OS15 Random musings

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 10:55:07 EDT 2011

Hi Kevin!

Thanks for this -- some of these items -- #2 for example, deserve
filing as bugs. Please do -- succint and precise details appreciated.

Other topics dererve some comment...

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Kevin Gordon <kgordon420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) On the XO 1.0, install space usage now leaves less than 120Mib of

Can you help us explore what has "grown" in size? Maybe compare the
rpm package list with 10.1.3 and compare the on-disk sizes?

Also consider -- jffs2 lies a lot about free space, and we switched to
the more modest ubifs. Compare "du -sh" rather than "df -h".

> 2) su - now brings one to the bash prompt instead of the root prompt

File a bug - steps to repro...

> 3) There is no UI on the gnome side preferences to tweak the power-save

We never had that. If it's desired, maybe you can help us find someone
who's good at hacking gnome control panels for some XO specific
settings ;-)

> 4) There would appear to be some network settings that are preserved when

Yeah, NM is tricky, and sync between Sugar and Gnome is damn
impossible. The _next_ release cycle -- not this one, but 2012 -- has
a good chance of fixing this thanks to NM 0.9.

> 5) Poor little Cheese has grown a dependent library.  This adds a few MiB to

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