[OLPC-SF] [support-gang] plz test Build 802 - Candidate Release 8.2.1!

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Apr 29 22:32:09 EDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> FYI. A new official signed build of the software is out. If you are
> interested in testing, please see the e-mail below. The instructions
> are for the USB stick method.
> Sameer

If you are planning on upgrading:

1) Its a clean wipe/install.
2) Once the upgrade is done (you may go through a couple of reboots
with a smiley/sad face, but don't panic...let it go through reboot
cycles) you won't see any activities. It will automatically ask to do
a software update. Well, you can't do an update because you won't be
online (remember, this is a clean/fresh install). So, cancel out of
the software upgrade, go to Neighborhood, select your Wi-Fi access
point, get online, and then go to the Control Panel and click on
Software Update. The activities will get installed.

Hope this helps.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>
> Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM
> Subject: [support-gang] plz test Build 802 - Candidate Release 8.2.1!
> To: Support Gangsters <support-gang at laptop.org>, Rasika Karunathilaka
> <rasika.karunathilaka at gmail.com>, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
> Thanks!  The build is now signed so you don't even need a developer key:
>    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Friends_in_testing
> Helping us test WPA (WPA2 especially) would be most useful, since these
> wifi connections sometimes fail as much as 20% of the time, when similar
> 8.2.0 seemed to fail only ~10% of the time.  And of course try:
>    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/1_hour_smoke_test
> Please help me clean up Release Notes on the way:
>    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/8.2.1
> Recap -- all you should need are these 2 files burned onto a USB stick:
>    http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/candidate/802/jffs2/os802.img (233MB)
>    http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/candidate/802/jffs2/fs.zip (155K)
> Follow the usual procedure (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/USB_update), grab
> Activities from your XO's Control Panel later, and  Buzz me if you get
> stuck :)
> --A! (617-452-5678, CanoeBerry on irc)
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