[Sugar-devel] New release of F11 for the XO-1 - Build11

Yuan Chao yuanchao at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 15:41:25 EST 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 3:50 AM, Stanley Sokolow <overbyte at earthlink.net> wrote:

Here are my some minor thoughts.

> My thoughts about Firefox.   Even if it uses more resources than Midori,
> it's worth the extra bytes.   I am running Xubuntu (Teapot edition) from a
I think so too. Especially that the Midori on OS10 breaks on Google Reader. I'm
wondering if the one comes with OS11 have it fixed?

> 2GB SD card in my XO, and I have Firefox on it.   I installed the ePubReader
> plug-in for Firefox.   This runs nicely and allows you to view eBooks in
> ePub format, which is the up-and-coming open format for books.   You can
This comes back to an old issue: though the browser activity on XO is based on
xulRunner, which is of the same engine as Firefox, it doesn't support
plug-ins. I recall
there were some efforts been done, but not sure what's the latest progress?

There were some efforts to use webkit as Browser activity back-end,
also no progress

BTW, with the rotation bug fixed, I noticed that the Browser (and
Firefox) activity do
respect the screen orientation such that the cursor keys are
"rotated". It's also a bit
un-natural that the game buttons doesn't rotate the page up/down mappings.
However, for 90 and 270 degree orientation, the cursor key mapping are
in wrong parity,
while it's correct for 0 and 180 degree. Where should I issue this
bug? system or activity?

BTW, have you tried 'yum install fbreader'?

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM, rihoward1 at gmail.com <rihoward1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Some quick observations on  F11 for the XO-1 - Build11.
>> ...
>  <stuff deleted here>
>> Gnome Desktop mode:
>> In previous builds Midori was used as the web browser in gnome now Firefox
>> is being pulled in.  Is this an intentional change or a side effect of
>> changing the build system?  Midori is general considered to use less
>> resources than Firefox.
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Best regards,
Yuan Chao

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