Peter Robinson wrote:
> Indeed, I'm aware of all that. The main downside of putting
Fedora on it
> is that a number of pretty important things are still missing (Adobe
> Flash, Google Chrome, Open/Libre Office - at least the latter two are
> available for ARM Ubuntu).
Chromium would be possible (at least technically, whether it compiles
or not is another matter), more likely for F-14 or later but won't be
in the official Fedora, but then this is no different for x86 Fedora.
No, but the point remains that there is an Ubuntu Chromium package and
there isn't a Fedora one (nor is there a spec file to build it). The
memory footprint of Firefox makes it unsuitable for machines with only
448-512MB of RAM, such as most ARM machines. Not to mention that the FF
in F13 doesn't actually work properly on ARM, even with alignment fixups:
OpenOffice/LibreOffice is likely similar, except its already in
mainline so it should just be a matter of compiling it.
Having spent many a day trying to get the src.rpm to build, I can assure
it is _not_ a simple matter of "rpmbuild --rebuild libreoffice.src.rpm".
The build process as guided by the patches and spec file makes some
unsound assumptions, including those about Java's availability and state
of functioning. I gave up after a while since the build process took
about 3 days to get to the point where it fails on my SheevaPlug.
I might give it another go if/when I have the time to get distcc and/or
koji working across multiple machines (SheevaPlug, AC100, Efika
Smartbook) - cutting the build time down to a quarter might just make it
workable for some kind of a meaningful development effort.