[28/03/2017] openSUSE Tumbleweed Images for Pine64
(05-01-2016, 04:30 PM)rahlquist Wrote:
(05-01-2016, 10:15 AM)tkaiser Wrote:
(04-30-2016, 07:29 AM)nomadewolfThe more, the merrier, in this case. Wrote: The more, the merrier, in this case.
Everyone has their own preference, and Linux all about choice.

If you want to do something useful look at enabling Bluetooth, build mpv/mplayer packages that make use of HW accelerated decoding (less OS images --> less packages!), look into the HDMI issues, package the necessary fixes to GPIO libraries and so on. There's so much real work to do!

Couldn't have said it better myself. There is a lot to be said for the diversity of linux, in a pure environment. Where all is OSS. We dont have that, we have a tainted environment with binary blobs we are forced to live with at this time. You can wrap every flavor of linux you want around these blobs, but what we need is a unified force trying to get a functional OS. Right now we have everyone wanting to do things their own way. Everyone wants to support pine at a different site, everyone wants a different OS. Right now linux is a MESS on this device in part due to the lack of focus. Think of it like a cup of coffee, longsleep has built a good core, functional tools etc. but we have a lot of half hearted attempts at wrapping various linux flavors around it that then seem to get dropped. 

Lets try to pick a distro and focus until we get the basic functionality nailed. In the meanwhile if someone wants to create a build of their own fav linux, please make sure you are going to be at least as committed as longsleep is to helping and providing ongoing support and arent creating another also-ran orphan build.

Hear hear!

Why not DUMP Ubuntu....  Ubuntu fanboys can tailor Debian to how they want it...

Dump the BAZILLION Android images (Lollipop, Marshmallow, 8GB-64 GB, some have "dd" images, some require that GHASTLY piece of crapware "PhoenixCard and a Windows PC, some images are rooted, others are not) - and BUILD JUST ONE that supports BLUETOOTH on the "stock" WiFi/BT module and the "stock" LCD Touchpanel - and that has ROOT enabled by default!   Why not Remix OS - will there ever be a single RemixOS build that supports ALL the hardware that Pine sells?

I'm not a huge fan of Arch (for a start, my ISP does not host Arch ARM7 or ARM64 repositories).  But if people want Arch - then good...

So - I imagine three choices to concentrate on (and get all the Pine "stock" HARDWARE working 100%)
1. Remix OS
2. Debian
3. Arch

I used SUSE a lot about 10 years ago - but pretty much just Debian these days...  Nothing wrong with the SUSE distro per se, but who actually uses it any more?  How easy is it to get Arm64 software packages for?  I'd rather Fedora or CentOS than SUSE...

Just about anything you need "Ubuntu" for, you can do in Debian...  Arch users should be fine with a bunch of fiddly low level bits of hacking here and there...

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RE: [27/4/2016] openSUSE Images for Pine64 - by UnixOutlaw - 06-01-2016, 10:10 PM

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