[Gta04-owner] PCB layout --- final roadblock removed!

Mike Frysinger vapier at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 22:59:52 CET 2011


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 17:53, Christoph Mair wrote:
>> Regarding the kernel, why 2.6.38 in particular?  SHR, Debian and
>> QtMoko are all now on 2.6.34 (I believe) and that seems to be working
>> very smoothly.  Are there things between 2.6.34 and 2.6.38 that you
>> will need for the GTA04 hardware?
>
> We try follow upstream as close as possible. Now this means: upgrade to .38.
> Our goal is to merge all drivers upstream asap. This task is a lot easier if
> we do not have to port changes across different kernel versions.
> Besides that we will benefit from improvements made in other areas (for
> example: powermanagement, display driver subsystem) which were
> implemented/fixed for other OMAP3 based systems like the beagleboard.
>
> We had a few problems with kernel 2.6.43 on the GTA04, IIRC. They are fixed
> since .35 or .36.

makes perfect sense to me for the guys doing the hardware to focus on
mainline and let distros/users handle older stuff
-mike


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