[Server-devel] XS Community Edition 0.3 (Release Candidate 1)
dfarning at activitycentral.com
Mon May 20 06:09:35 EDT 2013
On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 4:29 AM, <tkkang at nurturingasia.com> wrote:
> 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.
This might be related to fedora only allowing SU to ping. Jerry or
george might have a better idea of that issue.
> 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 ?
Restore will probably land in 0.4. However the degree of moodle and
backup/restore integration is still an open question.
Thanks for testing and the valuable feedback.
>>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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