[OLPC-AU] XO-AU OS 12 Feedback
sridhar at laptop.org.au
Tue Mar 6 07:39:16 EST 2012
Beta 2 removed the switch test but still runs the important part - the
heat spreader test.
RC1 should be out in the next week.
We're considering making it possible to access the journal from GNOME,
but that will have to wait for a later release.
On 19 January 2012 16:39, Eric Barrows <eric.barrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a bit more playing, I have to say it's a lovely image (apart from the
> default text), the access to "Documents" from the journal is great, but is
> it possible to go the other way? ie access the journal from Gnome (and have
> it make sense)
> However before writing the system to the XO from the USB stick the script
> runs the switch test, which is going to be a pain when I'm imaging 100
> I love samba and vnc, great work guys.
> Now all I need now is a 3.0 XO .
> On 18 January 2012 12:16, Eric Barrows <eric.barrows at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Love the change in tool bar function.
>> But I agree the font is a deal breaker, I can not roll out something like
>> that to indigenous ESL kids.
>> Regards Eric.
>> Eric Barrows
>> SPTI ICT Maningrida
>> On 15 January 2012 13:59, Peter Hewitt <prh at mulawa.net> wrote:
>>> I know from experience that the hard thing about asking for feedback is
>>> that 99% of what you get will be negative stuff so can I start out by saying
>>> that "XO-AU OS 12" is a great achievement and I for one appreciate the many
>>> many hours of work that are entailed.
>>> I'm not all that experienced with using the XO itself (I work mainly on
>>> (shhh!) a Windows XP box) so please disregard any of my feedback that is
>>> I have compiled this list as I use the XO:
>>> * the italic spiky font is a most unfortunate choice and is hard to read
>>> - I'm not persuaded by the argument that this font is used in schools -
>>> screen and page are usually different - eg sans-serif for the former and
>>> serif for the latter;
>>> * When installing a new activity I would expect it to be immediately
>>> labelled a favourite;
>>> * I have installed and tested all of my 37 activities although I should
>>> stress that none of them do anything sneaky :o)
>>> * I was interested to see that the samba-client is pre-installed - I'd be
>>> interested to know the reason for this;
>>> * occasionally when I right click on XO and choose "Shutdown", the black
>>> & white warnings screen shows and remains - I have to power down with the
>>> switch. Nothing external is plugged in when this happens. I've tried to
>>> narrow down the problem but, as you can see from the following, with little
>>> - install 2 new activities from USB, test activities, unmount USB,
>>> shutdown - problem - could not reproduce
>>> - start up, shutdown - ok
>>> - start up, run Weigh activity, shutdown - ok
>>> - start up, run Stars activity, shutdown - ok
>>> - start up, journal, usb in, unmount usb, usb out, shutdown - ok
>>> - start up, journal, usb in, install Stars, unmount usb, usb out,
>>> shutdown - ok
>>> I wasn't going to mention this because I only observed it twice but I see
>>> the NZ team had a similar problem.
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