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Old 02-22-2009, 06:10 AM   #1
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Kindle Source Code (Links)

Currently available:

* Kindle_src.1.0.0.292
* Kindle_src_1.0.4_144750018
* Kindle_src_1.0.8_164820023
* Kindle_src_1.1_177110002
* Kindle_src_1.1.1_238920002
* Kindle_src_1.2_299870016

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200203720
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:32 PM   #4
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i am going to download and do a file comparison between the two kindle 2 firmwares and see the differences.

edit:
these files are changed in the source dump according to md5 sums

alsa-lib-1.0.13_patch.tar.gz
alsa-utils-1.0.13_patch.tar.gz
busybox-1.7.2.tar.bz2
dosfstools-2.11.tar.bz2
e2fsprogs-1.38_patch.tar.gz
fuse-2.7.1_link.tar
klibc-1.5.tar.bz2
linux-2.6.22-lab126.tar.bz2
module-init-tools-3.2.2_patch.tar.gz
procps-3.2.7_patch.tar.gz
taglib-1.5.tar.bz2
uboot-1.3.0-rc3.tar.bz2
udev-112.tar.bz2

edit 2: it looks like some of the files are not actually different. they just are zipped up in the archives with different time stamps but the same data in the files.

edit 3: so far i have checked everything but the kernel source and the files inside he archives are all identical, except different time stamps that mess with MD5 sums of the archives...

edit 4: the odd thing is most of the time stamps are only 10-20 minutes apart.... 6:59 on 2/20/09 and 7:20 on 2/20/09. i am still trying to figure out why there would be a time stamp difference and why they would rearchive files again only 20 minutes later.

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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these are the different files in the two kindle kernel versions.

pm.c
isp1504xc.c
charger.c
mc13783.c
mxc_spi.c
arcotg_udc.c
broadsheet_hal.c
einkfb_hal_util.c
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:59 PM   #7
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Amazon doesn't include all GPL sources, e.g. all DBus stuff is missing - yes, they seem to be violating GPL at the moment, although I thunk it's just a packaging error...
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:48 AM   #8
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Kindle_src_2.1_337560062.tar.gz
Kindle_src_2.1.1_351050064.tar.gz

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:14 PM   #9
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I downloaded the latest source for my Kindle 2. I'm not a Linux newb but I'm certainly not an expert either. I do have programming experience. I'd like to play around with the source and experiment with tweaking some things. I wonder if anybody could answer a few questions.

1. Is there a way to compile the source into a virtual machine environment that simulates the Kindle operation? You know like an emulator for development. I don't want to experiment on my one and only actual Kindle.

2. If I did develop a tweaked source, is it possible to "upgrade" my kindle with the custom code?

3. Maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way. Does Amazon have an api for kindle development and if not does anybody know if they're going to offer one (announcements about it or anything)?

Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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I have an answer for one of my questions above. Amazon does currently have a beta developer program. You have to apply to become one and then wait to hear back from Amazon whether or not you are in. I'm waiting for a response.

From their KDK site:

The KDK is Now Available in Limited Beta

To become a part of the KDK limited beta, request to become a beta developer. Accepted beta participants will be able to download the Kindle Development Kit, access developer support, test content on Kindle, and submit finished content. Those wait-listed will be invited to participate at a later date as space becomes available. The Kindle Development Kit includes sample code, documentation, and the Kindle Simulator, which helps developers build and test their content by simulating the 6-inch Kindle and 9.7-inch Kindle DX device on Mac, PC, and Linux desktops. Content submission is free during limited beta.

We are excited to see what you invent for Kindle.

The KDK Limited Beta Overview

Revenue Share
User revenue will be split 70% to the developer and 30% to Amazon net of delivery fees of $0.15 / MB. Remember that unlike smart phones, the Kindle user does not pay a monthly wireless fee or enter into an annual wireless contract. Kindle active content must be priced to cover the costs of downloads and on going usage.

Pricing Options
Active content will be available to customers in the Kindle Store later this year. Your active content can be priced three ways:

* Free – Active content applications that are smaller than 1MB and use less than 100KB/user/month of wireless data may be offered at no charge to customers. Amazon will pay the wireless costs associated with delivery and maintenance.
* One-time Purchase - Customers will be charged once when purchasing active content. Content must have nominal (less than 100KB/user/month) ongoing wireless usage.
* Monthly Subscription - Customers will be charged once per month for active content.

Active content applications have an upper size limit of 100MB. Applications larger than 10MB will not be delivered wireless but can be downloaded from the Kindle Store to a computer and transferred to the user’s Kindle via USB.

Developer Guidelines
Voice over IP functionality, advertising, offensive materials, collection of customer information without express customer knowledge and consent, or usage of the Amazon or Kindle brand in any way are not allowed. In addition, active content must meet all Amazon technical requirements, not be a generic reader, and not contain malicious code.

We will work to refine the above guidelines throughout the beta.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:07 AM   #11
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Kindle Development Kit (KDK)

Did someone already receive a response from Amazon yet?

I submitted my request (like gotbot) almost two weeks ago and I didn't receive any response apart from the auto-reply message that they are processing the request.

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:47 AM   #12
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Kindle Developer kit

Kindle Developer kit (beta):
https://kindlepublishing.amazon.com/...s%2Fkdk%2Fhome
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:51 AM   #13
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Almost up to date source codes

Source Code Notice (pt newest 2.5.2):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200203720

Presently my Kindle has firmware 2.5.5 installed.

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Old 09-23-2010, 07:02 PM   #14
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I never got a reply to my request to be part of the beta program..
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #15
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I'v got mine:

We have received your request to participate in the KDK beta program. Space is limited. We are evaluating your request and will respond to you soon.

Thank you for your interest in the KDK beta program.
Sincerely,
The KDK Team
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