On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 19:15 -0400, Chris Ball wrote:
> Recently OLPC announced that we're working on two new ARM devices --
> a laptop (XO-1.75) and tablet (XO-3), both running on Marvell's Armada
> 610 (MMP2) SoC:
> We're interested in shipping Fedora ARM on both devices, since we've
> been using Fedora on our x86 laptops all along.
Obviously, OLPC is a major target for the Fedora ARM effort :-)
> I've got the Fedora 12 rootfs running on an MMP2 board already, but
> we've got a few questions about how shipping Fedora ARM in a product
> would work:
> * Since Fedora ARM isn't an official release or secondary architecture
> yet, is it possible to ship a legal Fedora remix using its packages?
As I understand it, ARM is a recognized SA, so it should be fine to ship
a remix based on it.
Here's the status of the Fedora ARM effort:
The previous ARM build farm was decommissioned, and a new one is being
built, with some corresponding team changes. The status right now is
that the shipment of new build hardware (a farm of GuruPlugs) was
delayed due to a design defect; a revised version of hardware is
supposed to be shipped next week. In the interim, there are two builders
dgilmore and PaulW are (as I understand it) bootstrapping the repos to
prepare for using koji-shadow. (I'm away right now (teaching POSSE etc)
but will rejoin the effort in early July).
> * Which release would it make most sense for us to use? I know that
> F13 isn't available yet, although I see that dgilmore's started some
> F13 package builds in koji.
Only the previous F12 binary packages are available now. However, I
don't think it will be too long before we start pumping out F13
packages. The challenge is that the ARM patches for F12 didn't get
committed upstream, so there's a backlog of package maintenance that
Let me know if I can help out with any of the patch maintenance. From
the OLPC/Sugar side of things I (co)maintain pretty much all of the
main sugar packages and can help out with most of the rest. Is there a
list somewhere giving an overview of what needs change?