo1973 Update!

2007-06-03 Thread Ortwin Regel
Sounds great! Now I have to figure out if I wait for phase 2 or get a phase 1 device ASAP and upgrade later... I really need a phone NOW but I also need a phone with Wifi, Accelerometers and more raw power! B) Ortwin On 6/3/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi list, I got some

Neo1973 Update!

2007-06-05 Thread Ortwin Regel
Including more than one accelerometer doesn't really make sense I think because there are rotation sensors for detecting rotation. I have one in my DS Motion ( ndsmotion.com ) which can detect rotation around one axis. Include 3 of those (or probably a combined one) and you are good to go. In

Re: Concern for usability and ergonomics

2007-06-13 Thread Ortwin Regel
I agree. Different needs should be addressed in different products, not everything put into one device. I understand people wanting an OpenMoko keyboard phone. I don't have any real use for buttons on a touchscreen phone, though. (Other than for gaming.) Ortwin On 6/11/07, Joe Pfeiffer [EMAIL

Re: New wishlist item: Side-mounted touch strip sensor

2007-06-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
No, the PSP stick is crap. We don't really need anything analog, the touchscreen does that fine. What we could use are some decent, solid buttons and/or a d-pad. I could also see some applications for a Blackberry style wheel, for example volume control and scrolling. I don't think using a

Re: New wishlist item: Side-mounted touch strip sensor

2007-06-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 6/19/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ortwin Regel wrote: -snip- I could also see some applications for a Blackberry style wheel, for example volume control and scrolling. I don't think using a futuristic sensor would be a good idea because we already have an analog device

Re: OpenMokoCamp anyone (after next wave of Neo 1973's arrive)?

2007-06-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
That's probably why the topic is OpenMokoCamp anyone (after next wave of Neo 1973's arrive)?... :P On 6/26/07, Tehn Yit Chin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't mean to be cynical, but is there enough Neo1973 out there to have a camp? On 6/26/07, WSR [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think this is a

Re: New Oceans

2007-06-28 Thread Ortwin Regel
750$ minus what I get for the first one used... (If I can bring myself to selling it...) That's less than a third of the iPhone! B) It'll be a great ride. Just like in the old Tapwave Zodiac times... (Anyone else made it over from there to here?) Ortwin On 6/27/07, Sean Moss-Pultz [EMAIL

Re: Graphics Accelerator needs matching joystick and keys

2007-06-30 Thread Ortwin Regel
Using the Wiimote would make more sense as it would easily connect through Bluetooth without any modifications being necessary. I'd love to see a future OpenMoko device with a d-pad and a few gaming buttons. I'm not convinced a stick would be a good idea because all I have seen have either been

Re: Fake Steve Rags on OpenMoko!

2007-07-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
All publicity is good publicity. Also, this is obviously satire. Ortwin On 7/1/07, denis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David Lefty Schlesinger schrieb: I don't recall having seen a mention of this on the list previously, but Fake Steve Jobs has taken notice of the FIC1973...

Re: An alternative gaming top case

2007-07-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
Make that four buttons so it can work as a second d-pad. That works really well on the Zodiac, DS and GP2X. Also four shoulder buttons would be nice, one for every corner. Would make it very flexible and great for 2 players on one device games. Ortwin On 7/1/07, Frederic Kettelhoit [EMAIL

Fwd: An alternative gaming top case

2007-07-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
-- Forwarded message -- From: Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Jul 1, 2007 9:44 PM Subject: Re: An alternative gaming top case To: Frederic Kettelhoit [EMAIL PROTECTED] Connect the buttons with the board probably. Also the part about making some holes into the top case


2007-07-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
Shop is open, I just placed an order... B) Ortwin On 7/8/07, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The new .COM site is up! http://www.openmoko.com Well spotted... and quick, too! :) Unfortunately, the store is closed. Hopefully it will open soon. Team is still working on

Re: Will the Neo have Wifi?

2007-07-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
Phase 2 in October will have Wifi. On 7/8/07, lists [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Will the Neo have Wifi, sometime consider Wimax, a Sip client? ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Let's get some digging done!

