[IAEP] [Marketing] OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 10:22:44 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>   > Linux has been running well on ARM for a long long time.
> Yeah.  In specific, today I got Sugar running on the ARM SoC we'll be
> using for XO-1.75 and XO-3, and it didn't require any porting at all.
> It would have happened yesterday, but I had to work out how to get
> past the Sugar intro/login screen without a keyboard.  :-)

That's cool! A couple of questions....

What's the plan for the boot loader, is it planned to use OF still and
port it to the ARM platform or is it planned to use one of the more
mainline ARM bootloaders such as uboot or the like.

Also what's the plan with the virtual keyboard support in sugar. It
might be worth looking at the MeeGo/Moblin based VKB stuff as a basis.
Its skinnable and supported various inputs via scim and integrates
with that. Let me know if you need more info as I've been packaging
some of this up in Fedora as part of my work with the aforementioned
UIs in Fedora.


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