[Techteam] Announcing Q3C05 for XO-1.5

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Apr 12 17:40:47 EDT 2012

Like Mikus, also FYI, I find olpc-os-builder entirely unwieldy for
customising, and use a scripted approach applied to a pristine build.

This is so that I can attach local engineering tests, missing programs
that I find essential for testing and that aren't in the build (ntpdate,
screen, pv, strace), remote monitoring, network configuration, and
remote access components to a test bed.

The method I use is to process the .zd file, generating a new .zd file,
using a script that is under change control.

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Quozl/Remastering is a snapshot of the
script some time ago.

For use with laypersons, this method could be placed in a virtual
appliance with a UI that separates the components into plugins that can
be enabled or disabled.

James Cameron

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