[Gta04-owner] Software plans

Klaus 'mrmoku' Kurzmann mok at mnet-online.de
Thu Sep 22 13:44:27 CEST 2011

On Thu, 22 Sep 2011, Neil Jerram wrote:

> It seems like the EA boards are getting excitingly close now.  So I
> thought it might be interesting to ask what people's software plans
> are.

> Obviously there will be an initial phase before any software work,
> with everyone installing their board and discussing any hardware
> issues.  Presumably we will use Nikolaus's Debian squeeze rootfs to
> validate that that phase is successful.

It will hopefully not take long until we have working  gta04 
SHR images. Probably the biggest part is integrating it into FSO - 
though mickey once told me that the modem part should be straight 
forward. Looking forward to hack on it :-)

> (Will that rootfs already be in NAND when the EA boards are shipped?
> Or do we just download and unpack onto an SD card, and then GTA04 will
> automatically boot from SD?)

> I guess it will then be nice to have a set of tests, based on that
> initial rootfs, to validate hardware function that isn't already
> tested just by booting.  Perhaps people can post such tests to the
> mailing lists, and then they can be collated later if that's useful.
> (I don't think we should expect Golden Delicious to do all this for
> us.)

> And what then?  Look at adding telephony support to the initial
> rootfs?  Or switch to one of the other established distros and work on
> porting its telephony support to GTA04?

> Personally I don't have a clear plan yet; to begin with I will just
> follow along and try to test things and help where I can.  But I'd be
> interested to hear what others are thinking.

> Regards,
>         Neil

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Klaus 'mrmoku' Kurzmann

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