[Tinkerphones] [OHSW.org] OHSW 2016 was a great success!

Belisko Marek marek.belisko at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 20:19:45 CET 2016


Very nice. Thanks for photos and sharing goals and results. Really interesting.

Marek

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 4:09 PM, H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> as you might know we have had the 8th Open Hard & Software Workshop
> in a row last weekend. As in the previous years we were in rooms of the
> faculty of Mathematics and Information Science of the Technical
> University of Munich (thanks!).
>
> Well, if you look at some photos, you may get the impression that
> it wasn't a technical university but a hospital [3]. You may have always
> known that mathematics and information science is something that needs
> to be cured and GTA04 and other devices need to be treated :)
>
> The solution of the puzzle is that there were movie makers who
> did rent the floors to capture their scenes and they posted fake
> banners and room numbers etc. to make it look like a hospital.
> We did even see them taking a scene on a balcony (director crying
> "action", "cut")... Sunday morning all was back to the original
> setting as we did know it from last year.
>
> Independently of that amusing environment, we were treated very well
> by some donator who helped to fund the pizza service, dinner to
> avoid that we were starving.
>
> In total we had 10 participants on Saturday and 7 on Sunday [1].
>
> The topics were proposed by the participants and we then formed
> and worked in groups.
>
> The main topics were [2]:
>
> * renovate the tinerkphones.org web page
> * try to get Replicant 6 compiled and working on GTA04
> * discuss software rendering for Replicant 6
> * try to build F-Droid from sources
> * try to get U-Boot 2016.11 compiled and working on GTA04
> * develop a hardware concept for a bicycle tracker
> * work on Letux Kernel for GTA04
> * develop a Debian installer concept for the GTA04
> * find methods to skip U-Boot and launch the kernel directly
>
> Most topics have been worked on and did lead to patches in the
> git repositories and wiki pages. The most amazing achievement is
> that we got Replicant 6.0 boot on the GTA04 and demonstrate
> that it is operable [4]! Await more specific announcements soon.
>
> All other topics (except Kernel patches for GTA04, which could easily
> fill a full week) did show a lot of progress.
>
> Not to forget: it was also a lot of fun learning new things from
> each other and wrestling with nasty bugs :)
>
> So in summary such a 2 day hacking weekend with such a powerful
> team working face to face is worth being organized! Therefore we
> agreed to plan repeating such an event in ca. 6 months (i.e. before
> the summer break). Please consider to participate next time (your
> own topics are very welcome and might find a group).
>
> Finally, let me say thanks to all participants and supporters who
> were not able to participate this time and all those who helped to
> make it possible!
>
> BR,
> Nikolaus
>
>
> [1]: welcome presentation: http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/1%20OHSW%20Welcome.pdf
> [2]: Etherpad copy with topics and results: http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/Etherpad.html
> [3]: "Hospital" scenes: http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00605s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00603s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00601s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00617s.jpg
> [4]: Replicant 6 running on GTA04:
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00621s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00619s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00620s.jpg
>         http://download.goldelico.com/default/Presentations/20161210%20OHSW/DSC00622s.jpg
>
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