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Subject: Re: Firmware for AV300 Series

Re: Firmware for AV300 Series

From: Jimmy Moore <>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 13:07:10 -0800

    One of the aims of avos is to port linux to the av300/av100/jbmm
machines. Then we can port mame, mplayer, mencoder, mozilla, evolution,
etc etc
    On my 'pie in the sky' fantasy about browsing the web on my av300
using a compact flash 802.11b card, I can now read and write compact
flash cards, so it shouldn't be that long before I can get it connected
:) (Err I'll have to buy a card first though). I have a PDA keyboard
working, so first app will prolly be telnet (After I've written the card
driver and tcp/ip stack).
    As well as porting linux though, I want to write a new O/S from
scratch which will be highly optimised for maximum performance. I want
to squeeze everything out of the hardware I can, so I'm going to work on
a new O/S for it.
    At the moment though, most of the work is reverse engineering the
hardware, and building up libraries of routines that people can use to
program whatever they want.
    We released libavos, with which anyone can write games or other apps
in c. It has routines to do anything with the screen, and routines to
get button input (And a few other routines).


On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 09:51, Joseph Jones wrote:

> [IDC]Dragon wrote:
> >>Avos primary aim is to port Linux to the AV/MM units.
> >
> >
> > Is it?
> > Oh no, not just another "let's port Linux on anything where in doesn't
> > belong" attempts. So far I was thinking they want to do something useful.
> > Like, a swift lightweight system that does the job of a gadget.
> >
> >
> >>I hope to use the
> >>hardware information gathered by the Avos team to make Rockbox run on
> >
> > these
> >
> >>players. For this purpose, I have bought an AV340.
> >
> >
> > Well, I hope my AJBRec lasts on me, mp3s stay in fashion, and larger 2.5"
> > disks with parallel interfaces, too. The AV3xx is nice, but I can't bear
> > another project.
> >
> > Jörg
> >
> Same here. I'd like an AV3xx someday, but for the next couple years at
> least, I think I'll be happy with my JBR20, especially if we get video
> and sound together soon (hint hint) ;)
> Also, I wanna learn c and get some programming done on the JBR before I
> get an AV3xx. I wanna see what can be achieved with the hardware.
> Joe

Jimmy Moore <>
Received on 2004-02-05

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