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. hns

    hns Very Active Member

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    I think you are interested in that I have tried the letux/gta04-replicant

    http://download.goldelico.com/letux-replicant/4.2/
    http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/

    with 4.6-kernel (needed for OMAP5 support) on the Pyra protoype and it did boot a little (but yet not to GUI).
    Needs some more work of course to fix details where GTA04 and Pyra differ.

    We (@goldelico) have a freelancer who would do it on donation-basis - but he needs hardware and time (is currently involved deeply in a start-up).
     
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  2. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Advanced Member

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    Awesome! A little question. In theory, It is possible to make all the Pyra components run?
     
  3. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

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    Do you see a possibility to have it set up in a VM?
     
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  4. hns

    hns Very Active Member

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    Not really. And it would be difficult to operate the VM if Replicant takes over the whole GUI to be able to switch back so something else.
    But it could be simply a second SD card from which you can boot in 30-40 seconds.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 15, 2016, Original Post Date: Jul 15, 2016 ---
    Yes. Replicant is Linux plus some Java GUI and Java apps. Nothing really special. The only factor is time and that is scarce with volunteers. Hence the idea to collect donations and pay a freelancer who is competent to work on it for a living.
     
  5. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    Could the VM not run it in a fullscreen window or maximized window?
     
  6. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

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    A different Question:
    Do you already have a solution on hand to start closed source Android/IOS Apps without the need to shut down Linux?
    I'm talking about having WhatsApp (or any Messenger) running while the Desktop is booted.
     
  7. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Oh, I though Replicant is a Android fork or something like that. Count with my wallet in case you start with a crowfunding :D (I'm not very friend of the "normal" donations but if there's no other way...).
     
  8. hns

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    Yes, it is both. Since Android uses a Linux kernel and Java... Plus some C code.
     
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