Replicant port to Pyra / Pandora ? (poll)

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by Magic Sam, Jun 12, 2016.

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I would like to see Replicant ported to...

  1. ... the Pyra !

    87.3%
  2. ... the Pandora !

    39.7%
  3. ... none of the above

    9.5%
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  1. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all,

    I got a reply from the main Replicant developer, regarding a possible port of their Android distribution to the Pyra / Pandora.
    In order to see whether there's some interest from the community in such a port or not, here is a little poll.

    EDIT: if you would like me to add more options to the poll, please let me know. And feel free to post your comments in the thread, as it will certainly be monitored by the Replicant team ;)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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  2. ingoreis

    ingoreis Advanced Member

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    a newer Android Version for the Pandora???

    Yay i like Android..not as the Main System but wonderfull as second System or Thirth OS :)
    There are many Android Games who dont work with our Android PND because its simply tooo old :(
     
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  3. benoitb

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    I'm interested if dual boot is available :)
    As Debian will remain my main OS.
     
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  5. Alperoot

    Alperoot Welcome! Welcome to Airstrip 17.

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    I would love to have Android as my second OS on the Pandora ^^
     
  6. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    Yes, I think that's a good idea!
     
  7. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Sorry for the little off topic but, Is there any 100% compatible device with replicant?
     
  8. Magic Sam

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    Hi !
    Android is already available on the Pandora ;)

    Keep in mind that Replicant is different from both CyanogenMod and Android. Please have a look at the FAQ to see why.

    EDIT: updated the quote on first post.

    Cheers, Magic Sam
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 12, 2016, Original Post Date: Jun 12, 2016 ---
    Hi !
    No, I don't think so. Please have a look at the list of supported devices and their respective status.

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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  9. Xcl4m4t10n

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    I check it right after answered here :p. So if they port it, maybe Pyra will be the first 100% compatible device with Replicant?
     
  10. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    Replicant won't work on the Pyra without having the proprietary 3D driver though right?
     
  11. Magic Sam

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    Hi !
    If I'm not mistaken it should work, but without any hardware acceleration (i.e slow 3D stuff...).

    @ Replicant team: if you are reading this, feel free to chime in ;)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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    None of the replicant targets has working 3D, but then again i wouldnt want it to play androidgames.

    I think replicant makes sense on the pyra for phone functionality and f-droid apps.
     
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  13. Silent-Hunter

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    I will admit there are a few Android games I want to be able to play, like Goat Simulator and Draw Something. Draw Something would work with software rendering though I think.
     
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  14. comradekingu

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    You could load the driver on a when playing game basis maybe. Or you could install it, still has many things over regular android.

    A lot of people develop software on Android, so having a way to use Android that isnt a flat screen most of the time would be nice. I suppose that applies to everyone that thinks flat screens suck.
     
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    Just FYI: Replicant for the Pyra is not something to poll for. It will become available as soon as enough hardware is in the hands of developers.
    We have Replicant for the GTA04 which shares a lot of kernel code with the Pyra: http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/
    The key difference will be a different screen resolution (and orientation), but that has already been tested on a device with landscape orientation.
    And making use of the keyboard is something to learn...
    Replicant runs on the GTA04 w/o 3D graphics on OMAP3 quite smoothly:
     
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  16. Magic Sam

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    Hi !
    Well, Paul from the Replicant project asked me to test the interest of the community in a possible Pyra / Pandora port, hence this poll...

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  17. Eight Bit

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    I too would love proper android on my Pandora. Gingerbread is indeed getting too old and many applications don't work any more.

    Fingers Crossed :)
     
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    I am all for it. Even though it may not be the primary OS, I feel it is important to offer as many options as possible. I am still undecided what I will use as my primary OS (probably depends on what works well and I enjoy using, so most likely Debian) but using others is a major part of my plan (VMs preferred, but we shall see what happens).

    As far as I know, Replicant is a good option based on their goals, which I feel support some of what ED is trying to do. Official support would be great.
     
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    I'm more interested in android inside an VM without dual-booting.
     
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  20. Alperoot

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    Wouldn't that slow things a lot? (Pandora-wise) Not sure about the Pyra though.
     

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