Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Booboo updates again!

Wahoo, here it is from lingoox.org to save y’all the clicking:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick update

Sorry for the slow updates. I've had to deal with lots of unexpected trouble during testing of dual-boot, plus school finished recently and thus my two daughters require more attention.
I appreciate your support very much and I know you're all holding your breath for the dual-boot functionality, so, please excuse me for the delay.
This is what's been done:

  • Dual boot code has been moved from U-Boot to the SPL: removes tiny delay introduced when booting the original firmware.
  • LCD support implemented both in SPL and U-Boot (both ILI9325 and ILI9331). The LCD now goes live immediately on bootup, which is great when loading linux because otherwise you would see a black LCD for a couple of seconds until the kernel framebuffer driver kicks in, and it is a bit confusing.
  • Implemented access to the SPL area (first eraseblock of NAND) in the linux kernel. This allows flashing the dual-boot binaries from linux.
  • Streamlined the flashing of the dual-boot binaries from linux.
This is what needs to be done:
  • Add a simple dialog that shows a disclaimer and asks for confirmation before flashing the dual-boot binaries.
That is very easy and I just need a couple of hours to do it, so I can assure there will be a release tomorrow or the day past tomorrow.
One final note: someone posted a comment pointing out that lingoox might sound a bit offensive in some contexts. If this is a problem we're on time to change it... so please let me know.

 

Although I urge you all to click on here anyway, to propose a different name for Lingoox, if you’re so inclined.  I have referred to it in the past as Booboo linux – I think it would be a great way for the community to reward him! What do you all think?

PS guys: Look at the second bullet point – Booboo is a perfectionist! I can assure you that don’t get this level of care on multi million IT projects from multinational IT consultancies!

6 comments :

  1. will be possible one day to have dosbox working on lingoox? by the way i ordered my dingoo today from ebay... waiting for booboos release

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  2. DosBox would be possible to have on lingoox, however it wouldn't be able to run many things very well.

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  3. Lingoox offensive?

    I've always had a soft spot for "Dingnux" :-D

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  4. You're a dingux!
    Instead of Lingoox, how about Chingux :))




    Sorry...


    But it was there

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  5. Dingux sounds pretty cool.

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  6. how about dingboox? or linding? or maybe even lingoo.

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