[PD] PengPod Linux tablet, hopefully coming soon

katja katjavetter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 23:34:14 CET 2012

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Bastiaan van den Berg
<buzz at spacedout.nl> wrote:
> Is it me or does this email read like you have some financial interest in
> selling this pad?

Yeah it sounds like spam. Let me add a bit more.

What I like about this crowdfunded project is the intention to develop
open source drivers and deliver a fully functional Linux tablet. The
hardware designers and manufacturers didn't give a shit about that.
Android happens to be most convenient for them so that is what we get.
Open source drivers, why? A previous Linux tablet effort was
apparently stalled, read this:


This could still happen to the PengPod as well. If a Linux-oriented
hardware project succeeds, it makes me happy.

> Anyway, just to let you know, _all_ allwinner A10
> tablets/tvsticks/settopboxes can run linux without much effort at all. Not
> really any point in a 'boxed linux' version of it..

Sounds like you're experienced with these. I'm curious, did you manage
to compile and install Pd or Pd-extended on them? Is it possible to
get duplex audio I/O with Pd? (still a problem with the Pi). Do you
need to use a real time kernel to get decent sound from Pd? Is a real
time kernel for ARMv7 available at all?

Thanks, Katja

> 7" tablets with allwinner a10 cost about 70 usd on ebay.
> I have been playing with a cubieboard a lot this last week (
> http://cubieboard.org/ ) and although its not a holy grail, its a really
> nice toy.
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> buZz
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