Talk:Test Openmoko Emulation with chroot image

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(JoSch) It took me several hours to run the openmoko makefile on my AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ so it would be nice to have the complete environment without having to compile the whole stuff BUT

  1. wouldn'd it also costs hours to unpack such a big archive with so much files?
    • <kriss> It's only one image file and it took me 20 min on to decompress (1 core Athlon 3500+). - But I could also provide a .gz file and one without temporary files...
  2. where should such a big file be hosted permanently with the necessary download speed and transfer volume?
    • <kriss> I can host it at my university for free and at 100 Mbit/s.
  3. isn't it 'unfair' to choose just one distribution for the chroot environment instead of supplying a guide how everyone could set up their own?
    • so wouldn't it be cleaner to just supply a compressed version of the openmoko build environment and the distribution specific files are suppplied by the user?
  4. isn't it hard to maintain such a giant file over the time and support errors the users have with it?
  5. wouldn't everyone still use the makefile because the files downloaded by it should generally be newer than the files in your archive?
    • <kriss> Yes, Its just for testing. - Just that I have it laying around here, and people want it. - I guess I could even do a "make update-makefile && make update setup openmoko-devel-image" on the image from time to time...

Peer-peer networks suit this sort of distribution well. Unpacking takes minutes generally - even slow disks can create files at some 20/s.

Unfair - of course not.

You are saving users time and effort and hastle. Patches can be simply delivered as overlay archives which are extracted over the filesystem. --Speedevil 11:14, 16 July 2007 (CEST)

Yeah! Great work! --JoSch 18:21, 16 July 2007 (CEST)

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