We have been working on a new mobile OS (which also has a desktop mode) for a while now. We decided that Raspberry Pi was the best platform to build on because of all the amazing things the Foundation has been able to accomplish on all this time.
Like I said, the OS is made from scratch on a Raspberry Pi, we did this in order to force ourselves to make things as efficient as possible. Doing cross-platform builds can save time, but it may also cause to loose perspective on speed capabilities. As a side note, in case someone asks, the OS doesn't run on X11 or Wayland, this should give you an idea about how much we are saving on overhead... I mean, this fella runs nicely on a Pi Zero! We'll be writing an article about this.
We're starting to write articles, take pictures, screenshots, and videos, as we're preparing to launch. Our first article is on Medium: https://medium.com/@diyinius/we-couldnt ... 2368c3811e, here we describe one of our main drivers for doing this. If you could take a look, share your opinions and maybe give us a clap that would be awesome.
We also created a GoFundMe campaign to help speed up wrapping up the 1st release, so any support you could give would be highly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/diyinius-alter ... nd-devices.
We will be posting updates on Twitter (https://twitter.com/diyinius) as we make progress, if you can follow us there it would be a great boost to our morale.
We really think Raspberry Pi is the platform of the future, we hope our OS brings in a modern alternative to the options out there, one that can demonstrate all the things that the Raspberrys are capable of, but few are aware of.