wireless at tampabay
Aug 5, 2010, 9:20 AM
Post #8 of 8
Previously you wrote:
> On 2010-08-02 Mon 08:03, wireless wrote:
>> Congratulations to whoever is working this behind the scenes......
> Thanks, I've been the main software dev behind the OSWALD and have
> enjoyed using Gentoo for a number of years now. I thought the OSWALD
> would be a great way to help forward the embedded side of Gentoo.
> I'm hoping to soon start contributing back some of the ebuilds and other
> software I've developed along the way for the OSWALD since I'm only a
> week or two away from becoming an official Gentoo dev.
> Currently the project looks a little dead since we are between funding
> cycles and are looking to produce more devices so we have more stock on
> hand. However, we've secured funds to continue expanding the project
> this next school year and I'll continue working on the software side of
This is good to know. Have you categorized your current
(ARM) device to be similar to other boards, maybe the beagle?
>> Now, were do we, the rank and file hackers, purchase a OSWALD embedded
>> dev kit from? In the article they seem to indicate that larger
>> production runs are in the offerings to come?
> If you're interested, I could probably hook a couple more Gentoo
> embedded devs with OSWALDs at reduced prices. We currently have a
> limited supply on hand due to previous manufacturing and funding issues,
> but there are probably enough to hand a few out, especially if you
> contribute back to the OSWALD project.
Thanks for the generosity, but, I need to finish a few
things that have been lagging for me, before I jump into
anything else. That said, I'm interested in the next board,
if it is ARM based.
> Also, we are currently looking into the next hardware platform that the
> device will be based on in future years. I'm all for continuing with the
> upcoming OMAP4 platform, but we'll see where things go.
OMAP-4 looks very cool:
Keep us posted on the new board's processor direction.
Thanks for all of the information.