> I would argue that an operating system that doesn't > natively host its development tools is not appropriate for OLPC's > target audience.
Does the XO-1 host its own development tools? I don't think anyone has ever rebuilt the system from source code on an XO-1. I don't even know anyone outside the OLPC office who *has* the source code for an XO-1 software release. (At least Fedora and Ubuntu and Debian cut a "source release" to match each of their binary releases, and hundreds or thousands of people download it.) Could the XO-1.5 host its own development tools? More likely, but again I don't think anyone ever has. Perhaps someone rebuilt a few packages from source, natively, while debugging. Must have been someone with great Internet access to download compilers and such, and great knowledge of where to *find* the source code in the wilds of the Internet. Still that's a step forward. Does Android not host its development tools because it doesn't run the X Window System? Since X already runs on most of the hardware that Android does, that wouldn't be too hard to remedy -- and would benefit the whole Android community. John _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel