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Re: OLPC 'upstream'



On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 16:13 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> > With glibc, most of the size is actually taken up by all the locale
> > information, which can certainly be stripped out for OLPC.  The plan
> > here is to use as much of Fedora Core as possible (including glibc) and
> > only if there are severe space issues rethink that strategy.  There
> > really aren't many space issues however.  The moderately slimmed JFFS2
> > image is under 250MB now, and there's still lots to be culled.  I think
> > the target is around 150MB - 200MB for the base OS and desktop library
> > stack.  That's quite reachable.
> 
> Its almost similar to the maemo project in style where they've put a
> low end desktop style spec into a handheld. It has all the usuals like
> glibc, gtk (and co) gstreamer, X, window manager etc and fits in 128M
> I think so I wouldn't have thought it would be a major issue.

Exactly.  They have quite a few Gnome-slimming patches of interest, like
killing Bonobo until it's dead dead dead.  Many of those are already
upstream, or are going upstream to Gnome, AIUI.  There's activity in
this area that has nothing to do with OLPC specifically, but from which
OLPC and others could benefit.  So for the OLPC project, that means
working with upstream projects and others like Maemo to ensure that the
software is suitable for lower-end systems across the board.

Dan



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