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    Phoronix: Librem 5 Developer Kit's Mainline Kernel Support Hits 12th Patch Revision

    While it's just the DeviceTree additions needed to the kernel for enabling the Librem 5 Developer Kit to boot with the mainline kernel, the DT files are up to their twelfth patch revision...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ev-Kit-12th-DT

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    Upstream first. That’s the right approach. Kernel and desktop benefit from this.

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    • #3
      Well they're making progress at least... However I still get the feeling that they won't be launching with a mainline kernel as planned in Q3 (July-September) this year and will have to go downstream by quite a bit. Either that or launch in a state that makes the "beta" launch of the original Jolla phone* look good.

      *Which launched like it did because Texas Instruments pulled the rug from under their feet when they drew out of the smartphone SoC market and they had to significantly re-engineer the device.
      "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by L_A_G View Post
        Well they're making progress at least... However I still get the feeling that they won't be launching with a mainline kernel as planned in Q3 (July-September) this year and will have to go downstream by quite a bit. Either that or launch in a state that makes the "beta" launch of the original Jolla phone* look good.
        It's not really a problem, because they won't launch in Q3 or anywhere close to it at all. We'll be lucky if we see a release in Q1 2020.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brent View Post

          It's not really a problem, because they won't launch in Q3 or anywhere close to it at all. We'll be lucky if we see a release in Q1 2020.
          It's fine, everything is fine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brent View Post
            It's not really a problem, because they won't launch in Q3 or anywhere close to it at all. We'll be lucky if we see a release in Q1 2020.
            Well Q3 is still their official launch window so we'll have to see which will have to give, the launch window or shipping with a mainline kernel.

            If they still plan on sticking to their original plans with the current schedule I imagine things over there must be quite similar to this.
             
            "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by L_A_G View Post
              Well Q3 is still their official launch window so we'll have to see which will have to give, the launch window or shipping with a mainline kernel.
              Why not both?

              Also, is that even bad? They are working on it and they are showing progress. Why ship a half-baked shitshow for the sake of not missing a "launch date", people has waited until now, they can wait a few more months.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                Also, is that even bad? They are working on it and they are showing progress. Why ship a half-baked shitshow for the sake of not missing a "launch date", people has waited until now, they can wait a few more months.
                Probably because a lot of people have already laid out money for these phones and are getting antsy.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andyprough View Post
                  Probably because a lot of people have already laid out money for these phones and are getting antsy.
                  FYI: if they deliver a half-baked shitshow these people aren't going to be satisfied anyway, as the device will still be ready when the software will be ready.

                  People want a good and finished product. Shipping half-baked crap is worse than delays.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                    FYI: if they deliver a half-baked shitshow these people aren't going to be satisfied anyway, as the device will still be ready when the software will be ready.

                    People want a good and finished product. Shipping half-baked crap is worse than delays.
                    Many have tried to satisfy customers with kickstarter-funded mobile devices. Many have failed. I personally think you are right that they need to ship it as a finished, high quality product no matter how long it takes. But I didn't put my money into it, and the pressure will surely ramp up as more deadlines are missed. Recall, we just passed their second proposed ship date of April 2019.

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