[Server-devel] help us finalize XS Community Edition version 0.3

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Sun May 12 02:23:25 EDT 2013

On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM,  <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:
> Great to see the hive of activity to get this out stable and usable with features. I tried two installation on a XO 1.75 and they went smoothly - not sure why on 2 occassions the XOs went "blank/dark" before reaching final stage that installation is successful.

I believe that it is related to power management.

> Would try XO 1.0 and 1.5 and 1.75 (with a fast SD card instead) later. Don't have XO-4 for testing :-(
> Any good suggestion as to what external USB would fit well for external storage as I am getting one 1TB soon?

Any USB hard drive should work.... Jerry is currently working on it.
The logic to detect and use the hard drive as available space for core
services is not yet complete. Hopefully tomorrow.

> Also what about supporting plug & play AP access with a USB Wireless N USB Adaptor? I had a RPi with 16G Khan Academy and wireless assess on a cheap Adaptor is a breeze. Would love to have less wires - minus the USB-Ethernet adaptor and cables into an external AP.

Ideally this will be possible. Due to our limited resource we are
focusing on the know and well understood platforms of XO-1.75, XO-4,
XO-1.5, XO-1. for 0.3. Hopefully for 0.4 RPi will be an option. The
best way to make hardware happen is to send a few (or a few buck) to
volunteers to purchase and develop/test on your hardware of choice :)

> Pity I could not join for chat. My best wishes to you all hackers!
> Cheers
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Holt [mailto:holt at laptop.org]
>>Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 04:17 AM
>>To: 'XS Devel', 'Testing', 'Support Gangsters'
>>Subject: Re: [Server-devel] help us finalize XS Community Edition version 0.3
>>On 5/11/2013 1:40 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:
>>> On 05/10/2013 05:10 PM, Holt wrote:
>>>> Now we're getting towards the halfway point of our community's 4th Hack
>>>> Sprint outside Toronto here ( photos @
>>>> http://haitidreams.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/school-server-community-edition-toronto-hack-sprint-begins/
>>>> ) hoping for testers across XO-1 (maybe!), XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and XO-4 --
>>>> as things become much more reliable in coming weeks.
>>> I've got XO-4s. I can test with.  I'll be happy to try it if things
>>> are far enough along.
>>Thanks Richard and All joining our community calls today from several
>>While many XSCE installs have worked on XO-1.75 and XO-4 today, rigorous
>>testing is precisely what we need!  Start here and please tell us your
>>own needs en route:
>>     http://schoolserver.org/0.3
>>Caveat: XO-1 and XO-1.5 installs definitely now work "in the lab" (with
>>some rough edges on XO-1 naturally) but truthfullly can't be supported
>>until more testers hopefully appear =)
>>Great news is we're currently ahead of scheduled in our projected
>>timeline here:
>>     May 8th to 13 Sprint Toronto
>>     May 13 Feature Freeze and alpha release
>>     May 19 beta release
>>     May 26 Final release
>>/Huge thanks to the many talented volunteers making the big trek
>>traveling multiple days to reach Toronto from around North America!!/
>>Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !
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