Anybody trying to get Linaro running on AuraSlate tablet?

C.A, Subramaniam subramaniam.ca at ti.com
Thu Mar 1 21:02:16 UTC 2012


Hi All,
Glad to see auraslate being discussed here!  I just got one a couple
of days back. Pretty interesting device. I would be glad to try
something on it.



On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Kalle Vahlman <kalle.vahlman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/3/1 Subodh Nijsure <snijsure at grid-net.com>:
>> On 03/01/2012 08:00 AM, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
>>>
>>> 2012/3/1 Zach Pfeffer<zach.pfeffer at linaro.org>:
>>>>
>>>> On 1 March 2012 00:40, Subodh Nijsure<snijsure at grid-net.com>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> (Pardon if this is out-of-scope for linaro-dev mailing list )
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there anybody trying to get Linaro to run on "cheap" AuraSlate
>>>>> (http://www.auraslate.com/) tablet?  If you are would be nice to
>>>>> collaborate...
>>>>
>>>> I like their website: Mischief encouraged. Hackers welcome.
>>>>
>>>> They should post the hardware schematic on the site or at least some
>>>> indication what the SoC is. If its one of our member's SoCs then it
>>>> may be interesting.
>>>
>>> http://auraslate.freeforums.org/post193.html#p193
>>>
>>> The purchase page would indicate that to get the sources (to the
>>> kernel, as a most important point), you'd need to pay them for the CD:
>>
>> I know this is besides the point of making opensource code available without
>> fees etc.
>>
>> But fwiw,  CD contains all the android source code to build android OTA zip
>> package..
>
> Oh sure, I think distributing sources through disks and charging a
> nominal fee for it is allowed by all the usual open source licenses so
> that's not something that can be argued over.
>
> The problem arises after you have hacked on the kernel. What happens
> to your changes? Is someone going to integrate them to the upgrades?
> In fact, how *will* you get upgrades for the sources? There's some
> upgrades to the sw posted on the forum but I guess that's just the
> images. Does one buy updates to the sources too?
>
Yes I am a bit worried about that post that you pointed out (didnt get
a convincing answer, hoping to poke them more... ;-)). The CDs do have
GB code in there but only ROM for ICS. I am just starting to work with
the Android in terms of ROM and packaging. It would be great to have
linaro on it!

I did some research and realised that it is an AMlogic chip. Here is
the info regarding that.
http://auraslate.freeforums.org/processor-optional-features-t55.html

Appreciate if someone can through some light into AMLogic stuff.

> Reading through the forum a bit more, it actually seems that the hope
> is that the community will take the ball on software maintenance.
> Which is not great, since on the forums it's indicated that no TRM
> will be made available -> kernel development is impaired.
>
> But now we are already very very far into off-topic ;)
>
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Subbu



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