[sw-eco] Keyboard Support for Haiti & Ethiopia - OLPC 8.1.1 bugfix release

Kim Quirk kim at laptop.org
Thu May 15 18:05:54 EDT 2008

I'm just getting some feedback from Quanta on problems with Mongolian
laptops as they are producing a couple thousand this week and will be
shipping them out.

I will try to recreate these issues and we can see if they fit the same
areas of change and if there is another fix that could be a candidate for
bug fix release.

Looking ahead, the next new keyboard/country that will be manufactured is
Dari (Afghanistan), starting in 2 weeks from now. Perhaps I can get to
testing that one as well with 703 and see what issues they will have BEFORE
they have them.  After Dari, there are only English and Spanish laptops for
5-6 weeks.

For people who want to help with this testing, the basic idea is that you
need to set your laptop to the desired country and then follow the test
cases found here:


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 07:54:46PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> > --- officially ---
> >
> > According to tickets #6973 and #6945, 703 loads the wrong keyboard map
> > for Haiti and inappropriately invokes GTK-IM for Ethiopia. It is
> > proposed that we make a small bug-fix release to allow Haiti and
> > Mongolia to make effective use of their laptops with a 703-like build.
> >
> > The USR process checklist for this release is here:
> >
> >   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SW-ECO_5_Checklist
> >
> > and the Wiki documentation is at
> >
> >   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_SW-ECO_5
> >
> > At present, we believe that #6973 and #6945 can be fixed without
> > security-sensitive changes.
> I've filed #7014 to follow the life-cycle of the first candidate build
> containing Sayamindu's changes (plus a few other odds and ends). I'll
> need your help in the next couple of days to close that ticket by
> reviewing all the code changes made against the 703 package-set, finding
> or writing appropriate tests for the bugs listed, and executing those
> tests (as well as the smoke test).
> Also, I remain interested in pulling in other changes that close
> existing bugs. Please suggest some plausible changes. (I'll suggest a
> few myself in my next email).
> Thanks
> Michael
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