Re: [Arm-netbook] "Great China's Firewall" blocking access to A10 SoC
On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 06:09:27PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> sorry, brian. *rueful*. ok, allow me to explain, put forward an
> alternative hypothesis, and a potential solution.
> some time in about 1996 i read that, because capitals are less
> common, they're tiring to read. except for spanish-speaking people,
> who shout at each other anyway, and who have the exact opposite
> convention, to use capital letters all the time. on the basis of
> these two observations, i decided 19 years ago not to use capital
> letters except for proper nouns, shouting and other appropriate uses.
I call load of crap on that. Not using them makes it harder to read since
it actually looks wrong and reading it is confusing. Sentences start
with captital letters in English, so not seeing one makes you think
(oh that was not the end of a sentence, but this makes no sense).
Not that it has anything to do with ARM one way or the other.
> one side-effect of not using the shift key is that i can type at over
> 170wpm, continuously, for over 20 mins. my working hypothesis is,
> therefore, that the tiredness stems from "information overload". i've
> sort-of instinctively recognised this, which is why i keep
> communications to "short bursts" and only at critical times (such as
> right now).
> in any account: in respect of your (implicit) wishes, and in the
> interests of helping free software progress, it would therefore help,
> greatly, for _other people_ to pick up the ball and run with this
> project, to the extent that they are prepared to and able to.
> i've done the hard work - found the CPU, found the factory - it's
> downhill from here.
> the TODO list includes:
> * web site (run under the Community Interest Company)
> * uploading the GPL kernel to a community repository
> * alpha-level early prototype kernel development
> * beta-level 2ndary prototype software development
> * wiki instructions development
> * etc. etc.
> several people have agreed already to be informal
> (debian-leader-like) admins of the CIC web site, and we have 8 people
> willing to buy prototype boards (2nd-stage / betas).
> progress.... :)
I will stick to fixing packages that don't compile/work on armhf so far
using my nice little i.mx53 board. I don't need another board yet.
It would have to at least be a cortex A9 before I would care, and probably
at least dual core then so probably an A15 would be more likely as a
future ARM board to play with.