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Ferret-Simpson
post Jul 27 2006, 12:12 PM
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I've just thought of another advantage this is going to have for the OpenEmbedded community.

The biggest problem with the Universal is that the Phone/Modem doesn't work, because the Data protocol is unknown.

When our Phone ROM is built, it would make a good base for modification to create a replacement of the Proprietary phone ROM of the HTC Universal (XDA Exec) Because so far, From the XDA series, all the PDA code is being replaced by Open Source stuff, but the ROM for the Phone/Modem Processor (Usually also ARM based) is the same as under Windows. This could pave the way for a fully open-source XDA, too. ^^

The hardware list is NEARLY finalised (Just my last minute bickering and stupid ideas) so we need to consider the software for this.

Unless someone wants to finish either Qommunicator or Guylhem's ZeDialler, We'll need to use X or GPE for Gommunicator. I like GPE best, so that's good for me anyway. ^^;;

I assume we'll need to make a modification to GPELogin for the Fingerprint scan. . . Similarly, we'll need to make quite a few modifications to Gommunicator to handle redirecting to our various Audio IO. . . For which I still reccomend a Jack port. The audio recording guys (Like me) Will also love the coder who ports that full stop. (The best recording software on Linux uses Jack.) And for dealing with CallerID, as well as Bluetooth CID display (WatchPenguin, and the cool bluetooth headsets and other handsfree kits with displays on)

I think it's about time we started a second thread to discuss the two ROMS, bootloader, and preinstalled software.

Next person to have a comment, put it in a new "PocketPenguin software" Thread or something. DB, you ever ask for the special forum? Or should I?
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Da_Blitz
post Jul 27 2006, 08:05 PM
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Personally i want a daemon that talks over dbus to handel the phone stuff

finger print reader stuff should be a PAM module, that is what it was designed for

i forgot about the fourm (been setting up a dns server, MPD, ldap and kerberos on my Slugs)

anyway time to split the fourm up i saw so look for the sperate section at (http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showforum=151)

i still feel the OTG guy lost, there is still no mini usb socket and you need a special cable
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Ferret-Simpson
post Jul 28 2006, 01:02 AM
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Maybe, but the point is he can still get his client support. . .?
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post Jul 28 2006, 02:48 AM
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i guess in a way, its not pretty but if you have the cabling
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Ferret-Simpson
post Jul 28 2006, 07:39 AM
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But he WILL have the cabling, because apparently we need the cable to flash it in the first place.
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Da_Blitz
post Jul 29 2006, 08:04 AM
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im just going to drop this for the moment because i dont see the point in aurging, there are still some things to be worked out so we will know in the future
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Ferret-Simpson
post Jul 29 2006, 09:10 AM
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Meh. Whatever. ^^

That can be sorted out nearer the time.

Maybe we should close this thread? With all the specific threads, seems to me a better example of organisation to keep everything split up, rather than continue with the combined (And ridiculously long) thread.
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post Jul 30 2006, 04:57 AM
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good idea, split the threads and have a recap as the first post, updating it as infomation comes along
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