An OLPC Development Model
morgan.collett at gmail.com
Fri May 9 06:22:56 EDT 2008
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:54 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> I believe TWO sets of Activities need to be made available to users
> who are not schoolkids linked to a school server. One set I'll call
> 'stable Activities' - they are packaged in "Activity Packs" such as
> the ones for Peru or for G1G1. Users need a documented way to
> install these. If the build they have put on their OLPC does not
> provide Browse, they need a way to access an "Activity Pack".
> I will use 'development Activities' to describe the second set --
> they represent the most recent versions built by their authors.
> Currently these are scattered on mock.laptop.org and dev.laptop.org
> and wiki.laptop.org (and others). I would prefer there to be a
> SINGLE repository containing the very latest level of each Activity
> -- barring that, there should exist an "official" list which gives
> the location from where the latest version of each individual
> Activity can be fetched.
I agree. There needs to be a place that clearly lists activities
suitable for stable builds, and a place that clearly lists the
It needs to be relatively simple to keep these - especially the
development one - up to date.
> [The existing http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities webpage lists a
> number of not-the-latest-version bundles. It is not suitable for a
> catalog of what I'm calling 'development Activities', unless more
> care is given to updating it as authors come up with new versions.]
I have deliberately not put my new activity releases into
[[Activities]] because this seems the most likely place G1G1 users
will look for things they can install, and Chat for instance will now
require a newer version of Sugar than is in 656 or 703.
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