Non-XOs showing up in neighborhood

Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Mon Jul 23 12:36:07 EDT 2007

Hi Sjoerd,

Sjoerd Simons wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 05:16:17PM +0200, Michael Rueger wrote:
>> Sjoerd Simons wrote:
>>> The Chat activity can uses multi-user chats afaik, which is something only
>>> supported by telepathy-salut (it's not standardized). So you won't be able to
>>> talk to them unless they use a Telepathy based client.
>> So this mean everybody in wireless range and a Telepathy client can chat 
>> with the kids on the XO mesh?
> Yes. There is no (real) difference in the telepathy-salut you can install on
> your normal machine and the one on the XO. So you can talk to each-other.
> Joining the mesh without an XO is hard though (as afaik there are no other
> machines supporting 802.11s). I'm assuming the Jonathan was using a normal
> wireless network when he saw others online, not a mesh.
I was under some kind of weird impression you could join the mesh as a 
ad-hoc client, you just wouldn't actually participate in any meshing, 
which seems to be confirmed by the fact at GUADEC, for example, you'd 
see an 'olpc-mesh' network as ad-hoc?

No idea if this actually works, however, or perhaps I'm totally bongo 


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