Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 07:39:36 EST 2009

Hi Ed,

note that the l10n packs for OO are *massive*. I think it is because
they include large dictionaries & thesaurii, template files, localised
iconsets... etc.

There is probably room for trimming them down, and perhaps even
hardlinking identical images after installation. Hard to know what'll
be dropped on the floor if we cut aggressively, and how much it'll
reduce the footprint.

Just as an example of a langpack (one that I could grab easily from
the 'net) -- the Spanish langpack for OOo in Debian claims to take 7MB
installed. Have a look at the 'installed size' table at the bottom of
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/openoffice.org-l10n-es and see the
'list of files' link to get an idea of what's in there.

If we find major inefficiencies, long term we might be able to work
with upstream to make them leaner. Short term, it's not pretty...


On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Ed McNierney <ed at laptop.org> wrote:
> Yes.  I'm not sure how "massive deployments" are relevant, but we currently have one standard software image that is installed at the factory on all XOs.  You are suggesting that we create unique software images, one for each SKU, to be managed and installed separately by OLPC and Quanta for each deployment.   We currently have 60 different SKUs for XO laptops.
>  This would also make it more difficult to create an inventory of XO laptops for small pilots that are readily repurposed for a new destination.
>        - Ed
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 5:39 AM, Bastien wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Reuben K. Caron <reuben at laptop.org> writes:
>>> The one question I have is in regards to localization. Can we have one bundle
>>> that supports localization, i.e. changes default language according sugar/OFW
>>> values, or would we need different bundles?
>> Eric will confirm this, but selecting the language from one single
>> bundle makes that bundle way too heavy.
>> For now the plan is to one version per language on ASLO.
>> Is that so inconvenient for massive deployments?
>> Best,
>> --
>> Bastien
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