Announce: OLPC software strategy.
cjb at laptop.org
Sat Jul 10 12:17:17 EDT 2010
> Hi Chris, Can we work on QEMU with the F12 / F13 ARM port to
> emulate user land of XO 1.75 and Sugar? I think that would be
> helpful to get things bootstrapped earlier than waiting for more
> dev boards to arrive if an emulation mechanism could be
We can try, but I think it'll be very slow.
> In terms of the PS/2 closed source code - is the XO 1.75 going to
> use this ancient connector at all? I'd hate to see folks waste
> time reverse engineering closed source, even if it's likely to be
> a few hundreds of lines if that.
We use PS/2 on XO-1 and XO-1.5 to talk to the keyboard and touchpad.
We're going to keep doing that in XO-1.75, because we want to retain
compatibility with the bottom half of the current laptop.
> I'd be interested in helping if I could. I have experience
> writing X11 drivers (way back in the 1990's on the old Matrox
> cards) and low level printer drivers (pnm2ppa is one of mine),
> and did a bit of porting of ReiserFS to Alpha on Suse Linux for
> Alpha back in the day.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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