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OpenEmbedded @ FOSDEM
Tuesday, February 22 2005 @ 05:36 AM EST
Contributed by: mickeyl
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OpenEmbedded OE developer Michael 'Mickey' Lauer will talk at this years FOSDEM introducing how to use BitBake and OpenEmbedded to build embedded Linux distributions from scratch. The presentation will be held on Sunday, 27. in the embedded developers room at 15:00

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GPE meeting at FOSDEM
Sunday, February 20 2005 @ 05:37 PM EST
Contributed by: florian
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GPE Palmtop Environment GPE meeting at FOSDEM

Next weekend the FOSDEM developer conference will take place in Brussels. FOSDEM organisation team kindly offered a room for a GPE project meeting.
The meeting will be on Saturday the 26. at 16:30. The exact location will be announced at FOSDEM.

Everyone who is interested in GPE and GPE development or is just nosy what GPE is and how it looks like is welcome to join us there.


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First fully opensource kernelboot from NAND-flash
Thursday, February 17 2005 @ 08:27 AM EST
Contributed by: Koen
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Matt Reimer and I are pleased to announce that we have successfully initialized DRAM, initialized the HAMCOP, and initialized NAND flash far enough in the first stage loader so that the h2210 can bootstrap LAB in a fully open-source environment.

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Dodes wheres my kernel?
Thursday, February 10 2005 @ 07:01 PM EST
Contributed by: Kristoffer
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General News There has always been a lack of distributions for the hp6xx, Infact the only one worth mentioning was dodes. Being debian based it contained most packages needed for joyfull linux usage and up till 2002 it was well updated and had a faitfull userbase.

When Dodes dissapeard it quickly got old and it's 2.4 kernel had lacking hardware support (sound, touchscreen, slow framebuffer..). With nowhere to turn it's users scatterd. Some sold their jornadas while others installed netbsd instead.

Since late 2004 though,the 2.6 kernel have been ported to hp6xx by the efforts of the people at www.jlime.com and linuxsh-dev. It now supports almost every aspect of the hp6xx's hardware. The JLime people is activly trying to build a solid distribution for the hp6xx series.

So, welcome back all jornada owners to the return of the hp6xx!




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New CF Camera driver released
Tuesday, February 08 2005 @ 03:19 AM EST
Contributed by: tad
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General News

We(Omoikane Inc.) would like to announce the PRETEC "CompactCam"'s V4L driver. We are opensource specific technology service provider in Japan, and this is a outcome of a project finished one years ago. (Thanks to NICT)


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New OOO newsletter
Wednesday, January 05 2005 @ 05:06 PM EST
Contributed by: Koen
Views: 146
OpenEmbedded Michael 'Mickey' Lauer has just released a new OOO newsletter:

Happy New Year! It has been a while since the last newsletter and a lot has happened in the past six months. One of the more unfortunate events was the outage of the handhelds.org service cluster where a lot of our services are hosted. We would like to express our appreciation for the administrators of the handhelds.org infrastructure and we are very happy that we didn't lost any results of our work - thanks guys! I'm glad to report that this newsletter edition features a section about the G Palmtop Environment - contributed by Familiar Linux ReleaseMeister Koen himself - thanks. We hope to have this section regularly appearing in the OOO Newsletter....

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Familiar 0.8.0 final release
Thursday, December 23 2004 @ 01:53 PM EST
Contributed by: Koen
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After a period of testing the final release of familiar 0.8 [1] is available now. Using ipkg to upgrade from 0.7.x and 0.8pre is not advised, reflashing is the best way to get a working handhelds with 0.8. The feeds are having a bit of a delay, but the feeds on svc.mobihealth.org should suffice for the moment.The familiar website will be updated soon after.

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First Linux boot on HP iPAQ hx4700!
Wednesday, December 22 2004 @ 08:36 AM EST
Contributed by: michaelo
Views: 249
The hx4700-port team is proud to announce its first Linux boot!

We had to modify HaRET to support booting Linux from Windows Mobile 2003. So far, there is only support from command line access through a serial console. USB networking (for those without a serial cable) and display support are our next targets.

See the project status page and our Wiki page for details.

All contributors are welcome, all the more as there are many chips to support inside this very nice device! If you are interested or just want to follow our progress, you can subscribe to the hx4700-port" mailing list.


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Handhelds.org cvs is online for developers.
Saturday, December 18 2004 @ 09:57 AM EST
Contributed by: france
Views: 123
The CVS tree is online for developers, but it has been rolled back to the last known clean tree on Nov 23th, 2004. It is going to take some time to rebuild things before anonymous cvs access will be available.

I wish that I had better news.

If you have any issues rebuilding cvs, please e-mail admin@handhelds.org

--George

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Handhelds.org web pages online again
Wednesday, December 15 2004 @ 03:49 PM EST
Contributed by: jamey
Views: 131
Thanks to much work by George, the web pages hosted on handhelds.org are now available again. He did the tedious work of fixing all the configuration files and content file permissions to make the website secure again. Send email to admin@handhelds.org or visit irc.freenode.net #handhelds.org if something is not working.

CVS and anoncvs are next on the list.


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