On Tuesday 13 February 2018 09:38 PM, Josh Blagden wrote: > Hi folks, > > I was going through the Debian Micronews RSS feed and I stumbled upon > the 2017 Freedombox progress report. While I was reading through it, I > noticed that the Banana Pro board was mentioned. So, I did some research > on Banana Pi and I came came across a neat board that I think would make > a great Freedombox. Considering that one of the goals of Freedombox is > to serve as a router, I think the Banana Pi BPI-R2 would be a great > board for it because in addition to having 2 SATA ports and two USB 3.0 > ports, it also has 5 ethernet ports (including WAN). > > > Here's a link to it in case you'd like to check it out: > http://www.banana-pi.com/eacp_view.asp?id=104.
I had my eyes on R1 earlier. R2 would indeed be an interesting hardware for FreedomBox. However, I don't see much mainline support in kernel, Debian or u-boot for this MediaTek SOC. We will have to wait until that happens. -- Sunil
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