[Dev] Asking for support for a Parabola GNU/Linux-libre mipsel port

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Fri Oct 28 04:33:58 GMT 2011


El 27/10/11 08:06, Freedom Included dijo:
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Freedom Included
> <info at freedomincluded.com>wrote:
> 
> How is progress on Parabola GNU/Linux for Yeeloong?
> 
> Do you think it is usable by non-experts for everyday computing tasks at
> this point?
> 
> If not, any idea when it will be?
> 
> gNewSense seems to be broken at the moment so I'm looking for an alternative
> FaiF GNU/Linux distro to preinstall.

Hi! We currently have a few happy users, but our porting work is not yet
complete, so if users need a particular software they either have to build it
by themselves or ask us to do it. But I can say there's progress everyday, it's
mostly in hack state :)

Also, this doesn't mean Parabola isn't useable at all, I for instance am
running a quite stable XFCE desktop, and I even used the yeeloong to stream
a conference (where I burn the audio card too, but that was another matter)[0].

You can find some screenshots here[1].

Is there something in particular you need? So far we have found trouble with
video playback and libreoffice build, but one of our devs did a few changes
that will allow us to build O32 binaries where N32 results in unstable or
unbuildable software.



PS: vando or aurelien, can you forward my reply to Daniel? 


[0]: Could I hardware disable it?
[1]: http://repo.parabolagnulinux.org/screenshots/

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