[Sugar-devel] Community XO software builds

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Fri May 8 01:37:10 EDT 2015

I don't know what is puzzling. I can understand a deployment wanting 
assurance of long-term support for Sugar. I doubt there are many 
deployments that even know what Fedora or Ubuntu means. Even fewer that 
understand the difference between SugarLabs and Red Hat or Canonical as 
sources of this support.

The word deployment may be a puzzle, In some cases it as a national 
ministry or OLPC Australia. For most of us, it is a school or other 
institution which has acquired OLPC laptops and is attempting to make 
use of them.

There are many deployments which have never updated their image. In 
general, an update to an XO requires someone to come to the school
with the technical expertise to do so. I am sure there are schools which 
have never seen such a visitor since they received their laptops.
The positive element is that the laptops work as they always have. The 
downside, of course, is that the users have no chance to benefit from
the new capabilities available from current releases.

Finally, what urgent security fixes are required by a deployment with no 
access to the internet?


On 05/08/2015 12:55 AM, sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org wrote:
>> When I talked with deployments and they ask for Ubuntu,
>> >and I ask why, what they really want is Long Time Support.
>> >No deployment change their image more than once a year.
>> >In fact, change a image is a logistic challenge for most of
>> >the big/middle size deployments.?
> This continues to puzzle me.  LTS is a stream of security updates, and
> you say the deployments do not apply them until the next year?
> And yet they want them?
> They want something they don't use?

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