Fwd: XO Problems (4 Problems)

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Mon Nov 25 17:00:15 EST 2013

Thanks!  I forwarded everyone's responses on to Douglas, with pithy
descriptions of who you all are and the exciting things you do and
countries you live in, to give him a taste of the broader OLPC
community.  I'll probably install the latest image on his machine in
the next few weeks, and I'll let you know if we find any issues (or
maybe I'll teach him to report them himself!).

Walter, let me know if you ever do any Boston-area SugarLabs
activities, he's reached the age where he'd be an enthusiastic
participant.  (Although not a Python coder yet, he's mastering Scratch

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> G'day Scott,
> There have been no significant changes to the hardware support since
> the 13.2.0 release, although Daniel Drake has contributed some fixes
> I've seen in the various git repositories.
> Firmware fixes yet to be included in a release are:
> - a fix for erroneous low-battery power downs that may occur between
>   the time the runin tests are used and when power cable and battery
>   are removed for shipping, (released as XO-4 EC 0.4.11),
> - a minor fix for ntp-set-clock, relevant only for deployments who
>   plan to use NTP in their firmware boot script or USB drives, (not
>   released, but is in repository),
> - a fix for four game key reflash over HTTP, relevant only for
>   deployments who plan to use a reinstall image available over
>   wireless; e.g. short range 802.11n dongles attached to a server,
>   (not released, but is in repository),
> I've been working on a fix for the #12694 hang of the XO-4 mwifiex
> wireless driver that may occur when a laptop experiences heavy demand
> for memory at the same time as a large download.  I'm not ready for
> wider testing yet.
> Gonzalo and Walter are working on a deployment image, in a different
> version number namespace, for which they have used the number 13.3.0,
> in which most of the change is in Sugar and activities.  It is based
> on 13.2.0 hardware support.
> One of the Sugar changes might be considered hardware support;
> compatibility with WPA Enterprise and hidden SSID access points.
> There might be others, I haven't checked.
> There are no hardware changes that I'm aware of in the manufacturing
> pipeline, so no new hardware support needed yet.
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:59:59AM -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> A related question.  I'll try to phrase this delicately -- what's the
>> relationship between Walter's "Sugar 100" build and the latest OLPC
>> kernel?  Can I safely assume that SugarLabs is the current keeper of
>> the flame and has all the latest hardware-support bits (I hope so!).
>> Gonzalo pointed me to a different build.  Can someone explain the
>> different sources of bits and development to me?
>>   --scott
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/

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