Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
From: Pinto, Madrid ...
to me Genesi is a dead issue. Interesting product, I don't want one.
You mean the iMX 515 based products? I guess the problem is, you actually would want one, pity it doesn't exist. This was an attempt at a consumer
product, and yet they haven't been able to deliver.
Getting under freescale's wing looked very right when Genesi decided it. Then, building the Pegasos and actually selling them to freescale made that decision look bright. But then, the (unavoidable) Linux twist, and most of all, the delays in final chip productions, hurt the most.
Heck, they even had a very hard time to finally get working something as simple as the original Efika. Then, the 512x fiasco, the 8610 false start... Too many developments stalled halfway.
Genesi does all they can, but look at the smartbook and tablet boom at recent consumer electronics shows. And they still don't have final product.Quote:
Too many of you seem willing to jump ship and move to other architectures simply because they're attracting more attention.
...and the funny thing is that, actually, Genesi was also moving to another architecture by someone else's decision too: They went to where freescale wenr.
Have you seen their, once PowerPC-themed, "powerdeveloper.com" site recently? Hell, we weirdo morphers have MORE activity than them, with our "dead" platform!
I tend to think that I owe Genesi something, because they were thete playing an important role in our Amigan/MorphOS history. But that's long gone. The MorphOS Team got independent from Genesi long ago, and they are not doing bad, considering the current global sittuation. In fact, what they do, they do it very well. MorphOS delivers.