Author Topic: New OS  (Read 1379 times)

Dittizardichu (OP)

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New OS
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:12:05 am »
Has anyone attempted to rebuild an OS to flash onto the GCW-Zero? I think a lot more could come out of this nearly dead device if a new OS could be constructed for it.

Aeter

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Re: New OS
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 11:00:28 pm »
The OS is fine and works perfectly. It's the availability of the device that is the issue.
Many have tried to order them and the orders never came through.
~cucullus non facit monachum~

Dittizardichu (OP)

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Re: New OS
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 04:01:43 am »
I don't have an issue with the current OS. I was just hoping to see a port of another OS for further developmental support. It seems most support for this system has completely died out, even on the consumer homebrew side. With a new OS, maybe there would be stimulation for more ports and more games.

Aeter

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Re: New OS
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 01:59:57 am »
I don't have an issue with the current OS. I was just hoping to see a port of another OS for further developmental support. It seems most support for this system has completely died out, even on the consumer homebrew side. With a new OS, maybe there would be stimulation for more ports and more games.
A new OS would add what?
The current OS works great and can do everything you need it to. A new OS wouldn't do anything for the system at all. It's not like the device gets a surge in popularity all of a sudden, because the device is simply not available except for 2nd hand devices.
The GCW Zero had it's popularity spike and has now died out because of lack of availability and devs have moved on to new devices that are still available like the RG-350 and similar devices still currently on the market.
The problem was the people behind the device couldn't handle supply and demand. People made orders for devices with them and they couldn't deliver for vague reasons and kept postponing deliveries until everyone was fed up and just asked for refunds. It's sad, but the truth.

The OS is Linux by the way with GMenu2x as a front-end. There are still developments active in the firmware, but I have no clue were that stands at this point. Development was slowed down for various reasons. Not sure what the current status of it is or if it is still actively being worked on, as other devices have sort of taken it's place now and devs probably have moved on to more productive things.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 02:06:47 am by Aeter »
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Eliwood_san

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Re: New OS
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 01:18:43 am »
Well if you have dreams and hopes... i want the R350 Rogue Firmware in my GCW Zero and have this nice update about the hdmi:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzj9fYVG_Lk" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzj9fYVG_Lk</a>


« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 01:20:25 am by Eliwood_san »

Eliwood_san

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Re: New OS
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 11:56:03 pm »
I hope we get new firmware in this year,the gcw zero deserve it :)

 

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