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

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 07:55:32 EST 2009

OK great Sebastian!

in fact I do like "E-Books" better (and the teleread.org people think
so as well)



On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> 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!
> --Sebastian
>> 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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