@djsundog I was thinking about this a lot after your earlier post; for the last six months my development workflow has been "remote IDE with X11 on a RPi4," and, like.... why not just dev against a device I have with me almost all the time anyway? (I mean, I'm sure performance would leave a lot to be desired for remote windowed stuff, but for running a headless web dev stack? Pretty cool)
@operand @djsundog yeah, you'd definitely want a power source. Also from what I understand, microSD cards aren't great for heavy read/write activity. When I began using an RPi as a dev machine, I fried the SD card after 2 or 3 months. Since then I'm using an external HDD for the OS and file storage.
the one from this thread: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016
which lives in this repo: https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone
it's a pretty straightforward image build script to customize with your desired packages and such, definitely the easiest to screw with that I've played with so far
@djsundog related: have you tried using one of those USB-C to usb/hdmi/network adapters with the phone yet? I’m wondering if there’s one that works, would make hacking on this a bit easier :)
@requiem 0 for 2 under the debian+phosh build unfortunately :( nothing changes in lsusb so I'm guessing a driver is missing
@djsundog What is it with me and failing to find a usable download link for these pinephone images? 😂
I guess I can build my own, but not on my Pinebook (it's running Manaro instead of something debian-based).
@djsundog oooh found one, now to see how it runs :)
Thanks for turning me on to this distro, will be slick to have Debian on this thing!
@djsundog What I'm most excited to explore is how many of the hardware features I can get working from either the command line or directly via Python API's. Anything I can reach there I can expose as a REST API that can then be called by client-side web apps, which makes it pretty easy to hack-out a UI.
If I get that far I'll try a custom build that's just enough to do that, load a browser and display the GUI as HTML.
@requiem this is all I know: https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Software_Reference/Environments/Phosh.html
@djsundog nice, not a lot but it's something. I imagine there's a repo I can prowl around in.
Did you say you went with tmobile for cell service?
@requiem metro, which is tmo's prepaid service nowadays - I use tmo for my primary phone so I got a prepaid sim just for the pinephone testing phase
@djsundog cool, that's what I'm looking for, just enough service to test things out until I can switch (which may be soon, my needs are pretty limited).
@requiem yeah, I ended up setting up a debian 10 vm just to do the build lol - give http://pinephone.a-wai.com/images/debian-pinephone-20200226.img.gz a try if you'd rather dodge that step at this stage ;)
@djsundog I definitely do want to build my own custom image at some point, but probably not as the first step :)
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