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Old 05-16-2019, 01:57 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by davidfor View Post
For my curiosity, why? Does the device not do what it is supposed to do? Are the things you are talking about actually going to make the device better at what it is designed to do? What it is sold to do?
I am only positive about Kobo, they deserve a lot of respect for using Linux as a base. However is see a lot of room for improvement. There is no firewall and the kernel is outdated on most devices, and they are not patching it afaict. The packages are updated in every new FW release which is good.

Its an e-reader designed for displaying books which it does. Can it be better? I think KOReader has proven that it can be.

Does a patched kernel make it a better device ? I think it does when it supports multitouch and has a simple firewall. Encryption will make it slower, and is only feasible for the book partition.

To sum it all up, yeah


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A lot...
Thanks, that was helpful

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Originally Posted by desterly View Post
Think i figured it out.... need to setup a dev environment to test with but sheesh.. this is a mess.......
Thanks, that was even more helpful

Just out of curiosity, how much work would it be to port the latest kernel ?
Would the effort be worth it ?

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