We are very happy to announce the first developer pre-release of OpenDingux. OpenDingux is intended to replace the current (legacy) Dingux, offering a more modern and standardized distribution that is actively maintained. We try to make the transition as easy as possible and we need help from Dingux application developers and porters for that. Therefore we made this pre-release, so you can check whether your Dingux software works under OpenDingux as well.
This pre-release is not intended for end users
. If you are not a developer, you can of course still test the pre-release, but don't expect everything to work smoothly and don't be surprised when some applications crash on startup. Please inform us of your test results, especially the things that don't work, so we can fix them before the first end-user release.
Release notes and downloads: http://www.treewalker.org/opendingux/
That page also contains links to relevant documentation pages on the Dingoo Wiki. Especially the development page and FAQ are useful when porting applications from legacy Dingux to OpenDingux.
Thanks to Ignacio Garcia Perez (booboo) for creating Dingux, Lars-Peter Clausen (larsc) for writing most of the drivers for Qi Hardware's Ben NanoNote that we re-used in OpenDingux and everyone on #dingoonity on freenode IRC who helped with ideas and testing (especially zear).
The OpenDingux core developers are currently Paul Cercueil (Ayla) and me, Maarten ter Huurne (mth). There is still a lot of work to be done, so we can always use more developers and testers.