[Sugar-devel] [PATCH sugar] Control Panel "About my Computer": show information on XO 1.75 OLPC #11232

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Sep 29 04:00:32 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 09:34:55AM +0200, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> On 09/29/2011 03:46 AM, James Cameron wrote:
> >On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 04:24:06PM +0200, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> >>'/ofw' has been removed on the XOs now. We need to refine the
> >>check if the machine is an XO in order to display the
> >>information accordingly.
> >
> >Nak.  compatible is the more correct property in device-tree to use for
> >identifying XO-1.75, and is the property that OpenFirmware plans to
> >ensure is correct.
> >
> So on 1.75 /proc/device-tree/compatible instead of
> /proc/device-tree/banner-name, right?

That was my understanding.  Discussion I had was with Paul Fox on 16th
August, and had to do with keymap rules and the need to not parse the
text, but rather support equivalence checking.  It was first available
in Q4B08.

> olpc-utils [1] should be updated then accordingly as well, I presume?

I don't know.  	b1cb93b6d seems to predate the discussion I had.  If it
isn't changing, then you may as well duplicate it and have two copies to

> Would be great to use the same checks in both places, your patch
> seem to differ in a few more places.

I think it would be better to have checks in one place, and there's an
olpc-hwinfo script available that could be used instead now.  Could you
use that?  Much less Sugar code then.

James Cameron

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