On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 9:56 PM, John Gilmore <g...@toad.com> wrote: >> 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.
Ahem! I call BS on that. I have rebuilt all sorts of parts of the 8.2.1 release, from publicly available SRPMs (I am not physically at OLPC's offices, and I don't have access to "hidden" servers). I will grant you that it might be a bit disorganized. I've had to google around a few times -- some specific RPMs are in Koji for example, and it's not always easy to find them unless you know they are there (Google doesn't crawl Koji very deeply, probably a reasonable defence against a crawler DoS). But all the source is out there. If there is something you are missining, ask about it, it might take some digging but it'll be found. (With the exception of the libertas firmware -- but that's a different battle altogether.) Rebuilding all the component rpms on an XO is entirely possible given some swap and an external disk. Running an anaconda compose (anaconda/rpm are big memory hogs) to make an installable jffs2 image is also quite likely to succeed -- though there are a few kinks that are not safe to take for granted. cheers, m -- martin.langh...@gmail.com mar...@laptop.org -- School Server Architect - ask interesting questions - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel