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OpenInkpot section moved into the Archive
#1  Alexander Turcic 07-31-2013, 04:16 AM
The OpenInkpot project was started in 2007 by MobileRead member dottedmag with the goal to create a drop-in open-source firmware replacement for E Ink based e-reading devices. Two device families were initially supported, the Hanlin V3 and the Hanvon N516, along with their many clones. Unfortunately the project appears to have stalled, with no recent reading hardware being supported. And from what we've heard, jekhor, the only kernel hacker who was actively involved in the project has been unavailable due to time constraints.

Until there is reason to believe that the project will revive (any willing kernel hackers out there?), we're going to move OpenInkpot to our Archive section. The project's source code is still available via Git: http://git.openinkpot.org/
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#2  mbovenka 07-31-2013, 05:07 AM
Alas, poor OI! I knew him, Horatio...(when I was still using my BeBook One, that is). It was my favourite firmware, back in the day of the Hanlin V3.
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#3  Moe The Cat 07-31-2013, 02:03 PM


But I haven't used my BeBook for quite some time either, having moved on to reading on my cell phone (bigger screen on today's cell phones, convenience, as it's already in my pocket anyway) or my Android tablet.
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#4  geekmaster 06-18-2016, 01:00 AM
It seems openinkpot.org is gone. Was the site archived anywhere reliable, like github? I am interested in hacking kernels and exploring this codebase, if somebody can supply a copy or a link. Thanks.
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#5  WT Sharpe 06-18-2016, 07:35 AM
Is this what you're looking for?

www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17414

It does seem as if git.openinkpot.org is gone.
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#6  WT Sharpe 06-18-2016, 07:53 AM
I don't know if this will be of any value to you or not:

https://github.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=openinkpot.org
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#7  geekmaster 06-18-2016, 03:07 PM
Openinkpot.org (as referenced in your first link) is gone. The second link is to an app that runs on openinkpot.

I am actually looking for openinkpot itself, source code to examine...

Thanks. Sad that all the content on that site it gone, and archive.org was of little help. The "wayback machine" does not archive stuff on sites with a robots.txt prevention..
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#8  jgaiser 06-18-2016, 03:53 PM
This maybe?

https://www.openhub.net/p/openinkpot
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#9  geekmaster 06-18-2016, 04:04 PM
Quote jgaiser
This maybe?

https://www.openhub.net/p/openinkpot
Your link would be useful if the download and homepage links on that page pointed somewhere still alive, instead of the dead openinkpot.org website. The link you gave me suffers the same problem all the other stuff I found with google suffered -- dead links.

How are future internet archaelogists going to deal with all the useless dead links?
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#10  tubemonkey 06-18-2016, 05:46 PM
Quote geekmaster
How are future internet archaelogists going to deal with all the useless dead links?
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