Give One Get One laptop for software development

Jake B otakuj462 at
Sun Dec 23 15:57:54 EST 2007

On Dec 23, 2007 3:50 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb at> wrote:
> Danilo Câmara wrote:
> > I'm a student at State University of Campinas, Brazil. I'm researching
> > efficient implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography in constrained
> > environments. I'm working with an ARM XScale PXA270 platform but would
> > like also to work with a x86-based constrained platform. I think the
> > OLPC laptop is an interesting option for many reasons.
> >
> > I'd like to know if one of those laptops of the Give One Get One program
> > are suitable for software development? I guess so, but would like to be
> > sure.
> How are you going to get an XO? The Give One Get One program is only in
> the USA and Canada, and the other units go to young children.
> Assuming that you can obtain one, there are two ways to develop for the XO:
> 1. Cross-develop on a more powerful platform, download the software to
> the XO, and test it.
> 2. "Native" develop and test on the XO itself.
> The XO as currently shipping does *not* contain a development tool set
> other than Python and Etoys, which is a version of Squeak, which is a
> Smalltalk IDE.

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