On Wednesday 09 July 2008, Debarshi Ray wrote: > >> These packages are either unavailable in Fedora, or are currently being > >> maintained, poorly, by overworked OLPC engineers who can't invest enough > >> time to do them justice. There are lots of simple issues that even > >> novice packagers could handle. Missing or broken dependencies. Creation > >> of dead-simple activity packages. And so on. > > > > I think we need an overriding goal. Can we get a Fedora Sugar Desktop > > Spin for standard pc hardware on the map and a SIG organized around > > that effort? Would that put the right people together in the same > > headspace to start working on packaging activities? > > Dumb question: > > Can someone running vanilla Fedora (8/9/etc.) without any physical > access to the XO hardware maintain/use OLPC packages? Yes, there is only a tiny handful of packages that are specific to the hardware/setup of the XO. the rest should always be applicable for use outside of the XO, sugar is in F-9 there is still some kinks in regards to the packaging that needs fixed. but if it doesnt work right on a normal fedora desktop its a bug and needs fixing. -- Dennis Gilmore
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