On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Lennert Buytenhek
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
> >> > 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?
> > -Chris
> 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
> separate architectures?
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.
Yeah, I realized that after I posted. I'm still learning my way around
ARM as a whole and I'm only a few chapters into my embedded linux
book. I still don't own an arm board yet, something else I'm working
Sorry about that.
I think ARMv5 is still a solid target all things considered and since
it was mentioned to me that the SheevaPlug is ARMv5 (and is quite
popular to the best of my knowledge)
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