[Community] We got a cool community. What do?

Walter1950 Walter1950 at t-online.de
Thu May 1 12:59:48 CEST 2014


Happy Labour Day All :-)

Francesco De Vita wrote:
> Hi
> 
>> Which of the community goals can be better reached by new
>> additional activities? ... Where is the biggest need for additional
>> (wo)manpower right now?
> 
> We could make it (more) clear on the website, organizing some thoughts
> useful for newcomers and contributors, something like:
> 
> - a Work-In-Progress summary, what is going on and who is working on
>   what;
> - a To Do list, what and who is needed;
> - a Community Wish list, what the community want, what is/isn't
>   possible to have and why;
> 
> It should be just a precise summary about the status of
> the project, to have a clear view about how many people are involved
> and what and how many resources are needed.
> 
> 
>>> - enhancements to webpage?
>> Maybe one could think about sorting and regrouping content and
>> another one about a nice and well readable web design.
> 
> It is a top priority I think.
> 
> 
> I don't remember if it is a topic already discussed but it seems to me
> that little is saying about software, in particular about OSes.
> I have not expertise to give technical opinion, I just want to share
> my considerations as a user.
> 
> Right now three OSes run on the GTA04: QtMoko, SHR, Replicant.
> What I can say from the experience on the GTA02:
> 
> - SHR: never worked, period. Tried it a couple of time on the uSD but
>   it was too much unstable, never ready for a daily use. Also, is the
>   development of FSO still active? Has it a future?
> 
> - QtMoko: the only OS that works on my GTA02. Debian under the hood is
>   great, I really like the idea to use (in theory) everything in the
>   repos like it is on my desktop. BUT there are not so many mobile
>   applications. Also, how many people are working on it? Only Radek?
> 
> - Replicant: I never had the chance to use it on other devices, it
>   came from Android and it could be a promising mobile OS. How many
>   people are working on the porting for the GTA04?

Let me complete this (GTA02) List:

*OpenMoko* (Dead Project):
<http://downloads.openmoko.org/distro/>

*Neophysis* (Dead Project): 
<http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/neophysis/index.php?title=Main_Page>

*QtMoko*:
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/>

*SHR* (Dead Project?):
<http://build.shr-project.org/>

*Linux.ru?* (Dead Project):
<http://dl.linuxphone.ru/openmoko/images/bytestore/>

*QtExtended* (Dead Link):
<http://dashi-x02.karadog.net/~lihouyu/qtextended/4.4.3/>

*Qtopia* (Dead Link):
<http://triveros.go.dyndns.org/qtopia/>

*FSO* (Sleeping Project?):
<http://downloads.freesmartphone.org/releases/>

*FYP FreeYourPhone* (Dead Link):
<http://opensvn.csie.org/fyp/>

*FDOM* (Dead Link):
<http://compartida.net/openmoko/FDOM/>

*Illume* (Dead Project): 
<http://download.enlightenment.org/misc/Illume/Freerunner/2008-10-12/>

*Hackable* (Dead Link):
<http://build.hackable1.org/>

> I really like the choiche of OSes, it is the fortune/misfortune of the
> FLOSS ecosystem but our community is really small. Is it good this
> fragmentation? Should we encourage contributors to work only on a
> primary OS? What is a working device good for if there isn't an
> optimized and combat-ready OS for it?
> 
> I imagine that there are other priorities right now but I think that
> this point should be discussed in details, considering also alternatives
> coming from other platforms which have an active development and an
> active community so to maximize also the help from the outside.
> 
> Best regards
> Francesco

Ciao
Walter



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