my Android port for OpenWrt has now been updated to Android 1.5. The issue with browser crashing on https is also fixed. While making the full system work will still take some more effort, I do think that I’m getting closer to making it usable. You can get my stuff on the URL that I mentioned in my last post. If anybody wants to help, feel free to contact me via IRC on freenode (nick: nbd)
- Currently eglibc has to be used, uclibc threading is broken (will be fixed by integrating Android’s threading into uClibc
- HTTPS crashes the browser
If you want to play with it, add this line to your OpenWrt feeds.conf and install all packages from it:
src-git borg git://nbd.name/borg.git
The target source for the emulator is here, you can check it out and throw it into target/linux/:
And if you’re wondering about the name ‘Borg’ – I’m assimilating the Android ;)
The 8.09 final release has been tagged, release binaries are being uploaded…
Official announcement will be posted soon.
Update: The release announcement is posted:
Yes, a few OpenWrt developers, including me, will be at FOSDEM.
John (blogic) and I will be doing a talk on the past, present and future of our config system ‘UCI’: http://fosdem.org/2009/schedule/events/emb_openwrt_uci
Update: here are the slides: http://nbd.name/openwrt-fosdem-09.pdf
Not that much content, but they might still be useful as a short overview.
Quick update on ath5k: Finally made some progress on the transmit power issue with newer RF designs of Atheros 11a/b/g hardware.
With my patches, I’m finally able to transmit at 54 Mbit with decent, but not yet perfect output power on an AR5413 card. Together with Nick (mickflemm) we’ll finish the rest of the TPC (Transmit Power Control) stuff very soon.
After that I can finally start working on adding WiSoC support to this driver, which means that we’ll be able to replace MadWiFi for some setups on small devices like La Fonera as well.
If you want to help us testing this stuff, please apply ath5k related patches from https://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk/package/mac80211/patches to a recent wireless-testing version.
It seems that I have a blog now, so I guess I’ll put up some content soon ;)
I’ll be posting some random bits of information about projects that I’m working on, mostly related to OpenWrt and/or Linux Wireless.