Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kernel Sprint a Huge Success!

Well, we had our first ever kernel sprint yesterday, and I'm happy to report that it was a massive success! We had somewhere around 14 active testers and developers throughout the day, and we got 8 boards successfully ported over and tested!

Thanks to everone that participated. This gets us that much closer to being able to release a new version of Wing Linux, based on the very latest kernel.

We've still got a lot of work ahead of us, though. This sprint got us to basic functionality -- we still need things like the touchscreen drivers, GSM, and all the other goodies (hopefully to include sound and camera drivers, among them). That, and all this has to be accepted upstream. Whew!

With that said, the road to there has shortened quite a bit after yesterday.

I'll be wanting to set up another sprint soon to iron out some outstanding Android issues, in particular the GPRS connection problem that plagues so many. More details on that to come as I plan it out.

Again, I want to throw out a huge thank you to all that participated yesterday -- you're awesome!

If you were one of the testers yesterday, please email me with the following:

  • Your real name
  • Your email address
  • What your IRC nickname was

I'd like to collect this information so that when we submit our changes upstream, I can give you credit for testing. You'll get a line in our commit messages like this:

Tested-by: Your Name <>

This not only helps us get things upstream faster (by giving our reviewers some confidence that the code works), it also gives you credit in the kernel testing history, as well as some google visibility. I completely understand if you'd rather not submit, but I would definitely encourage you to. You deserve the credit.

I'll have information about the next sprint here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!