On 03/27/12 01:42, Chad Perrin wrote:
Actually I think the point of the email was to prop up the member
numbers on the site. The platform itself is just an ordinary aPad which
can be hacked. As for the open source community interest, well it
already runs linux natively- android- so not entirely sure what the fuss
is about (might explain the population there).
On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 07:21:51PM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
Considering that FreeBS positions itself 'primrily' as a _server_ OS,
I would suggest that it is 'unlikely'.
I suppose iXsystems and the PC-BSD project might be a place to send out
feelers as well, being more interested in end-user stuff than the pretty
server-sysadmin heavy crowd here. There are a lot of people in this
community interested in more than just servers, though, so I don't see
why the fact FreeBSD is good for servers should be an impediment to
seeking out people with an interest in tablet ports.
*I*, for one, would hope that porting to the 'Rasberry Pi' has higher
So would I. If someone decided to tackle the Vivaldi platform, though, I
Now, if "somebody" in the 'Vivaldi' community wants to gather up _all_
the relevant 'technical data' for configuring/accessing/programming *ALL*
the included hardware, and -publish- it in one EASILY ACCESSIBLE place,
that would be a good start.
This might be a start:
If such a "somebody" were to _also_ provide 'funding' for a porting project,
that would undoubtedly move such a project to a high position on the 'to do'
Otherwise, "Skippy", you, -YOURSELF-. will need to find a 'guru' with the
appropriate knowledge/skills *and* "enough interest' in the project to
I think the point of the initial email to start this thread was to see if
there were people in the community with an interest in working on this
project, and might actually be a fairly logical step toward an effort to
"find a 'guru'" to work on it.
If anyone was interested in porting FreeBSD to tablets there are plenty
of dev kits out there to play with; and if the cost is excessive then
grab an aPad off eBay for $50.
To explain the major hurdle in porting to a tablet, you'd need to
probably find an alternative windowing solution then Xorg (low memory,
especially in vivaldi)- I'm not 100% sure what iOS and Android use.
Might be interesting...
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