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post Jun 20 2007, 04:20 AM
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It seems that there's less and less of interest to those of us with a humble sl5500 these days as all the developers have newer and shinier toys.

Even Mr Hentges seems to have moved on.

Still, you've got to expect that if you're a dinozaur.
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post Nov 7 2007, 01:58 AM
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I'm resuscitating this topic to investigate someone else's opinion on the futeure of (my and your) poor littlōe Collie.

Some facts:
- some time there was an actively developed distribution, OpenZaurus, which mantained support for the Collie;
- when OZ switched to 2.6 kernel, they continued to support Collie with a specialised version using old 2.4 kernel, mainly because of legacy SD driver not supported in 2.6;
- at that time SD driver seemed to be the major blocker to a further development on Collie;
- then OZ closed in favour of Angstrom;
- suddenly something happened that restored the hopes of Collie users: a 2.6 SD driver was announced, angstrom included Collie in the supported machines list and everything seemed to go on fast.

But now it seems this sudden wave turned back:
- Angstrom no longer supports Collie (see here);
- A lot of bugs are open for Collie on Angstrom and there's apparently no one to take care (see here);
- It's almost impossible to know who is working on the issues, if any; there's a status page but it doesn't seem to be very up-to-date (or, worse enough, there's nothing to be updated...)

So my question is: is there any chance to see our Collies working with a recent kernel, an actively developed distro and all of its features working? What can we do to achieve this? Is there any interest in it?
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charlie   I'm Obsolete   Jun 20 2007, 04:20 AM
TimW   QUOTE(charlie @ Jun 20 2007, 12:20 PM)It seem...   Jun 20 2007, 04:42 AM
koen   http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unstable/imag...   Jun 20 2007, 04:44 AM
TimW   QUOTE(koen @ Jun 20 2007, 12:44 PM)http://www...   Jun 20 2007, 06:13 AM
charlie   QUOTE(koen @ Jun 20 2007, 12:44 PM)http://www...   Jun 27 2007, 04:27 AM
jocasmi   Well, I like to be one of those obsoletes. I boug...   Jun 29 2007, 05:38 PM
sdjf   When I need something compiled for my sl5500, I ca...   Jun 21 2007, 02:10 PM
sdjf   I was in a rush when I put up that other post, but...   Jun 21 2007, 03:16 PM
sdjf   Antikx is also working on a comprehensive handbook...   Jun 29 2007, 06:11 PM
jocasmi   I have expended some time looking for 2G SD on col...   Jul 1 2007, 08:13 AM
sdjf   Not sure what you mean by " the hood don...   Jul 1 2007, 08:37 AM
jocasmi   Thanks for the information. Please, forgive my mis...   Jul 3 2007, 04:06 PM
sdjf   Ah, from Espaņa! You do know about the Spanis...   Jul 4 2007, 05:05 PM
jocasmi   Yeah! Spanish subforum and Mimeca's Spanis...   Jul 5 2007, 07:56 AM
freizugheit   It is an Unix machine and depends what you want an...   Jul 5 2007, 06:37 PM
arniel   QUOTE(freizugheit @ Jul 6 2007, 02:37 AM)It i...   Jul 10 2007, 01:04 AM
sdjf   Three cheers!!! sdjf   Jul 5 2007, 09:14 PM
freizugheit   I am using SL-5600 with the original Sharp ROM sin...   Jul 10 2007, 05:40 AM
jocasmi   Hell, you're one of the most obsolete user I e...   Jul 13 2007, 01:45 PM
chrisl   Yeah, the Collie is obsolete, but so is all the Za...   Jul 13 2007, 04:57 PM
flowersrj   Chrisl, Can you tell me if your Belkin CF wifi ca...   Jul 29 2007, 06:38 PM
chrisl   QUOTE(flowersrj @ Jul 29 2007, 08:38 PM)Chris...   Jul 29 2007, 07:56 PM
sdjf   I'm wondering if something might be locking up...   Jul 30 2007, 11:52 AM
JackA   I'm resuscitating this topic to investigate so...   Nov 7 2007, 01:58 AM
Hrw   JackA: there is a chance as always. Someone has to...   Nov 7 2007, 04:03 AM

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