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

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 11:43:15 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

At one point I had tried to evaluate the possible virtual/on-screen
keyboards that could be used for Sugar, and at that time it looked
like each used their own keyboard layout data format. Something which
leverages existing mechanisms like SCIM/M17N/IBus/etc would certainly
be an improvement. Could you point me to the source code repo of VKB -
I would love to take a look.

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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