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Project Description

School Server Packaging

The One Laptop per Child project (OLPC) provides a software distribution for what they call the "school server" (XS). This distribution needs to run on both ARM and x86_64/i386 systems.

There are some packages that have been created for this school server which should be reviewed using Fedora's packaging guidelines and made a part of the Fedora package set. This may involve refactoring the packages (dividing them up), adjusting spec files, and going through the Fedora package review process. There are some XO 1.75 ARM computers available for sign-out if needed.

Expected outcome: The XS packages will be in the Fedora package set.

Maximum number of students: 6 (each taking several different packages)

Skills required: packaging, scripting, testing

Resources: Jerry Vonauk, Adam Holt, Chris Tyler (ctyler)

Project Leader(s)

Alexander Davis
Wiki Page: Alexander Davis
IRC: Zulafoxx

Project Contributor(s)

Project Details

The basic idea behind this part of the project is to provide a software distribution for the XS packages to run on both ARM and x86_64/i386 systems.

Project Plan

Key contacts:

Goals for each release and plans for reaching those goals:

  • 0.1 Research on what type of distribution can be used to run on both ARM and x86_64/i386 systems.
  • 0.2 Take the 0.1 release and make any changes or correction that need to be done and test it.
  • 0.3 Finalize the package release.


Mailing Lists

  • Fedora Mailing Lists
    • arm - Discussions about the Fedora ARM Project

Upsteam Wiki and Web


Source Code Control


Seneca Particpants

Non-Seneca Participants


Project News

  • OPLC project is in effect, updates will be posted soon