Openmoko build infrastructure questions

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Wed Apr 16 22:25:32 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 16 April 2008 21:44:12 Andy Green wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | This discussion starts to go around in circles :/
> |
> | On Wednesday 16 April 2008 21:15:00 Andy Green wrote:
> |> WHY is what we are doing so DIFFERENT from what normal desktop distros
> |> set out to provide that we need "a powerful build system
> |
> | Try to run a stock distro on your Neo. Then come back and lets talk.
> That's the wrong way around.  Fedora for example is starting to have
> cross builds for ARM.  We can follow their progress and assess if we
> could work together.
> Intel made an offer to provide a port for Openmoko of Moblin / Ubuntu
> mobile AIUI.  With their resources we can believe it will work out, we
> would have input into how we want it to work out.
> So there are ways forward from where we are today and we are not locked
> in past the short term, we should seriously consider what it will cost
> us in delay and staffing the "re-education camps" and what it can gain
> us in a larger developerbase that is ready to hit the ground running.

Good good. I think it's incredibly wrong to spread out resources for that, 
especially at this time where we have so many other things to do 
software-wise, but of course I wish you great success in that undertaking.


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