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

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 07:37:13 EST 2009

My call is we leave them out and concentrate on the wiki page.
(http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/ebooks). We can't keep
slipping the master as I'm sure you'll agree Sebastian :-)

Ideally, the default Browse homepage could have a link under the Sugar
labs logo: "click here for sample eBooks for children". is that

with a link to the wiki page which by Tuesday will have a simple
procedure for downloading and reading an eBook as well as links to
sources. I'm pleased that contributors have added links to that page.

We'll put that link in the PR too.

What do you think?


On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Sayamindu Dasgupta 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)
> Yes, I'm not that confident with the Gutenberg ones, either. epubbooks.com
> had really high quality content, but the books are under a CC NC & ND
> license, which causes the issues.
> Not sure, maybe we should focus on the newly designed wiki page and leave
> them really out? Sean, what do you think? I'm just saying this because I
> don't have much time today and would either put effort in getting the wiki
> page or the book selection done.
> Thanks for the quick reply!
> --Sebastian
>> 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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