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EFIKA: the next revision?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    poundsmack
    Posts: 1346 from 2003/6/7
    From: USA California
    I remember near the end of 07 there was talk of a new EFIKA board, but I don't recallmuch more than that. the current EFIKA board runs MorphOS 2.2 well but heaveir linux distros (and even some of the lighter ones, not fluxbox light but XFCE light) are a ltitle sluggish. I am not sure if this has been brought up recently so I was corious as to if there was any news on an upcomming new board?

    also since ARM netbooks and low power desktops and embeded platforms are really cheap and starting ot pack some serious preformance has there been any thought into maybe jumping to ARM and Genesi becomming an ARM partner?

    by the way, its good to be back. :)

    [ Edited by poundsmack on 2009/3/27 4:09 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 1995 from 2003/2/24
    From: Sweden
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    poundsmack wrote:
    I remember near the end of 07 there was talk of a new EFIKA board, but I don't recallmuch more than that. the current EFIKA board runs MorphOS 2.2 well but heaveir linux distros (and even some of the lighter ones, not fluxbox light but XFCE light) are a ltitle sluggish. I am not sure if this has been brought up recently so I was corious as to if there was any news on an upcomming new board?

    also since ARM netbooks and low power desktops and embeded platforms are really cheap and starting ot pack some serious preformance has there been any thought into maybe jumping to ARM and Genesi becomming an ARM partner?

    by the way, its good to be back. :)

    [ Edited by poundsmack on 2009/3/27 4:09 ]


    Well, THIS and THIS etc (and the "Cherrypal", etc, they all are essentially the same hardware) was supposed to be the new "Efika". But when the 5121e promised specs and THTF deal failed, and due to the general lack of a sustainable roadmap for the PPC platform, Genesi indeed went 100% ARM. They are now focused on the new Freescale ARM chip i.MX515. This will now be the new "Efika". Look at powerdeveloper.org for more details.
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 6831 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > when the 5121e promised specs and THTF deal failed, and due to the
    > general lack of a sustainable roadmap for the PPC platform, Genesi
    > indeed went 100% ARM.

    You forgot the Efika 8610 inbetween :-)
  • »27.03.09 - 17:26
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    poundsmack
    Posts: 1346 from 2003/6/7
    From: USA California
    hmm i clearly have been away from the community for to long. the good news is my time away was spend coding for cross platform and cross archetecture systems. I am hoping to contribute when some time frees up this summer.
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