Official Rockchip Github Account and Wiki Launched

Following the popularity of RK3066 and RK3188 processors in 2013, a community of developers for Rockchip Linux and Android development was created with corresponding linux-rockchip github account, mailing list and #linux-rockchip IRC channel, and now most of the information can be gathered from development board manufacturers like Firefly. However, I’ve just been pointed out to some VA-API driver for Rockchip RK32xx processor, on rockchip-linux (not linux-rockhip) github account, with the following tagline:

An open source software for Rockchip SoCs, This site maintained by Rockchip

rockchip_githubThe only person currently registered to this account, Jacob Chen (陈豪), is a software engineer working for Rockchip, so it does indeed look to be official.

The github account also links to rockchip.wikidot.com with links to communication channels established by linux-rockchip community, and lots of entries about Linux, Android, U-boot, and so on, most of which are currently placeholders. So it still looks like work in progress, but maybe something to follow.

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So finally it will be possible to have alternative ROMs even linux for Prestigio PMP5297C ?
Because stock ROM is shit!

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I think Jacob is this one, a rockchip engineer :
https://cn.linkedin.com/in/%E5%9F%8E-%E9%99%88-099483107

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Still working on testing the kernel with bugs on my rk3288 board.
The wiki is just a place holder with little usefull information now.
Rockchip had announced a plan to support upstream kernel and open sourced gpu, vpu, even openmax and ffmpeg.
Good move!

Peter Bauer
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The rockchip-linux site shows some success:
Projects and boards like the MiQi and Firefly can now offer updated firmwares up to kernel 4.4, Debian or Ubuntu, and support for 2D/3D GPU and VPU(currently for H.264)
https://forum.mqmaker.com/t/miqi-with-debian8-jessie/477
Mqmaker offers a hardware-pack for easy porting of linux distributions:
https://forum.mqmaker.com/t/miqi-use-hw-pack-to-port-other-linux-distros/497/2
http://www.bitkistl.com/2016/09/the-rockchip-toolbox.html

This allows end-users to install their favorite desktop:
http://www.bitkistl.com/2016/09/the-mate-desktop-on-miqi-mini-computer.html

Peter Bauer
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Companies and end-users are invited to write bug-reports via github issues on rockchip-linux:
Here an example for the Rootfs based on linaro Debian 8:
https://github.com/rockchip-linux/rk-rootfs-build
https://github.com/rockchip-linux/rk-rootfs-build/issues
Github issues can be written for all parts of the OS, like the bootloaeder U-boot, Kernel, X-server and drivers