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Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen wrote:
> Hi there,
> On Wednesday 25 March 2009 19:02:30 wireless wrote:
>> Is GNAP and the Google summer of Code going to
>> complete the work on making GNAP current?
> With some fixes it is still possible to build GNAP. I just successfully build
> from the 20090319 snapshot and you have to tinker abit to make everything
> work. I haven't had the chance to test the build yet though.
> I haven't yet tested the final stages to see if they actually boot.
I'd be interested to test your final results.
Drop me a line, when you can.
>> Any discussion of the GNAP plans are most welcome.
>> I have a bunch of old 486-P1 that I like to
>> put GNAP on for kids and teenagers to use
>> as the basis of projects and experimentation.
>> Lots of this old hardware is everywhere
>> and embedded gentoo on it, makes a lot
>> of sense for teenagers to tinker around with....
> I'm not really sure that I'd use GNAP for this task though without X and many
> other normal applications. I think I would try DSL on a USB thumbdrive.....
X and all that gui stuff would not be necessary. Just a linux kernel,
some basic packages, and a target system, such as a firewall or a
secondary DNS or terminal server type of box would be the result. Sure
things other than gentoo can be used. But, I like Gentoo, I use it
every day and it (embedded gentoo) can be a stepping stone to
something like embedded-gentoo on a cell-phone/pda, eventually.
I had envisioned a second system (gentoo) to run as a development
workstation, not using the 3/4/586 box do develop on, to cross
compile from etc etc. I manage quite a few
Gentoo workstations for folks, so this does not seem to be
an issue. Anybody that uses this approach, most likely will have
a pc that can support linux development as a workstation.
Some form of GNAP or such makes sense because
of the incredible amount of legacy gear one can find for free
as an embedded platform to hack on. Later on, Via or any other x86
derivatives could be the next level of endeavor, once they have
successfully used and old i386/486/586 arch box successfully.