Help-Activity (manual) by Dec 1st

Seth Woodworth seth at
Thu Oct 30 01:41:26 EDT 2008

There is an upcoming deadline for the Help activity / Floss Manual that I am
starting to plan for now.

As you may know, OLPC is starting the Give One, Get One program again
November 17th.  This year we're shipping through amazon and laptops will
start arriving very very soon after the 17th.  We have the opportunity to
auto-update the Help activity when they start arriving.

I am going to use December 1st as my deadline to improve the current help
activity and close all of the open tickets in our bug tracker relating to
the manual:

I'm not going to have a *lot* of time to work on this before the 24th of the
month, but I plan to spend a lot of time finishing little tasks in the final
few days before December.

If you want to get involved, you can!

1.) The best thing you can do is get an account at and start improving/expanding.  Try to be a bit
more cautious than editing the OLPC wiki's however.

2.) Get involved in translating the manuals:  I don't know a lot about this
process, so feel free to ask questions on this list for help.  I would
really love to be able to publish a translated Help-activity for g1g1.

3.) Read the manual, if you find an error, please report it in our bug
tracking system here: .  Alternatively, you can also
send an email to this list and someone will throw it into the tracker.

Big thanks to Anne Gentle, Adam Hyde, Floss Manuals, and all of the other
volunteers who have worked on the manual so far.  Please keep up the good
work and keep recruiting more talent!

All the best,
Seth Woodworth

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Zarro Boogs per Child <
bugtracker at> wrote:

> #8839: Update Help activity to clearly state that the XO's antennas should
> always
> be pointed up for the best radio reception
> -------------------------------+--------------------------------------------
>     Reporter:  joe            |        Owner:  isforinsects
>          Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new
>      Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Not Triaged
>    Component:  help-activity  |      Version:  not specified
>    Resolution:                 |     Keywords:
>  Next_action:  communicate    |   Spec_stage:  unknown
>    Blockedby:                 |     Blocking:
> Spec_reviewer:                 |     Verified:  0
> Spec_reviewed:  0              |
> -------------------------------+--------------------------------------------
> Comment(by joe):
>  Seth,
>  Please update the Help activity, so I could close this ticket.
>  Joe
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> Ticket URL: <>
> One Laptop Per Child <>
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