[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Too busy to accept help? I'm not complaining

From: Larry Battraw lbattraw at gmail.com
Date: Wed May 10 22:45:28 EEST 2006
On 5/10/06, Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com <Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mr.fred.smoothie at gmail.com [mailto:mr.fred.smoothie at gmail.com]On
> > Behalf Of ext Dave Neuer
> > Sent: 04 May, 2006 23:39
> > To: Kothari Devesh (Nokia-M/Tampere)
> > Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
> > Subject: Re: [maemo-developers] Too busy to accept help? I'm not
> > complaining
> > I can remove all software for which I cannot access and re-publish the
> > source code and all of the hardware capabilities (power management,
> > DSP and whatever other little doodads Nokia packed in there) are still
> > accessible; I can compile a kernel and a corresponding initfs and root
> > fs from source. Etc.
> Those are the goals but i have to admit we have not yet reached there. We are
> working on most parts e.g you can compile your own kernel, create your custom rootfs,
> remove stuff etc with package management. There are still certain piecies which are
> either not in our direct control (e.g TI/DSP related stuff), and some which we
> just cant give out (e.g battery related software).

  I'm curious-- when you say you can't give out the battery-related
software are you referring to the power management system as it stands
OR any of the details about how to talk to the battery control
interface?  I can understand either one, as the power management is
difficult/proprietary, and the battery interface might allow someone
to overcharge or destroy the battery.  That being said, it would be
nice to have an entry in /proc of the raw battery voltage and any
additional available power info.


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