Help getting started porting to eInk prototyping platform
bobc at nfldinet.com
Fri Nov 25 18:17:15 UTC 2005
I'm working on building a prototype of an info appliance that uses an
electronic paper display for its form factor and readability.
I have a prototyping platform from eInk
(http://www.eink.com/kits/index.html) that uses a Gumstix SBC to drive a
specialized display driver connected to the electronic paper.
Given Squeak's exceptional portability, I'd like to use it to build a
demo to run directly on the device.
I'm gearing up to port Squeak to the device starting with the existing
Linux port (the Gumstix comes w/ Linux running on it). But I'm not sure
how to get the VM to send output to the eInk-supplied API (source code
included) to the electronic paper driver.
I've found Ian's "Squeak on Linux Framebuffer" page and think that will
help. But minnow's timing out right now so I can't dig deeper into that.
Anyone else have other pointers/advice/etc?
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