[Testing] 11.3.0 release candidate 3 (build 882) released

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 22 00:06:44 EDT 2011


Hi Daniel,

On 21 Oct 2011, at 19:53, Daniel Drake wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> We're pleased to announce our third release candidate of our new
> 11.3.0 software release.
> 
> Information and installation instructions can be found here:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/11.3.0
> 
> Quick links for those who know which files need to be grabbed and save
> to USB disks:
> http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/candidate/882/

I just wondered if this XO-1 backlight power saving issue has made it onto anyone else's radar, or if I should be setting some special trac flag/keyword? Seems a shame to regress on a basic XO-1 power saving feature.

	https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11304

Regards,
--Gary

> http://download.laptop.org/xo-1.5/os/candidate/882/
> http://download.laptop.org/xo-1.75/os/candidate/882/
> 
> This is a signed release candidate that can be installed on all XOs,
> even those with security enabled.
> 
> We're looking for testing and feedback on all aspects of the system.
> Thanks for any help you can offer, and for all the feedback that was
> received throughout development.
> 
> Our scheduled release date is November 1st.
> 
> 
> 
> Please review the "Known problems" section of the release notes. Some
> documented issues are carried over from previous releases, but others
> are new and are things that we will aim to fix in the few weeks before
> release, including:
> 
> 
> XO-1.75
> Sound does not work in many activities (ticket #11296).
> There is no suspend/resume support yet.
> There is slight mouse cursor visual corruption in Sugar, and the
> mouse cursor in GNOME appears odd, but is otherwise functional.
> Sometimes, part of the screen may not redraw correctly, such as
> Sugar's neighborhood view after dismissing the wireless security
> dialog (ticket #11273)
> 
> 
> 
> XO-1 users: we have identified a bug in the firmware releases shipped
> during 11.3.0 development and in earlier 11.3.0 release candidates.
> Affected versions are Q2E46 and Q2E47. You can check which version you
> are running in the Sugar 'Settings' dialog.
> Unfortunately, a bug in the firmware update code means that these
> firmware versions will not automatically upgrade to newer versions. We
> have fixed this in Q2E48 (included in 11.3.0 build 882 onwards), but
> existing users of Q2E46 and Q2E47 will need to update manually. Sorry
> about that. The procedure is outlined here:
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11336#comment:8
> Ask for help on these lists if needed.
> Users of 11.2.0 and previous (who will be running older firmware
> releases such as Q2E45) are not affected, and XO-1.5 and XO-1.75 users
> are similarly unaffected.
> 
> 
> 
> Changes since build 881:
> 
> The Sugar intro screen now shows the correct mouse cursor.
> 
> The Sugar "About my computer" dialog now shows firmware versions on
> the XO-1.75 as it does on other laptop models.
> 
> A XO-1.75 graphics drawing problem has been solved: closing the
> wireless key dialog no longer leaves an unpainted region on the
> screen.
> 
> The camera now works in Scratch on XO-1.75.
> 
> Wikipedia should no longer crash on XO-1.75 and will use less network
> bandwidth when online on all laptop models (previously we were
> downloading and rendering huge images, now we use thumbnails as we
> should!)
> 
> Record no longer crashes on XO-1 when recording audio/video.
> 
> A XO-1 keyboard problem was fixed causing some XO-1 models to have
> non-functional special keys (e.g. the frame key)
> 
> An issue preventing XO-1 firmware upgrades was fixed, but affected
> users will need to manually update the firmware just this once.
> 
> A trivial bug fix was applied to further reduce the window where the
> system may decide to suspend while connecting to a network.
> 
> XO-1.75 now sends kernel log messages over serial console in secure
> mode. A XO-1.75 firmware update also reduces the popping at the
> start/end of the bootup jingle.
> 
> 8GB disk images are now produced for XO-1.75.
> 
> 
> Closed tickets:
> #11332 Record activity dying while recording on SIGILL on XO-1
> #10712 wrong cursor on welcome screen
> #11232 Sugar "About my Computer" dialog does not show 1.75
> firmware/wireless firmware versions
> #11315 XO 1.75 secure mode gets ttyS0 console instead of ttyS2
> #11335 Specialized Sugar keys on XO-1 Keyboard not working after battery pull
> #11336 Q2E46 does not automatically pick up new firmware builds.
> #11318 Ad-hoc network is not brought back after idle suspend/resume
> #11319 Scratch looks for wrong libv4l2.so file
> #11280 Drawing issue in neighborhood view
> #11295 insufficient resources for operation in wikipedia
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