XO-1.75 progress

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 18:21:35 EST 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> OLPC Engineering had a trip to Taipei for the XO-1.75 motherboard
> bringup last week.  The 1.75 machine lives in the same industrial
> design (display, case, batteries) as the XO-1/XO-1.5, but uses an
> ARM system-on-chip from Marvell -- the Armada 610/MMP2.
> There's still a great deal of driver and basic bringup work ongoing,
> but we're at a point where we can share details and photos:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_1.75_A1
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO1.75_Bringup
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/File:XO1.75_A1_bringup.jpg
> http://dev.laptop.org/~lennert/20101109148.jpg
> http://dev.laptop.org/~lennert/20101108144.jpg
> http://dev.laptop.org/~lennert/20101108146.jpg
> http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/1.75/1.75-a1-dmesg
> http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/1.75/xo-1.75-broughtup.jpg
> The grand plan is to first move to the new ARM motherboard in the
> old industrial design (XO-1.75), then move to that same motherboard
> in a new tablet industrial design (XO-3).  Of course, there tend to
> be a lot of changes to OLPC's grand plans before devices ship!
> Software-wise, we're running XO-EC and Open Firmware at the low level,
> and Fedora 12 with Sugar and GNOME for the OS.  We plan on moving up
> to Fedora 13 or 14 as they become available for ARM.  (An easy way
> to help us out would be to help the Fedora ARM team with their mass
> rebuilds for newer Fedora releases.)
> As usual, we'll be running a Developers Program with these machines
> once we've got past the necessary initial hardware fixes and made a
> larger volume of boards.  That's going to take several months, but
> we wanted you to know that it will be coming.
> Thanks!
> - Chris, on behalf of the OLPC Engineering team.

Congrats to the OLPC Eng team for the beginning of the next major
phase of the XO hardware!


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