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MobileTeam Reporting Page


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Welcome to the MobileAndEmbedded reporting page. Every month this page reveals a snapshot of the work that has been going on in the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Community. If you have have been working hard on the project and want to let others know what you have been up to, try to summarize it here. Community contributions are actively encouraged. A few guidelines for how to write good points are:

  • Keep it simple and short - single sentences are best. Smile :)

  • Try to summarise your work and not be over-detailed - we don't need to know specifics, just a summary of the kind
  • Where possible, include relevant links.

You should get all your reporting included here by the 22nd of every month.

The Report

Ubuntu Mobile [ MootBot Logs]

Status report for week 2007-11-15 to 2007-11-21

Hildon Desktop/ Moblin

  • Worked on a new moblin-image-creator (MIC) for hardy
    • - Prepared a new MIC from tip - Many fixes to breakages introduced by new MIC; it's quite unstable upstream - Changed the default MIC config to pull from hardy + ubuntu-mobile's hardy ppa - Got an accont on and worked with upstream to merge my fixes
  • Worked on the new hardy based images
    • - Compile and report all regressions from gutsy to hardy - Diagnosed these regressions in depth; most time consuming were the "Xorg not starting" and the touchscreen issues; it seems the former has been fixed in Debian and probably in
      • Ubuntu as well as this time (but didn't have a chance to check), and the later will require an important time investment to port to the new xserver/xinput which has regressions for input drivers...
  • Bug triaged most ubuntu-mobile bugs
  • Finalized / reviewed some specs; should finish last specs
  • Meetings, discussions etc.

Status report for week 2007-11-21 to 2007-11-27

Hildon Desktop/Moblin

  • Participated in misc discussions on l10n
  • Worked with IS on misc lpia or ppa issues (buildd down, not enough space on some arches' ppas for kernel builds), build logs not being removed etc.
  • Comprehensive review of all issues Bob Spencer pushed through me directly; only issues where the ball is in UME's camp are l10n stuff (langpacks, default translations of some apps in
    • the interim etc.)
  • Tagged "ume-hardy-regressions" the bugs I discovered as being critical to switch to hardy
  • Discussions on PAM / keyring integration
  • Looked/followed up some xorg bugs affecting us
  • Continued merging with new upstream changes in MIC and rebasing my MIC work on new git trees; code exchange with upstream MIC is not ideal ATM; proposed misc changes to the
    • current processes to smooth these out

Moblin Kernel & Driver Status

  • PSB C0 HW Support We finally received C0 HW. Jacob is currently root causing the Local APIC Timer issue that requires the kernel boot param nolapic_timer to avoid a boot hang issue. Need to confirm that the Ubuntu kernel available in the PPA[1] boots and works correctly on the C0.


  • SDIO No changes to the SDIO patches since last status report. We're in the process of integrating Marvell's GPL release of the 8688 WLAN + BT drivers. We're doing the initial port of their drivers from 2.6.18 kernel and cardbus to 2.6.22 and Pierre's SDIO stack, but we will not support this port. We're expecting Ubuntu to help out here. We (Ubuntu) would require access to the HW in order to support and help with this port.
  • Dabney Thermal patches As reported previously, the Alpha release of the Dabney Thermal patches have been applied to the Moblin kernel. No changes this week. (This has already been integrated into the Ubuntu PPA.)
  • USB Client Drivers We've updated the kernel patch containing the USB Client C0 release. The update contains a fix for a bug where the USB Client crashes with a FIFO_ERROR under large bulk transfers. The released moblin's kernel-mid 2.6.22-18 release to gaston contains these changes. A pointer to the commit ID would help pull this into Ubuntu
  • PSB Gfx & Video Drivers No code changes this week. We will begin integrating PSB Gfx driver Beta3 release at the end of this week. We should have this completed by end of next week. The closed source components will not be released on due to third-party license restrictions. A pointer to the commit ID would help pull this into Ubuntu I wasn't able to get the PSB Gfx driver team to move to using the drm.ko module from the 2.6.24 kernel. Instead Ubuntu has agreed, with reservations, to try to use Intel's Gfx driver as it stands now in Hardy. This includes the existing xorg tip version of drm.ko.

  • Power and Performance Testing/Optimization No changes this week.

Moblin Image Creator status

  • Merged in improvements from Loic Minier.
  • Continued work on adding Yum support to Moblin Image Creator

Moblin Applets Update

  • Date&Time:

    • No changes for Beta2
    • Beta3 changes are:
      • remove password prompt
      • Remove Date&Time change from drop-down calendar

      • Timezone = finger scrollable list
      • Time = popup dialog to set time
      • remove configuration fields
      • Remove: Help btn, Synchronize Now
    • renamed to "buttons"
    • will use moko finger scroller
    • better organization for the shortcuts
    • will support: Home, Web Browser, Photos, Videos, Music, Chat, Email, Calculator, screen brightness up, down, and minmax Toggle, and volume up, down, and mute.
    Keyboard properties:
    • renamed to "Keyboard"
    • all tabes removed except virtual keyboard settings tab
    • will focus entirely on the virtual keyboard
    • will use moko finger scroller to select layouts
    Screen Resolution:
    • removed for beta2
    • removed for beta2
    Network Configuration:
    • removed for beta2
    System Monitor:
    • renamed to "About Device"
    • will have only one tab, showing the hardware characteristics
    Sound Mixer:
    • renamed to "volume"
    • will have 3 tabs: speakers, headphones, and microphone
    • each tab will have two sliders for left and right with a sync button
    • each tab will have a mute
    • should no longer need root access
    • should have better looking UI
    • will have a prompt for X restart and restart X
    • will have cross-platform xorg file support
    Network Proxy:
    • renamed to "Proxy"
    • will have better scroll buttons for the port numbers.
    About Me:
    • will have one tab for purely personal info, name, address, and phone
    • will have a moko finger scroller for selecting the pictures
    • will be organized better for 1024x600 resolution
    Battery Indicator:
    • will will have a battery level indicator in the status bar