[Server-devel] XSCE 0.3 RC2 Release Announcement

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Tue May 28 14:07:15 EDT 2013

After three months of hard work.... and three weeks of working out the
kinks in the release process XSCE 0.3 RC2 is ready to go.

We went conservative this release. Emphasis on stability meant less time
for new features. A big thank you to anyone who can help increase this
stability out by testing RC2 in preparation for next weeks XSCE 0.3 release:


* XSCE now runs on the XO-1.5,XO-1.75 and  XO-4.

* Modular Architecture: cleanly integrate extendable services.

* XSCE runs on XOs' brand new OLPC OS 13.1.0.

* Moodle is Back!

* Content filtering via openDNS.com

* Script for formatting of SD cards, and integration into

-- Experimental

* ix86 & x64 testing is beginning in earnest.

* Highly experimental XO-1 functionality now demonstrated, tho NOT advised!

* Auto-recognition and mounting of USB hard drives. Works but not quit well
enough to handle the hard drive being jostled enough to cause brief

* Full offline installs possible going forward.


Grab an XO-1.5, XO-1.75 or a XO-4 to give XSCE 0.3 RC2 give a whirl:


If you are just getting started with XSCE we suggest using the instruction
at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.3/Installingto
install your first server.

Once you are through the install, a good second step is to work your new
server though it’s paces by doing the smoke test at

For the truly ambitious, try putting your server hardware of choice through
the tests at and update the results table at


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.

David Farning
Activity Central: http://www.activitycentral.com
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