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Seneca Uses GuruPlug Server Farm to Build Raspberry Pi Fedora Distribution

February 21st, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Prior to the Raspberry Pi Fedora 14 Remix launch party, Seneca has uploaded a video showing the work they have done to have Fedora 14 work on Raspberry Pi.

Here are some interesting points ion this video:

  • All basics application such as a web browser, office suite, the components you need to build a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server… are already working.
  • 2D graphics acceleration is not implemented yet, so the first release may feel a bit sluggish. But eventually, since the Raspberry Pi has a pretty good GPU, 2D support (OpenVG in Cairo library?) will be implemented at some points in time, either by Seneca or other people in the development community.
  • Seneca uses around 60 ARM devices in their build farm that generates all the binaries for the Fedora ARM  Remix release (e.g. the ones you can get with “yum install”) and among those device there are a few GuruPlug Servers (Marvell 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and  512 NAND Flash, Ethernet, Wi-fi etc..) , Genesi Efika MX smarttop (Freescale i.MX515) as well as some other boards (Pandaboard?).
  • The software running on this farm and building the Fedora RPM packages is called Koji.

  1. alanyih
    March 2nd, 2012 at 13:57 | #1

    The Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 was the first version of the Remix released.

    Release date: February 29, 2012
    Fedora package collection version: 14
    Kernel version: 3.1.9
    Architecture: armv5tel

    The next release will be the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 17.


  2. March 2nd, 2012 at 14:47 | #2

    @ alanyih
    Thanks for the update, I did not know they released version 14 already. However, I cannot find where I can download it.

  3. alanyih
    March 2nd, 2012 at 16:24 | #3

    @ cnxsoft

    SD Card Installation Using the dd Command

    1. Download the image (link to be provided after mirrors sync up)


  4. March 2nd, 2012 at 16:34 | #4

    @ alanyih
    OK. We just need to be patient since the download links are not up. Anyway, there is no hurry since I suppose nobody has received their Raspberry Pi Model B from the 1st batch yet.

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