[Olpc-open] [Grassroots-l] G1G1 Pre-installed Activities Request for Help Testing

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Sep 20 12:30:12 EDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth at laptop.org> wrote:
> What are your criteria?  Are you ranking things by supportability and size?
> If so Ruler is a no-brainer.  It's 20kb and is unlikely to break easily.
> On the other hand SimCity is hard to make drastic changes and still be
> called SimCity.  It's currently buggy and has no active maintainer.

I am curious about the criteria as well. This thread is expressive of
a select few who bothered to reply (self selection bias) and as you
can see each list is myopic from the poster's point of view. I've seen
a lot of younger kids like tamtam mini mostly because of the cow,
sheep, cat dog, duck etc. This is my opinion only though. I'd love to
see if there is any data from the field on this.


> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Thanks a lot for the input on which activities to ship!
>> Here is the list of activities I will to management as my suggestion on
>> what we ship.
>> Please help test these! See the end of the e-mail for instructions.
>> The list I recommend is essentially the G1G1 activities (kudos to the
>> team who chose the first set!). In addition to those I list a few which
>> got repeated votes (except Chess and Sudoku which are a concession to SJ
>> ;-)
>> Original G1G1 activities:
>> Browse
>> Read
>> Write
>> Paint
>> Record
>> TamTam Jam, Mini, on fence: Synthlab,  Edit,
>> Chat
>> Pippy
>> Etoys
>> Turtle Art
>> Calculate
>> Measure
>> Distance
>> Memorize
>> Terminal
>> Log
>> Analyze
>> New ones:
>> Help
>> Implode
>> Speak
>> Maze
>> SimCity
>> Scratch
>> Xaos
>> StarChart
>> Moon
>> GCompris Chess
>> GCompris Sudoku
>> The only significant change from the original G1G1 set is the TamTam. I
>> think we should include 2 not 4 so as not to over weight them against
>> other activities.
>> Let me know if anyone has comments on that (Jean can you live with that?).
>> Not all of these are sure to make it. On the other hand it's very
>> unlikely that anything else will make it. So if you have an urgent
>> request or a specific concern please speak up now.
>> Of course, anyone can download additional activities so even if an
>> activity is not on this list, it still attracts a lot of users.
>> We need help testing these with the latest 8.2 image. We plan to make a
>> release candidate today and if it passes smoke test we will add the
>> activities and content to create a signed release candidate on Monday!
>> Developers,
>> Please reply with the final version and URL of each activity which we
>> should include in the image. Each one must pass final test and have an
>> active and reachable developer to make the final list.
>> Morgan,
>> can you make sure we have a contact e-mail and name on each of these?
>> Also, let me know if you any of them are orphaned or not well maintained.
>> All,
>> Please test them all one more time let us know how it goes.
>> I want to know if each of these passes the tests described here:
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Test_cases_8.2.0#Activities
>> Please create a new test case for any activity that needs one.
>> To do that, go to this page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Form:Test_case
>> and entering Tests/Activities/nameofactivity to create a new test case.
>> Then choose activity from the drop down and you can just paste in the
>> steps test from above for a start.
>> Then you can add a test result by clicking on the "+" sign next to the
>> test case (it takes a little while for them to show up after creation).
>> You can also e-mail comments or test results back to this list.
>> Thanks a lot for your help.
>> Thanks,
>> Greg S
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