experimental LiveCD SDK build

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Tue Apr 3 19:22:32 EDT 2007

I have stopped producing the LiveCD development builds to save space and
time it takes to get out the daily builds.  They are set to be replaced
by the SDK LiveCD builds which will be built less frequently, usually
during major sugar API changes and along with the stable builds.  The
first one is now available at


and is experimental.  AKA, not guaranteed to work.  I want to get some
testing and add features such as a USB memory home directories and at
some point point and click installation to a hard drive.

Right now the image includes a full sugar environment, gcc, gcc-c++,
gdb, oprofile and oprofile-gui.  We also have a Classic GNOME activity
which launches a GNOME session which includes Nautilus, Metacity,
gnome-volume-manager for automounting of external media, gedit, vim-x11,
nautilus-open-terminal and gnome-terminal.

Right now the iso weighs in at 291Megs which means we have some room to
work with in terms of adding applications which would make it easier to
develop for the OLPC and the Sugar environment.  I would like to know
what people think those applications are.

In the end I would rather keep the sdk lite than add a tone of features
but we also want to balance that with usefulness.  

Eventually the sdk will become self hosting, meaning all the tools to
build and modify images including sdk images will come ready to use.
This will hopefully make development and regional modification much
easier and less centralized.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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