February 5th, 2010

Insult to the injury

So the battery firmware not only killed my battery, it also claims it
is very much okay:

root@amd:~# cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info
present:                 yes
design capacity:         74880 mWh
last full capacity:      74880 mWh

turning $3000, 4GFLOPS Unix workstation into... way too heavy wristwatch

I started mychronos project on sourceforge. Laurent Arditi asked me what it is about, but I could not write him back, so... let me explain here.

For now I do not have the watch, so I set up
simple emulator... that will also make development easier later. It is extremely hacky, but works well enough to show time and allow you to set it. Just run it with input redirected from /dev/input/eventX -- from your keyboard. And you may want to comment out first few lines of main().

I'd like to make the firmware compilable under Linux, then extend it
with new features ... like time of sunset/sunrise, etc.

BTW...does someone have official chronos firmware in .tar or .zip? All I could find was .exe, and I'd prefer not to install wine.