[Tinkerphones] Fwd: [Gta04-owner] QtMoko: a dream comes true :)

Norayr Chilingarian norayr at arnet.am
Fri Feb 23 12:28:59 CET 2018


I would prefer it to be on github.

Though usually I am the one who supports decentralization, but here are 
some arguments:

* github is a public place, where it is much more probable that your 
project can be discovered by the people who potentially can get involved, 
even if they did not know about the project before.

(many different ways - accidentally, or by following your friends' 
"likes", or by search, or by other means)

* github stimulates people to fork/make pull requests, this work is 
public, and it increases people's social status, when they contribute to 
the project on the public place, where it is noticeable by their 
community.

On the contrary, by keeping the separate, even public git tree, the 
chances to be discovored and contributed to are much lower.

On Fri, 23 Feb 2018, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:

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>       Anfang der weitergeleiteten Nachricht:
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> Von: "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com>
> Betreff: [Gta04-owner] QtMoko: a dream comes true :)
> Datum: 21. Februar 2018 um 20:53:12 MEZ
> An: Tinkerphones Community <community at tinkerphones.org>, List for
> communicating with real GTA04 owners <gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
> Kopie: List for Openmoko community discussion
> <community at lists.openmoko.org>
> Antwort an: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners
> <gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
> 
> Hi,I am happy to announce that after years of
> abandonment and obsolescence, QtMoko is back in
> maintained mode.
> 
> After several failed attempts, we now have a git
> tree and a build system where we can apply
> modifications and accept patches. And we
> need testers :)
> 
> Currently, we have a Wheezy and a Jessie based
> (different git branches) and both run on the
> GTA04(A3, A4, A5) with latest Letux kernels.
> 
> Basically QtMoko also starts and runs on the Pyra,
> but there is nothing to see on the display yet.
> It simply remains black...
> 
> Here are the key resources:
> 
> Project Home: http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-qtmoko/ - also for
> reporting issues
> Git: http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-qtmoko.git;a=heads
> Downloads: http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/?C=M;O=D
> - look for *-qtmoko.tbz
> Install on µSD: DEV=/dev/sdb ./makesd qtmoko - to install a Jessie
> based system
> Letux-Debian: apt-get install letux-qtmoko - to install if you have
> installed a different Letux system
> 
> Here are screen photos of QtMoko/Jessie/Kernel-4.15.2
> running on a GTA04:
> 
> 
> <pictures do not go through>
>
>       Some things are not yet working and missing and
> some Apps crash after starting, but we are just at
> the beginning to be able to fix things.
> 
> Of course our little team can't do all that alone.
> We need you and the broader community to help with
> coding, testing or simply donations if you appreciate
> our effort:
> 
> http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=Product&product=9607
> 
> BR and thanks,
> Nikolaus
> 
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