One of the few benefits to the current Covid-19 situation is the one-man Meson 8 mission (Martin Blumenstingl) has been able to spend some quality time with an Odroid C1+ board. For some time we (mostly me) have been responding to WeTek Core and Odroid C1 user posts saying "upstream support is in reasonable shape, but there is no HDMI driver, we're waiting for a eureka moment to happen" .. and well, that eureka moment has finally happened
Before people get too excited, there is a big difference between "look mum, we made pictures on-screen" and "let's invite the unsuspecting public to use this stuff.." and there's still a lot of work needed to make things usable, and reliable on a wider range of hardware. Today we are showing one boot on one device, and lots of code stunt props were used.
The first video shows literally the first boot of an experimental AMLMX image loosely basaed on LE master with a mainline Linux kernel shortly before 5.7-rc1 (shows as 5.6) along with the FOSS mali GPU driver (lima) and Kodi 19 pre-Alpha.
The second video shows Martin in the GUI trying to remember where the system info screen is: