On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 12:17:41PM -0500, Ryan Brooks wrote:
Yeah I just bought a Lemote Mini. I think it meets all your requirements and
it's complete as delivered and 100% open source so it probably meets Tony's
requirements as well. They also make laptops/netbooks. And they are coming
out with (I believe) a quad core MIPS box soon, judging from the Linux
Looks interesting. Is there a US dealer? GPU documented/open API? Thanks!
AFAIK there is no American dealer. You can buy through Aliexpress or a
couple different European shops. You should check the shipping costs and
total things up to see which would be cheaper for you.
AFAIK everything is totally open, everything is documented right down to the
processor (full data sheet and 200+ page user manual). I think I was
able to get all of the doc but checking now there are a few broken
links. The Chinese websites are up and down but you will eventually catch
it. A good starting point for info is
If the link doesn't work let me know, I am typing it manually in Mutt
I am going to
I have been following the OpenBSD mailing lists for many years and there
has been some interesting discussion on this project. Some rather painful
chip bugs apparently have been worked out in current models and Lemote seems
to be tooling up for the next generation. I have no idea what format
(laptop, mini etc) they're going to put the quad in but this box is good
enough for what I want it for (cheap/good MIPS development box). If you
follow all the various MIPS mailing lists you can find out some interesting
tidbits. Plus the Lemote guys seem friendly and genuinely committed to
keeping things open and putting out good stuff and fixing bugs. They work
them pretty hard though so it can be a little slow, but they answer.
OpenBSD has it as a "fully supported platform" and since the device is
completely open and Lemote is actively supporting it and growing the
platform I expect things to keep going in a good direction.