2007-07-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
Somebody (=not me) submitted a Digg story: http://digg.com/linux_unix/NEO1973_Phone_running_open_source_OpenMoko_software_now_available Digg it now! Tell all your friends to digg it! Register at Digg if you have to! Let's get this out to people! Ortwin

Re: Get them while they're still hot!

2007-07-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
By the way, what about colors? Are there only black/white phones? Will I get a random colored one? Did I miss the choice box? I'm not too worried about this but others may be... Ortwin On 7/8/07, Sean Moss-Pultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Community! Today is the day that we've all been

Re: What apps will be included with GTA02 phone?

2007-07-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
Pretty much depends on what the community writes I'd guess. Ortwin On 7/10/07, Jonathan Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Given what has been said about the GTA02 phone being targeted at end users, it will (I assume) various apps that end users expect on their phones. Have FIC and the

Re: Support for Left handers

2007-07-14 Thread Ortwin Regel
Shouldn't the spinner thing replace scrollbars, though? What else would it be for? On 7/14/07, Mark [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Adding left hand support shouldn't be too hard. We would just add a config option that is read by the ui library and then everyone that uses the standard ui library

Re: Support for Left handers

2007-07-14 Thread Ortwin Regel
All finger buttons should be easily usable with a stylus. We are not the iPhone. On 7/14/07, Clare Johnstone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have noticed some suggestions for managing the touchscreen which would be difficult for people lacking part of an important finger. Arthriticky tendencies in

Re: community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 45

2007-07-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
Seconded! Please open a forum.openmoko.org ! I'd love to post some spontaneous ideas, discuss stuff, ask and answer small questions etc. but I often don't want to spam the whole mailing list with it. Ortwin On 7/19/07, Ryan Lozier [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there an openmoko forum? I am

Re: Replying to digests Was: Re: community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 48

2007-07-20 Thread Ortwin Regel
Seems like we need the right software then. http://gbatemp.net , running IPB Portal v2 ( http://www.invisionpower.com/ ), does what you describe pretty reliably as far as I can tell. Don't know if any other board software has that functionality. I find the hostality towards forums here pretty

Re: Significant Numbers of Non-Developers?

2007-07-20 Thread Ortwin Regel
GTA 01 or give it to one of my favourite Palm game developers if I'm feeling generous. I hope people will help me if I'm stuck in some scary command line. ;) Ortwin Regel ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http

Re: Significant Numbers of Non-Developers?

2007-07-22 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 7/21/07, Mark Eichin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Giles Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On 20 Jul 2007, at 22:25, Ortwin Regel wrote: Order #1833 here and not a developer at all. My last Linux experience was that I changed the screen resolution in Suse 9 to something that didn't work

Re: OK, the forum is coming..

2007-07-22 Thread Ortwin Regel
I like Invision but a properly managed phpBB is nice, too. Only had bad experiences with the ones that weren't kept up to date. What will happen if an official forum is being made? Are you prepared to move all the content (and possibly software) over to the official servers? Maybe we should try

Re: OK, the forum is coming..

2007-07-22 Thread Ortwin Regel
I don't like the tree style of discussion. It kind of makes sense on a mailing list. However, I find it unnatural and exhausting to navigate. Old school people who prefer threaded view have got the mailing list, I am of the strong opinion that we should go with a flat forum for accessibility.

Re: OK, the forum is coming..

2007-07-23 Thread Ortwin Regel
The functionality is too close to a mailing list really... It would be another means of communication from the dark times of the internet which most developers, old people and nerds might love. It wouldn't help in any way to expand the community, though. We are NOT looking for a way to replace

Re: Re Multitouch

2007-07-24 Thread Ortwin Regel
And how do you scroll? On 7/24/07, Giles Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David Samblas Martinez [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote : An regardin is multi touch really that awesome? I think yes of course, but maybe not in a so little screen and surelly it is not worth the trouble of re-coding a lot

Re: email vs forum

2007-07-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
On the other hand, via email you load everything while on a forum you choose what to view. The screen size argument also doesn't work too well as the Neo has 640*480 which is plenty and an official forum would obviously make sure to fit well into that resolution. How about continuing the

Re: Why you won't find me in the forum much

2007-07-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 7/26/07, Mathew Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So there is still no forum solution that I know of that allows me to download the full content of all posts I haven't read yet, and read them on a random small device (e.g. a Treo650, or a Nokia N800, or a Sharp Zaurus) that supports

Re: Why you won't find me in the forum much

2007-07-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 7/26/07, Raphaël Jacquot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I recently read some press article that stated that for younger people, email was dead, and everything happened on MSN. well, I, for one, won't be often in those stupid HTML forums either, I consider those things * a waste of resources and

Re: email vs forum (was Re: OK, the forum is coming..)

