[Olpc-uk] OLPC UK Library Update 20090505

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Thu May 7 04:10:24 EDT 2009

Zitat von Martin Dengler <martin at martindengler.com>:

> On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 07:00:57PM +0200, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>> Martin Dengler schrieb:
>>> - All laptops have developer keys, have been flashed to latest
>>>   firmware (Q2E41), and have the latest Sugar-on-a-Stick build
>>>   (Rawhide/Fedora 11 + OLPC kernel) installed.
>> Interesting, any guides as to how that's done?
> Yes - there are a few guides that involve the "livecd-iso-to-xo"
> script.  One just runs that on an iso and it spits out a jffs2 image
> suitable for copy-nand'ing on to the XO.  Of course the
> livecd-iso-to-disk can be used to make an SD card for booting off of
> if one doesn't want to overwrite the NAND.
>> It was my understanding that Sugar-on-a-Stick isn't expected to run
>> well on the XO before F12 gets released in autumn. But it looks like
>> I missed something here...
> You haven't missed anything - I have my own definition of "well":
> "working well [enough for the Libary]" means:
> 1) having a version of Sugar and activities such that patches will be
>   trivial to review and accept
> 2) having working wireless, power management, XO keys (most), dcon
>   drivers
> 3) having development tools like pylint and git pre-installed
> 4) sound and mesh networking not working
> I'm not recommending it for deployments/pilots.  But it's coming along
> quite well for developer use.

Thanks a lot for all the information, much appreciated!


Christoph Derndorfer
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