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.