status of forks
sayamindu at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 05:09:06 EST 2009
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I see two classes of forks
>> 1. forks to use different compile/packaging options to eliminate
>> 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
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