Which Distro?

Vijay Vaidyanathan vvaidy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 08:19:23 CEST 2008

I'm trying to make a decision on whether to drop in a new distribution to
replace the 2007.2 that came preinstalled on my FR.

I am aware of the Distro list at http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Distributions

I am also aware of Michael Lauer's very informative discussion at

I am also aware of the Latest Images list at

However, at the risk of asking either a very stupid question or one that has
been discussed before ...

Is there an "official" distribution that is blessed and "supported" by
"OpenMoko - The Company" and is most future-proof.

I get the feeling that the answer is "not really" and that users are sort of
expected to pick whatever one they feel like hacking or think might
eventually win out. If that is so, I have two follow up questions:

1. Why has OpenMoko (The Company) chosen not to support one definitive
distribution as its official one? I'd like to understand the logic behind
it. What are end-users (i.e. those who will surely have no desire to flash a
new distro) expected to be eventually using?

2. Which distro are you currently using, and why?

Thank you!

- Vijay
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