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Re: Moblin 2 and Fedora



On Mon, 04 May 2009 14:33:28 -0400
Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 21:01 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On 05/04/2009 08:28 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > Just to underline this point, let's look at what the Moblin FAQ
> > > has to say on the subject:
> > > 
> > > Q Is Moblin v2.0 based on another distribution?
> > >         Moblin v2.0 borrows components from various
> > > distributions, but is not based on another distribution.
> > >         
> > >     [ source:
> > > http://moblin.org/documentation/moblin-overview/faq ]
> > > 
> > > This seems... disingenuous?  I guess it all depends on what the
> > > definition of the word "based" is.  It's also the sort of
> > > statement that begs immediate deconstruction.  If moblin _isn't_
> > > based on another distribution, why does it feel the need to say
> > > so.  On the other hand, if it is, why does it say it isn't.
> > 
> > I don't see us accomplishing much by stating the obvious, which is
> > that Moblin is indeed based on Fedora even if Intel does not want to
> > acknowledge that for whatever reasons. Considering that they seem to
> > have moved it over to Linux Foundation, it all might just be
> > political considerations.  Let's move beyond that.
> > 
> > Now, is there useful patches that we need to push upstream? Are
> > there additional packages, we can import into Fedora? Let's look at
> > that list. We know of sreadahead. Has the kernel portion been
> > upstreamed? Arjan pointed out memuse in
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/331423/. What's the rest?
> 
> Yeah, how about Poulsbo support?  Is anyone at Intel actually working
> on upstreaming the unencumbered 2D parts of that, including the
> kernel bits and the X driver?  Random crack in gregkh's tree doesn't
> count.
> 

it's not very useful if the various upstream maintainers say that they
won't accept it no matter what... at that point... yes people stop
working on it.



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