Monday, July 26, 2010

Linwizard and Wing Linux Join Forces for Kernel Sprint

For a while now, we've been slowly making progress in moving our Wing Linux kernel code into mainstream Linux. We're hoping to change that soon...

When:Saturday, July 31st @ 9:00pm UTC
Where:#wing-linux and #linwizard on freenode
What:The first ever Linwizard / Wing Linux Kernel Sprint (click for details)

We're joining forces with the Linwizard project for a day of hacking, testing, and Making Stuff Work™. The Linwizard project (specifically ali1234 and miknix, thanks!) have worked hard in the last few weeks to organize this event, and we're hoping for a good turnout.

Here's what's going to happen -- we're taking the current mainline Linux tree and we're porting all the board support drivers we have for all devices in Wing Linux over to it. What this means in particular is that we will be closer to no longer needing to support our own kernel tree. This'll mean easier development effort, and faster releases (I'm talking about 0.5 here!), not to mention a much better chance at supporting new Android releases (2.x and beyond).

We want testers.

We want developers.

We want anyone interested in the project.

If this is you, join us on IRC this Saturday for a day of hacking, testing, and (hopefully) fun! Everyone is welcome -- no experience necessary! So break out your old device and let's see if we can breath new life into it!

EDIT: For those of you who aren't familiar with IRC, you can join us easily by going here. Just fill in a username and click "connect"!


  1. Great!!! I can be tester! I have wing



    no wing!.. :(

  2. I have an Artemis and I can be tester too.

    Thank you!

  3. @Olic: T-Mobile Wing is what this project was founded on! Pretty much, if it has an omap850 processor, you're in the right place. :)

    I find to be a good resource for information like that.

  4. ok. Darkstar62..

    before, I use wing-linux 4.2, and have been pending, the only thing that my touch screen does not work anymore XD .. and I have nothing to do in my day, so I am always available for tester, I'm xda user, nick: numaverick XD

    sorry for my english-google XD

  5. @Olic: Sorry to hear about your touch screen. My old wing got dropped and broken in a parking lot a bit ago -- only things that broke were the touch screen and antenna. I got a new one though.

    I hope to see you at our sprint!

  6. ok, but, I do not know what time will it be in my area or country central america

  7. Olic, you can use this web:

  8. Abdul here,hey i also want to be a tester, i hav HTC Touch Viva T2333.
    And @darkstar62 can i hav ur email id plz.....

  9. @ABDUL: Hope to see you Saturday. :) My email address is accessible from my profile page.

  10. hey I can't understand ( where )?


    o where?

  11. @Olic: We're doing the sprint on IRC, #wing-linux and #linwizard on freenode. I can help if you don't know how to do IRC.

  12. yes I don't know XD..

    url o what I need?

  13. Alright, more than a few have asked me this, so I'll put it up in the post.