Planning for the inevitable

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adamlevine

5 months ago

Planning for the inevitable

I have 6 CHIPs that I use on my own projects. I worry about the end of NTC and how to keep my CHIPs in operation. I have had other orphaned hardware and if the software is not open and available it becomes landfill.

Should there a community plan to keep available the download images for the flavors of distribution used in CHIP? Is there a backup for their “hacks” that make the kernel work with the non-upstreamed allwinner stuff? And then we get to the incredibly poor implementation choice of using a chrome addin for flashing the CHIP - how do we back that up and what happens when chrome changes or the add in is no longer available.

Someone has the community website. Should we get prepared for longer term use?

alxm

NEW 5 months ago

Aurélien Rodot

5 months ago

Probably bot spam, in the next post he'll put a link to some weird website for SEO lol

Aurélien Rodot

NEW 5 months ago

alxm alxm

Probably bot spam, in the next post he'll put a link to some weird website for SEO lol

dxb

5 months ago

Probably bot spam


Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...

enjoyyyy

NEW 5 months ago

Hello,

NextThing is a dead company now and have scam backers on their later kickstarter campaign about Dashbot voder product...

Have a search on their forum https://bbs.nextthing.co/

I have read a topic talking about similar question and someone who maintain file on personal site..


edit: https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/forum-archive-coming-soon-hopefully/20201


dxb

NEW 5 months ago

Aurélien Rodot Aurélien Rodot

Probably bot spam


Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...

ishotjr

NEW 5 months ago

Wow, I hadn't heard about NTC closing shop - that's a real shame!  I have 4 CHIPs including a Pocket CHIP and I really, really like them.  I also backed the Voder, and I have to admit that project was handled pretty poorly, but had no idea things were this bad... :(

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