MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Posted Feb 17, 2010 0:05 UTC (Wed) by drag
In reply to: MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Parent article: MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
They should not be so down about it.
Moblin and Maemo are very very similar and always have been. The
differences between Fedora and Debian are actually pretty small. Sure you
don't have the same ARMEL distribution support upstream, but Debian and
Fedora all share the same exact code bases and similar versions for all but
a tiny distro-specific fraction of the software. So the effort to make
Fedora to actually support armeabi is going to be small. The biggest
problems are probably going to get cross-compiling support for Fedora up to
speed, but that is
handled by GCC and other upstream projects just fine.
Anyways. It's time for Fedora to start support ARM anyways. The ARM-linux
user base has surpassed all other arches except for x86 and x86-64 for a
couple years now. I would be surprised if it took much effort to get ARM
officially supported if all of a sudden a new crop of users showed up.
For a young project your probably better off with Fedora. Especially if you
want to get packages supported by Fedora and become actual Fedora members.
The time and effort it takes to become a Debian maintainer is very high;
while it should be much easier to get involved in the Fedora project. You
will find it's much easier to belong and support packages as well as get
your changes in the base OS.
People have tried to build off of Debian in the past and they all got kinda
screwed over by Debian's inability to get releases out in a timely manner.
(believe me, the link in your post is NOT unique to people trying to work
The only people that successfully done it is Ubuntu and that was because
they were willing to do their own releases off of Sid rather then waiting
around for Debian stable to surface.
For every movement like this there are upsides and downsides. So while it
is bad to move away from Debian; it is good also.
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