[Sugar-devel] XO Fedora 22 Beta work

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Sat Apr 25 15:50:04 EDT 2015

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>

> On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 1:10 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org>
> wrote:
>> At James' suggestion I looked a bit into a Fedora 22 beta build.  I have
>> found the following problems so far getting the RPM dependencies worked out:
>>    - olpc-library needs to depend on python-jinja2, not python-jinja.
>>    The olpc-library RPM also was removed from Fedora, perhaps due to lack of
>>    changes & abandonment.
>>    - totem-mozplugin no longer exists and was intentionally removed.
>>    Given Firefox supports various media codecs internally this might not be a
>>    problem for it (apart for vmeta?); but I don't know what webkit-based
>>    Browse uses for media players.
>>    - xorg-x11-drv-keyboard and -mouse have been replaced by
>>    xorg-x11-drv-libinput.  See
>>    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/LibinputForXorg
>>    - 14.1.0 has custom F20 systemd binaries, but I am having trouble
>>    finding information as to why.  If they have relevant changes they need to
>>    be ported to F22 if not already present because using the F20 systemd
>>    binaries breaks all sorts of library dependencies.
>> Patches have been written for the first three that I could submit.
>> We need to come up with a clear direction as to what volunteers and/or
>> OLPC want & would actually use for updated XO builds.  I only have the time
>> to focus on one set of images.
> True. I am not sure what is best option here.
> We still didn't solved all the issues in F20, but is already a old release.
> I wonder if we can try make images based in CentOS.

George Hunt is having surprisingly rapid success with CentOS 7 for XSCE.
Its new release (equivalent to RHEL 7.1) is now out...

Wishful Thinking hopes that similar progress might be possible on various
XO laptops?

Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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