[sugar] First impressions of a B4 machine

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo
Mon Jul 23 02:32:01 EDT 2007

On 7/23/07, Ivan Krsti? <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> There's a fastboot version of the firmware that can boot the machine
> in 3-4 seconds. The boot time, as we get closer to production, will
> start shrinking towards those numbers.


> We do not use SELinux.

Really?  It may no be loaded, but the files are all over the place.
May be a good idea to remove, then, if that's the case.

> I'm not sure I understand which limitations you're referring to;
> surely you're not meaning to imply that our hardware can't deal with
> a proper shell.

I'm referring to "Small is beautiful (and usually faster!)."  The XO
is perfectly capable of running bash.

> Do not presume how the machines will be used. It's folly.

Point taken.

> > Next thing I know and someone's gonna tell me that the XO software is
> > not compiled against uClibc or dietlibc. . .  It is, right?  Right?
> No.

Any special reason for this not be the case?


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