[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Wed Oct 3 02:17:49 EEST 2007
On Tuesday 02 October 2007 14:43:34 Gary Baribault wrote:
> I'm sure that some of the N800 owners can backup/flash/restore in 20
> minutes, but I would really be curious how many people take over 90
> minutes. I'm near there and have only had the toy for about 20 days. By
> the time I'm finished customizing the application load, configurations,
> ssh keys, and assorted other things, I will be well over that 90
> minutes, and I'm sure many other owners are even more customized!
> Anyone care to host a survey of all applications that we load and how
> much time it takes to reflash/customize/restore? (Not to mention re-test
> the restore!)
> Gary Baribault
> Courriel: gary at baribault.net
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> Jac Kersing wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Oct 2007, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> >> Reality is that they are much closer to the resource constrains of a
> >> cell phone and I don't know of a single cell phone that doesn't just
> >> wipe everything that isn't on the SIM or external memory card on a
> >> firmware update ...
> >
> > Sorry, not true. All (recent) S60 devices are firmware upgradable, backup
> > before, flash new firmware, restore and all applications are available.
> > (Somehow they forget to save/restore the bluetooth pairing information,
> > but everything works just fine)
> >
> >> All that being said, I am not sure how many apps you have but reloading
> >> my IT after a firmware update has never taken me 2-4 hours.
> >
> > Having to reinstall is a pain. Enabling blue pill mode for some packages.
> > Resetting the root password after install of sshd. It is not cool to have
> > to do every OS upgrade.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jac

Actually I've found that doing it the Linux way for the rebuild helps .... 
however it still takes more than 6 hours of my time to get it all back 
together.  A tone of small tweaks etc.  Where some of the problem lies is 
that Nokia is a phone company, hardware wise.  I think a lot of things (like 
users wanting to keep the older version more than a year).  Really caught 
them off guard.  

Again though if this is a kernel level patch couldn't this be rolled into a 
kernel flash?  Also if it is a kernel patch.  Is the source up yet (need to 
get mppe in)


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