Dan Williams wrote:
On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 11:29 -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, David Zeuthen wrote:
>>> If OLPC is a "derived" from Redhat or Fedora Core distribution, I
>>> do not see how this pertains to this list.
>> I think Rahul answered this already. I'll also note that this is not a
>> kadishchi specific list (or at least that's my impression) and several
>> people have asked me to specifically post my work here.
> Yes. In fact, I hounded David relentlessly for a couple of weeks to
> publicize his work here, because I think it's excellent.
> It's natural to be skeptical of new code, but bear these facts in mind:
> 1. PRIORITY.
> Kadischi is heavily reliant upon Anaconda. Anaconda's functionally is a
> large superset of Kadischi's. Anaconda also has significant *business*
> pressures on its roadmap. Kadischi patches are, therefore, low priority
> for Anaconda developers.
> Pilgrim, on the other hand, performs *extremely* similar tasks for OLPC.
> OLPC must be imaged very simply, and very uniformly. A Live CD/Live DVD
> is the same.
> 2. INSTALL FUNCTIONALITY.
> If there's one place where Ubuntu has an *actual* lead on us, it's in
> their ability to install a Live CD directly to a system. From what I've
> seen, we're closer to closing that gap with Pilgrim than we are with
Interesting question; does Ubuntu's LiveCD allow a user to upgrade a
currently hard-disk-installed Ubuntu to the Ubuntu version that's booted
from the LiveCD, like you would do a clean install? Or do they punt
They punt it currently.