Fedora-18 ARM release: support for OLPC hardware?

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Mon Jan 21 22:54:55 EST 2013

I'm way outside the OLPC & Fedora development processes nowadays, which
is why I'm asking what may be a dumb question.

The Fedora 18 release is finally out for x86 and x64.  There's a beta
for ARM that supports half a dozen ARM systems.  Oddly, in my mind,
OLPC is not one of them.  It's odd because there are probably more
OLPC systems running Fedora than any other ARM hardware.  In F17, the
ARM release went to "GA - General Availability" for those half dozen
ARM boards, again not for OLPC hardware.  See:


Is there a good reason that the Fedora "secondary architecture" release
process never builds releases for the OLPC?  Or is this omission just an
artifact of the history of how OLPC releases have been cut?

Presumably the official Fedora release for OLPC ARM hardware could
relatively simply use the Gnome user interface.  Or even include the
version of Sugar that's packaged to live in (x86) Fedora releases.
Due to differing release schedules, it would not match the Official OLPC
software releases, but that has always been true of Fedora releases,
even on x86 based OLPCs.


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