On 02/25/10 00:14, Somebody in the thread at some point said:
I think they are missing the value of Fedora ARM completely,
are just using the prebuilt rootfs tarball to get started from what
I can work out, it's a real shame they "wanna be Android"
I don't think the "wanna be Android" is a fair statement. SuSE and
Mandriva started as forks of RHL for various reasons. Android is a
custom stack on top of a Linux kernel, Moblin is not. Its using free and
open source components like most of the other distros. The UX is easily
rebuilt and used on other platforms. I've done so for Fedora just like
the Ubuntu, SuSE and Madriva guys have. You can't do that with Android.
What I meant by it is cut themselves off and roll their own stuff that
won't play with anything else. They could just not do all that
continuous work and be finished already today by really having a Fedora
basis with their packages and opt-out recook packages on top.
I guess the had an experience with having a Debian basis and decided it
wasn't workable to as they say "have an upstream". It sounds like an
expensive decision that reduces the value to anyone else of the work
You're right it'd be better to say "wanna be Mandriva" since at least
Meego also committed to an RPM basis, and you can't share Mandriva
binaries with Fedora ones readily either.