"porting" Debian to some tablet - are Blends right for me?
I am thinking of getting some noname Android tablet and combining it
with the keyboard of a defunct Psion 5.
I'd rather have some GNU/Linux running on it instead of Android. The
question is: what distribution?
I am aware of the Debian ARM-Port, however I guess I'd like to build
packages with some configure-time options disabled and tweaked compiler
optimization. I know, this basically cries for gentoo :D
I am on my way installing said gentoo on my workstation, however being
used to debian, I feel a bit uncomfortable with it, so I'm checking for
So reading "How to start a Debian Pure Blend" I am wondering wether
Blends are the right thing for such a project. it occurs to me that
Blends are more about selecting and installing the right packages for a
certain task, mostly leaving the original packages intact.
So what I think I want is: Infrastructure that makes modifying a Linux
distribution and its packages easy, compiling them on some x86-hardware
then installing it on the Tablet.
In terms of audience, there will be quite little, as there are no
pocketables out there at the moment. Desktop Linuxes are doing well
enough on Netbooks, Smartphones users propably want to stick to Android
for its superior touch interface. If there were up-to-date pocketables
they would live between these two categories.
So what do you think about this? Other Alternatives?