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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 06:29:11 pm »
Is the Convergent stuff linked back into the main LMCE tree?  Just curious.

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010, 07:16:18 pm »
Is the Convergent stuff linked back into the main LinuxMCE tree?  Just curious.

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Our current Cascade & Dianemo builds are 0710 based. We backport most if not all the 0810 changes (and have done for some considerable time) to our builds. We also commit our changes/fixes to the public svn too. In some cases where we may have taken a different approach to implementing something then our changes may not be in the 0810 builds because it cuts across design decisions that the Devs have already taken. Similarly we have some code in our builds that supports features that our custom installers need and in general these often disable things like PnP etc so these are not in the public svn either.

Our Ubuntu 10.04 work mentioned in the earlier post is not in the svn at all yet as it will be based on a new builder and other changes we are making. We will make this available when we have it at a point where we think it is more complete. Whether this is in the public svn or in an svn that we host is yet to be decided. But we are committed to making this code freely available to anyone that wants it as soon as is practical.

Hope the above helps clarify things...if not post more questions in this thread.

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 04:58:13 am »
Wow,
This is the most exciting lmce news in a while - with immediate implications for GSoC.
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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 04:17:57 pm »
Andrew,

Thank you for that.  As you say it makes sense.

As regards your work on 10.04, I'm unfamiliar with the scope of that.  Clearly the input of your company provides a massive amount to the Linuxmce community.  While respecting your commercial interests it is very useful to the project as a whole the work that you contribute back.  There are those of us, like me, who are neither developers nor potential customers.  I know I'm hell bent on getting things to work for myself. Nevertheless, I'd be happy to contribute testing and feedback if that might be of any use to you.

I have concerns about the long term viability without substantial contributors and consequently I see the input of you and your organisation to be very important.

I do think a 10.4 version would be a very good idea.  On the other hand I know that with limited developer contributions the direction of the project is determined by the knowledge and judgment of a small number of people. To prosper Linuxmce needs to be as open as possible, the documentation (for users and developers needs a lot more contributors, and the project needs sufficient momentum to provide version development within reasonable timeframes.

Currently I'm cutting up lexan and making holes in order to build a custom case for my centrally mounted motherboards (A Tyan atom for the core and three ASUS atom ions as MD's). Over the next month or so I will be in more of a position to contribute.  From a base of absolutely no knowledge unfortunately.

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2010, 02:44:23 pm »
[..] _THINGS CHANGE_ and when there are huge earth shaking announcements such as the MERGING OF THE TWO BIGGEST EMBEDDED JUGGERNAUT PLATFORMS IN THE LINUX WORLD [..]

... which both never really made it...

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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2010, 09:41:05 pm »
[..] _THINGS CHANGE_ and when there are huge earth shaking announcements such as the MERGING OF THE TWO BIGGEST EMBEDDED JUGGERNAUT PLATFORMS IN THE LINUX WORLD [..]

... which both never really made it...

Well I know Thom is really excited about Meego and to some extent i can see where he is coming from. However we still believe that the Ubuntu platform is worth investing in and this is really where we are going to put most of our effort.

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2010, 11:42:27 pm »
Am I just going to have to go this alone to prove the point?

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 08:07:53 am »
"you never walk alone..."

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Re: I need orbiter advice
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 09:38:09 am »
"you never walk alone..."

...as they say up in Liverpool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8zcq60hsJU ;-)


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