Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Fav Opensource mailing lists

Couple of students from my alma mater (CREC, now known as NITC) are starting work on u-boot for a new OMAP3430 based platform (yes... you are going to hear about it in the lists pretty soon about this cheap and cool lil fella).. some links anyway helps, here goes:

Mailing Lists:

ARM Mailing List:
Maintainer: Russel King (rmk)
Link: http://lists.arm.linux.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/linux-arm-kernel
Details: ARM kernel mailing list

OMAP Mailing List:
Maintainer: Tony Lindgren
Link: http://linux.omap.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-omap-open-source
Details: OMAP

Linux MTD Mailing List:
Maintainer: David Woodhouse
Link: http://lists.infradead.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-mtd/
Details: Flash filesystems/chip drivers etc.. kernel mainly

Linux Audio Mailing List:
Maintainer: Dunno..
Link: http://lists.linuxaudio.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-audio-dev
Details: name explains.. usually userspace stuff.. I just merely glance at it once in a while

I2C Mailing List:
Maintainer: Jean Delvare
Link: http://lists.lm-sensors.org/mailman/listinfo/i2c
Details: I2c stack discussions for Linux kernel

Linux Driver Project:
Maintainer: Greg K H
Link: http://driverdev.linuxdriverproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
Details: an ambitious project hoping to get people who want to do project do it for free provided companies provide h/w and folks are ready to sign NDA to get thier hands on some cool stuff... i have not seen much interesting things here so far..

Davinci List:
Maintainer: I think it is Rishi Bhattacharya, not sure though..
Link: http://linux.davincidsp.com/mailman/listinfo/davinci-linux-open-source
Details: TI Davinci discussions

Das Uboot List:
Maintainer: Denx A.k.a Wolfgang Denk
Link: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/u-boot-users
Bootloader: redboot is another alternative... more famous with Linux, though I've seen folks use it with symbian, Wince etc..

Interested in some cheap OMAP puppies? Choose your favourite: Alsatian, Beagle, Bull Dog, Dalmatian, Labrador... you get the picture... two names of these come pretty neat.. targetting various developer segments and making it "OMAP for the masses" boards... Lot more news in the coming weeks...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Died in a OMAP Accident

I will be un-shamed of increasing my blog hit, but then what the heck: Following http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dangers.png

here are the stuff that died:
Many Silicons - cause - Money
Many drivers 'nd patches - cause - bad coding
U-boot OMAP3430 support - cause - errr....
Me - cause... Laziness :D

Saturday, January 05, 2008

thunderspecial

I moved to http://quickquote.mozdev.org/faq.html instead of playing around with user.js everytime for thunderbird reply message customization. I would have done the good old days"
//vista: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\defaults\user.js (ofcourse you
need to change permissions to edit..)
// Change the reply header
// 0 -
No Reply-Text
// 1 - "[Author] wrote:"
// 2 - "On [date] [author]
wrote:"
// 3 - User-defined reply header. Use the prefs below in conjunction
with this:
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3);
// If you set 3
for the pref above then you may set the following prefs.
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote", "%s said the following");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_ondate", "on %s");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_separator", " ");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_colon", ":");
// The end result will be [authorwrote][separator][ondate][colon]
OR
you can go -> Tools->Options->Advanced Tab->General subtab -> Config editor
in the filter search for reply_header, edit the values like that in the previous example..
OR
use quick quote... :)

+points I see: the script gets us "xyz@gmail.com said on" instead with quick quote, u'd get "nishanth menon said on" + remember to edit the quick quotes in addon menu and set it up to replace the reply and reply-all settings to integrate it as part of ur normal mailing procedure..
have fun..

Thursday, January 03, 2008

finally back on track again...







What a journey... 2 years of 17 inch laptop to today's 12 inch laptop... My old laptop been dead for a month now.. finally got my new lenovo thinkpad tablet working.. (yep.. Linux is pending.. :D mebbe I will go ubuntu this time).. Love the compact light and extreme configuration... only I got me vista 32 bit and 4GB of RAM but only 3GB visible due to the 32bit OS. Linux should fix it (will save me 139$ for moving to vista 64 bit ultimate).. what else.. blazing config core duo T7200 proc, 4GBRAM, 7200RPM HDD blah blah blah... On the downside of things:
a) only rescue CD - the full Disk image or nothing... no customization seen :(
b) hate the function key next to control key..
c) missing touchpad. the control stick is kinda cute... but i am a onehand user of laptops
d) love the light weight, low heat laptop (my wife's HP is literally capable of making a omlette)..
e) love the tablet features.. vista handwriting recognition is: quote my wife:"capable of reading your chicken scratch".. i guess that means it is good :)
f) for the $$ spend, a 30$ cam on the screen and a on screen mic might have been good addition
g) overall - satisfied so far..
Follow up comment: I got Ubuntu working in a breeze, but no wlan still.. :(