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Old 03-25-2009, 04:52 PM
"Robin H. Johnson"
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:42:28AM -0600, Aaron Lebahn wrote:
> Hello, I would like to apply as a student in the Google Summer of Code
> program. I would like to work on creating a simple method to install Gentoo
> on an EeePC. This will involve creating scripts and code that will
> preconfigure the Gentoo instalation to be optimized for the EeePC, and to
> contain all of the appropriate modules and configurations to enable all
> hardware on the EeePC.
In a similar strain, I'd suggest looking at the stage-builder SoC
proposal by solar. The EeePC would probably be just throwing a tarball
of configuration files over the top of it.

--
Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy
E-Mail : robbat2@gentoo.org
GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:45 PM
"Robin H. Johnson"
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 02:57:56PM -0600, Aaron Lebahn wrote:
> Could you please provide a link to a location where I may find this stage
> builder proposition?
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/2009_Summer_Of_Code_Ideas#Create_a_Web-based_Gentoo_image_builder

--
Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy
E-Mail : robbat2@gentoo.org
GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Aaron Lebahn
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@gmail.com> wrote:




wouldn't one problem with this be that different EeePC's have

different hardware? I believe, that your's has an atom processor while

older models have a celeron.


This problem would add complexity which I would tackle. I would like to either detect which model the user has or ask the user. The larger issue would be testing on different models. And also, you are incorrect, the 900 has a celeron and the 901 has an Atom.


*

being that I'm not a gentoo dev, and although I think the project is

worthwhile, I personally don't see that it's a gsoc worthwhile, esp

since gentoo doesn't really do it for anything else. tbh, would this

take more than a week to do?
I do think it would take more than a week, but I agree it would not
likely take three months. Any suggestions regarding how this could be
expanded to take more time?
* I'm not overtly familliar with the EeePC

but it doesn't seem that unless you were highly un-gentoo-ing it that

this would be a long process, given that I believe the architecture is

all x86.. (maybe x86_64?)


Yes, the architecture is x86.

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Aaron Lebahn
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:59 PM
Aaron Lebahn
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Andrey Falko <afalko@gmail.com> wrote:
*

Would it be possible to integrate these scripts into Gentoo current

graphical installer, as well as included on one of the minimal install

CDs?




Yes, That would be a good idea. I could add to the graphical install instead of trying to make a completely separate cd. I supose that would even be preferred.
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Aaron Lebahn
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:36 PM
"Robin H. Johnson"
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 03:22:47PM -0600, Aaron Lebahn wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org>wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 02:57:56PM -0600, Aaron Lebahn wrote:
> > > Could you please provide a link to a location where I may find this stage
> > > builder proposition?
> > http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/2009_Summer_Of_Code_Ideas#Create_a_Web-based_Gentoo_image_builder
> The difference would be that that proposition is web-based. I propose either
> a locally built or pre-built installer.
Regardless of how it's delivered, the end product is the same.
+ A base stage
+ a set of packages
+ EeePC specific configuration

There's nothing specific to the EeePC in the installer itself (unless
you count some config that does the same as above).

--
Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy
E-Mail : robbat2@gentoo.org
GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85
 
Old 03-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Josh Saddler
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

Aaron Lebahn wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Andrey Falko <afalko@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>> Would it be possible to integrate these scripts into Gentoo current
>> graphical installer, as well as included on one of the minimal install
>> CDs?
>>
>>
> Yes, That would be a good idea. I could add to the graphical install instead
> of trying to make a completely separate cd. I supose that would even be
> preferred.

The installer was declared deprecated and unsupported in future
releases. It will no longer be used. Here's the original announcement
from back in January:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.installer/607
 
Old 03-25-2009, 07:57 PM
Aaron Lebahn
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org> wrote:




In a similar strain, I'd suggest looking at the stage-builder SoC

proposal by solar. The EeePC would probably be just throwing a tarball

of configuration files over the top of it.



--

Robin Hugh Johnson

Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy

E-Mail * * : robbat2@gentoo.org

GnuPG FP * : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED *F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85


Could you please provide a link to a location where I may find this stage builder proposition?
--
Aaron Lebahn
cplusplus328@gmail.com
 
Old 03-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Aaron Lebahn
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@gentoo.org> wrote:


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 02:57:56PM -0600, Aaron Lebahn wrote:

> Could you please provide a link to a location where I may find this stage

> builder proposition?

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/2009_Summer_Of_Code_Ideas#Create_a_Web-based_Gentoo_image_builder





--

Robin Hugh Johnson

Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy

E-Mail * * : robbat2@gentoo.org

GnuPG FP * : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED *F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85


The difference would be that that proposition is web-based. I propose either a locally built or pre-built installer.
--
Aaron Lebahn
cplusplus328@gmail.com
 
Old 03-25-2009, 09:09 PM
Caleb Cushing
 
Default Gsoc Idea: EeePC Script/Build

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Aaron Lebahn <cplusplus328@gmail.com> wrote:
> The difference would be that that proposition is web-based. I propose either
> a locally built or pre-built installer.

and the advantage over say... stage4's?

--
Caleb Cushing

http://xenoterracide.blogspot.com
 

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