[maemo-developers] hacker edition status and future?

From: Carlos Guerreiro carlos.guerreiro at nokia.com
Date: Mon Aug 20 07:16:55 EEST 2007
ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> 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.
> Frantisek
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Hi Frantisek,

The approach has been again to use the OS2006 initfs for the 770,
including the old kernel.
Indeed in the previous round we first tried to use a newer kernel
but that turned out to cause many problems - Joni has the details.

We're close to releasing a new version of the hacker edition, at
that point let's talk about this again. With that newer version
working (userspace updated to the latest release for the N800
as much as possible) we can reconsider the use of the old initfs.


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