OLPC-Update + RPMs WAS:Re: OLPC XO Opera browser as Sugar activity

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 18:58:04 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM,  <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> how many different deployment builds do you think are being supported at
> this time? I think it's still in the single digits.

I expect this to change quite drastically soon.

> customizers are able to take full advantage of the package based tools for
> creating their customized images that can then be published via the
> existing snapshot based infrastructure.

There are bitfrost issues that need to be addressed there IIRC.

> the disagreement here is over the question of if OLPC should be supporting
> the end-user customizing the laptop (other then by installing activities).

End user being local educational authorities - yes, I think we must.
But I'm the XS guy so I'll talkwith authority about the XS and say:
Hell yeah!  I don't consider the (XS) product usable by those clients
without long-term supportable means of customising it. (The XS is far
from finished, so these are in the works however...)

I won't claim this is an easy task though - XS or XO.


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