[free-software-melb] Purism Librem 5 update: Unexpected good news!

Fraser Tweedale frase at frase.id.au
Wed Feb 27 08:32:00 UTC 2019


On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 05:56:40PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Howdy all,
> 
> 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
>     software stacks.
> 
>     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!
> 
>     <URL:https://puri.sm/posts/massive-progress-exact-cpu-selected-minor-shipping-adjustment/>
> 
> The post also gives a good progress update and a video of a hardware
> prototype.
> 
> Looking forward to receiving a handheld designed with modern hardware,
> entirely free drivers, and full communication features!
> 
I ordered one in the initial funding.  I am very much looking
forward to retiring my Replicant-ified Galaxy S3, whose screen is
looking like a spider web from being dropped so many times, and who
has been through ~6 batteries!

Bring on the Librem 5!

Cheers,
Fraser

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> Ben Finney
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