[SoaS] Update Karma points for Sugar 0.90 --- Current Summary

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Fri Oct 1 05:26:36 EDT 2010

Disclaimer:  I am asking for help. And I am sharing my experiences:


Sugar 0.90 has been packaged thanks to Peter in no time. Currently the 
packages are in updates-testing. They need three Karma points to get 
into the stable branch and hence can be included in the nightly builds.

Only three points, I hear you say? Sounds easy enough. And actually here 
are the good news, it is easy enough!

You can do the following:

=== Install latest Soas and install the 0.90 rpms ===

- grab the latest build from 
http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/soas/ and put it 
on a stick

- when you booted successfully open a terminal et root:

- then you can install the latest packages with:
    yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing [package-name]
    example: yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing sugar

- What should update you all the packages is the following command:
    yum groupinstall --enablerepo=updates-testing sugar-desktop

- then it is good to enable the sugar logs before restarting sugar, in a 
terminal edit .sugar/debug and un-comment the last line (use your editor 
of choice here)

- you now need to restart sugar and start you testing

- Tip-of-the-day: if you want to see the current version of an installed 
package you can use the following command in the terminal (no need to be 
    rpm -q [package-name]
    example: rpm -q sugar

=== Give the Karma points ===

After all the hard work of testing you will want to share your results. 
You can update the karma points at: 

Yes you need to have an account for that, but it is easy to do. The 
packages below needs updating - and as you see I have done my job as well :)




Of course you can as well ask questions here, if you are unsure if 
something is a bug or not or if you just want to congratulate the team 
for their work - please drop us a line.

=== Known Issues ===
Here is a list of current Issues in the F14 Soas builds I have found so far:

- Gnome keyring pops up at first start: 
    ---> At least a new behavior, if not fixable it should be documented 
what to do.

- Physics crashes: http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2363
    ---> We had a similar issue in Sugar, the same fix can be applied here.

- Calculate does not start: http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2245
    ---> Version 34 fixes it, has to be packaged

- Terminal: Can not scroll when using less: "Warning Terminal is not 
fully functional". On the XO builds I could not edit files with Vi 
neither which works here ok. There was a new version of VTE in 
updates-testing (0.26.0-1) but that one did not fix that issue. 
    ---> Maybe someone could test the gnome-terminal if that functions.

- Activity icon not disappearing from the neighborhood view 
    ---> Tomeu has a fix in Gabble and is verifying now if that happens 
on Salut as well.

- Sharing button not updated when resuming a previously-shared activity 
     ---> Tomeu is on that one as well.

What started as a five minutes project turned out to take me a few 
minutes more :) - I hope you enjoyed the reading and we will see 
positive Karma points spreading all around.


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