On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Adam Miller <maxamillion(a)fedoraproject.org>
> So, this thing is coming out before long but as I understand it the
> hardware inside isn't really an unknown as its using the Quallcomm
> Snapdragon setup that seems to be so popular as of late. My question
> is, how realistic would it be to have Fedora running on this thing?
> *and* if we were to get it running, what all would be necessary in
> order to pull off that 12 hour battery life they keep talking about?
The HP Compaq Airlife 100  is due out shortly as well. It will apparently
be available from O2 in the UK. For running I presume we'll have similar
issues like those that were addressed at UDS  for their ARM platform. I'd
also be interested to see the advantages/disadvantages you get by compiling
for ARM7 like they are over the ARM5 that we currently do, and what
platforms we'd remove by doing so (sort of like the discussion had when we
moved from i386 to i586 then i686.
<REPOST - I goobered and missed the "reply all" button, sorry Peter>
The ideas of ARM5 vs. ARM7 would probably be a wide scope deal, but I
was thinking of maybe having a kernel compiled specifically for a
device and make a separate package for each and we'd just simply have
a list of supported devices and install guides for each. Its just an
idea and I don't even know how feasible it really is, but I thought
I'd throw it out there.
I did look into the Compaq AirLife, but I worry for the mouse buttons
as they are custom towards Android actions (as hard keys are on
popular Android mobile phones). Though it would be worth a shot, I do
definitely like the form factor better.
Just wanting to start some brainstorming because I would love to see
the Fedora ARM port to pick up some popularity and hopefully have some
semi-official release "images" for popular ARM devices by Fedora 14
release date. I've picked up an embedded linux book and plan to start
getting my hands dirty hacking on something of sorts in order to
better prepare myself for diving into the Fedora ARM efforts more.
Just random thoughts and ramblings... questions, comments, and snide
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