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

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Thu Dec 3 07:44:32 EST 2009

Sean DALY wrote:
> 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 :-)

+1 - to both! :) That's really reasonable.

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

I wouldn't be able to do this by hacking in the kickstart file anymore, 
ideally, Simon would release a new Browse version with a modified 
index.html file. For now, I've replaced the "schools" tag on the top of 
the page with one saying "books". If somebody provided a patch for the 
main page and we'd get a new release, that would be probably better, though.

> 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.

Yes, cool! :)

> We'll put that link in the PR too.

I've renamed the page to "E-Books" instead of "ebooks", but there's a 
redirect in place, so both will work.

> What do you think?

That sounds all cool to me!


> Sean
> 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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