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

Michael Stone michael at laptop.org
Fri May 16 01:18:35 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 05:23:11PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> 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).

Blake Setlow was the first to take me up on my offer; he asked me to
consider the fixes for #5268 and #1002 discussed previously in:

  http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-March/012052.html and

and offered his assistance testing 704 in exchange. Because #5268 is an
iconic bug which may offer some relief to those with jumpy touchpads, I
am inclined to consider his changes on these terms even though I suspect
that it may exhaust our remaining QA resources to attempt to qualify

If you have other issues you wish to propose, you need to do so by
Sunday night so that I can make an informed decision about how to
proceed if 704 turns out to be worth keeping.


P.S. - Dennis, Blake, and I spoke with Andres to learn of his feelings
on how to proceed. He informed us that he does not consider it feasible
to QA a 2.6.25 kernel or to backport his touchpad driver in time for our
bugfix release. However, in preparation for our August release, he
requested more extensive testing of his 'testing' kernel series, which
we should endeavor to provide by using these kernels in the joyride,
faster, olpc3, &etc. builds.

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