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Re: Novena open laptop

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 03:19:10PM +0100, Arnaud Patard wrote:
> Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> [...]
> >> > The SoC is a Freescale i.MX6Q, which should be able to run the armhf
> >> 
> >> imx6q or dual lite according to them, which is a little weird, as
> >> they're talking of sata and there's no sata on dual lite.
> >
> > Well there are other ways to attach storage.
> >
> what would be the point of using an extra pci* / usb sata bridge while
> you can get one for "free" ? [ if they want dualcore, they could have used
> the imx6 dual, which does have sata ].

I was thinking about the built-in SD and USB non-SATA devices.
Obviously for a typical laptop you would want built-in SATA.

> >> > port.  We currently have an mx5 kernel flavour for Freescale's previous
> >> > generation, but it looks like it would be possible to support both with
> >> > a single configuration (plus DT) now.
> >> 
> >> It can be added into the mx5 flavour but as it's DT-only in the kernel,
> >> it should rather be part of a multiplatform kernel flavour. It's on
> >> my todo list but I was mainly waiting 3.7 to see how it goes.
> >
> > It would be great if we could get all or armhf using DT and just provide
> > UP and SMP flavours (and then maybe add RT if people are interested).
> I'm not sure that all armhf boards have been converted atm (at least on
> imx side), so I guess we'll have to keep the actual flavours until
> they've all been converted. Oh, and while we're at counting flavours, we may
> even need at least one more for LPAE.

Oh yes, forgot that one.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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