[pkg-fso-maint] tasks (was: new install targets: minimal + games)

Axel Beckert abe at deuxchevaux.org
Tue Feb 24 18:02:28 UTC 2009


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 05:55:32PM +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> The question now is about how to decide over what tasks to go for.
> From my perception, we should start with what would render the phone
> "complete" for a regular users' perspective.
> On my end this is:
>  * web browser
>  * wifi
>  * gps logging / geocaching
>  * navigation
>  * address book
>  * phone (almost forgotten)
>  * games

I would like to add the following tasks, even if the device doesn't
have a keyboard:

* Chat / IM
* Remote Login

Apropos web browser: Since I'm a web browser freak, I installed a
big bunch of web browsers on the OpenMoko. My result: Everything using
Gecko seems horribly slow, webkit based browser are slightly better.
Since I prefer browsers capable of CSS, Dillo and Links2 were not my
favourite ones. So I currently use NetSurf -- which still takes
eternities to load.

So I wonder if I have overseen something. What web browsers do others
run on the FreeRunner?

My opinion about other points:

* wifi: wicd, since wifi-radar seems to require root and my personal
  goal for Debian on the OpenMoko is to move to a user interfaces
  which runs under a non-root user.

* Chat / IM: Probably pidgin, even if it isn't lightweight, because it
  has (AFAIK) the broadest range of supported protocols. Not sure
  which IRC client is resource friendly and easy to use with a

* Remote Login:
  - SSH Server (if wanted): dropbear
  - SSH Client: Probably putty
  - RDP Client: Probably grdesktop

* Games: XBill! Nothing makes playing xbill easier than a touchscreen!

		Regards, Axel
Axel Beckert - abe at deuxchevaux.org, abe at noone.org - http://noone.org/abe/

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