status of forks

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at
Sat Jan 10 05:09:06 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> 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.

Keyboard definitions (xkeyboard-config) are another cause of forks.
However, it will be pretty easy to use them in the standard Fedora
package as well, and many of the patches are already in upstream
Freedesktop repos.

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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