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gameblabla

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2016, 12:39:30 am »
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Why doesn't anyone just not use FileZilla, and use something simpler like WinSCP if you're using Windows. lol. FileZilla is a bit bloated in my opinion, and a bit old-fashioned.
But what about those who don't use Windows like me ?  :P

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In any case, I wish the developers the best in what they do. If a firmware update comes out it'd be best to have one as stable as the August 2014 update has been. Quality over features for sure for me.
You are very optimistic Darkonas.
While the underlying has changed a lot, for the end user, not much has changed. (probably because there isn't a lot to fix anyway lol)
The next update probably is going to be either minor or it's going to take a while before we see anything substantial.
By the time the next firmware comes out,
the GCW0 would be completely gone of this market... well actually that's already the case.
It's sad to see lots of effort being spent and ultimately have only a few of handful users to try it.
But maybe it is better that way... i heard horror stories from the iOS jailbreak scene.
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alexei_gp

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2016, 01:47:46 am »
In my case im using windows 10 and i cant use filezilla or any ftp client with my GCW Zero because windows 10 its broken and yes i have usb 2.0 port in my new laptop.In windows 7 works flawless...Thats why i desired too much to have mtp connection for any GCW Zero.

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2016, 02:44:28 am »
In my case im using windows 10 and i cant use filezilla or any ftp client with my GCW Zero because windows 10 its broken and yes i have usb 2.0 port in my new laptop.In windows 7 works flawless...Thats why i desired too much to have mtp connection for any GCW Zero.
I doubt that Windows 10 is broken; it's more likely something missing from filezilla or something set up incorrectly. What sort of error messages are you seeing?

I use GCW Zero Manager over wifi and works perfectly; if we added raw FTP to that, would it work also?

It doesn't seem like a deal-breaker to me, as there are other workarounds to transferring files. TV out is the more interesting feature, with USB OTG used for connecting additional controllers.

alexei_gp

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2016, 10:34:41 pm »
In my case im using windows 10 and i cant use filezilla or any ftp client with my GCW Zero because windows 10 its broken and yes i have usb 2.0 port in my new laptop.In windows 7 works flawless...Thats why i desired too much to have mtp connection for any GCW Zero.
I doubt that Windows 10 is broken; it's more likely something missing from filezilla or something set up incorrectly. What sort of error messages are you seeing?

I use GCW Zero Manager over wifi and works perfectly; if we added raw FTP to that, would it work also?

It doesn't seem like a deal-breaker to me, as there are other workarounds to transferring files. TV out is the more interesting feature, with USB OTG used for connecting additional controllers.


Using the wifi connection its working fine my GCW Zero with windows 10 but  connecting to the port usb 2.0 its not working and yes i purchase many mini usb cable and doesnt connect to the filezilla client.I used this wiki guide to connect to the usb port and transfer my files to my GCW Zero:

http://wiki.surkow.com/Quick_Start_Guide#FTP_connection

zhongtiao1

Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2016, 01:38:38 am »
Is there a way to build the current github source to install on the zero to test out?

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gameblabla

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2016, 02:00:10 am »
Is there a way to build the current github source to install on the zero to test out?

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If you're stuck on Windows, you don't want to attempt that lol.
Plus, like others and i said, none of the new things/progress was merged to master yet
so the only thing you get is a newer kernel.

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2016, 12:34:57 pm »
Plus, like others and i said, none of the new things/progress was merged to master yet
so the only thing you get is a newer kernel.
Huh? So what is "master" for you?

gameblabla

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2016, 04:02:34 pm »
Huh? So what is "master" for you?
oops sorry what i meant that the buildroot repo at the moment only seems to allow you to build stable versions of the firmware.

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2016, 02:50:38 pm »
Huh? So what is "master" for you?
oops sorry what i meant that the buildroot repo at the moment only seems to allow you to build stable versions of the firmware.
So we don't do much development in Buildroot, much more in the kernel: https://github.com/gcwnow/linux
It's a bit tricky to follow the changes, since we work in many different branches and not the default one (jz-4.5). For instance the recent changes are in jz-4.8.2-wip-pinctrl and jz-4.7-tcu-syscon. Also, most of the work right now is focusing on upstreaming. I want a good part of our changes in Linux 4.11.

superfenix2020 (OP)

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2017, 09:59:04 am »
Any news of a firm future to enable video output?

that will depend on whether or not to sell my Zero.

gameblabla

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Re: Why GCW-Zero does not yet function HDMI Out And USB OTG?
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2017, 03:42:39 pm »
Any news of a firm future to enable video output?

that will depend on whether or not to sell my Zero.
You're asking if a firm or company will work on HDMI out support ?
Nah, this is not going to happen, especially since the GCW Zero is met with supply issues.
It is (and was from the beginning) entirely supported by a few people in the community.

It was never backed by a company and no employees were hired, unlike what Justin said.
With Justin having family issues (or so i heard), don't expect anything from him.

Like it was said a billion times, they'll try to merge some GCW Zero changes to upstream.
(like it was done for the Raspberry PI, Nexus 5 etc...)
However, this depend on the good willing of the maintainers accepting the changes.

Plus, the maintainers made some changes to accepting DRM patches, this could further
delay accepting the changes. (however, i think that it's mostly unaffected by that, need to check)

And no one reversed engineered the HDMI out in the vivante.

TLDR; not going to happen any time soon. You can put your GCW0 on Ebay
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 03:47:22 pm by gameblabla »

 

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