[Server-devel] Sharing Expreriences

Greg Smith (gregmsmi) gregmsmi at cisco.com
Fri Mar 14 14:23:10 EDT 2008

Hi Rafael,

That's great news about Colombia! I didn't see anything on the Colombia list but I may have missed it. Is this the Boyaca deployment?

Let me know if you need more local contacts or support. I have a few technically inclined nephews in Bogotá and know a Colombian programmer/architect in Boston who may chip in....

In the run up to Nepal deployment I extracted some discussion from the list to create two pages on server requirements and development.

This one shows all the main ideas we kicked around in the early going:

This one shows a more limited and focused implementation intended to get the system up ASAP:

I added Bryan's diff file in barely human readable format to the second. Ping him for the .txt version if you want it.

Those pages are about a month out of date. There is a new XS image which Wad sent you and Bryan has the details on what they will really deploy. Use my server pages for an intro to some decisions you want to consider and let me know if you have any questions.

One piece of advice is to figure out how much BW and power you will have in the schools ASAP. Also, nail down the Server HW (CPU, RAM and disk) and Access Point options early. Those points drive a lot of other sw and design decisions later.

Estoy a tu servicio en qualquier cosa para Colombia. Avisame como puedo ayudar!


Greg S


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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:19:27 -0500
From: "Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero" <dirakx at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Sharing Expreriences
To: "Bryan Berry" <bryan.berry at gmail.com>
Cc: server-devel <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>
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Hi Bryan,

it's nice to see you around again, thanks for your wishes and for the link,
surely i'll help in complementing/writing all the documentation that is
and also organizing the existing one.

many many..thanks.

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Hello,
> >
> > In the next couple of months,  we are going to begin an OLPC pilot
> > here in Colombia, i've been lurking around in this list
> > to learn about the school server installation and so on, although
> > there are nice documents in the wiki, that i'm beginning to
> > translate to spanish, i wanted to know if anyone of you have
> > special recommendations for this installation or also wanted to
> > share with me your experiences about it, although i haven't been in
> > the designated places to this pilot, i'm beginning to make a test
> > environment.
> Great to hear!
> We haven't tested the build 160 yet but look forward to using it.
> I highly recommend installing XFCE4 if you are not a command line master
> yum groupinstall 'XFCE4'
> yum groupinstall 'X Window System'
> XS-150 didn't have all the necessary dependencies for X Windows to run
> properly so we needed the second command. Don't know if the same applies
> to XS-160
> I am working on an Acceptance and Testing plan for the XO's that may be
> useful to you.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php?title=Nepal:_XO_Testing_Plan
> One of these days I intend to write a sysadmin guide, one of these
> days . . .
> In general, the XS documentation is a mess. There are way too many ideas
> and suggestions clouding what the XS actually does.
> Good Luck, Rafael! I know you have been working very hard on this for a
> very long time.
> Bryan
> Kathmandu
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Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
One Laptop Per Child
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