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

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Thu Sep 29 08:38:35 EDT 2011

james wrote:
 > 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
 > maintain.
 > > 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.

yes, it would be much better to centralize this -- we'll certainly be
going through this again in the future.  please use olpc-hwinfo from
sugar, if possible.

(i'm surprised /proc/device-tree/compatible isn't being used in olpc-utils.
presumably it wasn't available yet.)

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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