[Testing] Update.1-703 library .xol download trawl test
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Fri Mar 28 19:52:58 EDT 2008
I just wanted to post my results/notes of a trawl test I've just done
through all the available Browse library content (gee, one exciting
Friday night). Using a B4 with 703, Q2D14 and set to Spanish/Peru (B4
keyboard is Spanish). The process was:
1) Downloading each .xol available from http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Library_Grid
2) Checked the content of /home/olpc/Library for the actual files.
3) Reloaded a fresh view of the default index page to check it's
4) Drilled down to the level of the content to make sure it was
5) Removed each .xol using Journal and checked files were removed &
local index re-updated
Results/Notes (in order is severity):
- Biology v5, bundle downloads to Journal, but does not install in /
home/olpc/Library. This one is already included and viewable via the
703 core library, but rather odd that it does not appear in /home/olpc/
Library like (almost) all the rest of the .xol's.
- UniWiki v1 bundle downloads to Journal, but does not install in /
home/olpc/Library. It is not part of the 703 core so is currently
- Wikislice Chemistry (Chemistry Collection), suggests it's available
in Spanish on the wiki (among some other languages), but only an
English download is available. This looks like a fantastic set of
science reference content, why is it not in in the 703 core next to
the biology entry (it is listed in the update.1 wiki section)?
- Wikislice Physics (Physics Collection), also suggests it's available
in Spanish on the wiki, but only an English available. Again, this
looks like a fantastic set of science reference content that should be
in the 703 build next to the biology entry (it is listed in the update.
1 wiki section).
- The main index side bar is using a fixed width layout, there are
several bundles whose names do not fit in the space and leak over into
the main page (chemistry collection, physics collection, and a couple
All other available bundles on Library_Core wiki page downloaded and
installed as expected. All were correctly removable using the Journal
and updated the main index page.
I was expecting to find the troublesomely named bundles that were
breaking library indexing, but I found none of them. Makes me wonder
where this other content is hiding – was it really old early content
from last year? I guess my B4 may have shipped with some old country
customised factory content in /home/olpc/Library.
Something I noted with Sugar notifications in Browse was an
unfortunate use of the tick/enter icon on the pop-up dialogue for
"Download completed Open/OK". The problem is that if you actually try
and press the enter key, expecting it to 'OK' the dialogue, Browse
actually takes that as a selected link click which is usually still on
the just clicked file download link. If this is more than a trivially
small file, your XO will grind to a halt... You can't switch
activities, invoke the frame, the cursor becomes erratic, almost
nothing. If you just leave it alone for a while (maybe a few min your
download was 10Mb or more), you'll get back normal control again (just
hope you didn't press enter a couple of times or more). You'll now
find 2 copies of the file in the Journal. Unfortunately with .xol
bundles, if you delete one of the duplicates the associated Library
files will be removed, 'resuming' the remaining copy in Journal has no
effect (does not try to reinstall), so you have to delete that as well
and start re-downloading from scratch.
I've not submitted tickets for any of the above as I'm not sure how
much of this is considered 'noise' that may hinder essential work.
Shout if you think something above needs a ticket.
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