I read at http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware
that the GPIO, JTAG, DSI and CSI interfaces will not have connectors fitted on the production RasPi boards.
I don"t mind the missing GPIO and JTAG headers because these can be easily added later. But I"m concerned about the connectors for the CSI and DSI interfaces. These enable cameras and external displays but will a hobbyist be able to source the correct connectors and, more importantly, actually solder them as they are surface mount connectors (unlike the GPIO and JTAG headers).
What was the rationale behind not including these connectors?
Post edit by Gert: Yes there has been a lot of confusion about the CSI/DSI connectors being present or absent. Today (5-March-2012) I have been told that the CSI and DSI connectors ARE in place. Excuse to semtex for post editing his entry but I am only trying avoid the potential of more confusion by answering his question here instead of somewhere on the end of page 2.