Finally done the base OS install (Egads that took forever...)
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I've just finished defragmenting the installed OS in the VMWare image and I'm now cloning the image. Next up is booting into the new kernel and then actually building Sugar. Yay! I want to back up the image at this point because it's taken a full week to get built and it is basically just a stock Gentoo machine right now (i.e. useful for all sorts of other things).
I also need to see about what I can strip out of the image for distribution. It's currently got a whole Gnome desktop in there... makes it easier on developers I suppose, but it's a lot of overhead, both disk space (the image is 4.4GB at the moment) and run-time memory usage (Gnome's various components seem to occupy most of the 128MB I originally gave the image).
Anyway, I have paying work to get to today, so I'll just be kicking off the compile in a few minutes and then getting back to the real stuff.
[Update: transferred the completed image over to the workstation/server, a 2GHz AMD64 with 1GB of ram... quite a difference. Strangely, Gnome seems to use less ram on the workstation (where there is more) than on the laptop. Weird. Anyway, have the workstation compiling the non-standard (i.e. not part of a standard Gentoo install) Sugar dependencies now, it's up to number #14 of 23.]
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