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Re: Moblin 2 and Fedora



On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 12:52 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 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.

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=113378006232564&w=2

You've come a long way :)

Dave.


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