[E3-hacking] Running an IRC bot on the E3 ~ OT
e3-dev at roosoft.ltd.uk
Sat Aug 9 17:01:50 BST 2008
Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Don Alexander wrote:
>> Jasmine Strong wrote:
>>> Sadly the E3's a bit underpowered for that kind of thing. You could
>>> try Ekiga but it'll be really slow.
>> Does make one wonder the original purpose of selling the E3 as a video
>> phone. Surely if it was good enough to send video over phone lines it
>> must have enough juice to do (albeit slow) video over internet? Would
>> be interesting to see what could be achieved.
> Perhaps the former was possible with hardware assistance by one of the
> ICs that's not used under Linux? I've a hazy memory of what the E3 has.
>> Speaking of getting sidetracked, has anyone thought of porting any of
>> the Open Embedded stuff over to the E3. Could spur on some much needed
>> development in this area methinks.
> Or perhaps http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/ instead of OE. BTW,
> does anyone have an opinion on the TI OMAP-based BeagleBoard for USD149?
> You get just the board at that price, but it still looks quite neat.
Yeah that is kinda what I meant. I have been playing around Angstrom on
my Pocket PC and thought the whole bitbake monotone thing was quite
easy. It occured to me that if the architecture is basically supported
all that is needed is to port a few drivers across and put it out there
for other developers to fill in the blanks.
Of course I am probably massively over simplifying things but it is
probably not my imagination that I seem to be seeing more and more
embedded devices running Linux of all sorts of flavours.
Just a thought...
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