status of forks

david at david at
Sat Jan 10 06:02:19 EST 2009

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009, Peter Robinson wrote:

>> 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.

one thing that comes to mind is power management. I keep hearing that the 
builds of other distros running on the XO don't do that properly yet 
(although I last heard that almost a week ago, so it may be old news now 

another is the camera driver

David Lang

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