New update.1 build 696

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Wed Mar 5 10:08:03 EST 2008


On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 5:05 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>  No, the etoys RPM is different from the Etoys activity. It is in the
>  base build and cannot be removed, because Squeak is one of the
>  supported languages of the XO platform (see http://laptop.org/en/
>  laptop/software/specs.shtml). So Squeak-based activities like Etoys,
>  DrGeo, BotsInc, etc. can still be installed.

Yes, at the moment we are still installing necessary RPMs for all of
the supported activities.  At some point, not soon, we might gradually
try to remove these one by one to make activities more self-contained,
and remove the artificial distinction between OLPC-supported
activities and activities created by the community.  We won't be able
to do that until we've got a robust activity updater which supports
sharing common files between activities, etc.  (See trac #4951).

>  Nevertheless I would hope that Etoys (as well as TurtleArt and
>  TamTam) would come pre-installed on a "learning machine".

I believe Walter is so urging countries.  That's a policy question for
Walter, not a technical question about the builds.
 --scott

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