[Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 22 11:44:56 EDT 2009

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
>> 2009/10/22 Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>:
>>> What would be more reliable in the under a tree use case: ad-hoc or
>>> mesh with a max of 1 hop?
>> Mesh, since everyone does their own beaconing.
> That's my guess too. But the hard-to-answer question is "how much more
> reliable"? So we can answer "is it worth the big effort"?

There is only one way to find out.

Both Salut (Clique and Avahi) and 802.11 ad-hoc beaconing have complex
behavior in the face of unreliable connections.  I do not think we are
likely to be able to predict the result of their interaction.  That's why
OLPC has a testing team.

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