We had two small motherboard fabrication issues with the Librem 15 rev2 (second) prototype Monday of this week, it was sent back to fabrication to resolve those issues Wednesday of this week, and we are expected to receive an updated version (our third prototype) in South San Francisco before Thursday, August 13th (being sent out priority Monday August 10th).
While we were hoping to approve the last prototype, we were not lucky in that hope, but the changes to the motherboard design were minor enough we got a quick turn around from fabrication.
To keep a running update on dates:
July 28th – Receive second prototype
August 3rd – Reject second prototype
>August 4th – Approve prototype
August 10th – Ship second prototype
August 13th – Receive third prototype (test)
August 17th – "green light" fabrication
August 20th – Todd on-site @ fabrication in Shenzhen
[3-4 weeks fabrication]
September [15th-20th] – Receive hardware for assembly
September [24th-28th] – Ship first orders of Librem 15 rev2
I will make an effort, as we approach this exciting milestone, to post updates on a weekly or more frequent basis.
Todd Weaver & Purism Team firstname.lastname@example.org