XO Fedora 22 Beta work

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Sat Apr 25 18:05:38 EDT 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:36:49 PM Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:10 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org> 
> > 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.
> Likely, I didn't even know it existed.
> > 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.
> Gstreamer based as well so I don't see any major issue there except if
> vmeta doesn't support gstreamer 1.0
> > xorg-x11-drv-keyboard and -mouse have been replaced by
> > xorg-x11-drv-libinput.  See
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/LibinputForXorg
> Works fine on SoaS, although I think there might be a need to migrate
> Control Panel bits, I did send an email about it some time ago to
> devel@
> > 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.
> The reason is due to changes in firmware loading changes in the kernel
> and the fact the XO kernels haven't been rebased to something more
> modern than 3.0+
> > 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.
> I can help on anything needed that's in Fedora in terms of adding
> patches there so you don't need to fork but similarly I don't have
> much time.

with Fedora.NEXT we may be able to look at making OLPC builds be an official 
part of Fedora, tirckiest bit I think would be the kernel. Long term I think 
it would be good for both OLPC and Fedora for this to happen.

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