Emulating 8.2-767

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Mon Jan 5 13:15:45 EST 2009


   > I would love to convert my OLPC Installer for Windows over to
   > VMWare.  In my experience it provides a better experience on
   > Windows.  I'd also like to convert it over to using Bert's image
   > rather than the stock 8.2.0 image.

   > What would be even better would be for the OLPC guys to set up
   > emulator builds which mirror the regular Joyride, Staging,
   > etc. builds and apply Bert's customizations automatically.

My attitude recently has been that Sugar wants to target all of these
machines, so it's not necessary for people to emulate OLPC's builds
anymore -- if someone on a Mac wants to run Sugar, they can install
Fedora 10 in an emulator and run "yum install sugar", for example.

(There's also the Sugar on a Stick ISO, which saves the "and then
install Sugar" part:  http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick .)

Do you think this approach is misguided?  Or, maybe there's something
that currently the OLPC builds offer that the other solution doesn't
that we should try to move upstream?


- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>

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