Vivaldi Tablet

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Mon Mar 26 02:12:41 UTC 2012

On 03/26/12 09:39, Jerome Herman wrote:
> On 26/03/2012 01:29, Da Rock wrote:
>> On 03/26/12 06:49, Skippy 311 wrote:
>>> With a large portion of the open source community looking towards the
>>> Vivaldi Tablet as the push for mobile linux,
>> The site reminds me of someone organising a large party and no one 
>> showing up :)
> Indeed, I felt very alone going there too.
>>> I was curious if there was any
>>> plans to make an official push to put something together for this 
>>> tablet.
>>> It is alot to ask from FreeBSD, but to put it bluntly, the more this 
>>> tablet
>>> can offer the better it will be. Support from FreeBSD on this tablet 
>>> would
>>> be a wonderful addition to the community being built around this 
>>> tablet,
>>> and I hope to see FreeBSD on board in the near future.
>> FreeBSD on a tablet would be an interesting idea. Not sure about this 
>> one though... Looks like one of those ones going on eBay for $50. You 
>> can always grab one of those and hack it to run FBSD.
> The main problem (though it is actually a FreeBSD strength) is that 
> most FreeBSD dev code to solve their own problems. I don not think I 
> am wrong when I say that a vast majority of FreeBSD contributor are 
> also heavy users of the functionalities they code.
> So the question is "Are there enough FreeBSD dev that see any kind of 
> interest in having a tablet ?". Personally I still don't, even though 
> quite a lot of people tried to explain it to me.
> Also the site lacks the main thing that could get the FreeBSD 
> community on the spot : specs. I managed to learn it was a 1ghz ARM 
> with 512MB ram and 4GB storage, and that is about it. Arm architecture 
> being what it is (basically whatever the constructor decided to use at 
> that moment with no standard as to how he did it) there is absolutely 
> no way to start any kind of port short of reverse engeniring the linux 
> version.  My personal opinion is "not worth the trouble".
I'm still weighing up the options, but I would. A few barriers to 
surmount though...
>> Perhaps this should go to embedded though?
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