status of forks

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sat Jan 10 04:47:05 EST 2009

> I see two classes of forks
> 1. forks to use different compile/packaging options to eliminate
> dependancies
> 2. forks to change the code (adding functionality in particular)
> I'm not _that_ interested in #1, but am very interested in #2, especially
> anything done to make things work with the XO hardware.

I don't think there are any other than the kernel that are forked for
hardware issues, and the stock Fedora i386 kernel will work with the
XO but the likes of numerous ethernet/storage drivers, ISA, MCA, Token
Ring and the like are of little use for the device :-) . There use to
be a HW issue in the shipped gstreamer that caused it be be forked but
I'm not aware of any other hardware issues in mainline kernel issues.


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