Community news 2011-03-01
- Over at our Osmocom GSM friends, Marcin Mielczarczyk gave a status update on his effort to run Linux on a MTK 6235 smartphone, including Youtube video to show Angstrom/OPIE running on the phone. The big task of actual GSM baseband action is still missing, but I think this is one of the most promising approaches towards a free phone.
- David from Tuxbrain posted his impressions from attending FOSDEM 2011 in Bruxelles.
- Kristian Paul took copyleft hardware principles to heart, and had a case made for his Milkymist One locally in Colombia, using the same CAD files as the original cases from Raumfahrtagentur.
- Sharism is now selling full Milkymist One sets including case for 499 USD plus shipping.
- Yanjun Luo fixed a USB high-speed bug that slipped into the first jtag-serial daughterboard run. Existing stock was reworked by Adam, and bad boards in the field will be replaced (the bug was known before but a decision was made to go ahead because even with the bug, the boards work fine in still fast USB full-speed mode). 
- Many bug fixes and improvements, such as a hardware fix for an FPGA bootup configuration problem , RTEMS Ethernet driver fixes, added mouse-wheel support in Flickernoise and PDF-based help system.
- Jane sent a Valentine's Ascii art gift, and continued with her case collection. (Valentineqi.ae)
- Irina Bushmeleva joined Jane's crochet case production. 
- Nick Montfort released Curveship 0.5, an interactive fiction system, and immediately ported it to his Ben NanoNote. (Curveship sources)
- Thanks to David, kyak and others, new ports to Ben NanoNote's OpenWrt image were finished: Emacs, MPlayer, Brainless, flite, pyclock, supertux, sokoban, qball and more... (Full Applications List).
- Xiangfu released a new stable OpenWrt image, 2011-02-23 (Announcement, Changelog, Applications List).
- Werner Almesberger proposed a Universal Breakout Board as the cheapest way to get the relatively flexible NanoNote memory card interface exported for external use (wiki page about UBB).
- David from Tuxbrain announced taking UBB preorders (shop).
- Mirko Vogt did a hardware and software hack to control RF power sockets from a Ben NanoNote with the help of a HopeRF ISM module. (Mirko's blog post, hackaday.com article)