I’m Cory. ( Not much info know. :P )
Anyway I have a few questions about the BUG.
1. Is it possible to use any *nix distro? (arm arch of course)
Hi Cory! Welcome.
To answer your questions:
1) 1. Is it possible to use any *nix distro? (arm arch of course)
Yes, in theory. However, the drivers for our hardware are written for a specific Linux kernel (Linux BUG 22.214.171.124), and the source is (or will be) available for the drivers, so you could always port the drivers to a kernel/distro of your choice if you were so inclined!
2) What is the max size of a MMC that can be used?
Theoretically unlimited, limited only by HW availability. We use 512MB, the largest we could find in any quantity. However, we're moving to microSD, which have crammed over 8GB of storage onto a single card.
3) When is the release for the final production bug?
BUG is currently in production (i.e. no longer in Beta). We will obviously be making changes and improvements with each BUG release, but we are indeed in production at this time.
4) What are some planed modules you will be releasing?
Regarding planned modules, in the works right now (in various stages of development) we have:
- 802.11g Wifi
- von Hippel (see here).
- Audio Speaker, Input/Output Mini Jacks
- Touch-sensitive, Color LCD - 2X
- Mini-QWERTY Keyboard
Hope this answers your questions. Thanks for your interest!
Thanks for the response. ( Sorry it took so long to respond, I’m in the process of moving :P )
Could you please email me when the BUG’s kernel source is available. After the source is available I plan to buy 1 unit for testing purposes then possibly purchase an additional 2 units. With all current modules.
All of our source is located at cvs.buglabs.net. Check out the com.buglabs.kernel and com.buglabs.jni branches. We're working on a more simple build system to make it easier to modify the root file system so you can use other distros besides ours.
We also have more and more info about the hardware going up on the wiki.
If you have any questions about anything don't hesitate to contact us.