Porting XO laptops to newer Linux kernels

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 06:14:00 EDT 2017

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 4:28 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org> wrote:
> It has been a few years (Fedora 18) since the original XO Laptop series has
> had any sort of major Operating System update.
> In order to support newer versions of Systemd, features found in newer
> versions of the Linux kernel are required.  And from limited exploratory
> work done years ago, the XO-1 mesh networking & XO-1.5 Camera drivers may
> need fixing even though they are in upstream kernels.
> Are there any low-level kernel developers out there interested in porting XO
> laptops (both x86 & ARM) to a Linux 4.x kernel or a later 3.x kernel so they
> can be used with newer Linux distributions?  Or should we presume that all
> public XO laptop development (apart from minor patching) is officially dead
> at this point?
> I presume hardware can be made available provided someone has the interest.

I would love to see someone get it all upstream so we could just
support them in vanilla Fedora. I can send HW but unfortunately I
don't have much time (or ability) to get these bits upstream.

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