Thursday, April 26, 2012
Vivaldi nearly here :)
After another long "getting the details sorted" session on the phone with our manufacturing partner this morning, it looks like I'll be able to sign the purchase order sometime next week so that the first shipments of Vivaldi tablets can be put together. Which in turn means orders will be turned on shortly thereafter.
I have some even more exciting news: they will come with 1GB of RAM rather than the previously planned 512MB. This makes a big difference in the performance when running multiple applications.
We're now working on getting the OS image wrapped up, and that is coming along nicely as well. Zack has a vritual machine based image creation environment set up, which Martin has been more than excellent in helping him set up. We have branches in the relevant git repositories so that we can further stabilize the code while development continues on in master. Things are coming together.
The other weekend we even had time to put together a little fun puzzle that starts when you open the box and which invites you to explore the device to find where it leads you. It was something the graphic design team came up with and I think it's a really neat idea. It blends so nicely with the Make·Play·Live philosophy. Plus it's just plain fun, at least for those of us who enjoy puzzles. :)