Re: OLPC and embedded debian
I get one board and we are 5 or 6 people in this case.
So I was thinking to use embedded debian list and repo for this project.
what do you think ?
I think it's a good idea. The OLPC is a nice 'small system' (not
really an embedded system).
I'm curious for your reasoning behind this thinking. I feel like the XO
is more like an embedded system than a normal PC.
Whats your criteria for the hardware that makes up an embedded system?
Your life is somewhat simplified because your build and target arches
are probably the same. Testing the tools on native builds is not
something that has happened yet (SFAIK). Tell us how it goes...
If you compile for say i86 then yes this is true but we have both
gcc and libc performance optimizations that are specific to the geode
and require cross-compile. Although its possible to do native
development on the XO its not something we recommend. At least not on a
B1 or a B2. B3 with the faster LX and 256MiB of ram may make that more
of an option.
Richard A. Smith