|WIP for Linux
|Booting into linux requires a patched uboot. Instructions here.
|Users have successfully booted Arch, Manjaro, and Debian. Debian has most support right now.
|This kernel patch adds suspend support.
|GPU libs (mesa) and mutter rely on patched packages. These should not be updated via the package manager at the moment, make sure to exclude them.
|Mostly functional. There is some ghosting and work remains, but the device and screen are usable.
|Some folks have reported poor BT performance, but switching the driver may help.
|Light sensors? Rotational sensors?
|Power button works.
|Accessory compatibility, spare parts
|Not available yet
|Spare parts currently not available yet in the store.
|GPU Rendering Possible
|Requires patched mesa and
MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1. See here.
These exist, but they haven't been written down yet.
The TODOs in this space are organized around what functionality they enable. A table of the important functions that a user may want in the Pinenote and a status are listed below:
|Level of support (subjective)
|Does not yet support
|Fully featured ebook reader; Supports many filetypes;
|Large user base on many devices; codebase has a somewhat of a reputation for being messy
|Reading/writing PDFs and other files;
|No definition support (long-press for definition)
|Billed more as a note-taking app than a document reading app
A lot of getting the PineNote to work nicely will be theming things appropriately. Please list themes for various components here:
Untested as far as I know: https://github.com/fujimo-t/gnome-shell-theme-e-ink
Open questions that would be helpful during development
- How do we pin packages so Mesa isn't updated when we update using our package manger?
Pin Mesa Packages so they don't update when we upgrade other packages
Should be super simple, I just don't know how. If you know, it would be helpful for you to add that information near step 5 here.
Control the backlight?
Building alacritty correctly
Force a screen refresh?
Maximilian mentioned how to do this, but I don't know enough to know what it means XD see conversation here: https://matrix.to/#/!QtTzSRYMuozjbOQkzJ:matrix.org/$tfumBpnP2UPouNpaeFrggR40ZkrD_pHAtJdQmQvzL-o?via=matrix.org&via=kde.org&via=tchncs.de