On 14 Nov 2008, at 13:11, Wolfgang Spraul wrote: > ... > We have decided to make changes to the hardware only incrementally, > along product lines of our current chip vendors whenever possible, so > that as much as possible of the software effort can carry over. We > have decided to focus our internal software engineering on the low > level, so that we leverage our insider knowledge about the hardware > and schematics, while relying on the larger Free Software community to > help with higher-level software.
Working yourselves on the Glamo may not fit with the goal to focus on the product lines to be used on FUTURE Openmoko devices. Nevertheless I would urge you not to neglect the Glamo which, after all, does fit within the goal to "focus your internal software engineering on the low level". If you neglect working drivers for this hardware you run the risk of having a huge installed base of users who have bought the Freerunner and who feel stitched-up and alienated when you release GTA03. If you release GTA03 and our Freerunners show lacking in the graphics (animations, menus, Exposé, transparency) departments, then that's how we're going to feel. The Glamo might not be relevant to your future models, but ignoring it would make a huge statement to those who have bought Freerunners. Personally, one of my reasons for buying Openmoko is that the vendor of my last phone decided it was a lame duck and stopped supporting it after 6 months. I buy open-source because it should guarantee a long future of product-support. Having said that, I thought one of your engineers was already working on Glamo or XGlamo or whatever is required to use the chip's hardware acceleration. It would be good for Openmoko to reaffirm its commitment to that, to offer goals for getting it working & timeframes in which these will be achieved. Stroller. _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community