Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Minutes Of Meeting: PLUG Meeting of December

Even Announcement : http://www.plug.org.in/pipermail/plug-mail/2010-December/008060.html

Minutes Of Meeting
1. Manas Alekar talked about Elementary level talk and demo on Makefiles.
2. GNUnify 2011: Continued discussion on Gnunify planning and execution.
We have tentative dates for  GNUnify 11 and 12 February 2011. Also we expect talk from Mozilla Foundation representative at GNUnify.
We had suggestions for various track from audience
WikiPedia Track: Aditya Godbole
We can conduct Contest, and ask for small  Entry Fee. Which can donate to WikiPedia.org. Also we expect someone from WikiPedia Foundation for GNUnify.
Web Track: Harshad Gune
We can have various CMS based talk like Drupal by Dipen Chaudhary, HTML5, generic language.
SysAdmin/NetAdmin: Sudhanwa Jogalekar
There will be application specific talks like Firewall, Mail Server, Web Server, Proxy Server, File Server. Which will be advance form of Install Fest, where talk will cover more details about particular service.
System Programming: Amit Karpe
We will have talk on Linux Kernel, Linux Module programming, Embedded System. Also will have talk on MeeGo or Android Operating System from System Level perspective.
Open ARM Lab volunteers are interested to conduct hand on sessions on Beagle Board or Hawk Board.
Education/ Scientific Computing: Manjusha Joshi
PLUG volunteers are planing to create CD/DVD which will have C, C++ development tools, IDEs. Which will help to teachers or academics for acceptance of assignments/ projects on GNU/Linux System.
e.g. In training of MataLab or other such application specific training, complete training material and course-ware are usually design around that application.
PLUG volunteers are going to meet on 11 December for more testing first release of this CD. Samar from SICSR is taking initiative for this project. ( Basic CD deadline is 11 Dec )
Also next meeting on 18 December will be for develop & revising Course Ware.



Manas Alekar




Old MOM: http://www.amitkarpe.com/2010/11/mom-plug-meeting.html

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

MOM: Android on ARM and Linux Kernel Compilation

Session/Event Announcement Details:  http://www.amitkarpe.com/2010/12/android-on-arm-and-linux-kernel.html

1. We had 18 attendees for the talk.

2. Suchakra demonstrated running Friendly ARM board and flashing Android on Friendly ARM mini2440.
How Android works on Friendly ARM ? How get all help from http://friendlyarm.net/ ?
He also demonstrate use Eclipse for Android application development. There are QEMU based simulator/emulator which can use to develop & test Android application for various version of Android platform from 1.6 to 2.2. Which make development of Android application  easy & fast.
Also we get to know that Tanushri had updated wiki page on Opencv on mini2440. Which real difficult task, because there no enough for Cross Compiling Open CV on Friendly ARM mini2440.
"OpenCV is a library of programming functions mainly aimed at real time computer vision, developed by Intel and now supported by Willow Garage. It is free for use under the open source BSD license. The library is cross-platform. It focuses mainly on real-time  image processing."
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3.  Tuxdna
Explain us about ARM board memory model. How kernel, bootloader, root filesystem works on any ARM board ?
He explain Bare Metal "hello world" examples, which works like kernel on QEMU for ARM. i.e. Without any  kernel, bootloader, root filesystem there was running "hello world" program.
He used qemu which emulate ARM's versatile development-boards.
http://www.arm.com/products/tools/development-boards/versatile.php
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Friendly ARM mini 2440 without Android

Suchakra as speaker for "Android on ARM"

Tuxdna as Speaker for "What happens when an ARM based board is powered ON?"


Friendly ARM mini2440 board running with Android

Audience for "Android on ARM and Linux Kernel Compilation - Open ARM Lab Session"
Audience for "Android on ARM and Linux Kernel Compilation - Open ARM Lab Session"



Audience for "Android on ARM and Linux Kernel Compilation - Open ARM Lab Session"



More Information:
Old Meetings MOM:
16 October 2010 MOM of Open ARM LAB meeting
14 November 2010 MOM: Demo for "Friendly ARM" board and tool chain
All Meetings Details
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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Android on ARM and Linux Kernel Compilation - Open ARM Lab Session

The Open ARM Lab session for this week will be held on Sunday, 5th December 2010.

Agenda:
1) Android on ARM
2) Linux Kernel Compilation

3) What happens when an ARM based board is powered ON?
Speaker:
1) Suchakra
2) Tuxdna

Date: Sunday, 5th December 2010.
Time: 11 PM to 2 PM
Venue: DSK Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. "Ramashree", 3rd Floor,
1206/30 Off J.M. Road, Shivaji Nagar,
Pune 411005 Maharashtra, India Tel No.:: 020- 25511481/ 482.
Venue Map: Goolge Map
Venue Contact Person:
Agenda in Details:

1) Android on ARM and    2) Linux Kernel Compilation
* How to put any kernel and rootfs on nand in mini2440 and through
tftp/nfs on hawkboard. Will use android kernel and fs to show that.
* What are the online resources to refer for the above.
* Setup Android SKD on eclipse and develop applications.
* Online video resources for self-learning
* Other things mentioned in my agenda/or whatever you suggest based
upon my knowledge and experience stated above.

3) What happens when an ARM based board is powered ON ?
We will have a Hands on with a hello world program, along with
a brief discussion about the startup code.

What happens when an ARM based board is powered ON?
 * Understand the memory map for RAM and ROM
 * First instruction
 * Vector table
 * Stack initialization
 * Relocating the RAM to a different address
 * Running from RAM
A simple program on QEMU/ARM.
If time permits we will also  discuss and have a hands on
with a bootloader ( UBoot inside QEMU/ARM ).


Old Meetings MOM:
16 October 2010 MOM of Open ARM LAB meeting
14 November 2010 MOM: Demo for "Friendly ARM" board and tool chain