OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 3
skierpage at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 02:34:17 EDT 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM, S Page <skierpage at gmail.com> wrote:
> == Activity groups ==
> I notice there's a new activity group,
> I think this was in os851 as well, but I'm pretty sure that either
> olpc-update to os851 or the Software update control panel gave me
> all-new activities such as Finance, Physics, Stopwatch... one
> reason I have so little space!
> ==> Has anyone else upgrading an XO-1 gotten these extra activities?
I think this happened because I had a ~olpc/Activities/.groups that
contained http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1 , and I think this
means Software update uses
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/10.1 or possibly .../10.1.2,
a big list of activities intended for XO-1.5. (The process is
explained at <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Software_update#Activity_groups>.)
I've written up a workaround for this problem with XO-1 updates,
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Talk:Release_notes/10.1.2 , if anyone else
is testing updating XO-1s from 8.2.0 , please reply or comment if
you're having this problem or not. It seems important enough for the
There are two things that make this problem worse.
The name in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/10.1 is "G1G1
Activities for OLPC OS 10.1", and this appears in Software update >
Modify activity groups. It could be usefully changed to "Larger set
of G1G1 Activities for OLPC OS 10.1".
Both Software update and `sugar-control-panel -g available_updates`
misrepresent the URL they're using. They both print "Fetching
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1..." even though that usually
*isn't* the web page they retrieve and use! I filed
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10321 , the fix is in Sugar (cpsection
and/or bitfrost) but a partial workaround is to label each subpage of
Activities/G1G1/ in greater detail using the activities microformat.
Details in the bug report.
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