Feedback on 759 joyride
gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 15:16:38 EDT 2008
Thanks for the test results. You are making a contribution to the list
lately, its much appreciated! One comment on dates.
We try to always say: "dates subject to change". We could have done
better communicating that on this case, but in general its not a hard
date you can schedule your deployment on until very close to the end of
the release. You should definitely ask for more detail (like you did)
when the posted info is not clear or finalized.
In terms of "can you use a pre-release signed image", I'll let Michael
comment on that. My take is that we don't usually do that and it would
not be supported (AKA if you find a problem the first answer would be:
"please upgrade to the latest version")
We welcome any more comments on 8.2-759 and how close it is to being
ready for release.
Have a great weekend.
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:12:59 +1000
> From: Pia Waugh <greebo at pipka.org>
> Subject: Feedback on 759 joyride
> To: OLPC Development <devel at lists.laptop.org>
> Message-ID: <20080912121259.GE19483 at pipka.org>
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> H all,
> I spent a few hours testing and have the following feedback that I thought
> would be useful. I really loved the image, the control panel and some of the
> other changes (like how Browse can now support a pop-up and the improved
> ease of copying of stuff to the USB key!), so awesome job everyone!
> - Suspend - it didn't appear to actually suspend, and ended up overheating
> in my bag :)
> - when connected to a network the circle isn't white, and as such not obvious
> that you are connected.
> - pippy apps (snow, pong) are taking a _long_ time to load
> - Slideshow app in pippy doesn't work at all
> - needs the journal on the application circle view somehow so that when an
> app is open you can still easily find it (without having to open the
> - mandarin doesn't work in speak or anything for that matter :)
> - x20 - close and "keep" icons missing
> - can't run actual swf files in browser, can only run embedded flash
> - write app breaks content formatted when reopening saved stuff with defaults
> - all other apps appeared to work fine, but haven't been able to test
> collaboration as I need to get another developer key or two.
> - Froze a few times, mainly when running Firefox (not Browse, I was testing
> some content stuff).
> Also, as VideoChat is part of what we wanted to demo for this trial, I am
> paying someone to work on it over the weekend and hopefully get it up and
> going. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
> I have a trial of about 60 laptops that I have to set up on the 22nd
> September, and I'm _really_ keen to use this image. Would it be at all
> possible to get a signed image by then for normal XOs even though the actual
> stable one won't be out for weeks later? I had originally planned my
> timeline on the original launch date of the 17th September :/
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