Freerunner will be GTA02v5 or GTA02v6? (was: Fwd: Future Button and LED software spec)
janne.junnila at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 16:00:57 CEST 2008
Personally I'd be happier with a design that has no known/"already
fixed in the next revision" current leaks.
I'm seriously considering buying Freerunner to get a truly open Linux
-based phone. I don't think I'd
have problems with the software, having pretty firm background in
programming and Linux, but I
doubt I'd go for soldering things.
Thus I may be postponing my buying. I thought it would be cool to have
the phone among the firsts -
the half ready software wouldn't matter, I could just try to
familiarize myself with the phone, making
it feel like home by writing my own applications. However, now I got
to think whether the more
ready hardware would be worth the wait.
On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Frans Grotepass
<fmgrotepass at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 April 2008, Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
> > Andrea Debortoli wrote:
> > > I think nobody will buy a GTA02v5 knowing that a better revision will be
> > > available some days after...
> > I will too, but only because I can't wait longer :(
> > I'm not so happy about this decision, btw...
> I say "ship it!" if FIC was a closed source product, no-one would've
> known. Thank goodness the guys are communicating with us. If the fix is
> a simple transistor replacement, the mentioned alternative of adding the
> transistor to the v5 package for after marktet replacement is a groovy
> idea. Many of the guys keen on this phone will not hesitate one second
> to solder a new component. The ones that don't trust they can solder SMD
> know who they are by now.
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