OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 3

S Page 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,
>  url=http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1Lite
> 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
release notes.

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.

=S Page

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