ex-preinstalled and now unsupported activities (Re: Update.1)
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Wed Mar 12 13:13:49 EDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On Mar 12, 2008, at 17:35 , C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> >> Ex-preinstalled activities are now called "unsupported
> >> activities" :-<
> > Where does it say that?
> I said that, and you answered that my summary was basically right.
I meant to save myself from exactly this hair-splitting by using the
word "basically". Sigh. Consider your summary corrected, then.
> > I believe the current plan is that the
> > "preinstalled" activities are now called "supported" activities,
> Is that official? I.e., should we change the "pre-installed" moniker
> on the wiki's Activities page?
Having just had this conversation here at 1cc, the "supported" moniker
is making people nervous because, "what does supported mean,
exactly?". Maybe something to "tested" as in "these activities are
installed in the build we test"? But we can't guarantee that we've
actually fully tested each activity... at any rate, the short answer
is, "no" -- the moniker's not official, and we're still trying to
figure out how to communicate what is, essentially, *no* change from
the status quo ante: we're just splitting our monolithic build images
in half: base OS + activities.
> > and
> > the build we test here at OLPC is the core build + the G1G1
> > customization key (which installs those "supported" activities). We
> > can't afford to test every activity and every combination of
> > activities, but the current plan explicitly maintains the status quo
> > ante.
> Is that customization key available for download, yet?
Help wanted! I've only got so many hours in the day, and I'm trying
to help out Uruguay and Peru today. All the activities are publicly
available; it shouldn't be too hard to pull together a G1G1 activity
bundle candidate, and the help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe an
additional 'Extra' bundle with worthwhile non-G1G1 activities could be
created at the same time.
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