[Sugar-devel] Announce: OLPC software strategy.
claudia at laptop.org
Sat Jul 10 01:36:22 EDT 2010
Great news!!! Happy Claudia!
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi Sascha,
> > I trust the license will allow me to: 1. Build a new (complete,
> > working) firmware image 2. Install it on my own XO-1.75.
> > 3. Distribute the image (+ source) to other XO-1.75 users so they
> > can install it.
> We expect this to be no problem, just as building your own OFW+EC
> binary blob and redistributing them right now is no problem. (The
> encumbered PS/2 code we're talking about is already present in the
> XO-1 EC build.)
> > What about the compiler? IIUC currently a commercial compiler is
> > required. If that continues to be the case (as I expect it to),
> > would it be possible for OLPC to provide the (probably very few)
> > users interested in hacking on the EC code access to a machine
> > having this compiler installed? I.e. does the license OLPC has
> > for this compiler allow more than one user (on the same machine)
> > to use it (if necessary sequentially, ensured by using a lock
> > file) and would OLPC be willing to give users access to such a
> > machine?
> Good news here too: we've moved to the free SDCC compiler, so there
> should be no problem here. I don't know full details, but there have
> been some incompatibilities seen between SDCC and the EC code in the
> past, so staying with SDCC is going to be conditional on being able
> to find a way around those. SDCC is the plan, though.
> For more questions, I think we should move to the OLPC devel list,
> and I'll let Richard Smith answer because this is his project. :)
> - Chris.
> Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
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