Some quick rawhide-xo/20090227 notes

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Wed Mar 4 04:35:21 EST 2009

2009/3/4 Wade Brainerd <wadetb at>:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at> wrote:
>> Just some feedback relating to:
>> No tickets filed, ping back if you want one on any of these items:
>> - By default the builds boot into GNOME desktop, not Sugar. As a non
>> regular Fedora/GNOME user, it took me a day or so before I spotted the
>> partially obscured button in the bottom right tray of the login page
>> called session. Which reveals a menu allowing you to change the
>> default desktop over to Sugar :-)
>> - The default set of Activities is stored under /usr/share/sugar/
>> activities, everything is owned as root. The Sugar shell does display/
>> launch Activities in this folder, but will not erase or upgrade them
>> (e.g if you download a new .xo bundle with Browse). A quick fix is to
>> move the directory to /home/liveuser/Activities and then chown -R
>> liveuser /home/liveuser/Activities, and rebooting.
>> - Just a heads up for Activity developers that Python 2.6 is installed
>> on these newer builds, and the json library at least is very different
>> from what shipped in previous OLPC builds. Moon (and I'm sure some
>> other Activities) expect the previous json method calls so, on
>> closing, you get a 'keep error'. Happy to fix, but not sure what the
>> best resolution is if I want same code to play well with both new and
>> old distros (hints appreciated).
> Note that the new JSON library was available before as 'simplejson'.  That's
> what I use in all my activities since it's the default going forward, and
> has much better features than the old 'json' or 'cjson'.

simplejson in 2.6 has part of it rewritten in C as well, so the speed
difference with cjson might not be so big any more.



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