Re: Volunteer to renew devcamp equipment boxes
to. den 20.11.2008 klokka 20:20 (+0100) skreiv Petter Reinholdtsen:
> [Bjarne Nielsen]
> > I thought I'd try to fix this before the gathering in
> > December. Anyone who has suggestions to what equipment should be
> > included - please speak up.
> Very good to see you volunteering to fix this. :)
> Not sure what should be included, but here are a few ideas:
> - some commonly used laptops
> - OLPC
> - one machine with the 4 VGA on one PCI card from Brasil
> - a machine with a DVD burner
> - some small thin clients / diskless workstation style machines
> - a USB camera supported by v4l/v4l2
> - machines with different network cards and wireless cards
Asus Eee Box ?
> > Initially I'd say a machine or two that could be used as servers, a
> > few different clients, and one or two laptops. Should all equipment
> > be compatible with some specific kernel version out-of-the-box, or
> > is it better to have some different equipment, and then make lenny
> > work with the equipment in question?
> I do not have any strong opinions here. As the machines will hang
> around a while (the old ones are very old :), I belive we should not
> be too worried about hardware support in etch, at least, but we should
> stay away from hardware produced by vendors not friendly to linux, if
> this make it unlikely the hardware will ever be supported by the
> GNU/Linux distributions.
> Happy hacking,
> Petter Reinholdtsen