Morgan Collett | 1 Sep 10:56 2008
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Re: LiveCD LiveUSB

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 19:21, Ivan Krstić
<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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Re: [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. :(
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Simon Schampijer | 1 Sep 11:17 2008
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Re: [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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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

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Sincerely etc.
Christopher Sawtell
Morgan Collett | 1 Sep 12:05 2008
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Re: 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
Bert Freudenberg | 1 Sep 12:06 2008
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Re: 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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Re: 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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Koen Kooi | 1 Sep 12:57 2008
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Re: [oe] Sugar on the BeagleBoard using the OpenEmbedded toolkit.


Op 22 aug 2008, om 02:29 heeft David Farning het volgende geschreven:

> Welcome to the Sugar on the BeagleBoard project.  It seems that we  
> have
> all of the pieces in place to do a port.
>
> First, some background.
>
> The initial port will be getting Sugar[1] to run on the Beagleboard[2]
> using the Open Embedded[3] toolkit.

The basics (sugar, sugar-base, sugar-toolkit, sugar-presence-services  
and sugar-artwork) are now running on the beagleboard:

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/sugar-running-ångström

To build it using OE: 'bitbake sugar'
To install it in angstrom*: 'opkg install sugar'

The Glucose pack is missing sugar-datastore (needs a lot of python  
modules that aren't in OE yet), etoys (haven't looked at that yet) and  
journal (haven't looked at that either).
The Fructose pack is completely missing in OE.

The remaining tasks for people wanting to work on this are:

1) add OE recipes for needed python-modules
2) add OE recipes for remaining Glucose items
3) add OE recipes for Fructose items
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Release Team | 1 Sep 14:15 2008
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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

Re: 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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