[Server-devel] Server Hardware.

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Jun 20 12:09:00 EDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>
> Hi,
> On 06/20/2013 04:21 PM, David Farning wrote:
>> After working with several deployments, talking to several of you
>> personally, and reviewing the information on the lists I have a set a
>> couple of priorities:
> This might be interesting to everyone: we are starting to get a
> CentOS-ARM effort off the ground; no promises on when we might and if we
> might be able to deliver the distro ( CentOS-6 with a custom kernel at
> this point ), but we are optimistic.
> Would this help open up more options ? There are some very interesting
> numbers I've seen from the ARM silicon vendors - but there are a few
> miles to go before they really hit 'off the shelf'.

I've been watching fedora vs CentOS as a platform pretty closely. You
hit the key issue that I have come across. Most of the hardware that
looks suitable is pretty new. The manufactures are scurrying to get
the boards working with Fedora.

The second issue is compatibility with XOs as Schools Server. If we go
with CentOS we need to maintain a separate branch from the OLPC-OS
based branch.

Would you care to revisit this in Sept when we start planning for XSCE
0.5? We can revisit this with more information... and hopefully CentOS
on Arm will have progressed nicely!

> Regards
> - KB
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