Morgan Collett | 1 Sep 10:56 2008
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[sugar] LiveCD LiveUSB

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 19:21, Ivan Krsti?
<krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2008, at 7:42 AM, Jani Monoses wrote:
>> I do not know where ISOs could be hosted though.
>
>
> SugarLabs can host them.

Great! I have a login on shell.sugarlabs.org (which I think is still
on develer). What do we need to set this up?

Marco Pesenti Gritti | 1 Sep 11:04 2008
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[sugar] [Code-review] Please review recent rainbow patches.

I tested it a bit and the fixes for #5428 and #7921 seems to work. Can
we get it in joyride asap to get more testing?

Thanks,
Marco

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 4:21 AM, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I've got a small flurry of rainbow patches (everything from
> rainbow-0.7.19..HEAD in http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/mstone/security)
> that could use a bit of review.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Michael
>
> P.S. - http://teach.laptop.org/~mstone/rainbow.rpm is an RPM containing
> these patches. It's as yet untested, so I may well have broken things;
> however, fixing that can happen in parallel with the review. :)
>
> P.P.S. - I still haven't figured out how to really fix #8016 except by
> excruciatingly dirty hacks. Any thoughts would be appreciated. :(
> _______________________________________________
> Code-review mailing list
> Code-review at lists.laptop.org
> http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/code-review
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Simon Schampijer | 1 Sep 11:17 2008
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[sugar] [Code-review] Please review recent rainbow patches.

It works but in the removing of rainbow/sugaractivity patch you have to 
include a little change.

rainbow/rainbow/service.py:50:preload_common_modules 
'rainbow.sugaractivity'

Best,
    Simon

Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> I tested it a bit and the fixes for #5428 and #7921 seems to work. Can
> we get it in joyride asap to get more testing?
> 
> Thanks,
> Marco
> 
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 4:21 AM, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Folks,
>>
>> I've got a small flurry of rainbow patches (everything from
>> rainbow-0.7.19..HEAD in http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/mstone/security)
>> that could use a bit of review.
>>
>> Many thanks,
>>
>> Michael
>>
>> P.S. - http://teach.laptop.org/~mstone/rainbow.rpm is an RPM containing
>> these patches. It's as yet untested, so I may well have broken things;
>> however, fixing that can happen in parallel with the review. :)
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Christopher Sawtell | 1 Sep 11:54 2008
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[sugar] A few questions.

Greets,

1)  Is this the correct list to ask simplistic questions? If not could
somebody please direct me to the correct list.

2)  As I live in NZ a genuine hardware XO is utter vapour ware for me,
so I have to either use the sugar packages as published by the Ubuntu
folks, or to Install VirtualBox and run an image. The question is:
which road should I take? If you suggest the image in a VirtualBox
route, I would be grateful as to a suggestion as to which one, there
are _so_ many. I hope to run the XO apps. on a T41 ThinkPad.

3) I am preparing a simplistic little "Counting Book for 21st Century
Children". So I need to know whether the standard XO file set has a
PDF reader as standard?

TIA

--

-- 
Sincerely etc.
Christopher Sawtell

Morgan Collett | 1 Sep 12:05 2008
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[sugar] A few questions.

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 11:54, Christopher Sawtell <csawtell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greets,
>
> 1)  Is this the correct list to ask simplistic questions? If not could
> somebody please direct me to the correct list.
>
> 2)  As I live in NZ a genuine hardware XO is utter vapour ware for me,
> so I have to either use the sugar packages as published by the Ubuntu
> folks, or to Install VirtualBox and run an image. The question is:
> which road should I take? If you suggest the image in a VirtualBox
> route, I would be grateful as to a suggestion as to which one, there
> are _so_ many. I hope to run the XO apps. on a T41 ThinkPad.

If you already run Ubuntu, I think running the latest sugar packages
would be the easiest route:
http://sugarlabs.org/go/Community/Distributions/Ubuntu#Sucrose_0.82

> 3) I am preparing a simplistic little "Counting Book for 21st Century
> Children". So I need to know whether the standard XO file set has a
> PDF reader as standard?

The Read activity is a PDF reader: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read

It's up to each deployment to choose their activities, but a PDF
reader is essential IMHO.