2007-07-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
You are talking about flat, web forum style threading, though. What he wants is tree style threading like in the ML archives, Slashdot comments etc. Ortwin On 7/26/07, vivek khurana [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 7/25/07, Steven ** [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Um... That doesn't seem to get Gmail

Re: [Germany] GSM Prepaid offer from Tchibo: user2user calls free for next 24 months

2007-07-27 Thread Ortwin Regel
Only Tchibo - Tchibo calls are free, and only for 24 months if you buy before 2007-08-09. To benefit from this you'd have to get two or more of this offer and give one to everyone you phone often. SMS are relatively expensive and I wasn't able to find anything about data... Ortwin On 7/27/07,

Re: Product naming / wiki page naming / restructuring

2007-07-27 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 7/27/07, Harald Welte [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There might come Neo1974 or even Neo2007 Yes. And actually, nijutsu will also tell us about the Neo1907 at some point :) FIC vacuum cleaner? Camera? What about the Neo968? Neo1979? ___

Re: What happened to the order?

2007-07-27 Thread Ortwin Regel
I am in the same situation. Ortwin On 7/27/07, Asbjørn Sannes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If I understood correctly orders within the U.S. was shipped first, and then international developers would get their phones.. I have received three e-mails from openmoko: AutoReply: OpenMoko direct

Re: Java games for openMoko

2007-07-28 Thread Ortwin Regel
Remember that the Neo doesn't have the buttons for games. The touchscreen can only do one button at a time, so an external gamepad (USB or Wiimote) would be necessary. Ortwin On 7/27/07, John Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I'm sorry but I'm new to the openMoko system. So my question,

Re: Finger Graffiti

2007-07-30 Thread Ortwin Regel
Worrying about worrying about the trademark issue is even more irrelevant. Pointing things like this out early is a good thing. Further discussion about the trademark issue isn't necessary, though, it's annoying. Ortwin On 7/30/07, Jay Vaughan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jul 30, 2007, at 7:50

Re: What's the real scope of hardware openness?

2007-08-06 Thread Ortwin Regel
I guess you can't have a revolution without breaking some laws... ;) On 8/7/07, Giles Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 6 Aug 2007, at 23:58, Ortwin Regel wrote: Run an open Wifi node. It's becoming less and less of a good idea to do that these days. You are responsible for any

Re: Gaming with the Neo

2007-08-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
I'd prefer a Wiimote attached to the Neo with some kind of plastic holder but this is a nice alterative. On 8/7/07, Mario Wewer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyone of you ever saw something like this?

Re: Google Phone is coming...

2007-08-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
I love the rumors... Really hope they are true! :D On 8/7/07, Jeremy G [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 8/4/07, Jeremy G [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 8/4/07, Harrison Metzger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why doesn't Google join Openmoko/Neo? Google has too many closed-source applications to fit

Re: mailing list management

2007-08-14 Thread Ortwin Regel
Learn to use Gmail. Also it's relevant for everything where you can only see the first X letters of a topic in your list of emails. Like pretty much every mail client and webmail interface out there. So adding the tags to the end of the subject line is a pretty good idea which I could live with

Re: Convince me NOT to cancel my order.

2007-08-28 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 8/26/07, Mike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why am I not being given the choice to RIGHT NOW to be placed at the FRONT of the GTA02 sales queue? Why dont I have a billion dollars? I really want it and I could really use it... Why don't I get respect from

Re: stylus alternative

2007-09-11 Thread Ortwin Regel
There is also http://www.comfortstylus.com/ which kind of works. It's especially well suited for FPS games on the DS, probably not the best thing for phone navigation, though. The problem with all the finger attachments is that your finger still pretty much obstructs the view instead of being

Re: Is neo1973 dual boot possible?

