Saturday, July 25, 2009

Greetings, from the Depths of Open Source-dom!

Hello and welcome to our humble blog! I'd like to take this time to introduce myself. I am Cory. Or, as I'm known on the interwebs, darkstar62. I'm one of the developers on this project of ours, and I'd like to tell you a bit about what's been going on lately.

We've been working like crazy to get our next release out, version 0.4. It's gonna be pretty sweet -- Angstrom Linux 2007.12, Android Cupcake 1.5r2, along with a lot of goodies. We've recently gotten GSM and GPRS support working, along with bluetooth support in Angstrom. And, we've got this really cool kernel module that uses compressed main memory as a swap partition. Pretty sweet, considering our poor little devices only have 64mb of SDRAM (for those that aren't familiar with it, Android runs best on 128mb of SDRAM). Cool!

We're also getting some preliminary support for the HTC Gene, another similar OMAP850-based smartphone, thanks to the contributions of kshaurya. (Yes, we're geeks. It's ok, We Know What We're DoingTM)

So, if this stuff interests you, check our our wiki -- we've got lots of stuff to play with. And the best part is, no flashing necessary! That's right, you don't have to worry about bricking your phone -- we use a Windows Mobile based boot loading app called HaRET to boot into Linux, all installed from an easy-to-use CAB file. So give it a try, let us know what you think! Oh, and grab the 0.4pre2 release we just put out today! It's a killer!

Thanks go out to UNFORGiVEN512 for setting all this up!

Oh, and I almost forgot...VIDEOS! (Thanks to kshaurya for this one!)


  1. Sounds promising, but my HTC P4350 Herlad is freezing all the time with 0.4Pre2 :-( 0.4pre1 works with no problem, so cannot check radio module

  2. Ok, everything except APN and screen rotation works fine :-) Looking forward for next releases!!! Well done guys!