[Server-devel] ARM on XS -- how can I integrate my work?

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 01:11:45 EDT 2012

On Jun 25, 2012, at 8:27 AM, Daniel Drake wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not done yet, but I've been making progress on porting XS code to ARM by
>> making modifications to DSD's  XS-0.7.  Upon his suggestion, I have been
>> basing my work on the srpms posted at
>> http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xsrepos/stable/olpc/xs-0.7/source/.
>> Now that I've got some of the services running, I'm wondering how to
>> contribute to the XS codebase.  What I'd prefer is to contribute deltas from
>> XS-0.7 that use `uname -p` to enable the appropriate path through the
>> startup scripts.
> That kind of approach would suggest supporting both CentOS and F17+.
> I'm not sure if thats the direction we'd want to go - supporting 2
> platforms has its costs. It might be preferred to do a full migration
> to F17. You'll need clarification from this from Martin, who's away
> until next month.

There is no CentOS for ARM.  It is not even on the horizon yet. On the other 
hand rpmfusion has recently expressed interest in building for the 2 ARM
archs supported by Fedora.
I have been targeting F17 for ARM with an eye to F18 for ARM which may 
make the cut to become a primary architecture.

>> Earlier, I started using the git sources at dev.laptop.org, and I discovered
>> that there did not appear to be an obvious set of git repos, corresponding
>> to XS-0.7. Paths for repos that had the most recent changes included:
>> /packages/
>> /projects/
>> /bios-crypto/
>> /users/martin/
>> Any suggestions on how we should proceed?
> I think you just need to sit down and hunt these down. It shouldn't
> take you long, using version numbers found in the most recent RPM
> packages, etc.
> Many of the XS component webpages have links to the git repo, e.g.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS-rsync
> If there are ones that don't, maybe you can add the links.
> And if you really get stuck, you can ask for help for a particular package.
> Daniel
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