New XO-LiveCD Release 080607

Kim Quirk kim at laptop.org
Mon Jun 9 23:45:44 EDT 2008


This worked pretty well for me. I booted the LiveCD off my Macbook Pro and
it started up the 703build of sugar (the previous LiveCD). Nice and fast!
The only problem was the aspect ratio of my screen doesn't meet that of
Sugar so some things are cut off the bottom making it difficult or
impossible in some activities to work. Record couldn't use the camera or
microphone, but measure could use the mic. Pippy could use the sound well,
but you can't read the 'run' and 'stop' buttons. They are just buttons with
no words.

I think this is a great way for teachers or others who don't have an XO to
work with Sugar and the activities to help design or enhance their
curriculum.

Thanks!!
Kim




On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:10 AM, <WolfgangRohrmoser at web.de> wrote:

> A new release 080607 of the Livebackup XO-LiveCD is available at:
>
>      http://dev.laptop.org/pub/livebackupcd/build-708+joyride-2024
>
> and mirrored in Germany at
>
>      ftp://rohrmoser-engineering.de/pub/XO-LiveCD/
>
>
> Main features and changes since version 080321:
>
>   * Dual boot option for update.1 and joyride builds,
>     You can try out the new SUGAR design by booting a recent
>      OLPC joyride version.
>
>   * Improved CD customization. Additional activities and RPM packages
>     can be installed by putting them into CD top-level directories.
>
>   * A new script to prepare USB boot devices out of the Live-ISO image.
>
>   * Tested on a wide range of PC and laptop hardware and proved to work
>     with all common virtual machines on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
>
>   * Additional Xorg graphic drivers and improved X11
>     auto-configuration tools.
>
>   * Bug fixes, updates and new activities.
>
>   * Linux kernel 2.6.24.7, using the aufs-filesystem.
>
>
> This Live-CD project targets the main goals:
>
>   * Give children, students, teachers and parents
>     the opportunity to participate and use the
>     educational software on a common PC.
>
>   * Demonstration of OLPC/Sugar software to non-developers, you can also
>     start the sugar desktop on Windows, Linux or MacOS using a
>     Virtual Machine.
>
>   * For developers the CD provides an easy maintainable Live-System,
>     which could be used to develop and test activities on the sugar
> desktop.
>
>
> Further information is available in the PDF document:
>
>       ftp://rohrmoser-engineering.de/pub/XO-LiveCD/XO-LiveCD_080607.pdf
>
> For discussion we invite you to join the mailing list:
>
>   http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/livebackup-xo-cd
>
>
> Regards
>
>              Wolfgang Rohrmoser
>
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