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Re: Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?



On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
> Smaller form-factor machines such as the Asus eeePC have gotten a fair
> bit of the tech press spotlight of late.  Have you bought one with the
> idea of running Fedora on it?  Or have you thought about doing so?
>
> I'm trying to gauge the interest in starting a SIG with the purpose of
> making distribution changes to make running on these devices more
> streamlined and have more work "out of the box".  This will involve both
> the necessary work to just get the hardware working well with Fedora of
> today as well as possibly a spin that is explicitly targeted at some of
> the constraints of the hardware down the line[1].
>
> If enough people are interested, I'd like to find a time later this week
> or next week to have an initial meeting to kind of figure out what
> bounds we want to tackle things in for the first pass.  Hardware that I
> think definitely falls into the scope would be: netbooks, UMPCs, MIDs,
> maybe the XO?   I've started up a page on the wiki
> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JeremyKatz/Netbooks) that people can edit
> and then we can go from there

Sounds good to me. I've been looking to do something like this for a
while with the aim to have a base small profile of packages that meet
a minimum requirement for a series of used like you mentioned and then
have groups of packages (not sure exactly how this would work whether
it can be defined as a install group or through the use of a kickstart
file) that can be added to the top to get a OLPC, NetBook, Hildon or
whatever image. This way the working being done towards a small, low
power image with packages without massive dependencies could be pooled
together in one central place to reduce workload. Will have a look at
your wiki page and add some stuff as appropriate.

Cheers,
Peter


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