Re: CAD files for the case of the Neo will be made available

2008-01-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Jeremiah - Do you know if this model has objects providing dimensions for the pcb, screen, battery, other elements? It isn't a problem to wait see, if the release will be occurring soon. I was just curious. Why would you want dimensions for pcb, screen, battery, etc? Regarding the

Re: CAD files for the case of the Neo will be made available

2008-01-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
in Pro/E format (.prt and .asm files) an acceptable way? Wolfgang On Jan 17, 2008, at 2:36 AM, Esben Stien wrote: Wolfgang Spraul [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Regarding the format, the original is in Pro/Engineer Assembly (.asm) and Part (.prt) files. That's probably hard to digest for any FOSS CAD

Re: CAD files for the case of the Neo will be made available

2008-01-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Control to 1 * OK I'm sure the process would be similar to convert to either of the other 2 formats. Jeremiah Flerchinger Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Esben - Interesting. I checked on BRLCAD's website Converting Geometry Between BRL-CAD and other Formats, Page 17 http://ftp.brlcad.org

Re: CAD files for the case of the Neo will be made available

2008-01-17 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
of the file intact, that would be great! What do you think? Regards, Wolfgang On Jan 17, 2008, at 1:57 PM, Jeremiah Flerchinger wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Jeremiah - thanks for the information, that is indeed very helpful. Your list includes DXF, that was the preference before. I am

Re: CAD files for the case of the Neo will be made available

2008-01-17 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
knows more details? Best regards Mario -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wolfgang Spraul Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:29 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: List for OpenMoko community discussion Subject: Re: CAD files for the case

Re: JavaFX

2008-01-24 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
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 http://qtopia.net/modules/devices/openmoko.php Once JavaFX, Android are available, we will work on

Re: Digital Compass JavaFX

2008-01-26 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Has JavaFX been released? Can you point me to JavaFX sources you would like to see running on the Neo (URLs please, Sun's websites are a real maze, almost rivaling our wiki :-))? afaik there will be JavaFX Mobile and JavaFX Script. Rest assured that we will work hard to get all this stuff

Re: Digital Compass JavaFX

2008-01-26 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Bzzt, thanks for playing. There is a Java 1.4 (SE) Technology Preview for ARM that you can download; this has been available for about 6 months. Unfortunately it doesn't play nice with the particular shared library versions that are installed on OpenMoko, and at that point I gave up. Not

Re: Asterisk Release for the Openmoko Platform

2008-01-26 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Wow, Asterisk on a phone sounds great. Thanks for getting this started. fyi, anyone creating ipkgs for OpenMoko: If you are building FOSS apps (like Asterisk), please send us a mail at [EMAIL PROTECTED] and make sure you point us to your recipe or just attach it. So we can include it in

Re: Wiki - confusion

2008-02-03 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
JW - Should i just go ahead and change the core structure to being correct and the rest will follow?Is there someone overlooking wiki structure? Yes, I think you can move ahead with those changes. Let's see what others are saying... It seems to me there is now a clear structure 1)

Re: Wiki - confusion

2008-02-03 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
JW, Pietro, roh - OK, the confusion even exist within OpenMoko :-) So it's definitely something we need to find out soon. I think it's like JW said, roh thinks it's like Pietro said. Stay tuned, we will find out soon... Wolfgang On Feb 3, 2008, at 5:29 PM, Joachim Steiger wrote: Pietro m0nt0

Re: Wiki - confusion

2008-02-05 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
internal (engineering) names and marketing names separate, because they travel at different speeds :-) Wolfgang On Feb 6, 2008, at 1:00 AM, Michael Shiloh wrote: JW wrote: so did we get any official pronouncement from the Openmoko team yet? Are Wolfgang Spraul and me right (gta1=neo gta2

proprietary firmware

2008-02-07 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear Community, Some of our chips or chipsets contain proprietary firmware in flash memory. For example, in GTA02 these include the Wi-Fi, GPS, and GSM chipsets. Ideally, we would have liked to use chipsets for which even the firmware code would be free, but they don't exist right now. So

solar power

2008-02-09 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Andy (or anyone else), if the whole back of the Neo would be a solar panel, and you would put it back side up into direct sunlight, say for 5 hours, how much could that charge the battery? Could you operate the phone without a battery (and without USB) power if you were standing in

