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

Ed McNierney ed at laptop.org
Thu Nov 20 06:29:30 EST 2008

Thanks for all the comments, but could we please take this off the devel
mailing list and have this conversation with the people who are working on
support, and where it can do much more good?  Thanks very much for the help.

    - Ed

On 11/20/08 1:06 AM, "S Page" <info at skierpage.com> wrote:

> Interesting...
> So the wiki can't assume new users have 8.2, that means a lot of pages
> will need separate "Latest release / Earlier releases" sections and/or
> encourage users to upgrade.
> I wonder how many users with 8.1 will visit
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities and download more recent activities
> that are incompatible with 8.1.  That Activities page's text seems wrong:
>    This is a snapshot of the activities included on the list as of the
> launch of G1G1, not a list of all activities known to work on release
> 8.2.0. These activities are pre-installed in machines received through
> the Give One Get One program.
> Does the 8.1 build on the early G1G1 2008 laptops have, e.g. the Help
> activity?  (Which I thought is the 8.2.0 user manual.)  Someone who
> definitively knows should update that page.  Is there a downloadable
> image of what's on those laptops anywhere?
> Ed McNierney wrote:
>> 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
> I added a mildly edited version of this to
> <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Giving#Frequently_Asked_Questions>
> I also mention it in passing on
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Getting_started , which assumes users have the
> excellent Help activity.
> "Getting started" is where the wiki navigation's "About the XO > Help
> using the XO" goes; I'm not sure what other places on the wiki new G1G1
> users hit first.
> Ton,
> What's the model number of your new machine?  (`olpc-netstatus -i`) ?
> --
> =S Page

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