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CREEPINGIRON (OP)

Firmware.
« on: February 10, 2017, 12:23:32 am »
I don't have a CCW ZERO currently but I would like to know if there will be any new software updates for the device (last I checked it was updated in mid 2014) and who is the team / who developed the original firmware.

Thanks in advance.

Surkow

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Re: Firmware.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 12:43:29 am »
The firmware is still in active development. Progress can be tracked at the GitHub page: https://github.com/gcwnow?tab=repositories

Firmware related (Active branches):
https://github.com/gcwnow/linux/branches

Current work appears to be happening here: https://github.com/gcwnow/linux/commits/jz-4.9-wip

Main contributors are listed on those pages.

gameblabla

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Re: Firmware.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 05:13:18 am »
They want to merge GCW0's support to upstream so we can take advantage of newer kernels.
If i remember well, the current firmware was kind of a hack.

Pcerceui said he wants to merge most of his changes in Linux 4.11/4.12 so we should probably get a minor firmware update at the end of this year. (if not before)

microchipmatt

Re: Firmware.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 11:45:48 pm »
So, based on the active development answer, is there somewhere I can download and try a newer version of the firmware?  Are there newer stable releases, or a cutting edge one?

com64

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Re: Firmware.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 12:35:34 am »
So, based on the active development answer, is there somewhere I can download and try a newer version of the firmware?  Are there newer stable releases, or a cutting edge one?

At this point, jz-4.9-wip isn't stable enough for daily use, but that day will come...

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Re: Firmware.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 04:26:07 pm »
Pcerceui said he wants to merge most of his changes in Linux 4.11/4.12 so we should probably get a minor firmware update at the end of this year. (if not before)
It's already too late for 4.11, so it will (hopefully) end up in 4.12.

The main problem that slows things down, is that we can't submit all the patches in parallel, most of them depend on others being merged first. Also, submitting patches can take a lot of time if upstream developers require us to make non-trivial changes to the code, which is the case right now.

We don't need everything to be upstream to make a new firmware release, though, we'll make a release when all the bugs we know about are fixed. But we're dedicating more time to upstreaming right now.

 

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