Friday, March 19, 2021

[fedora-arm] Re: Fedora on Librem 5: is it possible?

Thanks Peter.

> From the Arm PoV that statement is still mostly correct, but it's
> nuanced as there's group that is focusing on some of those devices. I
> think there will be a focus in that group on actively open phones, I
> still wouldn't expect your average locked down consumer phone to be a
> focus.

Do you mean tha Librem 5 is not "open" enough?

> So there is now a new group [1] that is actively looking at phones and
> tablets, in particular the PinePhone and the PineTab. This is the
> right mailing list to discuss and there's also an IRC channel
> #fedora-phone too.

I missed this piece, I focused on aarch64.
Is this SIG communicating with the Purism team?

> All the pieces for that device are enabled in the Fedora kernel, we
> don't build a boot firmware for any i.MX8 stuff ATM because basically
> "it's complicated". I'm aware of a number of i.MX8 devices that do
> work once there's an appropriate firmware in place.

Good news, I suppose...

> There's active work around the Phosh phone graphical environment.

Nice, is there something about Plasma Mobile?

> So in short most of the pieces are in place, I'm not aware of anyone
> that's actually tested one of those devices as yet but there was
> certainly interest.

I've some experience in building Fedora images (I'm the maintainer of
[1]) on x86, but arm is a different game.

I'm still investigating, but I'd like to boot a Fedora on this device
(like I do in my PCs).
Phone is not a priority for me, but convergence is a good point.

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