Auckland Testing Summary 6 July 2013

David Farning dfarning at
Sat Jul 6 22:50:03 EDT 2013


Several years ago Activity Central and OLPC Australia partnered to
develop Dextrose. For marketing purposes OLPC-AU then re-branded
Dextrose as XO System. During the recent restructuring at OLPC-AU
decided not to continue the partnership.

I suggested and fully support this decision. AC's purpose is to help
deployments who chose not to emphasize building internal development
capacity. If/when they are confidant with their own development
capacity there is _zero_lock_in_ on a the side of AC or Dextrose. All
of Dextrose code and graphics is freely reusable.

We are here if you need us.

Best wishes to all on a successful XO System rollout.

On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at> wrote:
> It is Dextrose, but from the Sugar perspective, the bits are (almost)
> all coming from upstream, which is also where most bug fixes occur. So
> best to report them closest to the source. Thx.
> -walter
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Tom Parker <tom at> wrote:
>> On 07/07/13 01:39, Walter Bender wrote:
>>> I'm not sure at what point you guys started posted your Sugar bugs in
>>> the Dextrose tracker instead of the Sugar tracker, but I would urge
>>> you to post in the Sugar tracker going forward. It will give your bugs
>>> broader exposure to the Sugar community and greatly increase the odds
>>> that the bug is fixed and, importantly, that the fix is upstreamed so
>>> that it doesn't reoccur with each new release. I would suspect the
>>> same is true for platform bugs and the OLPC tracker.
>> Barry's work is tied up with olpc-au which, if I'm not mistaken, is tied up
>> with Dextrose. Having said that it is a bit a of a mystery what XO System 1a
>> is, who is working on it and where we should report bugs.
>> We'll use the sugar tracker when it's not obviously a olpc bug in future.
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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