[Sugar-devel] [Please Read] SoaS v2 RC Issues

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 05:21:16 EST 2009

Confirmed that Read v78 has a "jumpy" cursor issue which can be
avoided by reverting back to v77.
Can't reproduce crash yet (trying to get hold of a F12 based system).

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please revert to the previous version of Read if possible (v77) and
> check if it works.
> I'm trying to reproduce this, but I'm at a conference at the moment
> and can't download vm images.
> Also, regarding Project Gutenberg EPUBs, they are quite shoddy, so we
> should really consider whether including them is a nice idea (I can
> figure out some of the legal issues, but in such a situation it may be
> prudent not to include any EPUB at all)
> Thanks,
> Sayamindu
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this is a very quick update on the current state of SoaS v2.
>> We discovered on Tuesday that we wouldn't be able to ship content due to
>> legal concerns that was originally intended to be included and discussed
>> how to proceed in the last two days. Specifically, we won't include
>> anything that contains a CreativeCommons NC or ND clause, or any
>> equivalent license.
>> Hence, we're going to ship only books from Project Gutenberg. I've taken
>> the task of replacing all books in question with adequate alternatives.
>> Please speak up if you've any book suggestion that:
>>    * is illustrated
>>    * comes from Project Gutenberg
>>    * is preferably in a language other than English (not required)
>> On the other hand, while testing another RC locally in a VM, I figured
>> that Read crashed when attempting to *scroll* through an .epub file.
>> Additionally, one isn't able to open the content afterwards.
>> This is almost certainly a blocker, but we *will* need to create the
>> master image this afternoon (Central European Time). If you've a spare
>> minute, please help us out here!
>> Thanks,
>> --Sebastian
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> Sayamindu Dasgupta
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