[Sugar-devel] Candidate "paper cut" bugs for a new 8.2.x release?

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Tue Aug 11 10:53:22 EDT 2009

martin wrote:
 > In the _completely hypothetical_ case that I had some time and chance
 > to spin a 8.2.x release aimed at fixing the "paper cuts"[1] and
 > low-risk bugs that hinder XO-1 deployability _today_ in the field -
 > have *you* got any candidates? Tell me about them :-)

well, touchpad issues are always a good topic.

one thing we've recently realized that would be very low risk
would be to change the "xset" command in /usr/bin/olpc-session
from "xset 7/4 0" to either "xset 7/6 0" or "xset 7/4 1".  both
of these changes were commited to git over a year ago, but at
about that time the branch from which olpc-utils was being built
was changed (at least, i think that's what happened) and neither
change made it into a release.  i've personally been using the
"xset 7/4 1" version for a very long time, and it works well. 
(but we're also thinking that maybe even a much higher threshold,
like 10 or 20 might be even better -- the goal being to make very
fine movements, as are necessary in something like etoys, more
predictable -- *feedback, please*.)

in addition, we're trying to settle on some mouse driver changes,
hoping to improve the jumpiness/recalibration issues we've been
seeing forever.  if nothing else, a next release _must_ be built
with a modular mouse driver, to make deploying incremental
changes to that driver more feasible.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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