Steven Parrish smparrish at
Tue Sep 28 06:46:00 EDT 2010

Some of you may have already heard that I have accepted a position
with ActivityCentral to be the project manager for Dextrose.  It feels
like I have come full circle as I started out as a volunteer
maintaining the "F11 for the XO-1" builds for the past 18 months.
That work was very rewarding and I was glad to see OLPC step in and
release official builds based on my work.  The "F11 for the XO-1" was
also a starting point for the original Dextrose system, which Bernie
Innocenti brought to fruition.

Now we will be taking the original Dextrose and expanding upon it.
Dextrose2 will be the result.  Based on Fedora11 and Sugar 0.88 it
will strive for stability, while providing deployments with a
customizable product.  I have already started creating builds for the
new system with additional language support, and they can be found at .  The builds will be for both
the XO-1 and XO-1.5 and will be available both with Gnome and without.

We have a team of developers at SEETA who will be working on this with
us.  Many of them are already known to the community and more will
become known as they join the effort.

I have already started going over the outstanding issues and know that
with everyone's help we can make Dextrose the Premier system for XO

The issues that need to be worked on can be found at:$love


If you are already working on any of these tickets please send me a
quick note as to which tickets you are working on and what the status

I look forward to working with everyone.

Steven Parrish
smparrish at

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