[Nepal] [Fwd: FYI (jabber performance and XS 0.5)]

Bryan Berry bryan at olenepal.org
Sat Nov 15 01:02:39 EST 2008

Prithak, I highly recommend collaborating w/ Bill Bogstad. He seemed
very helpful when I talked w/ him last night
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From: Bill Bogstad <bogstad at pobox.com>
Reply-To: bogstad at pobox.com
To: bryan at olenepal.org
Subject: FYI (jabber performance and XS 0.5)
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:43:57 -0500

Martin claims 0.5 will have a more scalable jabber server

>From http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Release_Notes

XS 0.5 (about to be released!)

   1. Download OLPC_XS_0_5.iso ,
   2. Read steps to install.

This release provides:

    * Major improvements in installation and upgrade infrastructure
    * Major improvements in the network configuration -- allowing up
to 8192 devices on the LAN
    * Now based on Fedora 9, which brings major overall improvements
and better security support
    * An install and upgrade service for activities, complementing the
OS upgrade service
    * Simple One Time Password (SOTP) scheme for administrator
password management
    * A Bitfrost security lease server for initial activation of the XO laptops
    * A cryptographic signing scheme to ensure the XS only accepts
trusted content and configuration
    * A newer eJabberd for better scalability in the presence service
    * Significantly tighter security
    * A simple Moodle installation
Bryan W. Berry
Technology Director
OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org

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