[Freedombox-discuss] Developing code for Freedombox

Rick Hodgin foxmuldrster at yahoo.com
Sat May 26 21:31:00 UTC 2012


Fantastic!  Thank you so much. :-)

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

--- On Sat, 5/26/12, alberto fuentes <pajaro at gmail.com> wrote:

From: alberto fuentes <pajaro at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Developing code for Freedombox
To: "Rick Hodgin" <foxmuldrster at yahoo.com>
Cc: freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 4:51 PM

Im on the same boat as you. I just bought a dreamplug a week ago with wheezy preinstalled and im still messing with it. AFAIK there is no need for jtag if there is already a bootloader installed. I didnt need one so far.

There is an irc channel in irc.debian.org called #freedombox... i guess you can find people interested there :)

regarding things to do, it really depends on what you want to do. I think theres is plenty of fun stuff to do yet.

for example, i think they need help to package owncloud. There is an ITP for owncloud v2 [1]. In the middle v3 came out, and a few days ago v4 came out. It seems upstream is a fast moving target and they need people to keep up :)

In my case, im still identifying my use cases and making some perl scripts to make my own set up work :P

The software is intended to work in regular boxes and Im still kinda new to debian, but my advice for you is to get a dreamplug, make it work for you the way you expect it to work, and you will be able to find blockers and plenty of room for improvement for yourself :)

also, the wiki is full of crazy ideas if you lack some...


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=648674

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM, Rick Hodgin <foxmuldrster at yahoo.com> wrote:

I have desired since January to work on this project.  However, the software tools in use were completely outside of my prior experience.

As the weeks wear on and I see more and more videos about Freedombox, and listen to more and more speeches by Eben Moglen, I am moved from the inside to step up and offer my developer services.

I don't know where to begin.  I assume I need to get a FreedomBox device with JTAG debugging (from what I've read).  But I don't know how up-to-date the documentation is, where the toolsets are, what is required, where I can meet with other developers to more quickly learn what I don't know, etc.

I'm willing to learn.  Where do I start?

Best regards,

Rick C. Hodgin


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