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: https://github.com/PNDeb/pinenote-debian-image/issues/47
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).
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:
- Pin Mesa Packages so they don't update when we upgrade other packages
- Add the information near step 5 here.
- Control the backlight
- Building alacritty correctly
- Force a screen refresh?
Status table draft
This table is a draft for the wiki development page:
|Status (Android from factory)
|WIP for Linux
|Booting into linux requires a patched U-Boot. 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.
|Works, audio stutters
|Switching the driver provides stable connections for keyboards, but audio still stutters. Trying to fix this here.
|Light sensors? Rotational sensors?
|Power button works.
|Accessory compatibility, spare parts
|Not available yet
|Spare parts currently not available yet in the store.