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xbmcbox: Stable build: pre-Beta1

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago

The build process is essentially working though the resulting installed package does not work quite right. The biggest problem is lack of keyboard/mouse input. There are also issues with some plugins scarfed from Raspbmc. But at least the build is stable enough to allow XBMC to start up and even start pulling in automated updates.

Since the build is stable I can now start meaningful discussions on XBMC forums about how to fix some of the remaining issues. I think the keyboard/mouse issue may be an issue with how vchiq is either used or not used. But that's a guess as this point.

Still, it is nice to see the XBMC start up graphic show up and the menus displayed and the automated updates start running. That's a big step forward.

PiBox: PiBox 0.4.0 release image has been published

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago

I've pushed the first public release of PiBox to Ubuntu One. It's only about 258.6 MB so should be an easy download. It contains all binaries required to build the SD card and scripts for formatting (mksd.sh) the card and then installing (mkinstall.sh) the software to the card.

Be sure to read the wiki page for information on how to use the format and install scripts.

BeagleBox: Current Status

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  1. Cross toolchain build works and generates a working toolchain.
  2. Bootloader build generates a working second stage bootloader. The MLO from the original BeagleBoard software distribution is still used in BeagleBox.
  3. Linux kernel build works and boots the board.
  4. Root file system build works and can bring up a neon-enabled X.org display.
  5. SGX build works and generates OpenGLES samples that work correctly.
  6. DSP build works but running Big Buck Bunny sample video locks up a C4 board.

This work is complete for BeagleBox 1.0, but wiki and issue tracker cleanup is in progress before moving on to XBMC integration.

BeagleBox: BeagleBox 1.0

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago

BeagleBox 1.0 is essentially ready, but I need to clean up the bug db and the web site first.

1.0 will support SGX and DSP, though the DSP isn't working ideally on a C4. I don't have an XM so I can't try it on that board. Also, I want to skip over the BUI idea and move straight to getting XBMC working on this build.

This announcement just moves the status information from the wiki to the issue tracker. The official announcement of 0.4.0 will come after a release package is finalized and pushed to an offsite publicly available archive.

PiBox: First stable release: 0.4.0

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago

PiBox V0.1 was the initial stable release. It will generate a working cross toolchain, kernel, gles utilities and root file system onto a bootable SD card. The boot goes into X.org with a single terminal window. This release is suitable for use with XBMCBox when that build is ready, which I think it may be close to.

PiBox v0.2 is also ready. This is a only slightly modified version that was tested to build on Ubuntu 12.10. Now builds on Fedora 16, CentOS 6.3 and Ubuntu 12.10.

In order to correctly map git tags to the preset versions in the issue tracker, PiBox v0.3 and v0.4 are the same as v0.2.

Note: If you intend to build XBMCBox for use with PiBox you must build PiBox on a 32bit host due to problems with Python builds in XBMC.

  • userid: root
  • password: pibox

This announcement just moves the status information from the wiki to the issue tracker. The official announcement of 0.4.0 will come after a release package is finalized and pushed to an offsite publicly available archive.

BeagleBox: BeagleBox is alive and well

Added by Hammel over 7 years ago

BeagleBox was put on hold for the past year in order for the lead developer, Michael J. Hammel, to complete work on other projects (primarily, a 2nd edition of his last book). But that work is completed, so now its time to reboot BeagleBox.

BeagleBox has been updated to use the latest mainline kernel and bootloader along with updated root file system and cross toolchain. After a few bumps in the process, the build is now back to booting to logins on the serial console and DVI-D output. X.org also works though it is not yet enabled in the boot process (but coming soon).

Joining the project this year is Dominic Reynolds. Dominic will be working on adding support for PandaBoard.

BeagleBox also has a slightly different goal with this reboot: to provide a core platform on which application-target projects can be built. More on this will be coming with updates to the project wiki and issue tracker.

BeagleBox: The new issue tracker

Added by Hammel over 7 years ago

The Graphics Muse issue tracker has been migrated to Redmine. Flyspray served me well, but it's no longer actively maintained and Redmine offers lots of modern features.

Now its time to get back to BeagleBox.

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