Please update etoys in 8.2.1

david at david at
Fri Feb 6 05:16:13 EST 2009

On Fri, 6 Feb 2009, Martin Langhoff wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM,  <david at> wrote:
>> so after the 8.2.1 release the plan is to just switch to standard Linux
>> distros?
> What follows is my understanding of what Ed and cjb mean when they
> talk about future releases...
> Instead of a "9.1" done in the old way, staff and volunteers set their
> eyes on Fedora 11, and ...
> - help ensure there is testing and polish of F-11 on the XO hw
> - help ensure there is testing and polish on the packages we care
> about (Sugar!)
> - build images (and help others build images) based on a F-11 spin
> - post-release fixes and polish are channeled via the Fedora updates stream
> it's very likely that the process will need some tiny bits of rigging
> that don't belong to Fedora. Something similar happens with the XS.
> Creating the 'olpc' user, setting gdm to boot straight into Sugar,
> building the image in jffs2 or ubifs -- such steps of configuration
> can be done in the %post script of a livecd or pungi kickstart.

the first step is to track down the remaining XO only things (power 
management is the big one I can think of at the moment), and flush the 
remaining patches that are in the build for hardware functionality (there 
was a short thread right after the downsizing was announced where I asked 
some questions about this, but the people who had the answers were busy 
looking for other jobs)

David Lang

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