Offer to help with porting Linux OS
#1
May I first state that as soon as I heard about this board I backed it immediately. It sounds a lovely piece of hardware.

That said, I have purchased many boards that sound great but fail when it comes to using the board for anything except for the demo software installed. I bet a lot of us have been bitten there.

I would like to offer my experience with SOC to get Linux working on the Pine64 board.
I am familiar with compiling and developing on ARM hardware.
As an example of my work I was the first (only?) person to get the SAMA5D3-Xplained board working with a 4.3 inch LCD TFT display. See http://www.element14.com/community/group...lcd-bundle

I know that a board will succeed or fail depending on how easy it is for others to start using it and I feel that this board deserves more than becoming another one in the pile of "ah well" boards I have.

Greg
#2
(12-19-2015, 05:00 AM)gregoryfenton Wrote: May I first state that as soon as I heard about this board I backed it immediately. It sounds a lovely piece of hardware.

That said, I have purchased many boards that sound great but fail when it comes to using the board for anything except for the demo software installed. I bet a lot of us have been bitten there.

I would like to offer my experience with SOC to get Linux working on the Pine64 board.
I am familiar with compiling and developing on ARM hardware.
As an example of my work I was the first (only?) person to get the SAMA5D3-Xplained board working with a 4.3 inch LCD TFT display. See http://www.element14.com/community/group...lcd-bundle

I know that a board will succeed or fail depending on how easy it is for others to start using it and I feel that this board deserves more than becoming another one in the pile of "ah well" boards I have.

Greg
Hi Greg,

Thanks on your support offer on Pine64, I can immediately ship an early batch board to you once release on early January.

Regards,
TL Lim
#3
Thank you for considering me worthy of working alongside your team to ensure the Pine board has the best chance of success.

Have a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016.

Greg
#4
(12-19-2015, 05:00 AM)gregoryfenton Wrote: May I first state that as soon as I heard about this board I backed it immediately. It sounds a lovely piece of hardware.

That said, I have purchased many boards that sound great but fail when it comes to using the board for anything except for the demo software installed. I bet a lot of us have been bitten there.
Hi Greg,
As you mentioned, the quality of the SW stack makes it. I have also a Pi and a CI20 MIPS board and while the spec of the CI20 is by far better than the Pi, it is unusable due to a poor sw stack and I suspect HW bugs (always hard to prove).
The biggest issue I foresee with the Pine64 is the GPU drivers: the Banana pi has the same kind of chips and video/3D is really an issue.
The Dragonboard 410 is available, while a bit more expensive than the Pine. It is likely to have less issues with graphics thanks to the freedreno driver. The Lima driver look inactive for the last 2 years ...
I hope things will evolve a bit in the right direction !
Cheers,
Jerome
#5
(12-19-2015, 07:01 AM)gregoryfenton Wrote: Thank you for considering me worthy of working alongside your team to ensure the Pine board has the best chance of success.

Have a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016.

Greg

Wishes you have a merry Christmas and happy New Year.     .... TL Lim and family.
#6
(12-19-2015, 05:00 AM)gregoryfenton Wrote: May I first state that as soon as I heard about this board I backed it immediately. It sounds a lovely piece of hardware.

That said, I have purchased many boards that sound great but fail when it comes to using the board for anything except for the demo software installed. I bet a lot of us have been bitten there.

I would like to offer my experience with SOC to get Linux working on the Pine64 board.
I am familiar with compiling and developing on ARM hardware.
As an example of my work I was the first (only?) person to get the SAMA5D3-Xplained board working with a 4.3 inch LCD TFT display. See http://www.element14.com/community/group...lcd-bundle

I know that a board will succeed or fail depending on how easy it is for others to start using it and I feel that this board deserves more than becoming another one in the pile of "ah well" boards I have.

Greg

I'll be doing the same on my end when I get mine in April. I am a Linux SysAdmin and have been working with Linux since '99. Let me know where you start and I'll tag team with you
#7
Guys, if you want to get "bleeding edge" of Linux support for Pine check out linux-sunxi website and IRC channel. There is plenty of work to get mainline kernel with all the peripherals running on the Pine.
#8
Thanks both.

Greg

@tllim As an aside, when will the early batch board be shipped to me?
#9
(01-23-2016, 02:41 PM)gregoryfenton Wrote: Thanks both.

Greg

@tllim As an aside, when will the early batch board be shipped to me?

Please PM me your info, I will take care.


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