8.2.1 Release Status - Thursday, Jan. 29, 2008
michael at laptop.org
Thu Jan 29 14:28:08 EST 2009
I just thought I'd offer some unofficial advice on the state of 8.2.1 for
a) In the last several weeks, there has been significant package churn at all
levels of the stack including:
kernel bootanim bootfw olpc-utils libX11 xkeyboard-config sugar-journal
as described in more detail by
As a result, we're bottle-necked on QA.
b) Some dedicated volunteers -- notably S Page, dsd, TJB, kimquirk, Hal
Murray, genesee, tiesj, greebo, Mikus, John Ferlito, and ivazquez (thanks
all!) -- have done some fine work getting us unstuck on QA!
In particular, their volunteer wifi testing turned up #9222 which dsd
thinks he fixed this morning from Paraguay! However, I think that there
might be more wireless regressions -- please keep trying to break things
with recent staging builds!
c) Mitch has worked long and hard on #9045, which was one of the tickets
motivating this release!
Today, he delivered a new firmware, q2e30, which you should all help
test. It's available in staging >= 25 and it needs both serious
regression testing, e.g.
and some dedicated feature testing according to the test plan laid out by
(I had so much fun making my own keys last night that I stayed up after an
evening out on the town with Henry & friends to help Mitch test this!)
d) Somebody needs to provide appropriate activities for our smoke tests
(preferably via customization stick) and to make sure that those
activities are properly listed on the usual laptop.org wiki pages. Help
Wade -- is this something that your new activity team would like to help
e) In conclusion, 8.2.1 seems to me to have been put back on track by the
unrivaled commitment of you, our dedicated Friends in Testing. Thanks!
(P.S. - Thanks also to Chris for keeping things rolling by wrangling builds and
tickets at all hours of the day.) :)
(P.P.S. - If you're looking for something to test this week, please try out my
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