Wanted: experiences


I am looking for people's experiences starting with BeagleBoard. In
more specific terms, I am currently launching a GSoC idea to create a
better starting point for people who are new to Beagle, and guide them
through the progress of creating their first app/widget (be it
hardware, software, or a combination) for Beagle.

In order to fine-tune my idea, I am asking you how your first
experience with the Beagleboard went. Please also include your
background and pre-Beagle experience.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated!



I like instruction from eLinux.org, it is a good starting point. The only lack of information is regarding operating systems: Angstrom, Ubuntu and Android. There is no much information about them at eLinux, but should it be there?


2010/4/5 StevenC <steven.cooreman@gmail.com>

Hm, there is: http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu which in my eyes has
lots of beagle specific info.
For android there is http://elinux.org/Android_on_OMAP
And for debian there is http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian

For angstrom probably a better source is http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/

What other (beagle specific) info would you expect?



I don’t want to argue with you. I guess we use OMAP3530 for different purposes.
I’m a hardware developer and connect different devices to Beagleboard. So you won’t find much information about how to modify kernels for those OS’s at eLinux. I get a lot from this mail-list and very grateful to this community.

I’m sure that eLinux is the best place for a Beagleboard beginner and don’t know what Steven wants to do (or how).


2010/4/5 Frans Meulenbroeks <fransmeulenbroeks@gmail.com>