Author Topic: OpenDingux: first end-user release  (Read 48125 times)

mth (OP)

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OpenDingux: first end-user release
« on: June 16, 2012, 11:34:55 pm »
It has happened, the egg that was laid two years ago has finally hatched: Ayla and I have declared OpenDingux to be ready for end users. So if you are using Dingux and would like a more polished distro, this would be the ideal time to try OpenDingux. Or if you are already using an OpenDingux pre-release, it is a good time to upgrade.

You can download the kernel, rootfs and (if you are a developer) the toolchain from the OpenDingux Releases page.

The installation consists of 3 steps:
  • install the dual boot loader, see instructions on the wiki; it is the same boot loader as for legacy Dingux, so if you already have it installed, skip this step
  • download the right kernel, put it in the root of your SD card and name it "zImage"
  • download the rootfs, put it in the root of your SD card and name it "rootfs.bin" (note: ".bin" is new compared to legacy)
Note that the dual boot loader can have issues with files being placed at the end of a large SD card, so if it fails to boot, please retry with an empty card.

OpenDingux has nice splash and loading screens, configuration tools for the audio mixer and TV-out, simple per-app CPU clocking configuraton in gmenu2x and allows you to control brightness, volume, TV-out and several other features at any time with power slider + button combinations. The wiki contains more information about OpenDingux.

For developers: when targeting OpenDingux, please use the SDL_HWSURFACE and SDL_DOUBLEBUF flags when opening the video surface, so you can take advantage of higher performance and V-SYNC. You might also like to hear that OpenDingux has an updated FTP daemon that works with many more FTP clients, so you can upload your program under development while the system is running.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with ideas and testing, especially the people on the #dingoonity IRC channel.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2012, 11:39:13 pm by mth »

Skyline969

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 11:42:25 pm »
Works awesomely! Love the splash screen as opposed to a rolling wall of text before gmenu2x loads.

When I first installed it I thought sound was broken. Turns out everything was just set to 0 initially, so power switch and up fixed that. And with it, the new fceux works as well.

Thank you and Ayla for this release, it appears to be quite well done, and I look forward to developers porting better emulators to this!

btnheazy03

OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 01:50:20 am »
YESSSSS

samir

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 01:54:08 am »
Thanksssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

Rosenkranz

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 02:49:24 am »
Finally!!! :D Thank you! Waited this for looooong time...

Edit: Aaand it works great!  ;D
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 03:14:51 am by Rosenkranz »

Orion4874

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 05:44:42 am »
Sorry for the completely ignorant questions but if you have legacy installed do you have to do the dual boot install? Do you need one of the OD betas installed to skip that step?

Manuel

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 07:42:15 am »
Congratulations on the release!
Especially to mth and Ayla.

It looks really darn polished.

samir

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 09:28:46 am »
Great work! Congratulations to the opendingux development Team! I have a question, OD already have a mame emulator?

Cruz

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 10:03:04 am »
Congratulations!! Thank you for your wonderful release! Can't wait to finidh work today to try it on!
-Cruz- was here d=(^_^)=b

HercTNT

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 10:16:25 am »
Truly amazing stuff. The wait was worth it. Everything i have tried so far is much faster. Hopefully this will open up the development flood gates. I have a jxd s601, and while i'm greatful for all the hard work that people have put into it, its d-pad sucks making most games unplayable in my opinion. My a320 has never let me down.

pcercuei

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Re: Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 11:26:27 am »
Sorry for the completely ignorant questions but if you have legacy installed do you have to do the dual boot install? Do you need one of the OD betas installed to skip that step?

Read the announcement post, that info is written inside.

no1

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 11:51:30 am »
What do I do to compensate blueish ILI9338 display?

K-77

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 12:13:08 pm »
Happy Bithday OpenDingux!

I wish you many porters/developers!

:D

PS. I can't find RTC Alarm Clock feature.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 12:45:33 pm by kowkar77 »

naxeras

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 12:20:00 pm »
Open Dingux its great but in my opinion needs FBA and Mame Emulators to kill Legacy Dingux in my SD.

pcercuei

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Re: Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2012, 12:26:47 pm »
Open Dingux its great but in my opinion needs FBA and Mame Emulators to kill Legacy Dingux in my SD.

We can't really do anything against it. Slaanesh never released the sources...