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Old 08-12-2008, 02:53 PM
Jeremy Katz
 
Default Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?

Smaller form-factor machines such as the Asus eeePC have gotten a fair
bit of the tech press spotlight of late. Have you bought one with the
idea of running Fedora on it? Or have you thought about doing so?

I'm trying to gauge the interest in starting a SIG with the purpose of
making distribution changes to make running on these devices more
streamlined and have more work "out of the box". This will involve both
the necessary work to just get the hardware working well with Fedora of
today as well as possibly a spin that is explicitly targeted at some of
the constraints of the hardware down the line[1].

If enough people are interested, I'd like to find a time later this week
or next week to have an initial meeting to kind of figure out what
bounds we want to tackle things in for the first pass. Hardware that I
think definitely falls into the scope would be: netbooks, UMPCs, MIDs,
maybe the XO? I've started up a page on the wiki
(http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JeremyKatz/Netbooks) that people can edit
and then we can go from there

Jeremy

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:17 PM
"Peter Robinson"
 
Default Interested in Fedora on Smaller Machines?

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> wrote:
> Smaller form-factor machines such as the Asus eeePC have gotten a fair
> bit of the tech press spotlight of late. Have you bought one with the
> idea of running Fedora on it? Or have you thought about doing so?
>
> I'm trying to gauge the interest in starting a SIG with the purpose of
> making distribution changes to make running on these devices more
> streamlined and have more work "out of the box". This will involve both
> the necessary work to just get the hardware working well with Fedora of
> today as well as possibly a spin that is explicitly targeted at some of
> the constraints of the hardware down the line[1].
>
> If enough people are interested, I'd like to find a time later this week
> or next week to have an initial meeting to kind of figure out what
> bounds we want to tackle things in for the first pass. Hardware that I
> think definitely falls into the scope would be: netbooks, UMPCs, MIDs,
> maybe the XO? I've started up a page on the wiki
> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JeremyKatz/Netbooks) that people can edit
> and then we can go from there

Sounds good to me. I've been looking to do something like this for a
while with the aim to have a base small profile of packages that meet
a minimum requirement for a series of used like you mentioned and then
have groups of packages (not sure exactly how this would work whether
it can be defined as a install group or through the use of a kickstart
file) that can be added to the top to get a OLPC, NetBook, Hildon or
whatever image. This way the working being done towards a small, low
power image with packages without massive dependencies could be pooled
together in one central place to reduce workload. Will have a look at
your wiki page and add some stuff as appropriate.

Cheers,
Peter

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