If their's enough interest maybe Charbax would create an ├àngstr├Âm Forum under the "Internet Media Tablet" category.
There is the "Archos Hacking and Open Development" forum section: viewforum.php?f=34
You think that there should be a new specific "├àngstr├Âm" section?
Like I said in my later reply: IF the numbers warrant it.
Could a developer explain if this SDE firmware means this also opens up the door for Ubuntu, Maemo, Qt and other types of Linux to also be launched?
Yes, but not likely, the ├àngstr├Âm group has created a Linux Distro. The others you mentioned are also Linux distros. If enough folks from the other distros were interested they could do the same. However, as WTG pointed out, there's a lot of effort involved. I suspect the other groups will wait until the ├àngstr├Âm distro is more evolved and there are more MID's in circulation. Then like they done with the Intel Distros, they will come in like gangbusters. In 5 years we'll see dozens of Linux distros on all MIDs, including the 5A.
How about the eventuality of providing dual-boot where you can more like choose which to boot on bootup (like dm8tbr's nice Boot Menu
for Gen6) and then also have icons from one OS to the other so that one icon could basically shutdown and boot ├àngstr├Âm from Android, or boot back to Android from ├àngstr├Âm, without deleting any of the Multimedia files nor any of all the apps and settings that regular users would like to have and keep safely. Would there be a way to save the state in one OS to resume into that and what may be the transition time when booting from one OS to the other? Would each of the separate OS firmware files simply have to all be located in a specific location or something like that, so to upgrade one, one would simply need to replace the OS file with a newer version?
This release from Archos really isn't "Dual OS" that phrase has been traditionally used. The tradition is "Dual Boot". But more than that what you want on the 5IT is SW like Sun's Virtual Box which allows running multiple OSs at the same time.
Archos just released the Multimedia APIs for Android as well, perhaps one of the next steps would also be for Archos to release some kind of global Multimedia drivers to be used for getting the full hardware acceleration for Multimedia within ├àngstr├Âm and other Linux distributions?
Where does one get these? Link?