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'''Dear Pinetimer,'''
'''Dear Pinetimer,'''


Congratulations on your new Pinetime devkit.  
Congratulations on your new smartwatch devkit.  


'''Getting started:'''
'''Getting started:'''


This devkit is running InfiniTime, one of the many open source firmware available for the PineTime. Like many other, this project is still under development, but already provide basic functionalities like time synchronization with your phone, firmware upgrade via BLE (OTA) and support from companion applications like Gadgetbridge on Android and Amazfish on SailfishOS. You can learn more about InfiniTime on the website of the project (https://infinitime.io/) or its Github repository (https://github.com/JF002/Pinetime).
This devkit is running InfiniTime, one of many open source firmwares available for the PineTime. Like many others, this project is still under development, but already provides functionalities such as time synchronization with your phone, over-the-air (OTA) firmware upgrades and support from companion applications like Gadgetbridge on Android and Amazfish on SailfishOS. You can learn more about InfiniTime on the website of the project (https://infinitime.io/) or its Github repository (https://github.com/JF002/Pinetime).


The OTA functionality allows you to install new versions of InfiniTime, or even other compatible firmwares like Hypnos (https://github.com/endian-albin/pinetime-hypnos) and Klok (https://gitlab.com/caspermeijn/klok).
The OTA upgrade functionality allows you to install new versions of InfiniTime, or even other compatible firmwares like Hypnos (https://github.com/endian-albin/pinetime-hypnos) and Klok (https://gitlab.com/caspermeijn/klok).


Please note that it is still recommended to have an SWD debugger on hands in case the OTA fails or if you need to install a new version of the bootloader.
Please note that it is still recommended to have an SWD debugger at hand in case the OTA upgrade fails or if you need to install a new version of the bootloader.


There are many other projects under development. The complete list, with many more informations (technical informations, FAQ, howtos,...) is available on the Pine64 Wiki (https://wiki.pine64.org/).
There are many other projects under development. The complete list, containing much more information (technical details, FAQ, howtos...), is available on the Pine64 Wiki (https://wiki.pine64.org/).


'''You are a developer?'''
'''You are a developer?'''

Revision as of 20:58, 7 September 2020

Draft from JF

Dear Pinetimer,

Congratulations on your new smartwatch devkit.

Getting started:

This devkit is running InfiniTime, one of many open source firmwares available for the PineTime. Like many others, this project is still under development, but already provides functionalities such as time synchronization with your phone, over-the-air (OTA) firmware upgrades and support from companion applications like Gadgetbridge on Android and Amazfish on SailfishOS. You can learn more about InfiniTime on the website of the project (https://infinitime.io/) or its Github repository (https://github.com/JF002/Pinetime).

The OTA upgrade functionality allows you to install new versions of InfiniTime, or even other compatible firmwares like Hypnos (https://github.com/endian-albin/pinetime-hypnos) and Klok (https://gitlab.com/caspermeijn/klok).

Please note that it is still recommended to have an SWD debugger at hand in case the OTA upgrade fails or if you need to install a new version of the bootloader.

There are many other projects under development. The complete list, containing much more information (technical details, FAQ, howtos...), is available on the Pine64 Wiki (https://wiki.pine64.org/).

You are a developer?

Welcome to the community! You can choose to contribute to an existing project, or start yours from scratch. All you need is an SWD debugger (ST-LinkV2, J-Link, OpenOCD probe,...) and some programming knowledge.

Is it possible to contribute without programming knowledge?

Yes, of course! You can join the community, test the firmwares and their new features, report bugs, write documentation and articles about the Pinetime,...

Links:

  • A cool article from Lup
  • Another super article from Lup
  • I think Lup wrote another amazing article
  • ...

Another draft

TODO