Version 50 (modified by morphis, 9 years ago) (diff)



Users and Developers are welcome to add any kind of news related to SHR or whatever can be of interest to their communitiy. The most important bits will be used to write a blog entry in a (I hope) weekly basis with the aim of showing the distro progress to both people in the community and potential new devs and users.

Please, feel free to correct lines written by others if you think information is wrong or you can give better description with more details.

Since 2011/03/08

  • UI Updates
  • New fsoaudio daemon for audio management with FSO (morphis)
    • Currently only audio routing funtionality: supports palmpre and all other alsa using machines
    • will be used in libphone-ui in the near future
  • HTC HD2 (htcleo) support is being added in SHR
  • WiFi? on Palm Pre is now integrated into SHR and can be used with liwi and other wireless tools

Since 2011/03/01

  • Forwarding the nokia n900 modem now works( PaulFertser? , GNUtoo)
  • Idle_Screen detects the screensize and scales nicely to smaller screens (HVGA) like the Palm Pre (Slyon)
  • Some htc dream Improvements (by GNUtoo):
    • Improved gtkrc's font size
    • Improved illume environment's finger size
    • removal of the useless udev in the newer images since the htcdream already used devtmpfs
  • Some bug fixing was done:
    • accelges is now working again (by elisa42, and GNUtoo|Laptop)
    • Bug in Shr-settings has been fixed. After changing the timezone the new one will be displayed right away. (thx to peter)
  • Contacts list now supports multiple selection of contacts (by Rui)
    • press and hold for a while to do more actions on the selections (edit, unselect, delete)
    • when you have only one contact selected, you can call, send sms, edit, unselect and delete
    • when you have more than one contact selected, you can unselect all or delete (in the future, you will be able to send sms as well).

Since 2011/02/21

  • mrmoku, elisa42, and GNUtoo|Laptop (all are irc nicknames in #openmoko-cdevel on Freenode )are fixing long-standing SHR bugs
  • some (not scientifically measured) speedup should come soon to the freerunner (by GNUtoo)
  • Mickey Lauer is rewriting the N900 modem handling part, with more parts beeing in vala.
  • SHR testing: RC3 is out: It has the new stable EFL version 1.0.0 and newer kernel
  • bigger shr_elm_softkey buttons, with a new down arrow button which takes you to a window list (by Rui).
  • captainigloo is writting a great replacement for illume-home module. (video of old version = )
  • chroot in makefile.

Since 2011/01/24


  • enjoy has now basic fso support. it will register CPU resource automatically. (by pespin)
  • phoneui supports now enabling sms receipts (sms delivery reports). (by mrmoku)
  • Development for VOIP support has been started using sflphone.
  • EFL upgraded to 1.0

Palm pre(2/plus):

  • added basic sms support to libmsmcomm
  • WiFi? is now working for a longer time when not tranfering big files
  • Initial steps torwards bluetooth support are initialized (plugin for fsodeviced)

Htc Dream:

  • US "extended" keyboard is now activated by default in xorg.conf, if you want DE, or IT adjust your xorg.conf

Nokia N900:

  • a new rebase branch was pushed by GNUtoo that has all the 2.6.37 patches on top of it, but has alsa issues that need to be solved.

Since 2011/01/23


  • gdbus migration done.
  • added a switch to change fso alsa scenarios manually

Palm Pre:

  • dual boot (webOS/SHR) for palm pre (by Slyon).
  • fso-installer quite completed. (by GarthPS)
  • wifi is now working
  • libmsmcomm has ben rewritten using Vala.
    • phonebook handling for palm pre in fso now works (by morphis).

Nokia n900:

  • libisi is being rewritten to vala.
  • n900 patches are beeing rebased on top of the omap PM branch(by GNUtoo and mrmoku)

Nexus One(by GNUtoo):

  • an alsa driver(which is very buggy(buffer underruns)) now exist here
    Note that the nexus one is not even in openembedded(it lacks an hardware keyboard, but has NMEA(gps libraries are FLOSS),AT-commands,WEXT wifi etc...)

Htc Dream(by GNUtoo):

Not a lot of progress were done:

  • splash screen finally made it into openembedded
  • Wifi still has no PSM despite of trying again
  • extended keyboard was upstreamed and is now in openembedded,but not yet activated in xorg.conf
  • linux-next can boot on htc dream, but then you have no way of controlling the phone(no input and no usbnet)


  • New project for GNU/linux X11 distro (using SHR atm). (by Lopi)
  • Basic support for the Iphone3g is in openembedded