An OLPC Development Model

Kim Quirk kim at
Wed May 7 14:30:03 EDT 2008

*shipping* refers to what leaves the factory in China.

We do not *ship* anything without activities installed.

If you already have a build and you upgrade, you shouldn't lose your
activities (that would be a bug if you did).

If you do a 'cleaninstall' based on the old methods of cleaninstall, then
you are liable to end up without activities... but you can add them back; so
it shouldn't be the end of the world.

If you do want to do a cleaninstall, you should use the new method that will
add the activities back with a second boot.


On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpgritti at>

> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:10 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpgritti at>
> wrote:
> >  >  Well, I think we should provide a set of default activities. And I
> >  >  think those should include the educational ones. Shipping default
> >  >  images with no activities on them doesn't send the right message
> >  >  either, imo.
> >
> >  Dammit, why are we having the discussion again!
> >
> >  We do not *ship* any image or machine with no activities installed.
> >  End of story.
> People download 703 and install it on their XO or run it in the
> emulator. And it's completely useless until they grab Bert script to
> download the activities (or get them in some other way). I had to
> guide someone through that process just yesterday and I can tell it
> was really confusing him.
> But feel free to disregard the problem, if it makes you feel better.
> Marco
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