Thu, 26 Jun 2008
Where is OLPC today?
Building and Shipping 50,000 laptops a month. Each and every one of them running Fedora. so far there has been over 390,000 laptops shipped. Which im guessing is the largest single Fedora Install base. Thats kinda mind boggling to realise. Going forward over half a million will be shipped in the next couple of months
What can Fedora do here?
Make the suagr experience in Fedora better. We have Packaging guidelines. we have a ton of Activities. Lets get them into Fedora. Lets look at what packages OLPC forks, work out why, and work out how we can eliminate that need. switching from Fedora 7 to Fedora 9 we pulled in an extra 100 packages. That needs to be cut down. There are needs on the school server. If you can give a little time to help out and want to know what else you can do contact me. I really want OLPC and Fedora to work better together.
Posted by Jeffrey Tadlock at Fri Jun 27 01:58:34 2008
Thanks for the update Dennis. I haven't seem to hear as much about the OLPC since the XP news and rumours started being tossed about.
Posted by Debarshi Ray at Fri Jun 27 09:05:39 2008
Do the XOs use Smolt to upload usage statistics? Would be nice if some fraction of those 390,000 got reflected in the Smolt database. :-)
Posted by Peter at Fri Jun 27 09:12:26 2008
Great to see an update. I was looking around trying to find details of how to build the equivalent of the OLPC stuff from a Fedora 9 or rawhide repo but came up blank. I did find out that there were plans of moving to F-9 as a base but not a whole lot more. It would be very nice to have a fedora wiki page linking to some details like a .ks file to be able to build an livecd, installer or image of the OLPC or school server stuff from Fedora. Also links to various olpc base distro stuff on their wiki as when I looked I found little or no info on how to do it, found some random .ks files from people etc. I'd love to help out as I was thinking of using the small olpc distro base as part of another itch I was thinking of scratching. Feel free to drop me and email.
Posted by Luya Tshimbalanga at Fri Jun 27 17:41:29 2008
Following the OLPC for a while, I notice modules to translate inside transifex are gone. What needs to be done is to put them again so other translators can effectively make activities available in more languages.
Posted by Sayamindu at Fri Jun 27 21:49:02 2008
We use a newer system for our translations - called Pootle. You can check out a description of our process at http://dev.laptop.org/~sayamindu/pootleforxo2.pdf
Posted by Luya Tshimbalanga at Fri Jun 27 22:16:30 2008
Will do. Thank you Sayamindu.