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fedora mini revisted



Hi All,

I'd like some thoughts, and some help.... so yes, I'm opening a can of worms :-)

A while a go jkatz put out a call about support for netbooks, and I
begun to step up and the idea behind Fedora Mini [1] was born before
being sidetracked by shiny things in the corner.

So I'd like to get things moving forward again, no matter how slowly,
for Fedora 12. At FudCon I started that moving [2] with the hope of
getting some form of support for Intel's Moblin [3] in F-12 and
there's a few package reviews [4] that I'd like some help with if
people have time to review them :-)

Moving forward I'd like to have some discussion about what people
would like out of Fedora Mini. What is the expectation of Fedora on a
NetBook/NetTop/MID style device? Is it worth having  separate mailing
list, or keeping the discussion on fedora-devel. My thoughts on that
last point are mixed. Moving it onto another list allows it to be
focused and while keeping the discussion clear of what ever the
current heated discussion is also keeps it clear of general mainstream
discussions where Fedora Mini can contribute or benefit.

My personal thoughts are it could be alot, whether it be a NetBook or
NetTop device like a eeePC, a mobile device based on the GNOME Mobile
stack, a set top box running elisa or a thin terminal running a web
broweser, voip client and some form of remote desktop technology.....
I have 2 main "Fedora Mini" devices 1) OLPC XO and a eeePC so I can't
support it all so I'd like some help. I started to document some of
the NetBook hardware [5] and it would be great to get some form of
Hardware matrix together to see what's supported out of the box in
Fedora, what's supported through 3rd party repositories and what's,
well, not supported. Are people able to step up or help out here? My
wiki skills aren't the best and Fedora as a group probably has alot of
the "Fedora Mini" devices out there to document the hardware into as
nice "I want a small device to do blah and I want it to run Fedora
what's my best option" so we could probably do with one of the wiki
elite to do a basic working layout and to keep it sane and having
people with the various devices fill in the blanks.

So what do people want out of a Fedora Mini SIG?

Cheers,
Peter

BTW we have an irc channel at #fedora-mini. I'm on there most of the
time now and try to keep an eye on it as best I can while doing the
rest of my life so feel free to drop in and ask questions, I'll get to
them as I can :-)

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/FedoraMini
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon_Berlin_and_LinuxTag_2009_talks
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FedoraMoblin
[4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506446
[5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/FedoraMini/Hardware


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