Please update etoys in 8.2.1
david at lang.hm
david at lang.hm
Fri Feb 6 05:13:00 EST 2009
On Fri, 6 Feb 2009, Michael Stone wrote:
>> so after the 8.2.1 release the plan is to just switch to standard Linux
> Speaking entirely as a volunteer: the answer depends on who you ask.
sorry if I seem like a pest, and I definantly do appriciate the volunteers
here, but what I am trying to understand here are the plans of the olpc
orginiztion itself. it's one thing to transition the maintinance of the
Sugar UI to an outside orginization, it's something very different to
switch from Sugar the distro (or whatever you want to call it if not
Sugar) to Fedora with the Sugar UI running in it.
among other things, this would signal the end of the rainbow security
approach in favor of standard linux (or possibly SElinux) security.
It would end the dual image 'hit a button to boot the last image' approach
as standard distros don't do that. and probably several other things.
I'm not even saying it's the wrong thing to do. I'm just trying to
understand what the plan is.
In many ways, switching the XO laptop from using one special distro to
being able to select which of several different distros you want
pre-loaded on the machine would be a very good thing. but it is a very
> Since I think that 8.2.0 wasn't half bad, I'm currently trying to persuade
> people who feel similarly to work with me to assemble an 8.2.2 with some
> bugfixes and software updates, because I think that
> a) it's the right thing to do
> b) it will complement various upstream efforts (both in Fedora, Sugar Labs,
> and the wider FOSS community at large) by helping to concentrate
> deployment-specific testing effort on the most relevant parts of
> their work
> c) that it's important to deliver a product which directly meets the needs
> existing deployments even when those needs don't precisely match the
> and goals of the larger upstream communities.
> Does this help clarify the situation?
> P.S. - My current ideal list of changes would include:
> * fix the memory stability issue
> * ship the new gabble w/ support for out-of-band stream tubes
> * ship the latest gnash
> and I'd be very happy to discuss shipping various sugar or platform updates
> well; e.g. java.
> What do you want to see in a new release?
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