Re: GTA02 Battery Capacity (Was: Re: More about the GTA02)

2008-02-14 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Andy - class to expose it so it is generic. (I don't know for sure if it will ship with such a battery since it is decided in .tw according to availability and so on, but I hope it will.) Yes, I think we can confirm that every GTA02 will ship with this new 'smart' battery. There are more

Re: proprietary firmware

2008-02-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Tony - ... and what's the quantities you want to buy. I think if we could buy their whole company, the openness should not be an issue anyway. But before that happens, ... FANTASTIC! Tony, your explanation settles this topic once and for all... Way to go! Wolfgang On Feb 16, 2008, at

RIP Joseph Weizenbaum

2008-03-07 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/104672 Was always good to read his latest 'angry thoughts', and I'm sure many people in the Free Software scene in Germany will miss him. --- MIT The Tech, April 1985: I think the computer has from the beginning been a fundamentally conservative

Re: network registration from NEO! please help!

2008-03-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
cool. Should we create a wiki page to collect the results? Wolfgang On Mar 17, 2008, at 12:43 PM, Erin Yueh wrote: Hi List, We'd like to ask your kindly helps on network registration by using your NEO devices. Particularly, the network from T-Mobile in UK, ATT in USA, and Vodafone in

Re: Price of the Freerunner spare parts

2008-03-27 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
; List for Openmoko community discussion Subject: Re: Price of the Freerunner spare parts Am Mi 26. März 2008 schrieb clare: On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: This is pretty much finished on my end. Nokia BL-6C. Allen Lin did tests (we could only get BL-5C so far, also works

Re: Openmoko strives for openness (smedia glamo)

2008-04-03 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
I like this idea, I think this is legally OK and if we are open and honest about it, may even become an accepted practice known to our vendors. Need to do some more checks on that... Wolfgang On Apr 3, 2008, at 9:44 PM, Harald Welte wrote: On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:32:31AM +0100, Tom

Re: Openmoko strives for openness (smedia glamo)

2008-04-03 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear Hervé, here is my perspective: Most chip vendors see their business in selling chips. Documentation is just a necessary evil to them, they are trying to get away with the minimum amount of documentation that will still sell the chip. Unless in very few cases, chip vendors do not see good

Re: customized CPE - Android Openmoko

2008-04-04 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear khang, Is OpenMoko CPE a good choice for niche or special applications or not ??? Any ideas ? If not , many of the developers will go for Android . That is not good . Let me use this opportunity to talk a bit about Openmoko and Android. First of all we

Re: CAD file

2008-04-09 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Michael, both the GTA01 and GTA02 zip files have those .1 extensions inside. The files were created independently (GTA01 by me, GTA02 by Will). There is nothing duplicate in the zip file, everything has .1 extensions. I would be careful about renaming file extensions without checking in

Re: rationale for ASU (and change from GTK to Qt)

2008-06-28 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Ron - I think a lot of people hate QT so much that they don't even see anymore that GTK+ still lives and grows as before! Yes, we brought Qt/Qtopia into Openmoko, on top of X so it can co- exist with GTK+ and EFL. There never has been a 'GTK+ stack'. What is a 'GTK+ stack'? Hopefully the

Re: ancient hardware? - Software matters

2008-07-07 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
thank you so much! You cannot believe how hard people at Openmoko work and getting a mail like yours rewards many of us for 12+ hours working days. It's a long way, lots of hardware and software bugs, we know it. I like your 'bad teeth' analogy :-) Wolfgang On Jul 7, 2008, at 6:57 PM, Tilman

Re: T-Mobile with ASU on GTA01?

2008-07-09 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear Marcus, your mail touches many subjects and let me just pick out a few: First of all thanks for buying 4 phones from us! We are still an 'Open Source project' more than a company and people need to believe in the bigger picture to buy from us now. Believe it or not - we all eat our own

Re: Reason for GPS problems found!

2008-07-15 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Alejandro - This issue does not look good. Is there someone in Openmoko or FIC aware of it? Aware of it? You must be kidding. Pretty much everybody at Openmoko, including Sean our beloved leader, reads the mailing lists. All mailing lists. Then we have internal mailing lists, and if you

Re: Reason for GPS problems found!

