PineNote Development/TODOs

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Kernel/driver TODOs

These exist, but they haven't been written down yet.


There is some artifacting with the current driver that has been difficult to diagnose and resolve. The github issue tracking this is here:

Some members of the community have been considering hiring an e-ink professional to consult on this issue. The thought is to hire someone with expertise in developing drivers for e-ink displays to provide advice and pointers, not to do the actual work (because that's expensive).

Userspace TODOs

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:

Functionality Approaches (apps) Level of support (subjective) Supports Does not yet support Notes
Reading Documents Koreader Great Fully featured ebook reader; Supports many filetypes; Handwritten notes Large user base on many devices; codebase has a somewhat of a reputation for being messy
Xournalpp Good 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:





GNOME Configurations

See here.

Sway Configurations

See here.

Documentation TODOs

Status table draft

This table is a draft for the wiki development page:

Functionality Component Status (Android from factory) Status (Linux) Notes
Bootloader Bootloader Android only WIP for Linux Booting into linux requires a patched U-Boot. Instructions here.
Operating System Stability WIP Users have successfully booted Arch, Manjaro, and Debian. Debian has most support right now.
Suspend Works This kernel patch adds suspend support.
Updates WIP 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.
Networking Works
Components E-Paper Display WIP Mostly functional. There is some ghosting and work remains, but the device and screen are usable.
Touch Works
Bluetooth Works, audio stutters Switching the driver provides stable connections for keyboards, but audio still stutters. Trying to fix this here.
Sensors Unsure Light sensors? Rotational sensors?
Buttons Works Power button works.
Accessory compatibility, spare parts Spare parts Not available yet Spare parts currently not available yet in the store.