[support-gang] [ANNOUNCE] OLPC OS 10.1.3 final release

Kevin Gordon kgordon420 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 14:47:00 EST 2011

Good Folk::

I notice that the link for this release is still over at
build.laptop.orgwith full access to the parent and sub-directories

I had thought that an 'official' release would generally be placed over in
download.laptop.org so that non-developers wouldn't get confused with the
slew of new stuff like: F-12 ARM and F14. Or, regular users might get
curious and load temp or broken builds and software by mistake.

Doesnt really matter to me, I brick my machines daily :-), but it might be
better to place it over there to avoid support issues from some other



On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:59 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>wrote:

> Dear olpc community,
> we are very pleased to announce build os860 as the final 10.1.3 release
> build for XO-1 and XO-1.5 laptops!
> This is an update to software release 10.1.2 that fixes important bugs
> and includes some new improvements (listed at the bottom of this mail).
> The release is based on Fedora 11 and contains the latest Sugar 0.84 and
> the GNOME desktop.
> The full release notes can be found at [1]. Instructions for installing
> the release on an XO can be found at [2].
> Many thanks to everyone -- testers, translators, documenters,
> developers and others -- who contributed to this release!
> On behalf of the OLPCA-team,
>    Simon
> [1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/10.1.3
> [2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/10.1.3#Installation
> ==New features==
> ===Collaboration "under a tree" on XO-1.5===
> We have significantly improved collaboration when XO-1.5 is used with no
> Access Points available ("under a tree"). The Neighborhood View now
> shows three default Ad-hoc networks (for channels 1, 6, and 11) in
> user-friendly icons, and XOs will auto-connect without user
> intervention. This behavior is similar to the "mesh" behavior on XO-1.
> ===Sharing/Backup Journal entries using a mass storage device===
> You may now share Journal entries with another learner using a [[USB
> drive]] or SD card. The user experience is: Martin wants to give a
> picture he has been drawing to Simon. He plugs in his USB drive and
> copies the Journal entry on the drive. Simon plugs in Martin's drive in
> his laptop. The entry will be shown with Martin's XO color on the drive.
> Simon copies Martin's entry into his Journal.
> You can use this feature to backup Journal entries to a USB drive or SD
> card.
> ===Connect your XO to external projectors and monitors===
> We have added support for USB2VGA adapters. You can now connect an XO to
> a projector over a USB2VGA adapter and project what is on your XO screen
> onto a screen or for many people to see.
> ===Screen Rotation on XO-1.5===
> On XO-1.5 it is now possible to rotate the screen using the 'rotate'
> button. This allows learners to use the XO in ebook mode.
> ===Protected Activities Support===
> In this build certain activities are protected from being deleted by
> accident. In the activity list in the home view the erase option is
> disabled for those. Protected activities are: Browse, Terminal, Log,
> Write, ImageViewer and Record.
> ===Better interaction between GNOME and Sugar===
> Switching between Sugar and GNOME user interfaces is smoother. Changes
> of settings in GNOME now do not affect Sugar, and vice-versa.
> The ~/Activities directory is now hidden from the user in GNOME, to
> prevent accidental deletions that could harm Sugar. The networking
> settings are now synchronized so enabling/disabling networking is unified.
> Users can now change GNOME panels and fonts without risk of breaking
> GNOME -- invalid settings are reset on restart.
> The dialog to set a GNOME keyring password when connecting to a secure
> wireless network has been disabled.
> ===Browse===
> A home button has been added into the Browse toolbar. The button returns
> to the home page, where important links are.
> A busy cursor has been added for when a page is loading. This was
> present in 8.2.1 but missing from 10.1.2.
> Finally, previews for downloaded images have been added, so that the
> Journal will show appropriate thumbnails of downloaded images.
> ===Paint===
> The Paint activity has been improved a lot:
> * The cursor has been enhanced and realigned,
> * Text tool has been improved
> * New filters: invert colors and mirror effects
> * Tool size and shape are shown
> * Improvements to copy and paste
> ===Read===
> Scrolling has been improved.  The up and down directional keypad to the
> left of the XO display will now scroll, which is especially useful if
> the laptop is in ebook mode. Using the fn key with the up and down arrow
> keys will now scroll by page.
> ===Write===
> You can now paste images into Write. Images can be copied from Browse,
> Paint or Write. You can now put images into tables and export to PDF.
> The style list has been reordered to place paragraph text styles before
> heading styles.
> ===Wikipedia===
> Page loading has been sped up and several smaller fixes made.
> ===Scratch===
> A new camera plugin adds importing from camera on XO-1.
> ===Activity Updates===
> We included the latest versions of Calculate, Colors, Distance, Etoys,
> Help, InfoSlicer, Jukebox, Labyrinth, Memorize, Physics, Pippy, Turtle
> Art and Typing Turtle.
> ===System Lid Behavior===
> When the lid is closed on the XO, the laptop will suspend its operations
> and turn off the screen.  Historically re-opening the lid has turned on
> the screen and woken up the laptop for normal use.  In order to avoid a
> problem where stacked XO units may accidentally turn each other back on,
> this wake-up behavior has been disabled.  To wake up the laptop from
> suspend press the power button once.
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