2008-07-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Alejandro - This issue does not look good. Is there someone in Openmoko or FIC aware of it? Aware of it? You must be kidding. Dear Wolfgang, there remains one question that the community has to you and it is even more important than the question why

Re: Qtopia questions

2008-07-25 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Lorn, Qtopia development is fairly closed. We do take contributions, depending on our roadmap, but consider that we need to sell it however we like (non GPL), we ask for copyright assignment, or a very liberal license like BSD. This is mainly for large features. Small bug fixes cannot be

Re: Some commentary on the new Openmoko direction, and a review of FSO

2008-08-07 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear Kevin, thanks for writing your review, for us at Openmoko nothing is better than a genuine reality check from outside. Executive summary first: I understand that we have not done a very good job at communicating our software strategy, and I accept responsibility for that. In detail,

Re: Openmoko Om 2008.8 Release

2008-08-08 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Maybe I should add that the binary Om 2008.8 release is for GTA02 only right now. For GTA01, we have no big plan yet but we will look at it next. The biggest problem that stops us is that we are extremely low on GTA01 phones :-) I am only aware of 1 (ONE) functioning GTA01 in the Taipei

Re: FR and debian, seems it's progressing

2008-08-10 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
We are planning just that, give us a bit of time to sort things out after the Om 2008.8 release. Wolfgang On Aug 10, 2008, at 9:41 PM, Matt wrote: I think Openmoko could take a leaf from the book of Debian. Their Stable/Unstable/Testing approach allows users to pick the build which suits

Re: Om2008.8 comments and questions

2008-08-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dear Helmut, your priorities are our priorities _BUT_ it will still take quite a while, yes. From what you write, you seem to be indeed the perfect customer we are focusing our efforts on. You have a Linux system on your desktop or notebook already, you are looking for a phone that works

Re: Intel Atom

2008-08-14 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Jeffery, can you add the Atom chip to our 'Chip Scouting' section at http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/MokoForesight ? Also in the future, any hardware related mails should go to [EMAIL PROTECTED] I am getting our Electrical Engineers to subscribe to that list, and we do take the Chip Scouting

Re: 2008.8 update

2008-08-27 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Bill, sms mode. The bug was closed with what to an English speaker means its working, so go away. This certainly teed me right off. In ... Yes, I am still peeved by the way the bug was closed - why bother raising bugs when it results in actions like this? Its all very well saying its

Re: Mockup or what else?

2008-09-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Treviño, However there's another question to Openmoko: another important developer left openmoko; unfortunately he's not the first of the list. Why this happens so often? In every message I've read about, it's always stated that there's no so much openness as it should be. This happens

Re: [2008.9] Wifi very unreliable

2008-10-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
vale, i think this should also be a high priority aspect to work on for Openmoko. It is, and for Atheros too. We are working on improving the driver (there are several driver variants actually), we are working on getting all of this into mainline kernel.org, we are working with Atheros

Re: What should a community manager do?

2008-10-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Rod, It seems that access was granted sometime between then and now oh great, I'm happy to hear that. Maybe we don't talk about it enough publicly: We have an 'admin trac' issue tracker, that _EVERYBODY_ can use to send requests to the Openmoko admins. This is a public resource, same as

Re: 2/3: What people want Openmoko to do?

2008-10-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
healthy to me. Our main focus should be to get hardware and software quality up, better design, low price, 100% open. Wolfgang On Oct 12, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Rod Whitby wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Openmoko — how many are subscribed to your email lists? announce: 11187 community: 2240

Re: 2/3: What people want Openmoko to do?

2008-10-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Risto, Openmoko — how many are subscribed to your email lists? announce: 11187 community: 2240 devel: 1218 openmoko-kernel: 640 We have some statistics at https://monitor.openmoko.org/munin/ The statistics there are very IT/tech focused, but I think roh gismo will be open-minded to improve

Re: What should a community manager do?

2008-10-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
when the tickets change state ... Nice, thanks! I'm not sure roh or gismo are reading this, if not you may have to file a ticket in admin-trac :-) Wolfgang On Oct 12, 2008, at 8:03 PM, Rod Whitby wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Rod, It seems that access was granted sometime between

Re: RESEND(Wrong Thread): IMAGE/MP3 licensing issue.

