[J-core] Sorry for the radio silence.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon May 8 16:06:46 EDT 2017

Everybody's been busy behind the scenes. Startup life...

Turtle board specs are at the manufacturer, looks like we're doing a
small production run mostly without preorders and then selling those.
(It's easier if we can hand somebody inventory and have them do
fulfillment, then the weird legal things about bank accounts are
somebody else's problem.)

Those of you on the IRC channel saw that the reason the j-core website
was down for a day or so was a power failure took out one of the servers
(attached to a UPS that didn't) and then it didn't come back right when
power came back on. Fixed now.

I'm working on https://github.com/landley/mkroot as a replacement for
aboriginal linux, and the j-core website's build instructions should be
completely rewritten when I can cut a release of that, but it depends on
toybox code that's only in the git repository right now, so I have to
cut a toybox release first. If you want to try it now you can do the
mcm-buildall.sh stuff in the README to get toolchains, and then do:

  cd download
  git clone git://github.com/landley/toybox

So it builds against toybox git instead of the last release tarball. (I
don't have a kernel config checked in for j-core yet either so adding
"kernel" to the command line won't work for that target, give me a
couple more days...)

I'm leaning towards doing a 62.5 mhz VHDL tarball source release when
turtle ships if we haven't got the history up on github yet by then.
We've been trying to avoid a _third_ historyless tarball, but the
delay's getting silly and we should get the darn code out there for
people to play with...


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