[olpc-nz] Fwd: [OLPC-AU] New XO-1.5 image for testing

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Tue Oct 26 22:19:09 EDT 2010

Local teams are great (especially NZ - I love you guys!), but let's
not forget that there's a wider world out there that we can co-operate
with and learn from.

Is there a place to manage testing requests and results on a global
level? I think this may be better managed in an issues tracking system
rather than a wiki.


On 27 October 2010 06:16, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at tabitha.net.nz> wrote:
> Sorry Tim, but I disagree with you and I chose not to write that last email
> on a public list for a reason. Now it is in public I will explain. Please
> remember that emails lack the emotion that people feel and can easily be
> misinterpreted - I will assume you did not mean the tone that I read in your
> email.
> The testing mailing list is EXACTLY where ALL test requests should be
> discussed - that is the purpose in having the testing mailing list. I have
> just met around 125 people and can confirm that loads of these people follow
> the testing mailing list and learn from what is posted there, there were
> huge numbers of thank you's expressed because of what is written on that
> mailing list. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_New_Zealand/Test_Requests is a
> New Zealand wiki page, not a global page that all of olpc and Sugarlabs
> looks at. We are perfectly capable of adding things to our wiki page for us
> to manage our own tests but I am not comfortable with us asking thousands of
> volunteers to use this wiki page which is for our own management.
> I think the years of effort and commitment I have put into olpc and
> Sugarlabs doesn't make me a likely candidate for undermining anything but I
> am a realistic and know the reality is that if we want to interact with
> developers we go to them, and if we want to interact with deployments we go
> to them, not the other way around. We are all busy and we do need a system
> that works, but we are not there yet, which means we do what is required to
> ensure we meet the global community needs.
> We can discuss this further and should, with the benefits of children who
> use Sugar as our central focus point.
> Tabitha
> On 26 October 2010 11:39, Tim McNamara <mcnamara.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> STRONG -1
>> This completely undermines the system Tabitha - if you object to its use,
>> then use a public forum to gain consensus!.
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 4:01 AM, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at tabitha.net.nz>
>> wrote:
>>> I spoke with Jerry about his test requests and asked him to in future
>>> email them to testing mailing list and olpc-nz mailing list. That way we
>>> know when he has a new test request and it also lets the rest of the planet
>>> know (which keeps everyone informed and gives the opportunity to learn and
>>> share knowledge together).
>>> Tabitha
>>> On 26 October 2010 02:48, Tim McNamara <mcnamara.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Sridhar,
>>>> Sounds good. Would you please be able to add details in our test request
>>>> page[1]? The main question is whether you you have any test cases that you
>>>> would like covered, or just general testing.
>>>> Tim
>>>> [1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_New_Zealand/Test_Requests
>>>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
>>>> <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
>>>>> Hey guys,
>>>>> Would anyone be interested in testing OLPC Australia's latest build?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Sridhar
>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>> From: Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca>
>>>>> Date: 22 October 2010 10:39
>>>>> Subject: [OLPC-AU] New XO-1.5 image for testing
>>>>> To: OLPC Australia list <olpc-au at lists.laptop.org>
>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>> The latest testing image is at:
>>>>> http://download.laptop.org.au/XO/F11/10.1.2/testing.363/
>>>>> Changes since 361:
>>>>> -olpc-powerd-29-1
>>>>> -firmware bumped to q3a50
>>>>> -added backup-4.xo
>>>>> -added restore-3.xo
>>>>> -switched to using Adobe's flash rpm offline, as per agreement.
>>>>> -added Adobe's copyright credit to "about my computer"
>>>>> Thanks for testing,
>>>>> Jerry
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