Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4818 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
>> yes [...], two developers [...] either have them or at least were offered the boards.
Not necessarily backpedaling, I was told two were received.
I just have this bad habit (probably from my business training) of always adding qualifiers.
>...as well as a standard FPU and AltiVec SIMD
Yes, that does make a difference, doesn't it?
Since the Soc is only part of the board pricing equation, and a T2080 is only about $150 more than a P1022...
As to 'only' having the schematics, hey, I'm actually surprised it got that far. And as to chassis, that does complicate board layout, but a specific chassis was discussed awhile ago.
If I could have dragged Bill Buck into this, sourcing a chasis might be easier. After all, he used to make laptops and even had prototypes of a low cost model made by a Mexican firm ATTO. If new C64 and Amiga cases can be made, a laptop case is only a bit more complicated.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"