2007-09-21 Thread Ortwin Regel
Seems like it should, with the instructions at http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Booting_from_SD . Could someone prepare binaries ready for putting onto my SD card? And is there a program that can format cards with different filesystems from Windows? Ortwin On 9/21/07, Bartlomiej Zdanowski [Zdanek]

Re: Neo Developer Version

2007-09-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
Pretty sure they are GTA01 as we haven't heard anything about GTA02 being finalized and it isn't planned before October anyway. Ortwin On 9/26/07, Andreas Hennig [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello! Some more Phase 1 Neo's will be shiped end of september. Does somebody now, whether they will be

Re: still having trouble getting Neo to boot Qtopia from SD

2007-10-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
I tried pretty much exactly the steps you described but I can't get booting from SD card to work, neither for Qtopia not for OpenMoko I must be missing something. http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Booting_from_SD seems to suggest that you need to use a specially prepared kernel. Is this so? Any

Re: qtopia flash image update

2007-10-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
With the latest build from http://buildhost.automated.it/OM2007.2/ I can unlock the phone after inputting my PIN two times but it doesn't want to register with the network. Also, the phone is very unresponsive and only registers touch screen input every once in a while. Sounds like this might be

Re: Right-click (as opposed to left-click)

2007-10-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
Right click could be emulated by pressing and holding AUX and then tapping. Of course that means that other AUX button functionality could only be activated after releasing the button without touching the screen. Native apps should never need right clicking, though. It would only be useful for

Re: rootfs?

2007-10-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
A list of different places: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Repositories http://buildhost.automated.it/OM2007.2/?M=D has updates every few days and the images are a little customized. It's also got Qtopia images. http://celtune.morb-design.com/images/fic-gta01/?C=M;O=D updates often, too, and it's

Re: still having trouble getting Neo to boot Qtopia from SD

2007-10-09 Thread Ortwin Regel
of this means. o.o Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Ortwin On 10/7/07, Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I tried pretty much exactly the steps you described but I can't get booting from SD card to work, neither for Qtopia not for OpenMoko I must be missing something. http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki

Looking for debug board near Hildesheim/Germany

2007-10-09 Thread Ortwin Regel
there and of course I won't have a phone... :P Please help me! Ortwin Regel ___ OpenMoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community

Re: Some ideas for the accelerometer

2007-10-14 Thread Ortwin Regel
This doesn't work well because the screen moves with the phone. So if you want to scroll right fast, you'll have trouble to see what's going on on the screen. Scrolling should rather be done on the touchscreen because that works really well. However, dragging the map/website as if it was physical

Re: Possible to add OpenMoko to the email title

2007-10-18 Thread Ortwin Regel
This discussion has been had before. The conclusion was that you should get a better email app. On 10/18/07, David Shanks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All, New to the list and excited about the possibility of a open phone. Still new so i'm mainly lurking for now. I suppose this is directed

Re: HD8X FCC approved

2007-10-31 Thread Ortwin Regel
I hope their awesome fresh software will run on our Neo1973s, too. I'd gladly pay money for that stuff. :) Would be great if they could keep the data open, though. Anyone from Dash around who can comment a little more on what is planned? Ortwin On 10/31/07, Ian Darwin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Chumby on OpenMoko/Neo1973?

2007-11-06 Thread Ortwin Regel
Would it be possible to run the Chumby ( http://chumby.com/ ) software on OpenMoko / the Neo1973? What would it take to make this possible? Why do I want it? Imagine it like this: Plug your Chumby equiped OpenMoko device into the USB charging cable (/cradle). Let it sit for a while. After five

Re: Chumby on OpenMoko/Neo1973?

2007-11-07 Thread Ortwin Regel
missing is the squeeze sensor. -Steven On 11/6/07, Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Would it be possible to run the Chumby ( http://chumby.com/ ) software on OpenMoko / the Neo1973? What would it take to make this possible? Why do I want it? Imagine it like this: Plug your Chumby

Re: Battery time

2007-11-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
Yeah, PLEASE give us a terminal! I'm a complete noob at all things Linux but I already don't feel right if I don't have a terminal to mess with... Later when the Neo is a consumer ready device it might be a good idea to take the terminal out of the versions for the general public (or at least hide

Re: OpenMoko phone comparisons

2007-11-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
On Nov 11, 2007 6:33 PM, Peter Naulls [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have concerns about the screen size (even though it's 640x480, it's still tiny) The screen is small but usable. The biggest problem I see is text input but there are some interesting projects and ideas flying around to solve

Re: OpenMoko phone comparisons

2007-11-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
On Nov 13, 2007 1:12 AM, Peter Naulls [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ortwin Regel wrote: On Nov 11, 2007 6:33 PM, Peter Naulls [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have concerns about the screen size (even though it's 640x480, it's still tiny) The screen is small

Re: palm apps on linux?

2007-11-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
I NEED this on my Neo, coming from a Tapwave Zodiac... I guess it's up to Access to do it. I wonder if they've got a deal with Nokia? And if not, what's the business model? I'd be willing to pay a reasonable sum for a Palm emulator on my Neo. Ortwin On Nov 21, 2007 5:26 AM, Matthew Naftzger

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

2007-11-25 Thread Ortwin Regel
If they suspect you anyway. Quote: *In some cases, judges have granted the requests without even requiring the government to demonstrate probable cause that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime * I wonder how difficult it would be for criminals or the music

Re: need someone to develop this....

2007-12-03 Thread Ortwin Regel
An interesting (though probably not as useful and secure) variation could be to stack the phones on top of each other and have one phone send a vibration pattern to the other. One could even exchange data that way at very very low speeds... B) Ortwin Regel

Re: 2007.11 snapshot available

2007-12-08 Thread Ortwin Regel
Tilting is an awful control method for almost anything. The main reason being that you move the screen around while tilting. Other problems are that it's exausting and lacks feedback. Even tilting to automatically switch the screen orientation can be annoying if you're lying on your side in your

Re: Schematics, circuit diagrams

2008-02-10 Thread Ortwin Regel
How about a different deal: We collect donations to get you a new phone and you make your findings public under a free license? On 2/10/08, joerg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi hardware-hackers! Anybody interested in my story? How i completely disassembled my GTA01, put everything on a

Re: Interview with Raider Realm

2008-02-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
It sounds like Michael was talking about GSM in general. The area not covered by that indeed does seem negligible in the US. You have got a different issue. From what I picked up, it is not reasonably possible to change the hardware in a GTA01 to support the 850 Mhz band. The best option you have

Re: Unbutu mobile

2008-02-26 Thread Ortwin Regel
Where do you draw the line? The Freerunner should be at least at the lower end of that spectrum. On 2/26/08, Nils Faerber [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dean Collins schrieb: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile Any thoughts? Different target: Leveraging the MID MIDs typically have the

Re: Booting from SD

2008-02-28 Thread Ortwin Regel
The problem might be your u-boot version. Try this one: http://buildhost.automated.it/u-boot-good-for-sd-boot-r13_0_2632_0.bin It's what I've been using successfully. I never could get it to work with other u-boot versions I tried. Ortwin On 2/28/08, Emre Turkay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi

Re: Virtual QWERTY Keyboards to be used with Fingers...

2008-03-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/1/08, Sean Moss-Pultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 3/1/08 Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote: On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 08:47:31 +0100 Karsten Ensinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] babbled: Sorry to jump into the thread this late, but I am wondering if you already examined the following

Re: Virtual QWERTY Keyboards to be used with Fingers...

