[support-gang] [IAEP] Announcing the OLPC OS 10.1.2 final release!

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Tue Sep 7 08:34:20 EDT 2010

kevin wrote:
 > On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 10:16:42AM -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
 > > James,
 > > 
 > > I've noticed this when updating fully drained XOs. The power indicator
 > > blinks when plugged in, but upon reflashing, when the XO reboots, it
 > > won't apply the firmware because the battery is too low, and will skip
 > > to booting into the new OS image.
 > > 
 > Would it be worth someones time to find a way to notify the user about this:
 > That it is waiting to be plugged-in or for sufficient voltage before it
 > completes the firmware upgrade.
 > Would this be OFW or OLPC OS work?

i believe the user is already notified, with a warning in red, that
the flash update has been skipped.  but it's true that that warning
isn't localized, and is relatively easy to miss (since the system
keeps booting).

the assumption is that the firmware will be updated the next time the
laptop _is_ booted with two power sources, and that that laptop will
function adequately until that time.  it would certainly be
possible to write a frame applet that that warned about this
condition, by comparing the available firmware to the installed

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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