Fedora 10 on XO

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 23:11:34 EST 2008

I'm in xubuntu (xfce) right now, and it is noticeably faster on my 1.2 GHz
machine than Gnome (same kernel and everything). It also has network
manager, automount, graphical control panels, all the mod cons. I'd say that
if we could get something roughly nearing this level, then XFCE is probably
the best choice, for speed.

A good fraction of this work would be perfect for a newbie volunteer.
Getting the volume control working, choosing how to trim the fat from F10,
most of that kind of stuff is the kind of linux install fiddling that many
people who aren't even ultra-hackers have been doing for decades now. If we
got something working well and looking good, even using a handmade install
that was well documented in somebody's blog, it would be a good first step.

I bet if we posted to OLPCNews with the truth - there are definitely going
to be, and probably already are, some countries that are scared of pure
sugar, and are considering dual boot, but would be mollified by a nice
polished XFCE/sugar dual-desktop - we would have new volunteers aplenty.
I'll let the discussion run and hope someone else will do the honors of
writing a page on the wiki and a call-out to OLPCNews, but I can do it if
others agree it's a good idea.


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>   > debxo manages to fit a gnome build in a small enough space to fit
>   > on the NAND
> I agree that there exist smaller distributions than Fedora 10, but that
> doesn't make F10 one of them (yet).  Still, it's nice to have a proof of
> concept, and the delta of debxo's gnome.img - sugar.img (80M) tells us
> that we might be able to get something acceptable, perhaps requiring
> some package rework.
> Then we'd just need to turn Scott's Sugar+XFCE into a Sugar+GNOME,
> and work out how much space we can use for GNOME apps..
> - Chris.
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