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#38
I made a qt program that does this, but having the screen constantly on draws too much power. (Thanks to SpeedEvil pointing this out) The backlight is not the problem, it's the cpu that stays awake to refresh the screen at 60hz. There are some ideas for improving it, like flashing the time on-screen once per second, or showing it for a few seconds after the device has moved and the proximity sensor isn't covered, but I don't know if I want to continue playing with this since the original goal is unreachable without severe battery drain.

I am attaching sources and binary here, if somebody wants to take over.
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File Type: gz timenow.tar.gz (7.2 KB, 47 views)
File Type: deb timenow_0_0_1_armel.deb (12.5 KB, 57 views)
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