[maemo-developers] hacker edition status and future?

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Tue Jul 17 14:23:34 EEST 2007
Joni Valtanen wrote:
> Next version is coming as rootfs. There is no kernel updates.

OK, this means hacking 2.6.16 kernel and backporting something makes 
sense. Alternatively time could be spent in making dual kernel booting 
situation working (IT2006 vs 2007 with newer kernel) so this answer 
helps to prioritize things, thanks :-)

> Same components are used as in n800 version, but the kernel is older
> 2.6.16. There is lot of work if n800 version of the kernel is used.

Yes but I hope you are not completely ditching n800 kernel for future 
hacker edition releases (if any).

If you are not planning this it would be nice to say so and also publish 
binary stuff needed to use newer kernels. First HE version had initfs 
that worked with newer kernels but it is not availabe anymore at
http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/os2007_hacker_edition.php The IT2006 one 
crashes in dsme early on boot with 2.6.18 which makes things really hard 
since the unstoppable (retu?) watchdog reboots device and also reading 
flags (like root device) from config partition with cal-tool is 
impossible without dsme running.


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