svn commit: r47554 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 14 05:12:24 UTC 2015


Author: bjk
Date: Wed Oct 14 05:12:23 2015
New Revision: 47554
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/47554

Log:
  Add report on Acer C720 support from Michael Gmelin

Modified:
  head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.xml

Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.xml
==============================================================================
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.xml	Wed Oct 14 04:30:52 2015	(r47553)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.xml	Wed Oct 14 05:12:23 2015	(r47554)
@@ -229,4 +229,55 @@
     </sponsor>
   </project>
 
+  <project cat='proj'>
+    <title>FreeBSD on the Acer C720 Chromebook</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Michael</given>
+	  <common>Gmelin</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>freebsd at grem.de</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="http://blog.grem.de/pages/c720.html">Blog post on
+	how to get things working</url>
+      <url href="http://blog.grem.de/sysadmin/FreeBSD-On-AcerC720-Merged-2015-07-25-23-30.html">Blog
+	post with links to commits in CURRENT</url>
+      <url href="http://blog.grem.de/sysadmin/FreeBSD-10.2-On-AcerC720-2015-09-19-17-00.html">Backported
+	patch for 10.2-RELEASE</url>
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p>The Acer C720 Chromebook is an affordable (under $200) and
+	powerful little laptop, that provides a battery life of up to six
+	hours running FreeBSD.  It is a great machine for travelling and
+	coding in general.  The machine is fully functional, meaning that
+	all essential devices work: Keyboard, trackpad, light sensor,
+	backlight control, display in VESA mode (fast), external Display
+	on HDMI (only VESA mirror mode), sound, USB ports, SD card slot,
+	camera and Atheros Wireless.</p>
+
+      <p>This quarter, this project extended previous work on the
+	boot process and keyboard driver as well as the smbus(4) driver.
+	It added three new drivers: ig4(4), cyapa(4) and isl(4).</p>
+
+      <p>Much of the development was originally done in late 2014;
+	since then, the patches have been massively improved and merged
+	into CURRENT, so that all relevant devices work without manual
+	patching.</p>
+
+      <p>For those who are unable to run CURRENT, there is a
+	backported patch to 10.2-RELEASE.</p>
+
+      <p>Thanks to everyone who helped in the process, I couldn't
+	have done it without you (you know who you are).
+      </p>
+
+    </body>
+  </project>
+
 </report>


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