We would love to hear your suggestions how to improve our Linux images


Please let us know your feed back https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=3468.0 here or in our forum, let’s discuss what do you miss in our Linux images?

There already was discussion about Debian whishlist and we implemented almost all suggestions we hear in the latest images, now we want to hear your feedback on what do you think is best to add as initial scripting, enabled features etc.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zoobab
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 21:53:53

    Build them from a github based shell script, and from source?

    The code is the documentation…


  2. matrixcat3d
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 01:54:31

    Bad habit? I’d rather read well commented code than bad documentation.


  3. digitelect
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 06:54:55

    One of the most prominent thought of Steve Jobs is that the construction product is better not to ask users what they want in terms of functionality. So, OLinuXino OS is better if you turn in Olimex team a Linux guru who decide what will be included in the OS.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 14:13:08

      Do you really believe this mith? I can bet Steve Jobs has paid lot of money to research companies which to study customer habits and needs, it’s not necessary to make everything you hear back, but looking at one problem from different views and perespective always helps. I already read wonderful suggestions in our forum post about what we should do to improve our current images.


  4. wabbit
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 12:35:47

    Always nice to see Steve Jobs ideas applied to oshw…

    I believe that your best option is to provide a simple image without any add-ons or extra software and then an image that would support any Olimex external devices. To save on bandwidth/storage instead of another image maybe provide a script to install.

    And dhcp should be on by default. Static ip users have to change to ip anyway, so the save that work from the others 😀


  5. greensignal
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 07:36:23

    openwrt image would be good


  6. zoobab
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 15:59:22

    @greensignal For which board? openwrt is already supporting all the IMX233 olimex boards, and most of the sunxi based ones.


  7. wigyori
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 17:36:23


  8. isimeonov
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 17:40:50

    Use mainline (DeviceTree, no fex)? And do upstream ? 🙂



  9. Pete
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 18:59:59

    The biggest improvement I can think of is a configuration tool. One that would allow a user to interactively define the functions of pins, map the A20 pin designations to the physical location on the board: which connector, which pin number and which would alert users to clashes with predefined functions.
    The output of that would create both header files for program use with symbolic names (user defined: YELLOW_LED, BUTTON4, etc) and the A20 pin and the connector/pin and create the necessary *.fex and &.bin files as well.

    If it could manage to do a kernel build, that would be even better.


  10. Jose
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 23:00:46

    Please a real time kernel.


  11. MiPnamic Von Wirklichkeit
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 22:48:21

    Realtime Kernel FTW


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