Regards
Morgan

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Bert Freudenberg | 1 Sep 12:06 2008
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[sugar] A few questions.


Am 01.09.2008 um 11:54 schrieb Christopher Sawtell:

> Greets,
>
> 1)  Is this the correct list to ask simplistic questions? If not could
> somebody please direct me to the correct list.

Sure, if it is Sugar-related. The emulation disk image question would  
be better directed at the "devel" list.

> 2)  As I live in NZ a genuine hardware XO is utter vapour ware for me,
> so I have to either use the sugar packages as published by the Ubuntu
> folks, or to Install VirtualBox and run an image. The question is:
> which road should I take? If you suggest the image in a VirtualBox
> route, I would be grateful as to a suggestion as to which one, there
> are _so_ many. I hope to run the XO apps. on a T41 ThinkPad.

Developers can request an XO anywhere in the world:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developers_program

>
> 3) I am preparing a simplistic little "Counting Book for 21st Century
> Children". So I need to know whether the standard XO file set has a
> PDF reader as standard?

Yes, see

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read
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Morgan Collett | 1 Sep 12:18 2008
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[sugar] Survey of activity authors

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 13:21, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> I surveyed authors/maintainers of activities hosted in dev.laptop.org
>> git over the past few weeks. The results are summarised at
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Morgs/Activities_survey
>
> I wish that your list were more of a reference document.  [For instance, you
> have left off authors *you* know are keeping up-to-date -- but not everyone
> knows who is being active.]

Good point. I'll expand my report in the next week or so and send out
an update. I'll add those I didn't contact because they are
staff/contractors of OLPC, as well as a list of those who didn't
respond. (I'll ping them just to check if they forgot, or if they are
no longer interested.)

> Plus, my list of "interesting" Activities is longer than yours.  I presume
> that is because you have left off not only known "active" authors, but also
> "not contactable" authors.  Nevertheless, if there was no response for
> Activities deemed useful, they ought to be listed centrally anyway -- in the
> hope that someone would step up and volunteer to follow up on what is
> happening with that Activity.

I contacted those who were using the git hosting. There are more
activities on the wiki that don't use it. I'll expand my coverage when
I have time to include those where I can find contact details.

> It would also help if there were a compendium of contact information
> available.  As it is, one has to search in the Activity's wiki page. [For
> instance, what is the address of the Map activity maintainer?]

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Release Team | 1 Sep 14:15 2008
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[sugar] Reviews report

= Approved requests =

Problems upgrading Pippy, Read, and Write
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7837

During Launcher screen of Log, revealing frame too many times, crashes Log
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8220

bundlebuilder should perform a more "standard" system installation
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8136

Bastien | 1 Sep 15:35 2008

[sugar] Survey of activity authors

"Morgan Collett" <morgan.collett at gmail.com> writes:

>> It would also help if there were a compendium of contact information
>> available.  As it is, one has to search in the Activity's wiki page. [For
>> instance, what is the address of the Map activity maintainer?]
>
> In the interests of not increasing their unsolicited mail, I'll
> refrain from posting my list of email addresses on the wiki, but this
> is a good point: it was not a trivial exercise to get the addresses
> together.

I still don't understand why it is so hard to have the contact addresses
directly in the git page of each activity.  If I were to collaborate to
a project, this is the place were I would go.

> I'll work on an expanded list of recommendations including a better
> way to publish contact details for activities.
>
> We still need a decent activity portal. I know a couple of people have
> looked at the codebase behind addons.mozilla.org, but that didn't get
> far yet.

+1

We are holding a development week-end in mid-november in France, and if
there is no such portal we may as well develop our.

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-- 
Bastien

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Unknown | 1 Sep 16:01 2008

[sugar] A few questions.

bert wrote:
 > 
 > Am 01.09.2008 um 11:54 schrieb Christopher Sawtell:
 > > 3) I am preparing a simplistic little "Counting Book for 21st Century
 > > Children". So I need to know whether the standard XO file set has a
 > > PDF reader as standard?
 > 
 > Yes, see
 > 
 > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read
 > 

at one time there was a limitation on whether an activity could cause
another activity to perform an action (e.g., telling Browse to visit
a site, or a file:// url).  has that been fixed?  (i don't know if this
is what christopher needs -- mainly i'm just curious.)

paul
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 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org


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