On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 12:04:51PM -0600, Adam Miller wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> > I just saw these ARM9 based Archos devices on LinuxDevices. They're sub
>> > so might be a worth while target for Fedora support as they're
>> > cheap.
>> > http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Archos-Home-Tablets/?kc=rss
>> > Cheers,
>> > Peter
>> They are slated for release next month and I already have plans to
>> pick up the $179 model as I'm always short on cash but would love
>> something to hack on and I think this would be a justified expense. I
>> have plans to use the tablet as my Linux/Fedora embedded/ARM learning
>> platform so I can't promise much in terms of results, but the end goal
>> would definitely be to have fedora running on there with some sort of
>> graphical environment (I'm thinking maybe KDE since it has a really
>> good on screen keyboard, but I'm open to suggestion).
> I think the floodgates are about to open on many categories of ARM
> devices. I wonder if this thing has the RAM to run Fedora well, though?
RAM is a really good point, I think it will be in the ballpark of 256
(plus or minus a bit). Also, I'd like to open up the conversation
about version of ARM we as a SIG want to support as the efforts start
to ramp up while targeting popular devices. I think ARMv9 might be a
little too aggressive but are there any devices that are still
prominent that are ARMv5? Would it be possible (or even feasible) to
maintain ARMv5, ARMv7, and ARMv9 in parallel and treat them as
Note that "ARM9" (note the lack of v) is a particular implementation
of version N of the ARM architecture specification, while "ARMvN" is
version N of the ARM architecture specficiation. There is no ARMv9
at this point, and even ARMv8 hasn't been published yet.