[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] What's going on with Sugar on a Stick?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 09:24:07 EDT 2010

Yes Sebastian, by all means preparing for your exams and solving your
school financing problem are higher priorities!

Rooting for you.


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Sebastian first of all thanks for all your hard work up until now. And
> more importantly all the best for your upcoming final exams. We look
> forward to seeing you on the flip side!
>> as you may have noticed, there are a couple of changes coming to Sugar on a
>> Stick to keep the whole project sustainable. In the upcoming month, from
>> March 28 (I'll be off starting Sunday night) to May 7, my ability to devote
>> time to the project will cease. I have to prepare for my major A-level
>> exams; more importantly, I have to secure a significant amount of funding in
>> order to be able to attend college later this fall. (If you're interested in
>> helping, see
>> http://sdziallas.com/blog/sebastian/2010/03/sebastian-needs-100k.html for
>> more details - any advice would be appreciated.)
>> This does not affect the release date. Sugar on a Stick will be released as
>> a spin through Fedora's release engineering process on May 11. We are bound
>> to this date and will have a working release in time. The general release
>> schedule including all relevant policies is available here [1]. Nightly
>> builds are also available [2] (and will contain a fixed IRC activity within
>> a couple of days, as soon as [3] has been pushed to stable).
>> Activity authors are also advised that the final freeze date for package
>> updates is April 27, so make sure to get fixes pushed well in advance to
>> give package maintainers and the update system time to process.
>> Peter Robinson has kindly agreed to act in case something is needed. Please
>> make sure to post to the appropriate lists, though, so that everybody is in
>> the loop. Finally, please file bugs at bugs.sugarlabs.org as explained in
>> [4] to save all of us time.
> Just as a couple of points here. Please keep as much of the discussion
> on the soas mailing list as possible so that everyone is aware of any
> issues in a lead up to the release in March. I will do my best to keep
> up with things as we work towards the release.
> Please also check the bug tracker [1] to see if any issues are already
> known about and if you don't see it there please file a bug against
> SoaS so it can be tracked.
> I will be reviewing and updating things over the next week as we head
> full forward into the Fedora 13 / SoaS 3 Beta. I look forward to your
> assistance in making this a great release.
> Peter
> http://bugs.sugarlabs.org
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