Community XO software builds

tkkang at tkkang at
Wed May 6 01:22:44 EDT 2015

> Who actually is using/testing these images? Why?

I am as I try to to see if I could still get some life out of XO with whatever development that is going forward with upgrades.  

> Is there a reason you are not looking into using an official (OLPC or deployment) build?

Use that also but community driven images may be a good way to test things for feedback before things get official.

> - Have you engaged OLPC or another party to work on changes?

I try to and the best things is I get some help along the way for a little DIY with my limited technical skills. 

> - What direction do you believe the builds should go?

1. To make the XO multi-media ready :-)  or provide scripts that we can just run to for enabling multi-media experience with the XO. Hate to see spinning "wheels without images :-(

2. Have builds that target specific age groups with the right activities loaded or displayed.

>Building XO builds by repacking existing work is relatively trivial.
>But the low-level kernel, driver, and OS work necessary to support XOs >with newer operating systems (as well as newer XO batteries) is something >I cannot do, and where we really need help.

Yes and I hope OLPC is still providing the necessary financial support for things to happen. 
>Without guidance from OLPC or others, I could build thousands of XO-#
>laptop images.  But unless it looks like a significant number of
>deployments/children actually would benefit, there really is no point.

Build and they may come.  


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