2008-03-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/1/08, Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 3/1/08, Sean Moss-Pultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 3/1/08 Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote: On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 08:47:31 +0100 Karsten Ensinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] babbled: Sorry to jump into the thread this late, but I am

Re: Idea of a voice mail application

2008-03-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
And people just accept paying for incoming connections?! I still can't get over how US phone contracts work... O.o On 3/2/08, Mark Haury [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 29 Feb 2008, at 17:34, Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote: siaPeter Trapp ha scritto: Hi everybody, I thought about the

Re: iphone-haptic

2008-03-02 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/2/08, Andrea Debortoli [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: what about this?? http://code.google.com/p/iphone-haptics/ it would be very useful to have on FreeRunner too!!! I have doubts about the usefulness of vibrator feedback. It can't help you find a button or tell you whether you pressed the

Re: iphone-haptic

2008-03-03 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/3/08, Gilbert Hartmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Does anyone know how this compares to the feedback on the Wii when using the keyboard? It sounds fairly similar (save for the Wii's lack of a touchscreen) - --Bert It should be similar but

Re: Multi-touch: Many questions to one desire....

2008-03-04 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/4/08, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi guys, I have thought a bit about multitouch and its possible usecases and the longer I think about it the less exciting I find it on a mobile phone. The technology per se is great and I'm sure it will allow for great innovation

Re: OpenMoko and accessories design

2008-03-13 Thread Ortwin Regel
How about using Bluetooth? Yeah, it would be a little strange but think of it like this: You could take your phone out of the cradle when it has finished charging and it would continue playing music while you'd read the next chapter of your ebook in your bed. With WLAN and Bluetooth, the only

Re: Openmoko strives for openness

2008-03-19 Thread Ortwin Regel
What would be interesting to know: What is the next thing Openmoko wants to do? A GTA03 Neo device with some changes in functionality but keeping the general design? An entirely new device with possibly other/revolutionary design goals? Multiple devices at the same time? How about a TI OMAP3 as

Re: TomTom on Openmoko?

2008-03-27 Thread Ortwin Regel
On 3/27/08, David Pottage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, March 27, 2008 1:33 pm, Christ van Willegen wrote: Have you seen the progress that's been made in The Netherlands? i.e.: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.375lon=5.24898zoom=17layers=B0FT (yes, there are houses on there...)

Re: Wireless charger for Neo

2008-04-01 Thread Ortwin Regel
Why not simply use standard wireless USB chargers? On 4/1/08, Alexey Feldgendler [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello! Some mobile phone vendors are now looking into wireless charging. A wireless charger technology is more user-friendly than the traditional wired phone chargers. However, users

Re: accelerometer thought

2008-04-11 Thread Ortwin Regel
Good idea as long as it's easy to turn it off. On 4/11/08, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Friday 11 April 2008 03:12:45 Joe Pfeiffer wrote: It occurred to me as I was thinking about use cases that a setting in which the phone would be on vibrate while vertical (as in

Re: Smart LCD birght/dim...

2008-04-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
Exactly my thoughts: This sounds way too complicated to actually be useful. I'd rather adjust my brightness manually. On 4/12/08, Nick Guenther [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Marco Trevisan (Treviño) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since Freerunner won't have an hardware


2008-04-12 Thread Ortwin Regel
Quikwriting is the best input method for finger input on a small touchscreen like the Neo's that I have come across. http://mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin/demos/quikwriting.html There have been positive comments towards it on the list before. Does anyone have the time, motivation and ability to implement

Re: LCD protector

2008-04-13 Thread Ortwin Regel
A German ebay seller has some that are advertised as being made for the Neo 1973 (and should thus work fine on the Freerunner as it has the same case and screen dimensions):

Re: LCD protector

2008-04-13 Thread Ortwin Regel
Well, maybe if you ask nicely he will ship to the US anyway. On 4/13/08, Ajit Natarajan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ortwin Regel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A German ebay seller has some that are advertised as being made for the Neo 1973 (and should thus work fine on the Freerunner as it has

Re: PVT Update.

2008-04-14 Thread Ortwin Regel
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Still, poor Freerunners... :'( On 4/14/08, Michele Renda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One minute of silence for the dead freerunner, death to ensure a product free of defects :) 2008/4/14, steve [EMAIL PROTECTED]: The last of DVT

Re: Unofficial poll: Do you want 3G in the proposed successor, GTA 03?

2008-04-15 Thread Ortwin Regel
Well, it would mean that the casing changes significantly. That means lots of work and cost so it's not a trivial change. I don't think it's worth doing this (or even reasonably possible in time) before the next hardware revision. Ortwin On 4/15/08, Carlo E. Prelz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

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