Jan Lübbe — Sun, 2007-08-26 16:47
Thanks to a patch by Roman Moravcik i was able to close OpenMoko bug 677 today. This problem made the SD slot unusable for anything except some simple tests. To verify that everything is working now, i installed the new Debian ARM EABI port. So now i can use Aptitude to install almost all Debian packages.
I'll publish a tarball of my chroot soon for anyone who wants to try Debian on the Neo. If you have problems with the speed of your SD card, check if the filesystem is mounted 'sync'.
Update: The tarball is now available.
Jan Lübbe — Sun, 2007-05-27 19:37
While reading the OpenMoko commitlog I noticed this patch by Harald 'laforge' Welte. It updates the initialization routines for the GTA02 (the next Neo1973 hardware revision, Phase 1+ and 2) and creates a driver stub for a chip called 'SMedia Glamo3362'.
According to the manufacturer's site and datasheet, the Glamo3362 is the VGA variant of the 3370 which supports 2D/3D accelleration and MPEG4 en-/decoding (it also has a camera interface, which probably won't be used in the Neo1973).
Jan Lübbe — Thu, 2007-03-15 17:35
The latest Chaosradio Express podcast (#42) is about the OpenMoko project. Tim Pritlove and OpenMoko core developer Harald 'laforge' Welte talk about the project and its challenges, the Neo1973 phone and open phones in general.
Harald said that the Phase 1+ hardware will probably include an upgrade to 1GB on-board flash.
Jan Lübbe — Mon, 2007-03-12 21:55
We now have a game working on the Neo: SuperTux
Sound and music are not yet working and its impossible to control Tux (because we would need more buttons ;). Perhaps we can use a Bluetooth gamepad.
Jan Lübbe — Mon, 2007-02-12 12:38
Sean Moss-Pultz has just announced that the Neo1973 hardware has been delayed by some necessary changes and bad luck. The software will be released anyway, so we'll be able to take a look at it soon.
I had hoped to take it with me to FOSDEM, so instead we'll work on OpenEZX some more. Perhaps we can show you something working. :)
Jan Lübbe — Mon, 2007-01-29 01:10
After a long break i'll start blogging again. :) All the software has been updated to the current versions and it seems to be working.
Yesterday i've recieved the confirmation that i'm in the Neo1973 Phase 0 early access program. Yay!
When the phone has arrived i'll write a short review and start working on some interesting applications (i.e. an OpenStreetMap client).