@djsundog winblows phones memories
@djsundog Does the grub UI work ok too?
@nobody no grub - u-boot
@djsundog Ah groovy. Another new on me one to learn
@nobody ARM devices don't have a standard bios/uefi like x86, so u-boot acts as that initial-stage hw bringup bootloader, which then can chain off to uefi, linux root, etc
@nobody u-boot is sw, which is nice, but still has t be customized for every different hw variation, usually via device tree files describing hw capabilities and connections
this is what fudges up my manjaro ARM installs for my Old-beginning-era-HDMI-TV:
I get the visuals because of my 'special' boot.txt (or is it condig.txt)? and it works, but when the initial step(s) are over I get no screen, because the earlier settings are ditched...
Not looking for a solution, libre-elec suits my media needs just fine, but to illustrate.
Is this the Braveheart edition or dev? I think my Braveheart will arrive tomorrow!
@Clifford Braveheart - just got mine this afternoon!
Man, it's killing! What are your first impressions so far?
@Clifford it's going to be a fantastic mid-grade-ish phone, but it's going to be a while before we're there, software-wise, for the mobile experience folk are used to, but things are progressing nicely it seems
Sweet! I'm sure I will lose a few hours to it tomorrow. Can't wait to get it!
@djsundog at first glance i thought the :-) button on the keyboard was >:)
@micahbp not that I'm aware of - I would expect to be hearing more about the GA release over the next month or so as the various software projects make more headway, as I'm pretty sure they will wait for GA launch until there's at least one semi-stable and usable image to ship on the internal storage
Speaking of which, the momentum of the software development has been incredible!
@micahbp indeed! I've also been quite impressed with the lack of friction involved in the various projects sharing knowledge and solutions with each other during the bringup phases of development - it's one of the rare times that the promise of open-source collaboration rather than competition is shining through brightly and I'm very here for it.
We really may be able to ditch the big two for Linux Smart Phones before you know it.
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