Software components

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This page defines the software environment that will be installed on the OLPC and which application software developers can use. While it is possible for an application developer to add additional software components and libraries, this is not a decision to be taken lightly. The OLPC is constrained by limited memory and storage which means that adding too many frills and features can have a significant negative impact on your own application as well as other applications running on the OLPC.

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Operating System Components

Linux Kernel

For the main kernel, we are using the Fedora Rawhide version of the Linux kernel, which means that we are tracking the main kernel fairly closely. The OLPC specific bits of the Rawhide kernel are pulled from the olpc-2.6 GIT tree on;a=summary

  • initd
  • bash version ?.?
  • etc
  • please fill out this list


  • Python version 2.4
  • Sugar
  • xulrunner
  • CSound
  • TamTam
  • OpenDocument Viewer OpenDocument Viewer (proposed) - this application will let kids read documents in OpenDocument format, a highly-compressed format that is a fully open international standard (ISO 26300). The application is very small (it's xulrunner-based) is being developed by the OpenDocument Fellowship (see "project #3")

Libraries and Plugins

  • GTK+ version 2.10
  • PyGTK version ?.?
  • Tinymail (Possible, still looking for design ideas.)
  • lib??