Quote from Sam-Q on September 10, 2011, 16:54
this is probably stating the obvious but a simple solution to me for the socket problem is have two versions of the B type.
All the second version would be is the sockets are not soldered on, and instead thrown into the box that it's delivered with. Then people can just solder whatever they want in place. Probably a good idea to leave the SD card plug there though.
This way it's no extra cost of for the company (cheaper?), gives people the option to do whatever they want in putting the connectors in/leaving them off or putting wires into the board instead for remote plugs.
I say call it the Model B "developer version"
Have you been hanging around near my telephone?
We're almost certainly going to do this for the GPIO header - unfortunately, doing that for the other sockets doesn't actually save us any money because it means we would have to use two different processes to manufacture the board. The composite video out would be the only other candidate, and it really doesn't save you very much because it's only two wires.