Wary 093 works on Gecko Edubook

Well, kind of. I booted the Gecko from a USB stick and got a desktop with the 'rdc' X driver. Got the "woof woof". Clicked the 'connect' icon and was online with wireless. Wow, that's great!

Oh yeah, I should also mention that it powered-off when I shutdown. That was a troublesome thing before.

So, very good, but the bad news is that SeaMonkey crashed at startup with "illegal instruction". I compiled SM for a 486 CPU, ah, but maybe the Flash plugin crashed and that would have brought down the browser. I'm not running it now, so can't check that.

Two pkgs that I had compiled for a 686 CPU are libvpx and ffmpeg, so they would need to be recompiled.

So, apart from the issues of the CPU not being quite a 686, this Wary looks good on the Gecko. Someone with a Gecko could take this on as a project if they like, to recompile whatever apps crash, maybe use an older Flash player.

Note that Wary 093 is not yet released. It has the 2.6.31.14 kernel. It should be out in a couple of days.


Posted on 27 Oct 2010, 22:03


Comments:

Posted on 4 Jan 2011, 8:44 by pskin
wary 5 on gecko
Hi Barry, I managed to compile libvpx and ffmpeg
for the Gecko, and found that the latest
flash plugin from Adobe seems to work.
So I hope to bring out a gecko edition soon, once I have tested a bit more.

I also compiled mplayer and mencoder, and they
worked very well, but had rather large binaries
(11M for mplayer). I saw that mplayer has a large
overlap with ffmpeg, but could not find a way for
mplayer to share the libraries, so gave up.
I guess that appropriate configure options to leave out unused features might reduce the size,
and I'd be grateful for suggestions from anyone
with experience at this.

Do you think it is better to include mplayer
in the gecko edition of wary 5 or keep it separate as a pet? (Technosaurus pointed me to his
very clear instructions on making pets).


Posted on 4 Jan 2011, 8:44 by pskin
wary 5 on gecko
Hi Barry, I managed to compile libvpx and ffmpeg
for the Gecko, and found that the latest
flash plugin from Adobe seems to work.
So I hope to bring out a gecko edition soon, once I have tested a bit more.

I also compiled mplayer and mencoder, and they
worked very well, but had rather large binaries
(11M for mplayer). I saw that mplayer has a large
overlap with ffmpeg, but could not find a way for
mplayer to share the libraries, so gave up.
I guess that appropriate configure options to leave out unused features might reduce the size,
and I'd be grateful for suggestions from anyone
with experience at this.

Do you think it is better to include mplayer
in the gecko edition of wary 5 or keep it separate as a pet? (Technosaurus pointed me to his
very clear instructions on making pets).


Posted on 4 Jan 2011, 9:57 by BarryK
mplayer and ffmpeg
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