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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 12:46:38 EDT 2008

^is^are^ :)

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> In fact, there is a great deal of data from the field in the form of
> the activity packs that Peru, Uruguay, et al. developed. These
> collections have been vetted and tested extensively and have a
> built-in community of support. They are learning-centric collections,
> but presumably, those G1G1 purchasers who are interested in other
> pursuits will run Fedora/GNOME or XP.
> -walter
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Sameer
>>> 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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