2008-11-12 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Tom, Erk... are you able to give any more details about the exact reasons? The short story is that we are in a protracted battle with some patent trolls. Google for Sisvel. In order to get ourselves in a stronger position, we want to make sure no copies/instances/whatever of patent-infested

Re: RESEND(Wrong Thread): IMAGE/MP3 licensing issue.

2008-11-14 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Tim, The only threat a patent troll understands is a well funded group of researchers and lawyers ready and willing to spend millions of dollars and years of effort to invalidate their prized patent. Fortunately, such things _do_ exist. I suggest OpenMoko search for, and solicit help from

Re: The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL

2008-11-14 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Jacob, Glamo is not a forbidden topic. Openmoko actually has learnt a lot from this. First we have learnt to not trust high-level promises as much as before. In fact I would go as far as saying that going forward, we will not trust any promises about 'we will open this up later' anymore.

Re: The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL

2008-11-14 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
will come out. It's a long way, maybe another year. Let's continue to work, join if you haven't joined yet. Best Regards, Wolfgang On Nov 14, 2008, at 7:06 PM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote: On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 06:11:30PM +0800, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: built with the Freerunner is awesome. Please

Re: Calling interested Glamo OpenGL developers (was: The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL)

2008-11-20 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Lally, how long is OM going to be using the Glamo? The glamo will be kept for the lifetime of gta02, i.e. every gta02 will have the glamo chip. For gta03, release date unknown, the decision is to not have a glamo, we use the acceleration of the SoC. The GTA02's been on the brink of

Re: Buzzing (was :The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL)

2008-11-20 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Timo, You will find echo fixed in Openmoko's 2008.11 release, if you keep using the Openmoko distro, and responsiveness and touch screen usability will also improve with 2008.11 release. End call / accept You are right that people are working on these things and fixes appear. However, please

Re: Expressing hope that the next-gen Openmoko hardware might support 3G/3.5G/HSDPA when it arrives

2008-11-23 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Justyn, I do hope Openmoko are giving the connectivity of the phone the weighting it deserves. ... However, for an increasing portion of the market it is becoming expected in any new smart phone. ... So this email is about making sure that it is known that there is a market of people

Re: Any progress on the Telit UC864 3.5G modem?

2008-12-09 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Justyn, lots of changes in our hardware team, we hired some great new engineers, Adam Wang (production engineer), Ivorin Chen (layout engineer), Tully Gehan (mechanical engineer), Eva Lin (project coordinator). Working on more... As for MokoForesight, Shawn Lin left a while ago, so the whole

Re: No more optimization team

2008-12-10 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
David, the optimization team finished their work a few weeks ago, most people were working on new tasks already. I knew before I had to take the blame for expectations that got unprofessionally raised to a level where we could not deliver, and here I am now taking the blame. Let me explain

Re: No more optimization team

2008-12-10 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Bernd, i am sure there will still be optimization, but without a dedicated team, so there won't be regular updates. Correct. From my perspective the updates weren't helpful anyway, I'd rather not talk and instead deliver. The latest image, including all optimizations from the optimization

Re: Freerunner is running OpenWrt!

2009-01-30 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Mirko and others that helped here, this is great stuff, congratulations! - kernel (2.6.28) is building and booting (merging the Openmoko and OpenWrt patchsets, whereof one (and that's not ours ;)) consists of either over 620 little non-atomic patches or one 10MB patchblob [kudos to

Re: Freerunner is running OpenWrt!

2009-01-31 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
, Wolfgang On Jan 31, 2009, at 7:40 PM, Michael Buesch wrote: On Saturday 31 January 2009 04:41:46 Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Mirko and others that helped here, this is great stuff, congratulations! - kernel (2.6.28) is building and booting (merging the Openmoko and OpenWrt patchsets, whereof one

Re: Freerunner is running OpenWrt!

