Glad to see Gentoo-openmoko distro

Previdi Roberto previdi.roberto at
Wed Sep 10 03:58:07 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:22 AM, Al Johnson
<openmoko at>wrote:

> No loss of USE - see the Gentoo Embedded Handbook, in particular this page:

glad to hear, i will take a look tomorrow.. (too late here now)

> You can do,  but the bottleneck will then be linking which will happen
> entirely on the phone. This can also be somewhat memory intensive, a
> problem
> on a memory-constrained device like this.

well, the linking phase seems to be a real problem.. surely you cannot build
things such as firefox/apache/php/qt or other big packages.. (not speaking
about openoffice) probably the best thing to do should be to crosscompile
everything on desktop and then prepare some "syncing" scripts, to have two
identical environments.. The sync should be in both directions, so portage
could know about file conflicts, externally installed packages,
configuration files and such things.. it can also be a good occasion to make
a backup :)

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