[Gta04-owner] A few observations about current QtMoko

Benjamin Deering ben_deering at swissmail.org
Fri Sep 7 13:28:53 CEST 2012

On 09/07/2012 03:16 AM, Radek Polak wrote:
> On Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:50:03 PM Neil Jerram wrote:
>> QtMoko is pretty good and usable now.  I have a few random things that
>> I'd like to mention, partly to advertise that we're in the domain of
>> relatively mild problems now, and partly because, for some of the
>> things, I don't yet have enough data points myself to see a clear
>> pattern.
> In fact i am now running out of bugs which i want to fix ;-)
>> 1. Since the move to a 3.5 kernel, the BMP085 pressure reading is
>> sometimes down between 710 and 730mb, which is obviously wrong.  It
>> generally goes back up to ~1000 if left for a while without suspending.
> I can see it too.
When I had a bmp085 in my GTA02, sometimes it would go into a state 
where the pressure was very temperature dependent.  Reading the 
temperature once would fix it.  I've been meaning to have barom 
(elementary based altimeter/weather graph) read the temperature once at 
>> 2. I've had a few successful calls since setting AT_OPSYS=3,2 instead of
>> 0,2.  On the other hand, I also had a couple of calls where the audio
>> sounded like low pitch growling.  (This is on an A3, so could be caused
>> by the software audio routing.)
> I had that growling sometimes when i started the call on A3. To me it looked
> like some data from previous session were still in the sound buffer. Once the
> growing stopped the call was normal then. On A4 with HW routing the problem
> does not exist.
>> 3. I've noticed a few times that the GPRS/3G data stops working after a
>> while (~1hr) or possibly after a certain amount of data transfer.
>> Usually this is fixed by just stopping and restarting the GPRS/3G
>> service.  A couple of times that didn't work (got stuck in "Pending")
>> and I had to shut down and briefly remove the battery.  (Again, A3,
>> where battery removal is needed to completely shut down the modem.)
> I think the important part will be in AT command log. Most like some command
> didnt respond. The logic is that i send the first dialing AT command and on
> response i send the second one and so on. So if one of the commands does not
> respond it will end up in this pending state:
> https://github.com/radekp/qtmoko/blob/master/src/plugins/network/option3g/hsointerface.cpp
>> 4. The Qtopia email program is pretty good.  So far I've noticed just
>> two minor problems: it can't handle two levels of multipart/xxx content,
>> and the To field is incorrectly disabled when forwarding an email; but I
>> expect those will be easy to fix.
> I have been trying to fix the multipart problem. It's quite annoying. I gave it
> 15 minutes, but didnt managed to fix it in that time.
>> 5. Is there a way of playing the Cutemaze game on the phone?  It seems
>> to expect to be controlled by key events like "Up", "Down" and so on.
> Probably not, but still i prefer to have the apps in the repo so that someone
> can fix them (same problem is currently with GPS setellites).
> Regards
> Radek
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