2009-01-31 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
is making incredible progress, so whenever you are ready to uptick to a more recent vanilla version, andy-tracking should already be there. Best Regards, Wolfgang On Feb 1, 2009, at 12:50 AM, Michael Buesch wrote: On Saturday 31 January 2009 17:32:53 Wolfgang Spraul wrote: Michael, No we take

Re: Questions about the usability of GTA02

2009-01-31 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Tschaka, 4) GTA03? Or would u rather advise me to wait for GTA03? No, definitely not. First of all GTA03 is still a long way out, at least 6 months, maybe 9, maybe more. But more importantly, at Openmoko you cannot assume that GTA03 = GTA02 + new hardware features. When Sean started the

Re: Questions about the usability of GTA02

2009-02-01 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Sarton, this is a great mail, spot on, thank you very much. Wolfgang On Feb 2, 2009, at 1:27 PM, roguem...@roguewrt.org wrote: Gothnet wrote: Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote: Why? What is it that you expect the Neo Freerunner to do that the other handheld devices out there won't? You

Openmoko is hiring

2009-02-04 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Hi everybody, Monday was the first day after Chinese New Year, and the first day in our new office in Xindian, a bit outside of Taipei, in the vicinity of many other interesting tech companies. So far we find lots of good restaurants all around, very nice... Two pictures from the new office

New Life in Openmoko Phones

2009-05-18 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Hi everybody, (sorry for the cross-posting, I thought spreading the word about gta02-core and new stuff from Openmoko was worth it...) Today Openmoko released additional pieces of documentation about Freerunner hardware: board outline, footprints and netlist. Same as all other releases before -

Re: MP3 patents (was: Freerunner's Future)

2009-06-05 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
David, Once was said OM was in sue trying to resolve this but I have no more info on that for a long time. You have a good memory! :-) Yes, we were working with the Software Freedom Law Center in New York on our patent strategy. There was a decision of the US Supreme Court that undid some of

Re: MP3 patents (was: Freerunner's Future)

2009-06-05 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Christoph, Openmoko phones are MP3-free and thus do not infringe on any MP3 intellectual property. Wolfgang Christoph Pulster wrote: It's more than welcome to see Openmoko Inc. is still very much in support of the Freerunner/GTA02 and will provide the community with support in areas like the

Re: Freerunner's Future

2009-06-06 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Dale, The Freerunner had (has?) great potential, but we couldn't realize that potential without basic reliable functionality. If the concerted efforts of many talented (in some cases even paid) engineers couldn't achieve that basic milestone, it seems unlikely that it will be achieved by a

Leaving Openmoko and continuing with Openmoko

2009-06-09 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Hi everybody, today I wanted to make it official that I left my employed role at Openmoko Inc. two weeks ago. I worked as Sean's lead for all engineering activities for over 1.5 years, and have to say it was a hell of a ride! Thanks a lot to Sean and all former and current Openmoko employees, as

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Shaz, (cross-posting to develo...@lists.qi-hardware.com, if you have more Qi-specific questions please ask me over there) This is good news. Congrats and good luck. By the way how are you guys planning to go along with OpenMoko efforts? Both Openmoko and Qi believe in free technology, so for

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Werner, you can mark my words - I am becoming a real mutt fan now. Unless someone else is faster, I will port mutt over to the NanoNote and use it as my offline email device :-) Next time I come visit you in Buenos Aires this will work! Wolfgang On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 08:27:02AM -0300, Werner

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Christoph, wow I like your list! Old mistakes: #1 Believing in the community? No comment. #2 Not only do we 'announce' products that are not for sale, but in addition we have an open roadmap and design the products based on community feedback. #3 We don't need an MPEG-patent license because we

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
maddog, thanks for your thoughtful reply! Fortunately the mp3 issue (as a continued example) can be met other ways. Since the designs are open, the addition of an mp3 codec by a VAR (and payment of that royalty in jurisdictions where it is required) is something that could be done even

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Rafael, (ex-OM as well) has found some serious problems with HeeksCAD already, that he says prohibit him from doing effective work to prepare for plastic injection. Oh well... This a surprise to me, as i didn't know this mechanical tool. Are you a mechanical engineer? Or do you know some

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-21 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Laszlo, excellent link to wildcat, thanks! Free mechanical tools are the weakest part (aside from free IC design tools), so this may take a while until it becomes a real production option but it's definitely on the radar. I will follow up on wildcat in a little bit. Best Regards, Wolfgang On Tue,

Re: New Open Hardware company

2009-07-24 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Tony, just a few misconceptions - Qi is global, same as Openmoko. Headquarter in San Francisco, RD in Taiwan, Germany, USA. Production in China. About patents - we care a lot. Qi Hardware is Copyleft Hardware. How could we think that this would work if we didn't respect intellectual property? We

