Initial F14 developers-only release for XO and XO-1.5

pbrobinson at pbrobinson at
Wed Sep 1 02:49:03 EDT 2010

Hey Daniel,

Yippee! I suspect the sugar starting issues is the same one we're
seeing in SoaS for F-14. I'm very busy until Sunday but i hope to have
at least some time to be able to look at that problem and help you out
where possibly as no doubt both SoaS and the builds for the XO will
share a lot of common problems.

With the kernel nearing a recent release is there any plans to get a
chunk of the kernel patches upstream to ease on going maintenance?

As always ping me if there's anywhere specific I can be of assistance
in upstream Fedora.


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 6:22 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> Hi,
> After seeing the community help significantly with F11-on-XO
> development, I'm wondering if we can do something similar for a future
> release. So, I've taken the first few steps in getting OLPC's
> technologies rebased on Fedora 14 and Linux v2.6.35.
> The result has lots of problems, but I figure that publishing the work
> so far is the first step in getting things fixed.
> Things are in such an early stage that I'm labelling this as a
> developers-only release. To name a few: Sugar crashes all the time,
> the XO-1.5 camera doesn't work, there are some funky graphics bugs on
> XO-1, no power management, DCON doesn't work right on either laptop,
> desktop switching lands you at a blank screen.
> For now, please don't file bugs unless you include patches. And, to
> take 1 bite at a time out of this huge task, lets ignore all but the
> biggest sugar issues for now because there is plenty of OS work to be
> done first. (or alternatively lets take sugar issues directly to SL
> trac)
> And the links:
> 2.6.35 kernel is in git:// branch olpc-2.6.35
> OS build is done from 'f14' branch of olpc-os-builder
> First released images are at
> Trac is at (basically my immediate
> TODO), please don't file tickets unless you include patches in these
> early days
> Note: I haven't tested those exact images (since Chris @ OLPC built
> them), so boot-testing them can be the first task for someone. I have
> been working from the same codebases making local images successfully,
> so they will probably work (to the extent that things are working).
> At this point this is all something put together by me in my spare
> time. It's not known if or when OLPC would start working on an
> official release from these efforts. But I figure that if we get
> things properly stabilized and all the work is done cleanly, we'll
> find one way or another to get this in the hands of deployments.
> Daniel
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