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

Neil Jerram neiljerram at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 23:06:17 CET 2011

On 23 March 2011 21:53, Christoph Mair <christoph.mair at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Neil,


>> 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.

Thanks for explaining.  That all makes good sense to me.


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