[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SoaS] Call for Testers (New Snapshot!)
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Sun Apr 5 13:51:15 EDT 2009
On 4 Apr 2009, at 04:26, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> Boots up fine. Love the sugar branding!
> There are a lot fewer activities in the ring then SoaS1
> Memorize, Speak, Moon, Turtle, Jigsaw puzzel, joke book, typing
> turtle, cartoon builder, Finance, Freecell
> - Work great. Sound works too
> - "School" gives me an error. I see why a school would want this
> link on their system but it doesn't make sense to me to put out a
> page with a broken link.
Yes, I wasn't too happy with a broken link for some users either, but
there was a reasonable sugar-devel thread which seemed to settle
(vaguely) on keeping it based on Martin Langhoff's (owner of the XS
school server project) original request for it's inclusion on the
static page (as it always was with the OLPC default web page). The
question boils down to how many will use the new Sugar in the presence
of a schoolserver, and how many won't. Nobody could give me a straight
answer*** either way :-)
*** and really anyone deploying more than ~25-50 in one location (my
guess) should really be considering a server to help smooth
collaboration and provide other services like journal backup, moodle.
1) Edit your master stick image /etc/hosts file and resolve to the
server you want. For example the below one line addition will direct
folks over to the schools.sugarlabs.org moodle server:
2) Edit your master stick image on line 55 of .../Browse.activity/data/
index.html and change http://schoolserver/ to point to the server you
want; down side of this is if they upgrade Browse, your change goes
that tries to load a potential local schoolserver first, but if it
then fails, tries to load schools.sugarlabs.org. I think I've seen one
similar example kicking around but, I don't have time to play at least
over the next few days (I'm trying to focus free time on Labyrinth now).
> - The arrow flashes annoyingly when web pages are loading on my X40
> - The screen flashes black a few times while it is loading its a bit
> - The icon seems a bit bit in the circle
> - The font size and the curser seem a bit weird together. I took a
> -The Run, Stop and Clear buttons are a bit cut off. I took a picture
> - Why have the read activity with nothing to read?
> Story Builder,
> I haven't seen it before. Very cool! The characters seem a bit
> pixilated, are they supposed to look like that?
> Either I am using it wrong or saving a firgure by clicking the
> bottom circle does not work.
> Bounce, Colors
> did not start
> Seemed to connect, and I got a message that my laptop SoaS2 had
> entered the room but I couldn't actually see what people said in the
> room or see what my laptop said while I was in the room.
> Yay! This is good! Its good enough for FOSSVT except for not having
> a working collaboration server, but that's a different thread :)
> Here is my wish list.
> Add to favorites Ring:
> Slider Puzzle, Jigsaw Puzzle, Story Builder, Typing Turtle, Cartoon
> Take out of the favorites Ring
> Log, Terminal. Read
> Add a book or two for Read then add Read back to the favorites ring
> Add Scratch and let me test it. It doesn't seem to be on the
> Activities Portal yet.
> Colors, Flipsticks and IRC and add the to the favorites Ring
> I'm open to dissenting opinions here, this is just my current
> impressions of what would make a good demo stick.
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Sebastian Dziallas
> <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> the SoaS team has another snapshot ready for testing - it's
> absolutely important that it get's tested as much as possible for
> our release!
> You can grab it from here:
> If you're going to put it on a USB key or a SD card under Linux,
> please make sure to use exactly this version of livecd-iso-to-disk,
> as you might encounter issues with other versions, which are around:
> There's also a new appliance snapshot available, but testing should
> really focus on the .iso file for now:
> What has changed?
> * We're now supporting locales! You can change it in the control
> * You'll notice our funky boot screen - no hotdog anymore... ;)
> * Browse has been updated - including skin and default page changes!
> Again, please give it a try. And if you think that we should include
> this or that specific activity, make sure to come up with it!
> So long, thanks and happy testing,
> --Your SoaS Team
> Caroline Meeks
> Solution Grove
> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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