Thanks for Lounge access.
I believe VIM-2, apart from htpc, desktop or server, also has great
network device (acces-point, hotspot, router) potential.
I personally maintain a stage3 gentoo amlogic image which boots from
SD card. The hard part (uboot) I could not have done without
'balbes's multiboot work. He also learned me how to make a boot image.
I also maintain and run a minimal gentoo desktop (LxQt based) for
personal usage. So all software is natively built on arm64.
Now I plan to make a minimal network oriented gentoo image, using
which, with just a small set of configurations, one can turn a box
- a wifi access point
(bridging wifi and ethernet)
- a 4G hotspot
(nat from 4G stick to wifi and ethernet)
- an Internet gateway
(ethernet using PPOE to modem or ethernet ro router
and nat to wifi and perhaps extra eth stick)
- more custom nework devices
(for example I use an own built amd64 linux gentoo v4/v6 router with
2 ethernets an static addresses in between modem and server (server
Have a nice day.