Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Releasing 4AI.1.7

I just finish the testing of 4AI.1.7 on Pandaboard ES and seems to be working well, but it takes me some time in think I don't know too much like ducati, graphics and display. There were some changes that take me some time to realise to understand what was going on like changes in memory for ducati, new call to define displays, new definitions at user space, etc.

One think I am concern is ducati, or what seems to be an issue in ducati in this release, because at least in Panda using some high resolution clips I see OMXCodec sends a lot of logs, but nothing is show in the display, also if try to go back it doesn't respond and ActivityManager hast to kill the application. This doesn't happen with clips with less resolution. This is the only thing I didn't like from this release, but seems to be working perfectly fine in Blaze and Blaze tablet, so I guess I missed something here.

Anyway, I don't want to expend much time in this release since seems to be stable and because I am planning to move to JB. Also I am more interested in get Pandaboard with 4430 and 4460 fully supported in one single release, also I want to have some progress in the latest sourcecode to send the patched to be merge and don't have to create or rebase new patches each release because the number of patches is increasing considerably.

This is the link to the 4AI.1.7 release for Pandaboard  4AI.1.7_OMAP4_Icecream_Sandwich_Panda_Notes, I have tested in Pandaboard ES, but my guess is that for Panda Ax versions the behaviour is going to be the same that it reboot randomly. Prebuild binaries are now there.

Now lets move to JB!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

4AI.1.7 Coming

After 4AI.1.4 Panda Notes was considered a success porting and stable version for Pandaboard (event when there are some issues in Pandaboard with OMAP4430) I finally decide to go ahead with a new version of ICS (Like a LTR) before move to JB.

After some research and debugging trying to get Panda with 4430 completely stable and get audio in headphone jack I have realized some more improvements I can add to the initial 4AI.1.4, but also I would like to get advantage of what TI and other people has being doing, so I decided to try move to the latest release (4AI.1.7 till today).

So you may get some news of the progress in the coming days, stay tunned!