On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 10:24 AM Massimiliano <massi.ergosum(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> From the Arm PoV that statement is still mostly correct, but it's
> nuanced as there's group that is focusing on some of those devices. I
> think there will be a focus in that group on actively open phones, I
> still wouldn't expect your average locked down consumer phone to be a
Do you mean tha Librem 5 is not "open" enough?
No, I mean general andorid consumer phones aren't
> So there is now a new group  that is actively looking at
> tablets, in particular the PinePhone and the PineTab. This is the
> right mailing list to discuss and there's also an IRC channel
> #fedora-phone too.
I missed this piece, I focused on aarch64.
Is this SIG communicating with the Purism team?
I think form the PoV of the phosh UX they are, I've no clue about the
HW side of things. I don't follow it closely enough.
> All the pieces for that device are enabled in the Fedora kernel,
> don't build a boot firmware for any i.MX8 stuff ATM because basically
> "it's complicated". I'm aware of a number of i.MX8 devices that
> work once there's an appropriate firmware in place.
Good news, I suppose...
Well there's only a small team, it's a community effort....
> There's active work around the Phosh phone graphical
Nice, is there something about Plasma Mobile?
Not a clue as to the exact focus, you could maybe join the channel and ask ;-)
> So in short most of the pieces are in place, I'm not aware
> that's actually tested one of those devices as yet but there was
> certainly interest.
I've some experience in building Fedora images (I'm the maintainer of
) on x86, but arm is a different game.
It's really not, we use the same tools in core Fedora to build both
x86 and arm. ATM a lot of it's not complete, there's a handful of
remixes, when things get more complete the plan is to do a proper
spin. This is detailed on the wiki page the last I looked.
I'm still investigating, but I'd like to boot a Fedora on
(like I do in my PCs).
Phone is not a priority for me, but convergence is a good point.
Well the aarch64 devices on Fedora all boot UEFI basically just like a PC