Firstly, apologies for being so slow in replying. I had a flurry of
activity over xmas with my IGEPv2, but since returning to work I've
not been doing much with it. This is down to a lack of motivation on
my part rather than having no time :(
Thank you for your replies.
I still have the medium-term goal to use it as a mini-server: simple
things like local bookmark server (two laptops + desktop needing the
same bookmarks), small fileserver (not masses of storage, but for
sharing documents), print server, etc. I'd like to run it as a media
player too (plugged into the TV) -- that's a longer-term goal.
The Fedora 12 root image and packages worked well. I had an issue
that a lot of packages are missing. For example, to get cups running,
I had to build a lot of packages. I hit some circular dependency
issue too (can't recall the package OTTOMH -- maybe a LaTeX one?) but
that only seemed to be needed for generating documentation in the
package. It was usually a case of "yum install", collect missing
deps, download source RPM, rpmbuild --rebuild, collect missing deps,
(And using a microSD card for the rootfs was a mistake -- they are
*so* slow at writing that doing any builds or package installs became
painful. I now have a Samsung S1 mini -- low enough power that it
doesn't need a powered hub.)
I am interested in ARMv7-optimised builds -- but, more crucially,
getting updates from mainline Fedora pulled across. I have seen the
list of patches applied for ARM and wonder what the strategy would be
for applying those to the mainline packages.
I guess I ought to learn about koji if I'm *really* interested in
building v7 packages... but the v5 ones work just fine for now.
[My remaining issue is about the kernel. ISEE (makers of the IGEPv2)
now have a git repository (yay). Their kernel is based off of the
linux-omap 2.6.28-10 branch. The linux-omap main branch is a bit too
"bleeding edge" for me, but 28-10 is a little old.]
I have a few questions:
- What can be done to promote Fedora ARM?
- Are the koji builds of Fedora updates being pushed into the Fedora
- Is there sufficient interest in armv7 builds to add that as a support variant?
- Can we collect experiences of usage of Fedora ARM (devices, purpose
of use, problems, etc.)?
- What can I do to help?
- Would a step-by-step guide for IGEPv2 (BeagleBoard will be very
similar) be useful?
And I shall make a concerted effort to be more active. :-)