Re: FSO core team founds BGB company

2009-07-29 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Mickey, Stefan, Daniel and Jan, congratulations! I wish you all the best, both from a free software and business perspective it's so important to avoid the mobile Android monoculture :-) Way to go FSO, we will do what we can to support you guys. Wolfgang On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 05:51:20PM

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Paul Joerg, this is an excellent document, obviously I cannot spot anything wrong! I didn't know that some external chargers would not charge gta01 or gta02 batteries because of the thermistor check you are writing about. All the cheap external chargers we bought in Taiwan or China for testing

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
proving that we have it :-) Any Coulomb fans out there? Wolfgang On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 10:02:42PM +0400, Paul Fertser wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi-hardware.com writes: this is an excellent document, obviously I cannot spot anything wrong! Thanks for you kind words. :) I didn't know

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
consumption work. If it's not possible, I think CC is good - I don't want to make the assumption that you have to have an ampmeter to be able to do power consumption work. Feedback very appreciated. Wolfgang On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 10:02:42PM +0400, Paul Fertser wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
ruso...@poczta.fm writes: 2009/8/2 Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi-hardware.com Hmm, that's a pretty strong statement. At Openmoko we spent _a lot_ of money combined to get this CC thing to work. The theory was that you have it in most notebook batteries so it's 'a good

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 11:22:40PM +0400, Paul Fertser wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi-hardware.com writes: To me it seems that CC readings are almost unused except for presenting the user with a bit more accurate capacity data. And when someone is developing something lowlevel he could

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
... Thanks for all your feedback so far, Wolfgang On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 11:30:45PM +0400, Paul Fertser wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi-hardware.com writes: Wolfgang, please consider making current measurement in suspend easy. :) Yeah - I thought that's what we were talking about

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
consumption during suspend? Wolfgang On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 11:46:06PM +0400, Paul Fertser wrote: Wolfgang Spraul wolfg...@qi-hardware.com writes: Yes, i think that's the case. The only state where integrated power measurement readings are unavailable is suspend and that's quite low level

Re: Document with answers to most popular battery-related questions is ready

2009-08-10 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
, 2009 at 01:46:26AM +0800, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: How are people really using the Coulomb counter in gta02? Theoretically I would think that it provides far superior power measurement options for actual software development, just as you write. For example when playing with power saving codes

Re: One second Openmoko boot?

2009-08-20 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Mickey, Not really. Reloading (in the worst case) 128MB from an SD is not exactly fast either. The only sane way to substantially improve booting time is to stop booting like a desktop PC, that is move away from starting all services just because you can. Start them on demand and

Re: [All] Status of the OM community

2009-08-22 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Risto, My wish also would be that the (former) OM employees still around could rewrite/update the parts that concern OM the company in the wiki. Can you point me to some parts you would like to see updated? I'm not with the company anymore for 2 months, but maybe there are still some things I

Re: Hi

2009-08-22 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Roland, Seeing that none of the distro's really do (seeing that they are produced by hackers who are mostly hacking for their own enjoyment it's not really surprising and you can't really blame the teams) I would agree, but what's your solution? The one idea I have is that maybe stable

Re: Om2009 Maintainer

2009-08-28 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Angus, thanks a lot for your fantastic work on Om2009. It didn't go where we wanted it to go, but still covered a lot of ground. I guess I will switch to SHR too then (good instructions!) :-) Keep in touch, Wolfgang On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 01:09:49PM -0600, Angus Ainslie wrote: Hi All, After

Re: Web site promoting open hardware?

2009-09-10 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Stefan, what would drive someone to this site/list and what are the criteria people are looking for? I think at some point I will start to work on a table of 'hackable' hardware, because at least technically it's relatively easy to pin down features: Reflashable, unbrickable, all drivers in

Re: Rod Whitby (MokoMakefile author) moves on to start WebOS Internals

2009-10-06 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Rod, wow, sad to see you go indeed. You are one of the true old-timers of Openmoko :-) Since hacking the Palm Pre is not that far from an 'open phone' perspective, maybe you can add a feed to the Openmoko planet and we can that way stay in touch with what you are doing? I will regularly check

Re: WikiReader

2009-10-13 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Sean, wow great, it's out! Congratulations and I wish you all the best with it! Wolfgang On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 01:51:42PM +0800, Sean Moss-Pultz wrote: Dear Community! Today, with the greatest of pleasure, I am ready to share with you the birth of our third product -- WikiReader. Three

Re: Freerunner Review

2009-10-16 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Nelson, Something that I think and that also hear from others is that it's sad to see that OM stopped sponsoring phone development too early (when the FR was just starting to work) but we know that many companies Totally agree with you. But the good news is that Werner continues with

Re: [Wikireader] Any news on Wikireader ?

