Finally, my beagleboard :-)

beagleboard starting

beagleboard starting

Today I finally had a chance to put my hands at my beagleboard! My lovely girlfriend brought it from her trip to USA 🙂

This is just the beginning, just booted it to test if it was working ok, still need to get the serial port working to let the fun part begin!

First step is to boot Mamona and get everything we already have at OE so we could integrate one more board at Mamona 😉

Beagleboard is a really great idea and a fun toy, it’s like keesj said, the hardware is just sexy 🙂

If you don’t know what exactly is the Beagleboard project, I recommend you to take a closer look at http://beagleboard.org/ it’s really cool to see all the movement on this little board 🙂

Hope to post more about it soon 😉

Mamona 0.2-Beta released!

Greetings!

It’s been a long time since we released 0.1 (at that time I wasn’t even working at INdT),
so is with pleasure that I’m announcing the official Mamona 0.2-Beta release.

A lot changed since 0.1, we had a couple of goals for 0.2 release, mainly to support
Nokia N770 and to add some highly missing features, like network and virtual keyboard.

Main features already available for the beta release:

  • Glibc – 2.5
  • GCC – 4.1.2
  • Full Python 2.5 support
  • Enlightenment Window Manager
  • USB Networking
  • Bluetooth support
  • Noemu Packages
  • Mamona SDK
  • QEMU (user mode emulation) 0.9.0 for Mamona SDK
  • ARM EABI Version 5 (N770) and 6 (N8X0 and Omap)
  • Machines Supported:
    • Nokia 770
    • Nokia 800
    • Nokia 810
    • Omap 3430
  • Web browsers: Firefox 3 and Midori (recommended)
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Xephyr support on SDK
  • SystemTap enabled kernels for N800 and N810

Work to be done for the final 0.2 release:

  • Network Manager working with dbus API (Open, WEP and WPA)
  • Fix Track (documentation)
  • Mamona Device Manager
  • New and lighter theme for Enlightenment
  • MIC
  • Full Emulation
  • Tests and bug fixing

You can find 0.2-Beta repositories at: http://dev.openbossa.org/mamona/0.2-beta/

The installation instruction is basically the same from 0.1, but we’ll create a whole
new procedure before releasing the final 0.2. The main goal of this beta release is to
officially release the SDK for 0.2. For those who want to play with SDK, just follow
http://dev.openbossa.org/trac/mamona/wiki/Releases/0.2/SDKInstallGuide

For more info please see http://dev.openbossa.org/trac/mamona/wiki/Releases/0.2

Bug reports, as always, should go to Mamona’s Trac; check out
http://dev.openbossa.org/trac/mamona/wiki/Contributing#Bugs for links to posting
and querying bug reports for Mamona.

Thanks a lot for everybody who helped making this beta release possible.