The technical specification states that the Linux kernel will be mainline. Isn’t that very good, if it’s true?
You have some history here:
Bottom line, mainline is not ready for use with CoreELEC and provide the quality we provide with other kernels. It’s expected that some of the devices will run 5.4 kernel but that has still to be completed.
Now on sale at Khadas, and in the Khadas forum thread for A311D2 i posted links to Youtube A311D2 reviews. Both Android and a Linux, now you can see actual use, speed etc. Hope it helps.
Not really mainline instead an older version of mainline kernel with custom drivers which might not be upstreamable.
Who is working on it?
If you need something to test the work then feel free to ping me. I have one but i can’t do much with it until there is mainline support or maybe coreelec team adds its support to ce.
In order to exploit the new GPU, do you think it would be possible to add a 4k@120Hz display mode in the Kodi interface? (especially to reduce latency in menu navigation)
kernel only supports 1920x1080p120, so answer will be no.
Dommage ! Nevertheless, for the rest, according to the first feedback from the GPU tests, it seems that this new chip is able to perfectly run the Kodi interface in 4k in a very fluid and stable way (60fps), even by increasing the definition of the covers. Which is great news! Finally HD covers!
VIM4 (A311D2) + CoreElec (CE20)
Still chasing wild dreams, mon Cher!
I will be happy to help with testing on vim4 while i might get gt king2 soon.