[Fwd: Re: One Laptop Per Child.]

Jane Weideman janew at hbd.com
Tue Jun 6 08:13:16 UTC 2006

More info...


To be precise, please follow this procedure, as well as mailing to the
soc2006support mailing list.


This will reduce time delays and let me sort through and prioritize
                                    Jim Gettys

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
Reply-To: Summer-Administrators-2006 at googlegroups.com
To: Summer-Administrators-2006 at googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: One Laptop Per Child.
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 20:47:44 -0400

At some point soon we'll put a machine up on the public internet.

Note that as others have pointed out, a good way to simulate most of an
OLPC system is to set memory=128 (or maybe memory=112), on an old
laptop, and turn off swapping.

Also, there is a full up OLPC Fedora derived environment you can run
under qemu available today.

Also note the stated goals found here:

First preference will to to projects that really need the unique
capabilities of the hardware, as described at

I'd love it if someone could write a tool that would compare the
libraries/binaries in the OLPC environment an application and tell us
what, if any, dependencies are missing; to first, and second, and third
order this is a normal x86 system on which software should "just work",
so long as it is not memory hoggish nor depends on stuff we don't
consider part of the standard environment.  This doesn't mean other
stuff won't be able to run: just that its footprint will necessarily be
larger, and we don't have space to run arbitrary amounts of libraries
and random junk.
                                - Jim

On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 13:37 -0700, Ted.Gould at gmail.com wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jun 2006, Chris DiBona wrote:
> > Anyhow, email soc2006support if you are interested, but remember that
> > we have very few of these kits available to us, so you should be
> > -really- really- really- interested, as if you think it will just rot
> > in your parts box, that is a kit that may be of better use to another
> > person on this list.
> I don't know how many people this would help, but would it be
> possible/helpful/etc. to have one in a shared location?  The Google
> Santa
> Monica office would work for me... but, I would need access on the
> nights/weekends.  Not that I really think Inkscape will run in a low
> memory
> environment :), but for other people.  It's kinda like timesharing of
> ol'.
>                 --Ted
> > 
Jane Weideman
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