Archive for September, 2011

Gen9 GPL source coming soon?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The more observant among our readers might have already noticed that these git repositories appeared today in the official Archos Gitorious account:

And something more verbose and also for the less tech-savvy among our readers:

This will be pretty much the same type of sources like we saw them for the previous generations. (Android/Linux kernel, toolchain, µClibc userspace, …)

One very important bit: this will not be the source-code for the whole firmware. This will only be the sources for which Archos:

  • voluntarily provides those
  • has to provide those due to licensing terms (e.g. GPL)

Just to make this clear: no Android source code is to be expected.

We expect that soon Archos will also provide a SDE firmware for gen9 to enable experimentation with open-source software on this very interesting OMAP4 based hardware. :)

temporary problems with email addresses

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Hi, just a quick blurb. Emails to addresses and currently experience problems.

This sadly also concerns the mailing lists.

We hope to solve this soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.