OpenWRT for iMX233-OLinuXino trunk now with 3220 packages


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Few weeks ago I blogged for OpenWRT – the lightweight Linux distribution for routers which now officially supports iMX233-OLinuXino https://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/imx233-olinuxino-is-supported-by-openwrt/ .

At that time the package trunk was not complete, but now there are 3220 packages inside!

There is nice set of useful tools: sip, apache, avrdude, ctorrent, gawk, gdb, lua, perl, php, python, ruby, svn and many others the full list is here: http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/imx23/packages/

So now under OpenWRT is possible to make IP phone, small torrent downloader, internet radio or streaming device with iMX233-OLinuXino.

We may need to add small Serial Flash instead of SD-card for future version as most of the routers which run OpenWRT need only few MB of Flash.

On top of this OpenWRT is using latest Kernel 3.10, well done OpenWRT team!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zoobab
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 12:28:35

    Can someone test this on MAXI and MICRO? I would be surprised if sound is working on the MAXI.

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  2. funlw65
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 14:29:05

    Olimexx wrote:We may need to add small Serial Flash instead of SD-card for future version as most of the routers which run OpenWRT need only few MB of Flash.

    And, add-on boards providing more Ethernet connectors, ATA adapters, etc…

    In my POV, acrdude makes not too much sense without a Development Toolchain “covering his back” but I guess there is not enough RAM to develop directly on the olinuxino.

    Olimexx wrote:We may need to add small Serial Flash instead of SD-card for future version as most of the routers which run OpenWRT need only few MB of Flash.

    You are referring to the swap mechanism or just temporary storage? That would be good anyway for a final project.

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  3. Bundesnachsendedienst, Außenstelle Pluto
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 16:10:54

    “””We may need to add small Serial Flash instead of SD-card for future version as most of the routers which run OpenWRT need only few MB of Flash.”””

    Please don’t… or let this be optional…

    I’m running OpenWrt on devices from flash where every bigger change needs total reflashing of the firmware and on others booted from an ext4 filesystem on CF card. The later choice is much easier to handle. This kinda feels like “Debian-Light”. I even did an upgrade from a 12.9-prerelease to final-12.09 using opkg…

    Both may have advantages… OpenWrt seen as firmware is for little install-and-forget systems like web driven powerswitches and so on. Other stuff feeling like a little server is much sweter on a conventional filesystem with packagewise upgradability.

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