[Gta04-owner] Replicant Status Summer 2018

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Jul 6 17:56:11 CEST 2018


Hi Josua,
great work!

> Am 06.07.2018 um 12:17 schrieb Josua Mayer <josua.mayer97 at gmail.com>:
> 
> Good Evening to you all,
> 
> I have now pushed all of the local bits collecting dust to the
> gta04-replicant-* repos, and updated the project page for version 6 a
> little:
> http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/page/Replicant-6/

looks like I should try to find out how to rename the project to letux-replicant :)
Maybe just another set of symlinks so that old links still work...

> 
> The status is as follows:
> + working modprobe (through patching toybox and build)!
> + updated linux to 4.17.3 and minimized number of patches on top

I have looked into it and we should think about having a separate
letux_replicant_defconfig and integrate as much as possible into
the standard letux kernel tree. But that isn't urgent.

> + batteryd was updated to work with 4.17, but all it does is set maximum
> charge current
> - charging seems to work, somewhat unreliable :(
> - Homescreen never comes up - did I break it? :(
> 
> I added a section to the build instructions that is required for
> software opengl to start working.
> This is the magical and barely documented ro.libagl property that has to
> be set to 0, something that hs to happen in the upstream replicant repos
> eventually. Until then hand-editing is required.
> 
> I also linked to a Dockerfile that I wrote. It allows managing the
> sources from the host system, while running the build inside a clean
> debian 9 environment.

I wish I had more time to test that as well...
But there are others here on these lists and hopefully someone has
time and reports how it goes.

BR and thanks,
Nikolaus



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