[Server-devel] XS Community Edition 0.3 (Release Candidate 1)
tkkang at nurturingasia.com
tkkang at nurturingasia.com
Mon May 20 05:29:53 EDT 2013
Some XSCE Release 1 testing outcomes. Some happy news.
1. Registration went OK for 12.1, 13.1 on XO-1.75, Soas-Fedora17 and Dextrose3 (XO-1)
2. Autologin works for all of them into Moodle (http://schoolserver.local/moodle).
3. /usr/bin/ds-backup.sh works for 12.1, 13.1 (new patch applied). New files seen in the /library/users/
4. Not sure what is needed for SoAS (is there a ds-backup.sh file?) or Dextrose3 (Bld 96 Dextrose International). In Dextrose always get Failed Error - Call Process: [None] when I click on the Journal Backup/Restore commands.
5. As usual clicking on the "backup" on Moodle gives the "This user has no backup data yet (or data compatbility) ". Will this ever work ?
>From: David Farning [mailto:dfarning at activitycentral.com]
>Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 02:49 PM
>To: tkkang at nurturingasia.com
>Cc: 'Adam Holt', 'server-devel'
>Subject: Re: [Server-devel] XS Community Edition 0.3 (Release Candidate 1)
>Do you have one of the early 1.75 models? I get a similar install
>glitch on one of my early 1.75s. Somewhere near the end of the install
>the screen goes blank if I haven't poked the touchpad lately.
>Would you mind filing a bug about the moodle login at
>It will be our first public bug reported to the project :) After hours
>and hours working late into the night and talking to each other.... We
>will finally have feedback from a potential user!
>On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM, <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:
>> Great work. I installed the XSCE on a Class 10 SD card today to run on a XO1.75. Still get a blank screen towards the end of the installation. Connection seems working well so far. Manage to connect a bunch of XO to test. Tested two registration and was able to autologin to Moodle on OS 12.1.0 but not on a 13.1.0.
>> Thanks for all the hardwork. Looking forward to new features.
>>>From: Adam Holt [mailto:holt at laptop.org]
>>>Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:48 AM
>>>To: server-devel at lists.laptop.org, iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org,
>>>testing at lists.laptop.org, devel at laptop.org, support-gang at laptop.org
>>>Subject: [Server-devel] XS Community Edition 0.3 (Release Candidate 1)
>>>A big thank you to anyone who can test RC1, almost three months after
>>>XSCE 0.2 -- we now have big changes for all to try out with the
>>>imminent XSCE 0.3:
>>> * XSCE runs on XOs' brand new OLPC OS 13.1.0,
>>> thanks to XSCE's fast migration from Fedora 17 to 18 these past weeks
>>> * XSCE now runs on XO-4 and XO-1.5, in addition to the its XO-1.75
>>> origins--with x86 & x64 testing just now beginning in earnest.
>>> Highly experimental XO-1 functionality now proven, tho NOT advised!
>>> * Auto-recognition and mounting of USB hard drives
>>> * Modular Architecture: cleanly integrate extendable services,
>>> perhaps soon including http://internet-in-a-box.org
>>> successfully tested this wkd: http://schoolserver.org/0.3/IIAB
>>> * Full offline installs possible going forward:
>>> set up your own USB memory stick installer.
>>> Compare To: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_Builder
>>> * Moodle is Back!
>>> * Content filtering via openDNS.com and dansguardian.org
>>>So grab an old XO-1.5 or similar and give XSCE 0.3 RC1 give these
>>>earnest/sleep-deprived volunteers' offering a whirl:
>>>Many people would LOVE to hear your feedback testing the above before
>>>final release just a couple weeks away! Til then, these little guys
>>>rock (TM, iLoveMyXO.com !) Monster thanks to the folks whose
>>>months of springtime work went into this imminent accomplishment--
>>>traveling days from quite different parts of North America to make
>>>this community product real.
>>>With photos for those who missed Toronto's hard-driving volunteer
>>>sprint in person: http://haitiDreams.org and http://planet.laptop.org
>>>Finally, read more about this humble little community all contributors
>>>are welcome to join at:
>>>Lastly. for the real art contest? We could really use a logo/design
>>>if any artistically-inclined volunteer can contribute visual
>>>inspiration(s) -- embracing the Open Education Movement we hope
>>>will be unleashed by "offline cloud" schoolserver-like technologies!
>>>Helps kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net
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>>>Server-devel at lists.laptop.org
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