Good news for LinuxToGo: We have gained new sponsor! Bytemark Hosting sponsors a virtual server for us. Now we finally have the chance to distribute the load among two devices. Many thanks to Nick Thomas (lupine_85) for the idea and approaching us and his boss Matthew Bloch!
We have updated the server to Debian Lenny and we are going to stay with it for a while. This means that we should have reached a quite stable state apart from the limited server capabilities that lead to some reliability problems lately. The last task in the update chain was updating the kernel to latest Debian 2.6.26 and rebooting the machine.
Currently we have 37 registered projects with 390 users. LinuxToGo serves between 860 GB and 1.25 TB of data every month while the main web service takes up to 560 GB of this. We have more than 30000 different visitors and almost 1.4 million monthly page accesses not counting hits by bots and grabbers. The most traffic causing toplevel domain was '.net' while he only had four hits from '.bn' (Brunei Darussalam). The most poular wiki page belongs to the Ångström project: http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/Angstrom
Have a nice day and enjoy using LinuxToGo!
Pitily it is not a full GPE device nor do they advertise that they use parts of GPE but anyway, they do it!
The Alpha400 they show on their web-page is a MIPS based mini notebook which runs exclusively Linux and is based on a Ingenc Jz4730 CPU - usually used as SOC for media player devices ;)
Like last year some of the projects here are present at LinuxTag fair in Berlin/Germany. The projects GPE, GPE Phone Edition and OpenEmbedded will be at the "Mobile and Embedded" booth at the LinuxTag fair and conference. It takes place at Berlin Expo Center from from May 28th to May 31st, 2008. The projects share the booth 112 (kindly sponsored by Tarent) in hall 7 with several other related projects.
You can expect to see a lot of funky devices running interesting mobile software there as well at the chance to meet some of the developers. We would be happy to meet you at LinuxTag!
The LinuxTag fair is one of the biggest Open Source related events in Europe. It is meant to attract all sorts of people interested and involved in Open Source and is a great opportunity for users, developers and business people to get in touch with each other.
This was nice!
Three days of meetings at the J.J.Pickle Research Center of IBM at Austin, Texas USA.
A lot of groups of the Linux ecosystem met, some kernel guys, desktop guys, Linux printing folks, power management interested and also a complete track of Linux on mobile devices.
With almost every meeting and presentation mobile Linux was at least mentioned once. This is quite amazing!
The freesmartphone.org project offers a platform for discussion and implementation of open standards for Linux based smartphones.
Discussions for several standards such as an open telephony API have started already and the the first pieces of code appeared in the subversion repository. The main website has a wiki providing information about the project and for collecting input for the ongoing projects. If you want to follow the development or intend to participate in the discussions you should take a look at the project page which has information about the development progress and available resources such as mailinglists and the SVN repository.
A set of useful GPE applications is available for Maemo 4.0 Chinook which runs on th Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablet devices. Graham Cobb did a magnificant job updating the applications, fixing various issues and building binary packages.
Find out more:
The Maemo project just released a great set of training material for Maemo 4.x. It covers most of the important topics for creating software for mobile devices. Even if it is quite specific for Maemo it contains a lot of information interesting both for beginners who get in touch with Linux software development the first time and for experienced programmers who want to extend their skills for creating high quality mobile device software.
The training material consists of three parts:
The LiPS forum just announced a release of additional standards that complete the LiPS 1.0 specifications. The most interesting part of the new release are the telephony API standards which are the key focus of LiPS.
The archive containg the full standard release can be found here.
LiPS is an industry consortium which defines standards for mobile phones based on Linux and related Open Source solutions. In the current members list we find some quite well known companies in the Open Source landscape.
LinuxToGo now supports GIT repositories for projects and personal use. This is going to be very useful for Linux Kernel projects which want to stay in sync with upstream Linux development.
GIT is set up and running as well as GITweb which is available at http://git.linuxtogo.org.