The XO-1.5 software plan.

Edward Cherlin echerlin at
Wed May 20 01:03:16 EDT 2009

What is the command to start Sugar in 20090519.iso? There is no
'sugar-emulator', and 'sugar' fails.

Is their an installer on the image? It doesn't make itself obvious.

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at> wrote:
> We have some good news:  OLPC has decided to base its software release
> for the new XO-1.5 laptop on Fedora 11.  Unlike previous releases, we
> plan to use a full Fedora desktop build, booting into Sugar but giving
> users the option to switch into a standard GNOME install instead.
> (This will mostly be useful for older kids in high school.)
> I'm particularly happy about this plan because it will allow us to
> catch up with the awesome work present in the Sugar community's most
> recent release, Sugar 0.84, as well as merging the latest Fedora work
> and including GNOME into the mix for the first time.  The new machines
> will have 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash, so we have enough room for both
> environments at once.
> We think we'll need to use our own kernel and initrd, but the other
> base packages we expect to need are present in Fedora already,
> including Sugar; in fact, we already have an F11+Sugar+GNOME build
> for the XO-1 using pure Fedora packages.  That build will get better
> as a result of this work (although OLPC's focus will be on getting
> the XO-1.5 running) and it will form the basis for the XO-1.5 build.
> If you're interested in contributing, we'd certainly love your help,
> and you can find us on the fedora-olpc mailing list¹, and freenode
> IRC's #fedora-olpc channel.  Our existing F11 build images for the
> XO-1 are here², and we'll soon begin publishing images for the XO-1.5
> too.  XO-1.5 beta machines will start to be manufactured over the next
> few months, and will be available to contributors as part of our
> Contributors Program³ once the hardware's up and running.
> Finally, thanks are due to the volunteer Fedora packagers and testers
> who helped us get to the point of being able to commit to Fedora 11
> for this new build, in particular: Fabian Affolter, Kushal Das, Greg
> DeKoenigsberg, Martin Dengler, Scott Douglass, Sebastian Dziallas,
> Mikus Grinbergs, Bryan Kearney, Gary C. Martin, Steven M. Parrish,
> and Peter Robinson.  Thanks!
> - Chris, for the OLPC techteam.
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> Chris Ball   <cjb at>
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