2009-10-22 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Doug, YES! This is an excellent summary and technical introduction to the device... Before trying to add a few things, let me first express my deep personal thanks to a number of people that worked with me on the device until 5 months ago (there was not enough space on the official website to

Re: Tuxbrain first anniversary

2009-10-26 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
David, same as the others, congratulations! I think we will hear a lot more from tuxbrain in coming years... :-) Wolfgang On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 12:26:52PM +0100, David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote: Dear all, Is for me a pleasure and proud to announce this week Tuxbrain the company that has

Re: future phones that you can hack. news.

2009-11-18 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
raster, I can officially leak this. We (over in Enlightenment land) are working with a major electronics manufacturer Fantastic news, congratulations for getting this off the ground and I wish you a lot of success with it! Keep in touch, Wolfgang On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 12:07:09PM +1100,

Re: Happy New Year from FSO

2010-01-02 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Mickey, congratulations for taking FSO this far and all the best and some good luck in 2010! Wolfgang On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 02:31:22PM +0100, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote: In the name of the FSO team, I wish all of you a Happy New Year! 2009 was a turbulent year for us, the year where

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

2010-01-07 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Michael, 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

Re: Alternatives to FR

2010-01-08 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Warren, I've been using my FR for 1.5 years, as my primary phone for a lot of that time(on QtEI and the more recently shr-u), and I must admit I'm getting more and more frustrated with it - between the regular crashes and hangs, the incredibly slow performance (so slow that I still

Re: Alternatives to FR

2010-01-08 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Timo, I'd really hope for FreeRunner with 3G and Glamo ripped off, possibly newer CPU some day. For example some company joining gta02-core effort to semi-productize something new... Yeah definitely. There are a number of efforts going on to regroup, here's my perspective on the lower layers

Re: gta02-core (was Re: OM future)

2010-02-25 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Ghislain, They showed how the process is done, from the beginning to the end (I don't know about the funding). even that is open :-) (scroll down to second part) http://en.qi-hardware.com/pipermail/developer/2010-February/001918.html Although it's not a phone, I do have a working

Re: gta02-core (was Re: OM future)

2010-02-25 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
raster, may be waiting forever. if it does happen you'll find yourself comparing to iphone 4g or nexus 2 or whatever is now out in the 95% of the market. and then crying why it sucks so much in comparison. that was already the case for freerunner. like it or not there is an expectation of at

Re: gta02-core (was Re: OM future)

2010-02-27 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
a) crack open closed phones by reverse engeneering ? b) wait for a manufacturer to compromise its pot of gold by producing an open phone ? c) put our head in a bag and pretend an iphone or an android is open enough ? d) aim at building one collectively despite all the unbelievers trying to

Re: Leaving the Openmoko community, new wiki-admin needed

2010-08-31 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Marko, you did a fantastic job all these many months - under-appreciated - so a big THANK YOU is more than deserved! Good luck with your N900, keep in touch, Wolfgang ___ Openmoko community mailing list community@lists.openmoko.org

Re: FOSDEM Hackable Devices stand

2011-02-03 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
Wim has asked me to forward that the Hackable Devices stand will be located in Building AW. I will show the Openmoko Beagle Hybrid and the GTA04 engineering sample. David will show the Nanonote. And the Milkymist One VJ station http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Milkymist_One

Re: FOSS GSM security camera?

2011-02-25 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
there is also a project on qi-hardware.com: http://projects.qi-hardware.com/index.php/p/xue/timeline/ The problem with that project is that it's just a plan now, not a single board has been produced. I'd say this is way out until it becomes a usable product (minimum 1 year). And we are not

Re: ATT and my beloved Freerunner

2011-08-26 Thread Wolfgang Spraul
ATT has been calling and text'ing for the last 2 months. They have informed me that my phone will no longer be compatible with their network on Monday Aug 29-30, 2011. Has anyone else running into this issue? Yes. They eventually started *intercepting my calls* and redirecting them

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