[islandlabs] Intel discontinuing all Joule, Galileo, Edison products

Chris Knadle Chris.Knadle at coredump.us
Wed Jun 21 14:35:00 EDT 2017

In case anyone hasn't seen this bit of news, Intel has decided to
discontinue its Joule, Galileo, and Edison products. We've seen many of
these products at the Maker Faire in NYC at the Intel booth.

"Joule's burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo -- Galileo is no more"

"Intel discontinues Joule, Galileo, and Edison product lines"

The comments on the hackaday.com page are particularly interesting --
users lament of the lack of useful documentation for registers,
peripherals, and pinouts, and of the 1.8v I/O level (rather than 5v or
3.3v) which required level shifting all the I/O.

I've worked with one member of Island Labs on an Edison -- by default it
comes running Yocto (Linux-based: https://yoctoproject.org) and
out-of-the-box has no default repository included in order to add
additional software, which made for a painful start.

I've since found that there's also ubilinux ("Debian Linux for Intel")
which I would have hoped would be a little more friendly, but sadly
2-out-of-3 of the "Resources" links on this page are dead, and I get a
"403-Forbidden" when trying the "download" button on the one link that
does work. *sigh*

So now to all these issues we can add "deprecated" / "end-of-life".

   -- Chris

Chris Knadle
Chris.Knadle at coredump.us

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