Yes, there are two.
- Sep 17, 2016
Alright, who voted no?!?
I was thinking of asking whether it would be possible to start assembling units already without the heat parts we’re waiting for so that once they do arrive it will be very quick to finish and ship them off!my favorite part of this post , also of course.
also it's easy to give daveshah the 0th or -1th Pyra, indexing-wise.
I think we also require painted cases ( we have only seen painted samples, not the all cases), and probably all mainboards are still not populated by global components.I was thinking of asking whether it would be possible to start assembling units already without the heat parts we’re waiting for so that once they do arrive it will be very quick to finish and ship them off!
Touché'Finished' could mean fully designed and tested out, but not manufactured yet in retail quantities. But to me, the fact ED says he has about half a dozen (it's on the previous page, I can't be arsed to check) retail units in his office, suggests he at least has some fully working and produced units. Where these came from, I can't say, but I suspect they're late test runs that turned out to be good enough to sell, because after ED gives to go ahead (which I think he already has) they should produce a full batch worth, not a handful, and they should be able to produce dozens per hour.
Just to be a troll I could vote "no"
So this was just two and a half week ago, so unless ED has a time machine, he could not send him a dev unit before.I am also interested in helping with Pyra kernel development, my "day job" is FPGA tooling so I'm fairly used to working at a low level including a tiny bit of kernel hacking in the past (not so much on the driver side though, more memory management and interrupt stuff). I can't commit any particular amount of time, I'd mostly be doing this for a bit of variety for what I'm working on but hopefully can manage a few hours a week. I have an OMAP5 dev kit on the way to play with.
It would be great if there were some tasks that weren't really on the critical path, but that would be useful to complete.
Oh don’t worry, I voted “yes” just after editing my comment but I wasn’t suggesting @daveshah might have received a pre-pre-order unit - I was saying that maybe any devs who might have felt slightly left out by such a proposition perhaps shouldn’t because they already received dev unitsSo this was just two and a half week ago, so unless ED has a time machine, he could not send him a dev unit before.
About the topic: I am not sure if I have a right to participate the poll, it depends, on how far down the queue the unit in question is. I should be somewhere around 250 (about 50th regular preorder), if that is before @daveshah 's position, I would be glad to step back in order to speed up developement.
Com'on now! So I voted yes to troll the trollJust to be a troll I could vote "no"
+1 for a dev council (so long as the decision is explained to the whole community)I think it's nice of ED to have asked basically all forum members to vote, in recognition to community, but I find other alternatives also reasonable:
- let ED alone decide (he gets to decide investments in hardware, so a Pyra to a developer could just be a cheaper investment than some he has decided alone)
- have a council of developers decide (so that they can evaluate the develper or his contribution)
- have all preorderers decide (or only those that would have their shipment delayed, so none after @daveshah in this case, maybe I'm after him and I voted)
That’s very cool - NASA rover style!Without software the Pyra is less usable, so I would encourage active devs to try out these kind of thing on the real machine if possible.
I can remember ED once had a Pandora with a webcam pointed at it, so people could remotely test software. Maybe that's something that can be done again?
I wouldn't find it cheating if the Pyra would run the same resolution as the Pandora, just you see it's running Unreal much faster.