[Wiki-gang] getting the truth about future releases onto wiki.laptop.org

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Mon Feb 23 20:52:44 EST 2009

no need for page deletions; there's still a lot to be worked out over
the coming months.  I believe joyride is working as designed at the
moment and should be updated once 8.2.1 is quite out the door.


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM, S Page <info at skierpage.com> wrote:
> 9.1.0 is cancelled, joyride does not incorporate latest Sucrose, O.S.
> development is taking place elsewhere.  Such adjustments have made big
> chunks of wiki.laptop.org deceptive.  AFAIK, no one has put this change
> in direction on the wiki (?!), so I jumped in.
> * I started with http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Future_releases , adding a
> new section
>   == Next-generation releases will not come from OLPC ==
> based around NN's Q&A statement.  I added a subsection pointing to the
> most promising replacements (~cjb/rawhide and SugarLabs' SoaS XO
> images), with a "not ready" caveat.
> IMO, the Future_releases page should continue to be the definitive
> statement about future releases (duh).  The wiki has thousands of
> half-hearted ill-maintained pages, it doesn't need more.
> I have adjusted some misleading pages, always linking back to [[Future
> releases]] so as to avoid populating lots of pages with info that's
> subject to change.
> * In the "Devel" line of the "Latest Releases" green box I put a "Read
> note!" link.
> * In http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Joyride I added a section
>   === Joyride is not producing usable releases ===
> * I marked http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0 as obsolete, saying
>   A specific 9.1.0 release from OLPC is not going to happen,
> linking to Ed McNierney's public statement in
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2009-February/023079.html
> (I did the same in the 9.1.0 section of Future releases.)
> * In http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_images#Development_builds I indicated
> the change in approach and de-emphasized joyride.
> == TO DO ==
> * Find and adjust many other misleading pages.
> * I'm not sure what to do with the big swath of 9.1.0 Future
> features/roadmap pages and subpages.
> * Can someone with rights please update http://dev.laptop.org/roadmap to
> add a prominent link to [[Future releases]] and kill off the dead
> milestones.
> * Is the Joyride stream obsolete rather than "temporarily not working as
> designed"?
> * If there are specific XO features that are going away in this new
> world (e.g. Rainbow,  Bitfrost, olpc-update, the Software update Sugar
> control panel, "press O to revert to previous image", ?), they should be
> listed in a new "Not applicable" section of
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Enabling_XO_features_on_other_distributions
> and their wiki pages somehow flagged with a {{does not apply in new
> world}} template.
> * Is this janitorial work in the ruins a waste of time better served by
> wholesale page deletions?
> Thanks for all you do, and I look forward to the next-generation Linux
> distributions with Sugar running on my XO.
> --
> =S Page
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