[free-software-melb] Purism Librem 5 update: Unexpected good news!
ben+freesoftware at benfinney.id.au
Sat Feb 23 06:56:40 UTC 2019
The free-software handheld product from Purism, the Librem 5, is on
track for delivery again after an unexpected resolution of the heat
issues they were experiencing.
[…] So a lot of research was made, and our development team started
evaluating the i.MXM8 Mini to see if it could be used within our
requirements–free software only, no binary blobs, mainline based
And then the month of February began, and something else
unexpectedly happened: NXP released a new software stack for our
first CPU choice, the i.MX 8M–and all of the power consumption and
heating issues suddenly disappeared!
The post also gives a good progress update and a video of a hardware
Looking forward to receiving a handheld designed with modern hardware,
entirely free drivers, and full communication features!
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