Phoronix: Improv: An Open ARM Development Board Running Mer
After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland...
After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland.
Anni fa il team di KDE aveva dato il via al progetto Improv ovvero una board ARM simile al Raspberry Pi. La sua caratteristica principale era l’essere totalmente open source con hardware modulare. Improv sarebbe diventato il perfetto ambiente per gli hack e sperimentazioni varie.
Purtroppo a causa di vari problemi il progetto verrà abbandonato dai developer di KDE.
Announcing the wrap up in an e-mail sent to backers of the Improv ARM-based development board the team suggests that the FOSS community is not ready to put its weight behind the pressing issue of hardware freedom, adding:
We greatly appreciate everyones support, whether it was purchases, donations
Many Phoronix readers may recall the Improv ARM development board announced back in November that would be comprised of "open hardware" and be running Mer OS and compatible with Wayland. The Improv board was worked on by Aaron Siego and other KDE developers with a focus on running either the Plasma desktop or Plasma Active, among other possibilities.
Per Aaron Seigo, the once-hotly anticipated and still hotly-anticipated-by-me Vivaldi tablet is in the very final stages of design. Many of the necessary components are in place and the new design belongs almost entirely to the Plasma Active team.
Phoronix: Improv Open ARM Board Failure Leads To A Ton Of In-Fighting
Earlier this month I wrote about it looking like the Mer-powered Improv ARM board will not ship and now it's even more clear about the libre hardware project's dire situation with just open fights going on between the project and its former hardware supplier...