OLPC upgrades

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Tue Feb 10 19:41:43 EST 2009

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Peter Robinson wrote:

>>> The sugar "distro" is basically Fedora, with a few modifications for
>>> things like the security that OLPC uses. Sugar is actually the GUI
>>> that sits on top of the distro.
>> yes, but those modifications are significant. I know that Sugar is the name
>> of the GUI, but there are still things that don't work in any other
>> environment (not as many as there used to be, and they are being addressed),
>> and I don't know of a better name to use for the whole set.
> The major changes AFAIA are rainbow for security. Most of the rest of
> the changes to fedora are to reduce dependencies now and a few other
> minor bits that are actively being upstreamed. So what sort of things
> don't work in any other environment?

as I said, it's a ever shrinking list, but last I heard the security 
changes cascaded to other issues, and there were journal related issues.

in broad strokes things worked, but not completely.

it may be that when I wasn't looking the last of the issues got resolved. 
If this is the case then it should be possible (on a high enough power 
laptop) to get an experiance exactly the same as on the XO with Sugar on 
top of Fedora

Is this the case?

More information about the Devel mailing list