Update.1 Clarifications and Resulting Opportunities
michael at laptop.org
Thu Jun 5 23:45:19 EDT 2008
This email is intended to clarify a few facts about Update.1 for the
record so that I can rest more peacefully at night and so that we,
collectively, can move on to new business:
1. The Update.1 build is official-703, available from
We still need to put up the official ext3 image, but unofficially,
it's available from
should you need it.
2. We concluded that 703 was going to be the official Update.1 on
March 31, 2008 but we knew that the Release Notes:
weren't good enough so we decided to spend a few weeks improving
By April 22, we had understood from the support-gang that 703 was not
going to be suitable for the general G1G1 audience without a one-step
installation tool to take care of the details of the activity
installation needs described in the release notes.
Then, on May 1, Scott published candidate-703 as official-703
because Peru and Mexico had begun installing it without regard to the
incomplete release notes or the lack of a one-step installer.
Today, I updated the Wiki to reflect these occurrences in the hopes
that we may find a small degree of closure.
If you are interested in helping to build the G1G1-requested one-step
installation tool, please comment on #7093. We'd really like to find a
workable solution in the next several weeks - both our "8.1.1" bug-fix
release (in progress - please help test update.1-708!) and our "8.2.0"
"August" release would benefit.
P.S. - If you're trying out 703 or 708 for the first time, _please_
read the Update.1 release notes:
Alternately, if you're interested in improving the procedures that were
followed in order to produce Update.1 (and subsequent releases), please
comment on the contents of these pages:
Finally, if you want to help out with our next releases, check out
for an exciting sneak-peak at what's coming up next; then help test
(developer key needed; see
(Please write test results at
(or file tickets; whichever you prefer!)
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