Mobile distributions and upstream challenges

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This talk will identify some of the key challenges from a mobile platform development perspective, and solicit feedback and discussion on how mobile platforms can be more distro-like and work better with upstream projects.

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Mobile distributions and upstream challenges

  1. 1. Mobile Distributions and Upstream Challenges FOSDEM 2010
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Andrew. asavory@apache.org twitter.com/savs
  3. 3. (All views are my own)
  4. 4. Raise your hand if you have a linux-based mobile phone
  5. 5. Raise your hand if you have a linux-based mobile phone Raise your hand if you had a linux-based mobile phone in February 2009
  6. 6. Raise your hand if you have a linux-based mobile phone Raise your hand if you had a linux-based mobile phone in February 2009 2008 ...
  7. 7. Raise your hand if you have a linux-based mobile phone Raise your hand if you had a linux-based mobile phone in February 2009 2008 ... 2007 ...
  8. 8. Raise your hand if you have a linux-based mobile phone Raise your hand if you had a linux-based mobile phone in February 2009 2008 ... 2007 ... 2006 ...
  9. 9. Embdebian Maemo Moblin Ubuntu Netbook Remix Android ChromeOS LiMo OpenMoko
  10. 10. Building a mobile distro
  11. 11. Upstream challenges Where is the latest release? Where is the source? What is the license?
  12. 12. Reference hardware Chicken and egg: hardware not available until the software platform is built. Software platform not built until the hardware is available ... How to get the hardware to the right people? Availability of base boards e.g. BeagleBoard
  13. 13. Package management .deb vs. .rpm vs. .tar.gz vs. ....
  14. 14. Cross compilation + hosting Scratchbox QEMU, Xen, KVM, Virtualbox
  15. 15. Where to from here?

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