The only Mediatek "hacker" board available is from 96 Boards . Unfortunately up to now there is nearly no mainline support.
Idea would be to improve this situation. The idea would be to get the pin-controller merged first and then hopefully most of the other stuff can be just added (fingers crossed...)
almost 4 years
3 hacker ♥️.
Has no hacker:
Lately the necessary patches to get rudimentary support for the Mediatek chromebook with a mainline kernel got posted.
There are some hacks and I'll work on some good solution to get graphics go, at least.
Banana-pi R2 has quite a good upstream support in the kernel, but lacks a u-boot support.
The idea is to sit down at get working on that. This would be a good starting point to get u-boot support for other Mediatek SoCs as well.
I thought it would be time to learn a new programming language. I decided to go with python, as it's an all-rounder and I have some basic knowledge on that.
The idea is to go through the Flask how-to and from there on start to implement my own homepage. This will introduce me to Python and web development at the same time.
With the teres-1  laptop we have a first arm64 device we could use as end-users. Much work to run mainline kernel + u-boot was done already. But power consumption of the laptop is not optimal (~2 hours of battery life time).
The idea is to support cpufreq for the A64 SoC upstream, which would enable the teres-1, pine64 and pinebook to run more power efficient. up to now it seems nobody is working on the driver .
labgrid  is an embedded board control python library with a focus on testing, development and general automation. It includes a remote control layer to control boards connected to other hosts.
My idea was to use this to be able to test my MediaTek boards remotely.
When we experience a early boot crash, we are not able to analyze the kernel dump, as user-space wasn't able to load the crash system. The idea is to make the crash system compiled into the host kernel (think of initramfs) so that we can create a kernel dump really early in the boot process.