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        <div>Happy new year everyone!</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks for the writeup, let alone for the combined effort behind it. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Best regards,   <br></div><div><br></div><div>Boudewijn<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
        
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                    On Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 4:33:09 PM GMT+1, Matthias Weiß <info@codeandcreate.de> wrote:
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                <div><div id="yiv1061587926"><div>Hey!<div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Happy new year for you, too!</div><div class="yiv1061587926">Very nice news update!!! I’m really looking forward to the PyraPhone - donated! :) </div><div class="yiv1061587926">A little feature request:  could you plan to make a case similar to the OpenMoko Freerunner? </div><div class="yiv1061587926">i really like the robust design and the „handle“ x)</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><div><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><blockquote class="yiv1061587926" type="cite"><div class="yiv1061587926">Am 01.01.2019 um 13:49 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" ymailto="mailto:hns@goldelico.com" target="_blank" href="mailto:hns@goldelico.com">hns@goldelico.com</a>>:</div><br class="yiv1061587926Apple-interchange-newline" clear="none"><div class="yiv1061587926"></div></blockquote></div></div></div><div><div class="yiv1061587926" style="word-wrap:break-word;">Dear all,<div class="yiv1061587926">first of all let me wich everyone a happy new year and say thank you that you are still</div><div class="yiv1061587926">subscribed to this list.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">There haven't been many news in 2018, but there have been activites behind the scenes</div><div class="yiv1061587926">that layed the foundation for plans for 2019 which you might find interesting.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">So let me start with the LetuxOS.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">LetuxOS is constantly developing, mainly in the kernel which has reached letux-4.20 release.</div>And we are likely get 4.21-rc1 next week.<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><div class="yiv1061587926">A lot of work has been done last year, mainly by Andreas Kemndade, to upstream more</div><div class="yiv1061587926">parts of our private feature branches, so that even a mainline kernel does useful things</div><div class="yiv1061587926">on the GTA04. Well, it is missing some of the polishing done by our LetuxOS additions,</div><div class="yiv1061587926">but generally having the core upstream helps everyone.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">The kernel now supports these hardware:</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* L2804/GTA04 (A3,A4,A5)</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* L3704</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* L7004</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* BeagleBoard</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* BeagleBoard XM</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* OpenPandora</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* BeagleBone</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* PocketBeagle</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* Pandaboard</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* omap5evm</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* Udoo neo</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* Pyra</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Quite impressive list, but there are plans to expand it even further...</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">One really new thing is to support the Raspi B3+ where we already have a demo</div><div class="yiv1061587926">image. It does not yet use the LetuxOS kernel, but progress has been made towards</div><div class="yiv1061587926">finding a working defconfig. So it will come sooner than later.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Just try</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">       </span>makesd raspi3b+ -r xfce</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">The rootfs are several flavours of Debian so that we particicpate from upstream.</div><div class="yiv1061587926">We now have rootfs images for Wheezy, Jessie and Stretch and the latest Buster.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">For systems with boot-loader in NAND try:<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">        </span>makesd debian -r <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" target="_blank" href="http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181225-buster-10.sid-armhf-minimal.tbz">http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181225-buster-10.sid-armhf-minimal.tbz</a><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none">For systems needing boot-loader on SD card e.g. Udoo neo:<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">     </span>makesd udoo-neo -r <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" target="_blank" href="http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181225-buster-10.sid-armhf-minimal.tbz">http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181225-buster-10.sid-armhf-minimal.tbz</a><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">For GUI we now have:</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* lxde</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* xfce</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* mate</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* illume</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* qtmoko</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* replicant</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* quantumstep</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">All these things can be easily (well almost) combined through makesd.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">And thanks to Mark Müller we start to support Phosh (Purism Phone’s shell). The</div><div class="yiv1061587926">interesting thing with LetuxOS will be that it can basically run on all hardware</div><div class="yiv1061587926">mentioned above. But there are missing pieces in config, so that work isn't done</div><div class="yiv1061587926">and will not end and speed is awfully low (comapred to QtMoko and Replicant)...</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Regarding OpenPandora there have been several users trying it:</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">    </span><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" target="_blank" href="https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/letux-os.81518/page-3#post-1446367">https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/letux-os.81518/page-3#post-1446367</a></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">The command to make an xfce image is:</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">   </span>makesd openpandora -r xfce</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">This is a lot of news from the software side, but what is going on with hardware?</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">I am currently working in my limited spare time on a project which is called GTA15/PyraPhone.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">It is just taking the Pyra hardware design, removing the keyboard and nub and the display</div><div class="yiv1061587926">hinge and cable, changing the battery, adding some phone features (earpiece) and Kill-Switches,</div><div class="yiv1061587926">but keeping everything else and make a new PCB layout in a smartphone portrait format.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Features will therefore be:</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* 5 inch resistive touch display with 720x1280</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* µHDMI out</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* ca. 2000-6000 mAh battery</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* 2 external µSD slots + one internal</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* 2G/3G/4G + GPS/GLONASS</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* 2 USB2 host ports (full size - one prepared for USB3)</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* µUSB3-OTG port</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* charger&FTDI console through µUSB2 port</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* 3.5mm headset jack with auto-polarity detection and remote keypad option</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* WLAN/BT (maybe with a RedPine module because it does not need a BLOB but has to be checked)</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* independent hardware Kill-switches for WWAN, WLAN, BT, Microphone, Sensors, and more</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* Processor board from Pyra, i.e. currently OMAP5 with 2/4GB RAM, eMMC - but maybe a compatible i.MX8M board can be developed</div><div class="yiv1061587926">* expansion connector (compatible to GTA04A5) for hackers to develop extensions</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Before you start to think that this project is vapourware like many others with similar goals</div><div class="yiv1061587926">but nicer marketing (web pages, public relations, political goals), I have attached some documents.</div><div class="yiv1061587926">The first one is a prototype without any electrical function, but shows the concept. The second</div><div class="yiv1061587926">is the current draft status of (improved but still not perfect and finished) component placement.</div></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">When will it be finished? I have to admit that I don't know. The mechanical demonstrator</div><div class="yiv1061587926">was already built in Feb 2017 and only now I have continued to work on the PCB design,</div><div class="yiv1061587926">because I have to run this as a hobby project now. Financing such projects in a way that</div><div class="yiv1061587926">they get tangible results has become more and more difficult.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">Anyways, if you are interested in helping to speed up the GTA15 development, there is a way:</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span class="yiv1061587926Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;">     </span><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" target="_blank" href="http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=Product&product=9601">http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=Product&product=9601</a></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">And if there is really enough interest in a finished product, we can organise to build some</div><div class="yiv1061587926">units - after the design is finished. If you are, please also spread the word that this</div><div class="yiv1061587926">project exists.</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926">BR and again a happy new tinkering year,</div><div class="yiv1061587926">Nikolaus</div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span><IMG_1007 (1).jpeg></span></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span><IMG_1004 (1).jpeg></span></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div><div class="yiv1061587926"><span><PastedGraphic-1.tiff></span></div><div class="yiv1061587926yqt6184163523" id="yiv1061587926yqtfd22465"><div class="yiv1061587926"><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"></div></div></div><div class="yiv1061587926yqt6184163523" id="yiv1061587926yqtfd02983">_______________________________________________<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none">Community mailing list<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" class="yiv1061587926" ymailto="mailto:Community@tinkerphones.org" target="_blank" href="mailto:Community@tinkerphones.org">Community@tinkerphones.org</a><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none">http://lists.goldelico.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/community<br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none">http://www.tinkerphones.org</div><br class="yiv1061587926" clear="none"><div class="yiv1061587926">
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