Wed, 04 Jan 2012
starting immediatly there is going to be a mass rebuild of rawhide for gcc-4.7 that landed yesterday.
as approved by FESCo packagers will have just over a week, until Thursday Jan 12 to build packages themselves. After that date releng will kick off an automated mass rebuild of everything else.
So please get building as Fedora 17 branching is less than 5 weeks away. we need all built by then
Wed, 23 Mar 2011
I got a smartbook from genesi a couple of weeks back. after about a week it accidently fell out of my bag. i had it sitting in an open pocket and when i adjusted my bag it fell, i was sad and contacted Genesi to see about buying a replacement case as all the plastic around the power switch broke off. they said that they had no replacement cases but offered to replace the system. Which absolutely floored me.
The device itself runs fedora pretty well. ive been running fedora 13 beta for arm on it with XFCE. ive been very impressed. and i get ~6-7hrs battery. wireless works. i was just running from a sd card but once the replacement is here ill be putting it on the on board 16gb storage. its very exciting times in fedora and arm land. there is still work to be done on alot fo different issues, but exciting times
Once I sort out the issues, im planning to post a couple fo files that will let you get quickly started on running fedora xfce on a smartbook
Wed, 09 Feb 2011
so the mass rebuild is 24 hours in we have completed ~45% of the builds and are at 365 packages failed to build the total number of builds in the mass rebuild is 10404 we are churning along nicely. i expect to complete the first pass sometime in the next 24 hours. so far i think its going pretty well
Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Last week i got a witstech a81e tablet. It came installed with android 2.2. most of the documentation for it seems to be tied up in about half a dozen different forums. I really dislike forums so im not entirely happy about that but oh well. There is a project to get regular linux running on the device. http://code.google.com/p/a81linux ill have to keep tabs on how they go. my ultimate hope is to get fedora up and running with XFCE.
# cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l) BogoMIPS : 798.87 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x1 CPU part : 0xc08 CPU revision : 3 Hardware : OMAP3 EVM Revision : 0020 Serial : 0000000000000000
It has 256MB ram and 256MB nand flash so ill be running fedora off of a microsd card. It has GPS bluetooth. But no camera or microphone, a tablet version of android would be useful for it since the phone stuff is just kinda weird. it has a resistive 7" touch screen that does 800x480 pixels. the android os it ships with is very buggy. battery meter doesnt work. wifi goes wonky, with wpa_supplicant hogging cpu then causing oom kills of random things, usually the whole gui. Media playback is ok, i have yet to work out how to use hardware assisted playback. its first life is to be an entertainment device for my daughter when we travel.
creating a sdcard that i could use for flashing etc has been a fun exercise that ill document in a blog post soon. it applies to the beagleboard as well and probably some other arm boards out there.
Fri, 06 Aug 2010
I've submitted a miniconf for LCA to be run as a FAD in the vein of a mini FUDCon type event
Wiki Page for signing up and being invollved
As I list in the wiki the goals are
- Explain Features coming in Fedora 15.
- Explain how Fedora and The community works, Show how someone can be involved and help guide Fedora's future.
- Provide an opportunity for users and developers to interact.
To pull this off first the LCA organisers need to accept the miniconf and I would need funding for travel, as well as media, pens , maybe some other swag.