QUOTE(Hrw @ Nov 3 2006, 11:40 AM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Nov 2 2006, 05:47 AM)
The clamshell models have OZ 22.214.171.124, the other older models have OZ 126.96.36.199
Collie latest is 3.5.4
clamshells latest is 188.8.131.52
poodle/tosa latest is 184.108.40.206
For collie I suggest using hentges version of OZ.
Maybe we should do a 3.5.5 for all devices? That way we don't have some devices bit-rotting away.
OTOH I belive that staged releases (3.5.4 = Collie, 220.127.116.11 = clamshells etc) are a very developer friendly way of doing things. One can sit down and concentrate on a specific model / series and make it release-ready, ignoring any other device completly.
The current problem I see is that
a) Only very few people are actively working on OpenZaurus directly
b ) Of those that do work on OZ, most would be happy to let SL-5x00 (ie: Collie and Poodle) die a silent death.
The a) part could only be helped by motivated and knowledgeable Linux users joining the project (and yes, installing and using OE is required)
The b ) part is a little bit more difficult.
Devs usually avoid SL-5x00 like the plaque because:
- The small rootfs (15-18Mb) make them a PITA to work with
- The screen is sub-standard and hard to read compared to the clamshells
- The screen is only QVGA (320x240)
- The keyboard is pretty bad compared to the clamshells
So on one hand we have many users still owning and using these devices, but OTOH we have very few devs that care about them.
Over the next few days, I'll convert Poodle to an SD-only rootfs. And with SD-only I mean
SD-only. Hentges will no longer offer flash installations!. Poodles will get a tweaked kernel that boots the SD directly, and a tuned updater.sh which installs rootfs tarballs onto any inserted SD card (just like the spitz installer does for the MicroDrive).
If the above works out, it will make dev work a lot easier with Poodle since we no longer need to care about not-filling up the rootfs.
Why Poodle and not Collie? Simple: because Poodle is already running kernel 2.6.