Porting lora (meshtastic) to Pinetab, some questions...
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Hi ya'll,

So I just received my pinetab (with an alpha version of the Lora radio module).  I'm eager to port meshtastic to your slick board but I admit I haven't been following pinetab development closely.  

I'm reasonably experienced with linux driver development (though not this year) and I think I can handle that part, but I have some questions on distribution choice etc...  Any advice would be appreciated:

* What OS distribution should I target initially? - I assume the development branch of the "ubuntu touch" that came preinstalled on the tablet?
* I will need to build and distribute an (improved) version of the CS341 driver for the USB/SPI chip used in this radio.  Where would be best to provide that for others (a .deb?)

My general current (crummy) plan is here.
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@geeksville Sounds good! I would vote for Mobian, I guess most of the PineTab users use it. Good luck with your project!
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(10-28-2020, 12:37 AM)geeksville Wrote:
Quote:Hi ya'll,

So I just received my pinetab (with an alpha version of the Lora radio module).  I'm eager to port meshtastic to your slick board but I admit I haven't been following pinetab development closely.  

I'm reasonably experienced with linux driver development (though not this year) and I think I can handle that part, but I have some questions on distribution choice etc...  Any advice would be appreciated:

* What OS distribution should I target initially? - I assume the development branch of the "ubuntu touch" that came preinstalled on the tablet?
* I will need to build and distribute an (improved) version of the CS341 driver for the USB/SPI chip used in this radio.  Where would be best to provide that for others (a .deb?)

My general current (crummy) plan is here.

iiuc the rf95 you intend to use is external hw , so i guess the pinephone hw is missing some crucial bit to suffice on its own?
after reading an rf965 datasheet i guess the point is the extreme sensitivity of that modem
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