[SoaS] SoaS test cases: Quick way to test Activities : Preliminary Open Office.ods Spreadsheet of tested Activities in Mirabelle 501 USB

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Sun May 2 21:55:34 EDT 2010

Here is the first spreadsheet;

It is incomplete but lists some 130+ activities I have tried from ASLO 
and other sources on Mirabelle

Tom Gilliard

Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> Mel:
> I just discovered a great way to TEST activities with Mirabelle.
> Run them from a second stick.
> They do not have to be installed or downloaded at all.
> I am using a 2nd USB stick with 111.xo files on it downloaded from ASLO
> http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/ASLO-xo.tar.gz
> loaded into a usb slot of a running USB of soas-i386-20100501.07.iso 
> created USB
> It is also possible to download them directly from
> http://download.sugarlabs.org/activities/ and load them onto a stick,
> (2GB seems to be sufficient)
> I have developed a Open Office Spreadsheet on my PC which includes the 
> name and activity number of each of them
> I can sort this by name/activity number/ plus compatibility info for 
> 0.82-0.88 sugar.
> I am now entering testing  and compatibility info into this spreadsheet 
> as I test.
> I think that this method of testing may also work for Blueberry and 
> Strawberry and maybe even the XO-1 (140py)
> (I will test this later)
> This technique  depends on being able to see the 2nd USB and start 
> applications from it.
> I open the 2nd USB in the frame and then select the journal.
> The 2nd USB then appears in left corner under the frame and when 
> selected, displays each activity.xo.
> these can be started by clicking on them.
> Each activity on the 2nd USB can be started, tested, and run this way, 
> without loading on the soas live USB.
> Very Quick Usefull way to test. I hope others can adopt it also.
> Tom Gilliard
> satellit
> Mel Chua wrote:
>> http://blog.melchua.com/2010/05/01/soas-test-cases-we-can-haz-them/ for 
>> more details and current test results: 
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Mirabelle. The short 
>> version is that everything's working except collaboration (which has a 
>> known fix, see below) and Read (not because the Activity doesn't work, 
>> but because there's nothing to read with it and it's therefore hard to 
>> test/quickly-start-using).
>> In terms of getting Mirabelle ready to go out the door, right now we need:
>> * this telepathy-gabble update, 
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/telepathy-gabble-0.9.11-1.fc13, 
>> to be pushed to the Fedora updates repo – it has +3 karma but is still 
>> in testing, and must be pushed before Tuesday; without it, collaboration 
>> in SoaS does not work at all.
>>   * download/install instructions for burning the image to a stick, for 
>> every major operating system, that can be followed by a classroom 
>> teacher without technical expertise. We know the Blueberry install 
>> instructions (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Blueberry) 
>> do not fit this criteria, and would love for someone – probably a 
>> non-engineer – to help rewrite them. Install instructions will either go 
>> on http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/#downloads or be linked to from 
>> this page.
>> * quotes, stories, screenshots, and photos (CC-BY, 
>> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, please) from Sugar/SoaS 
>> users on what they’ve done with the platform, cool things they’ve tried, 
>> how this fits into a classroom, and so forth, to be used on the spin 
>> webpage and related links – bonus points if you can talk about 
>> contributing to SoaS as well as using it!
>> --Mel
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