Although with some delay, finally it’s time to post about the recent developments around Droidian!
- Initial camera support
- power-management and next steps
- Middleware updates
- New release, keep reading ;)
Initial camera support
Erfan has been hard at work to implement some basic camera support in
This is still in early stages - the view is rotated and not accelerated. Still, it’s an awesome sight!
You can get camera support support with a simple dist-upgrade, or by flashing the latest rootfs or a recent nightly.
Some basic power management stuff
Eugenio has been looking at making the whole stack aware of the wakelock-centered, opportunistic sleep as commonly found in Android devices.
Some shy first steps have been made with the introduction of
The job of
stated is to keep track of the current device state and set up wakelocks when required. It also enables
autosleep so that the device can go into power saving mode when no wakelocks are active.
stated won’t replace
gnome-settings-daemon, and it tries not to go in its way.
stated is pre-alpha and not ready for primetime. It is not shipped by default, but it lies in a separate feature branch. So, if you know where to look, you can install it rather easily. Otherwise, it’s probably better to wait some more weeks ;)
Alongside that, he has been trying to fix/workaround some issues experienced on wake-ups, more details in this
pull request. And there is more to come!
As usual, Giuseppe diligently updated many middleware packages to keep in sync with our upstreams.
All of this (and more!) is now available in the latest release, bullseye/21. Get it from this link while it’s hot!
Remember that this is alpha quality software, absolutely not daily driver ready. If you break your device, you get to keep both pieces!
Be sure to read the flashing instructions.
~ The Droidian Team