[Sugar-devel] Testing Problem (v0.90) using Fedora LiveUSB Creator (was: Schedule after Sugar 0.90.0 is released)

Art Hunkins abhunkin at uncg.edu
Tue Oct 26 16:46:35 EDT 2010

I'd like to report ongoing problems trying to test my activities with Sugar 
0.90 (SoaS). Now, doing this is fairly crucial.

The issues cited below are still with me: 1) the most recent Fedora LiveUSB 
Creator (3.9.2) will not run on my WinXP desktop, giving an unexplained 
configuration error upon execution (reinstall doesn't help); 2) LiveUSB 
Creator (3.9) does not create bootable USB sticks from any nightly releases.

v3.9 does install the main SoaS iso offered at the Fedora downloads page, 
but this turns out to be (still?) v. 0.88, or so the installation indicates 
(it's Fedora-13-i686-Live-SoaS.iso). Is this correct? Is 0.90 available 
publically as an .iso that LiveUSB Creator will handle?

Thanks to whoever can help with this. I'm stymied.

Art Hunkins

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Art Hunkins" <abhunkin at uncg.edu>
To: "Sugar Devel" <Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>; <lmacken at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:25 AM
Subject: Testing Problem using Fedora LiveUSB Creator (was: Schedule after 
Sugar 0.90.0 is released)

> FWIW, I've been trying to give recent daily builds a test run - both to 
> spot problems in the projected 0.90 release and see how my own activities 
> fare. I download the x386 .iso and install it with Fedora LiveUSB Creator 
> (v3.9 - see further below) on my WinXP system. All goes along fine until I 
> attempt to boot my computer using the resultant USB stick. It won't boot. 
> It gets to a test screen with a SYSLINUX line at the top and a blinking 
> dot on line 2, and stays there.
> Final SoaS builds boot fine via LiveUSB Creator, but to my knowledge, all 
> nightly SoaS builds I've tried have suffered the above fate. Is this 
> expected? Is there a (simple) alternative? (Is this a bug?)
> Also (Luke), I've had to use v3.9 to make my SoaS sticks rather than 
> v3.9.2. The latter won't install on my XP machine; it complains about a 
> configuration error and suggests reinstalling (which I've done to no 
> avail). I've also uninstalled before reinstalling; nothing seems to help. 
> Reverting to v3.9, everything works fine.
> Art Hunkins
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Simon Schampijer" <simon at schampijer.de>
> To: "Sugar Devel" <Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 10:54 AM
> Subject: [Sugar-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Schedule after Sugar 0.90.0 is 
> released --- or "After the game is before the game"
>> Dear Sugar community,
>> after successfully releasing 0.90 there should be a
>> to celebrate what has been achieved and then we can start thinking what
>> to do next. Some items are rather near term goals but there is as well
>> the long road that leads to a new release --- 0.92 (1.0).
>> === Branching ===
>> After the final release of a module, a branch should be created to host
>> further stable development. If you do not have an 'unstable' commit yet
>> you can leave your branch as is, as this ease the work for translators
>> by not having to translate for two branches. The details about branching
>> are described at [1].
>> === Bug fix release ===
>> To make sure we have the latest packages in F14 before the Final Change
>> deadline happens the 18th of October [2], I added another bug fix
>> release [3]. As Fedora is the bleeding edge at the moment we just
>> backpack on this date.
>> * 0.90.1 will be the 15th of October
>> * 0.90.2 will be the 27th of October
>> === Testing 0.90 ===
>> So far we have not seen much testing of 0.90 yet, that is why the bug
>> fix releases noted above are so important to us. We need as well your
>> help to actually discover the bugs! There are basically three ways how
>> you can test as of today (besides using sugar-jhbuild):
>> * Install Fedora 14 on a machine and install the Sugar desktop
>> * Test using Sugar on a stick: Get one of the nightly snapshots [4] and
>> put it on a usb key. You can find instructions about it at [5]. It is
>> good to subscribe to the Soas mailing list (low traffic) [6] for
>> announcement and discussions in that case.
>> * If you have an XO (XO-1 or XO-1.5) you can use an image from [7].
>> If you are aware of any other distribution where Sugar 0.90 can be
>> tested easily please comment.
>> === 0.92 ===
>> Based on the GNOME schedule I made a first draft of the 0.92 roadmap. I
>> reintroduced the "Feature Acceptance" milestone. The idea is that the
>> discussion about a feature does not start one day before the feature
>> freeze. As stated in the Feature policy [9] the acceptance is a sanity
>> check, presumed in most cases to be a formality, to ensure that new
>> features compliment Sugar guidelines and is manageable, prior to
>> publicizing as officially targeted for the next release. The actual code
>> must be ready by the Feature Freeze and is reviewed by the module
>> maintainer.
>> On behalf of the Sugar community,
>>     Your Release Team
>> [1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Development_Team/Release#Branching
>> [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/14/Schedule
>> [3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.90/Roadmap#Schedule
>> [4] http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/soas
>> [5] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Installation
>> [6] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas
>> [7] http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/F14_builds/
>> [8] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.92/Roadmap#Schedule
>> [9] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Policy#Acceptance_of_a_feature
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