Re: Good ARM board for Debian?
On 12/23/2013 4:33 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Jerry Stuckle <email@example.com> wrote:
but even rockchip are not immune to the "supernova SoC" effect. that
amazing 28nm $12 quad-core SoC - which is only sold to clients with
good engineering resources (of whom there are extremely few - tom
cubie's team is one of them) or it's sold with "full support" services
to a handful of chinese tablet-tablet-tablet-tablet makers who have
proven that they can shift 100k units - will be viewed with increasing
unease by potential ODMs because of its age [under 9 months!].
Understand. But my client isn't in the tablet market. High speed, all
kinds of extra features, etc. is not necessary. All they need to do is
collect data and make it available via the ethernet port.
well, there are plenty of SoCs out there that do that: even the
STM32F207 can do ethernet... but it's a 120mhz ARM Cortex-M, has a
limited amount of on-board RAM and so can't run debian (or any
mainstream GNU/Linux OS for that matter).
Which is why it is out of the question.
what i'm pointing out is that your client's requirements are
completely and utterly 100% mutually exclusively incompatible, and
that's really the end of the discussion. also, i have to say that on
learning that you're a consultant, i'm reluctant to assist further
unless there is a chance of some direct or indirect financial
renumeration. either in the form of product orders or in the form of
I don't think it is out of the question. As I said, the Olinuxino A10s
was possible. I'm sure there are others out there.
As for the remuneration - I help a lot of people on both usenet and mail
lists with no expectation of being paid. It doesn't matter to me
whether they are a hobbyist, an employee with a job-related question or
a consultant. If they have a question I can answer, I do so. That's
the spirit of the community.
apologies to those people on debian-arm, i believe this discussion
may have strayed beyond the boundaries of debian-arm: i've tried to
keep the discussion general however it is beginning to get into
specifics so i won't take up peoples' time further on-list. jerry if
you'd like to discuss this further off-list i'm happy to do so as long
as it proves financially worthwile, directly or indirectly, for me to
Yes, I'm afraid you took it there when you tried to sell your solution,
which, as I have indicated, won't work here.
But the original question is still very much on topic in this newsgroup.