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Re: Mele doing A1000 (Quad Core A31) and A200 (Dual Core A20) devices for developers

Hello from Vienna,

I would be interested to buy an A31 device with 2 GB Ram, but I would
like a more server like cubic case.

I do not like the case which is shown here:

I want a case like the A2000 has:

Can you please ask if the offer different cases ?
How can I contact the Mele company, could you please post there
email address and web page ?

Peter Bauer

On Thu, 2013-04-11 at 20:55 +0100, luke.leighton wrote:
> http://lists.phcomp.co.uk/pipermail/arm-netbook/2013-April/007073.html
> i've been contacted by mele of shenzen out-of-the-blue because it
> turns out they really appreciated the fact that we used and
> recommended their hardware with the allwinner a10 processor as a
> low-cost developer system, it resulted in really quite good sales for
> them.  here's instructions on how people got Debian (armhf) root
> filesystems onto it, for example:
> http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/hacking_the_mele_a1000/Building_Debian_From_Source_Code_for_Mele/
> they're just about to bring out a couple of other systems, one is with
> the A20 (a drop-in replacement for the A10) which is a dual-core ARM
> Cortex A7, and the other is a more powerful Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7
> with 2gb of RAM.
> if there's anybody who would be interested in a group buy of these
> boxes as low-cost debian servers, desktops, freedom box development
> systems etc. then now's a good time to speak up.
> i still have yet to find out if the A20 box has SATA, but the A31 one
> definitely does (how is not clear: the A31 doesn't have SATA as far as
> i can make out).
> the only caveat about the A31 system is that it uses the PowerVR
> proprietary GPU, for which starting the reverse-engineering is still
> outstanding (the engine's instruction set op codes are known though).
> but, as a server or if using straight framebuffer, it'll do fine.
> GPL Source code has already been quotes leaked quotes for both systems
> so is available publicly; Mele are committed to GPL Compliance so
> that's ok; i have copies of the stock android kernel and u-boot as
> well as the buildroot environment if people get _really_ stuck, but
> you shouldn't.
> pricing i've yet to find out - they _really_ should not be a great
> deal.  A31 retail products really should not be more than $20 more
> than A10 retail products.
> l.

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