[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v52
edorfaus at xepher.net
Sun Feb 3 00:03:06 CET 2013
On 02/01/2013 11:08 AM, Radek Polak wrote:
> QtMoko v52 is out now. You can download experimental armhf tarball from
> here  or stable armel from here . For more info visit our homepage
I (finally!) got around to upgrading from v48 today (well, I think it
was v48 anyway, that's the last tarball I found on my PC), going to v52
(armhf), and overall, it's very nice! Many thanks to Radek and everyone
else who have helped make QtMoko as good as it is.
I can confirm that suspend current is now measured to 15mA, which is
very good compared to what I used to have (like, 28mA or so IIRC).
The headset jack detection still thinks a headset is plugged in when it
isn't, but I guess that's a hardware tolerance issue more than a
software issue, so I re-applied the workaround of deleting the input4
device node in qpe.sh to disable detection.
With that, ringtones and SMS alerts work fine, with nicely loud audio
during a test call I did from my work phone.
The g_ether MAC address kept changing on every boot, until I renamed a
file - I'm guessing Debian's package has gotten more strict in the
filenames it accepts in /etc/modprobe.d/ as the only needed change was
renaming "options" to "options.conf" (Radek, you may want to update your
rootfs howto accordingly).
I backed up everything, and restored most of the files backed up by Neil
Jerram's script (from the email on 2012-11-22), and ended up keeping my
SMSes and at least some of my contacts, though I suspect I don't have
all of them - does anyone happen to know where exactly QtMoko stores its
database of contacts?
(I suppose I could check if I'm simply misremembering by restoring the
old version of QtMoko, but I'd prefer not having to...)
I also lost my call history, but that's not really much of a problem for
me. It might be indicative of having missed a database file or something
during restore from backup though. I guess I'll look around a bit and
maybe try some things if noone already knows what to do.
And, finally, I have a question: did I understand it right that, from
now on, upgrading to later versions of QtMoko should be as simple as an
apt-get update and (dist-)upgrade? (Unless you tell us otherwise in the
release announcement?) That would be wonderful, if true, and would make
it much less likely to lose any data during upgrades...
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