@matteo Ah, I see. Thanks.
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RE: A board wiki.
@dobey I never said it was the goal of UBports. I'm posting this in off-topic for a reason.
First of all, I was only using this as an example (and showing how it would relate to Ubports). I had found this info you're linking to, and that was exactly my point. There is no central database that caries this type of information for ANY pcb. The wikis you will find are always limited to a project or, as in the case of the hackerboards site, limited to a specific type.
I was just trying to discuss this a little, but I'll take this somewhere else if it's not appreciated.
RE: A board wiki.
@advocatux Yes, that is sort of what I'm talking about, thank you.
@matteo Well, I could have posted this in other places I guess, but
I'm not really active anywhere else. UBports has been my main community
for years now, so I'm just using this forum.
Anyway, there are multiple reasons behind this. The main one being my
frustration with the enormous spread of information in the porting/hacking
communities. Now, obviously, hackers have been tinkering with hardware
since it existed and I'm sure some information databases have been created
over time but I guess no such thing as a "PCB-Wiki" exists yet.
Let me give you an example. I am a Nexus 4 user.
Recently, the bootsplash images for many phones where changed.
This was apparently not that difficult. For the N4 however, this could not
be so easily done. Someone like me immediately wants to know why. So, I
start gathering information, looking at various forum posts, digging,
analyzing the boot partitions. Hmmm, this is risky. A high chance of bricking.
Now what do you need to know? JTAG info would be helpful. UART as well.
All hardware related things.
Board related things.
So imagine a wiki page for the N4 PCB. A wiki page anyone could add to.
A place where everything is collected, instead of spread out over various
forums, hacker blogs etc. All bits and pieces of information (and dead links).
I hope I got my point across.
A board wiki.
Is there such a thing as a wiki for pcb's?
As I've been getting more and more into hacking (hardware), I wonder if there is such a wiki where you can add
full information about any (really ANY) printed circuit board. (e.g. chip info, uart, etc.)
I would consider starting this myself if it doesn't exist yet.
By the way, i'm only asking here because this is such a friendly community
Flashlight indicator absent on mako.
So after a lot of searching I came across this issue: https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/262
However, my nexus 4 with latest stable does not have the flashlight button. It works with the utorch app though. I figured I would ask here before commenting on github. Maybe I'm missing something?