Fwd: 8.2.2 Beta-1 test request
milan.zimmermann at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 11:15:09 EST 2009
(forwarded, sorry I replied to author not list)
Is this a request to test on XO1 only? Assuming the instructions are
still here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Clean-install_procedure
I have some questions inline about the things you are pointing out to test:
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 7:34 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Note! We are also testing the XO-1.5 builds, and hoping to make a
> release Real Soon Now. If you have XO-1.5 hardware, help us test the
> 1.5 builds. On the other hand, if you have XO-1s to test, I need help
> The build is '802B1' -- find it at:
> Filing bugs -- the bugs related to this release are tagged with
> milestone '8.2.2'. Please set that milestone in any new bug you file,
> or add your notes to the existing bugs:
> What's new?
> The build has a rebuilt kernel with new touchpad drivers, and some
> configuration tweaks. This is for both old 'ALPS' touchpads and new
> 'Synaptics' touchpads. (Do mention which one you have!)
How can I tell?
> With these changes, the touchpads should move a little bit slower,
> have a bit more precision, and be a lot less 'jumpy'. In fact, when
> they data gets jumpy, the driver ignores the data instead of jumping
> Is the kangaroo mode gone? Is it more usable now? Are other effects creeping in?
What is Kangaroo mode - do you mean a jumpy cursor ?
> Comparison test drawing spirals:
> - Grab 2 XOs with the same touchpad type, load the old stable 802 on
> and my test build (802B1) on the other. If you only have one XO,
> try one OS after the other...
> - Open Paint and draw spirals
> 1) try to keep it reasonably tight
> 2) stop if you collide or get sloppy
> 3) count the number of cycles
> 4) try again N times
> 5) use the average cycles as a measure
> = Kernel =
> The kernel rebuild may have caused other issues. Any problems with
> suspend/resume, wireless, freezes, I want to hear about them.
> = Wireless: Associating to Access Points and debugging =
> Fixed a bug where NetworkManager would -- in a % of connections -- not
> realise that the process had succeeded. Side by side, 802B1 should
> connect successfully to an AP more often.
> And now if you `touch /etc/NetworkManager/log-supplicant` and restart.
> That same file is used as the logfile by wpa_supplicant.
> = Startup / shutdown =
> Two bugs related to the shutdown process have been fixed. Rebooting
> side-by-side, you should see 802B1 shutdown much faster, and never
> hang in the switch to the "ul-warning" screen.
> If it ever hangs in the shutdown process, let me know...
> = Talk to the XS =
> Sugar now connects to gabble immediately after registration, no need
> for a reboot - If you have an XS handy (hint: get the XS-on-XO image
> on an SD card!),
Is XS the school server?
> you can confirm this enhancement.
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9726 -
> You can run 'olpc-connections' in a terminal to see it switch from one
> to the other right away.
> = OS version =
> The Sugar Control Panel should report the right version in 'About my
> XO'. And the 'Update' control panel must check for new activities by
> hitting a url ending in /8.2.2 (you might need a packet capture for
> that, or point it to a server you manage, just to see the 404s...).
> = Update your Activities? =
> The "you must update your activities" dialog on first boot is gone! It
> will only appear after a major upgrade (not a minor one).
> To test this, you can: install an older release (756 for example) and
> then use olpc-update --usb to upgrade to 802B1.
> = Do the activities work? =
> Try out the activities included. Did I break the OS so that any
> activities are failing?
Do you mean test activites after what was done in the above section
(=Update your Activites=), or simply test activities after clean
install of http://dev.laptop.org/~martin/8.2.2-betas/ ?
> = Antitheft topics =
> There are several antitheft enhancements -- these are more involved to
> test. If anyone is prepared to play with antitheft stuff, have a look
> at the 2 README files in olpc-bios-crypto and ping me.
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
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