Auckland Testing Summary 6 July 2013
barry at laptop.org.au
Sat Jul 6 16:49:11 EDT 2013
Tom (and I've added Rangan to this thread because Manaia is our first
Thanks for your comprehensive testing yesterday. I trust we can resolve
at least some to these before Tabitha and I reflash the 25 new Duos in
Manaia on Tuesday.
NB: I've noticed another issue on the _Touch interface_ -- when
starting any activity via Touch, there's _no choice_ of whether _Resume
_or _Start New_. We always get _Resume_. The Start New option comes
only via the keypad or external mouse pointer. Is this the intended
On 6/07/2013 10:01 p.m., Tom Parker wrote:
> Auckland Testing Summary 6 July 2013
> Who: John, Tabitha, Tom
> Testing XO-system 1a For XO-4 (build 46)
> Sugar 0.98.7
> Firmware Q7B35
> Found that my previously described customization script was not
> working right -- the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard change is overwritten
> during first boot! Updated the customization script to also hack
> olpc-configure. Will look at options to do this better later.
> Found that this build does not include the Maori translations for
> sugar itself. Worked with CJL to get the language pack into the
> customization script. We’re not sure how we missed this as we have
> done a moderate amount of testing with Maori in previous builds,
> perhaps we saw the activities translated to Maori (activities are
> built differently) and just didn’t notice that sugar itself had no Maori.
> The language selector is awful. It’s slow to appear, the drop downs
> don’t work the first time you use them and they scroll very slowly
> compared to the number of entries but too fast to easily spot your
> desired language. Sometimes when changing the language, when you click
> the restart now, nothing happens. If you click restart later and then
> restart the whole laptop the changes seem to take affect.
> Some activities that we were expecting to be there, were not (maybe we
> are getting confused between builds prepared for different
> deployments). There is no GetBooks but there is Read (without any
> books!). There is also no Infoslice. There is no SocialCalc. There is
> no eToys.
> In Browse we went to activities.sugarlabs.org and tried to use the
> touch screen to write in the search but that didn’t work, you had to
> use the touchpad button to activate the search box. You also couldn’t
> just touch the button that starts the search, you had to use the
> touchpad button (or enter key). You could however use the touchscreen
> to select the activity to go to the activity page and touch to select
> download. Activities did however download successfully, install and
> run (like the Music keyboard activity btw).
> There used to be a menu on the left side of the homepage in Browse but
> it has gone on all the XO-4 homepages. You used to use that menu to
> access maps, images and sound files, as well as any published
> Infoslice activity.
> Maze works.
> Paint works well with touchscreen.
> Physics works well with touchscreen.
> Implode works well with touchscreen.
> Portfolio works.
> Measure works well with touchscreen.
> Labyrinth works.
> Write works and the Maori Macrons (now, after some changes) work. The
> insertion of a table changes the font to times new roman which is not
> actually a listed font available in Write.
> We’re not sure if there is a camera in the XO-4 SKU 303 serial
> SHC318001EC we just got from Australia, there is something there but
> it is at best mis-aligned. This laptop did get banged against a wall
> on it’s handle while it was closed. The direction of the impact was
> mostly parallel with the plane of the shut laptop and wasn’t too
> severe. Could this move the camera in the body of the laptop and also
> break it? Firmware camera test fails, record behaves reasonably (it
> only offers to record sound). Barry reports the second XO from the
> pair in this shipment has a working camera. The XO-4 we got from
> Boston does recognise it’s camera on and it can take high and low
> quality video well. Will take photographs and wait for advice before
> Moon still fails to start when the XO language is Maori. Previously
> reported in https://sugardextrose.org/issues/3971
> Clock - loving the new grab hands feature, still doesn’t talk when XO
> is in Maori. Maori issue also reported in the same 3971 ticket.
> Labyrinth and Maze are both called Kōwhīwhiwhi - suggests an
> inappropriate translation of Labyrinth (guess it should be translated
> to a word more appropriate for brainstorm/mindmap activity).
> On some laptops terminal is called Terminal and on others it is called
> WikipediaEN has not had an activity name translation either but this
> might be deliberate.
> Turtleblocks activity has a partial translation inside the activity
> due to new blocks being added. The name of the Turtleblocks activity
> has not been translated (but again that might be deliberate).
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