Jul 22 – 28, 2020 Online Event
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GNOME OS on real hardware

Jul 22, 2020, 3:30 PM
50 Minute Presentation Application Development and Deployment


Valentin David (Codethink)


GNOME OS is a bootable operating system with vanilla version of GNOME. Its main use is testing. Testing GNOME requires fine control on the software stack of the operating system. Thus, it is better not to depend on a specific distribution. GNOME OS has been made originally to run as a virtual machine.

However, GNOME OS is upgradable through OSTree, and Flatpak applications can be installed. And this through integration with GNOME Software integration. So it should be pretty close to a complete operating system.

What does it take to take GNOME OS to real hardware? And how much of it is usable? Can we do software development on GNOME OS?

In this presentation we will see answers through the experience of porting GNOME OS to the Pinebook Pro, a cheap ARM 64 bits laptop.

Level of Difficulty Technical

Primary author

Valentin David (Codethink)

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