G1G1-2008 US machines delivered with 8.1 build 708, not with 8.2 build 767

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Nov 19 22:37:24 EST 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Ed McNierney <ed at laptop.org> wrote:
> Ton -
> Thanks for supporting the G1G1 program with your purchases!  This year it
> was extremely important for us to have Amazon stocked with inventory so
> orders could be fulfilled and delivered right away, the first day of the
> program.  That meant that manufacturing actually had to begin before 8.2 was
> released; the machines being manufactured now have 8.2 built in, but the
> first G1G1 buyers will be receiving the first manufactured machines.
> You can find instructions on upgrading and information about the 8.2 release
> on our wiki at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/8.2.0
> This mailing list is for XO software development discussion, so it's not the
> best place to get help for G1G1 purchasers.  You can find information about
> G1G1 support with lots of great info at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support
> Thanks again for being an "early adopter" this year - we really appreciate
> it.
>    - Ed

Hi Ed,

Will there be a way to communicate with G1G1 v2 purchasers/donors that
they can (and should) update to 8.2 with either a link to instructions
or an automated push of the newer build?

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

> On 11/19/08 9:41 PM, "Ton van Overbeek" <tvoverbeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Received my 2 XOs ordered last Monday today.
>> I was surprised they were booting up in 8.1 with the old sugar
>> interface and not with 8.2.
>> I was under the impression 8.2.0 was targeted for G1G1-2008, but this
>> does not seem to be the case,
>> at least not for the US machines currently in stock at Amazon.
>> Just curious to know if this was the intention.
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