[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Fedora 30 (Release Candidate 1) SoaS images ready for testing

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Apr 25 18:53:33 EDT 2019

On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:27:44AM -0700, Alex Perez wrote:
> Folks,
> Just under the wire, we have managed to get some critical Sugar on a Stick
> issues fixed, which are now included in Fedora 30 SoaS images. I would like to
> extend a very special thanks to Peter Robinson, who took time out of his busy
> schedule to assist in getting the Fedora packages updated with the necessary
> fixes and patches. Thank you, Peter. This will be the first Fedora SoaS in
> several releases to have functional collaboration within Sugar, and it is
> thanks to your work, as well as community testers who take the time to test
> these new packages, and report back with the results.


> For those who would like to test ot use Fedora 30 Sugar on a Stick, Release
> Candidate 1, you can download these ISO images, and use DD, win32diskimager, or
> your preferred raw image writing utility to stick the contents on a USB drive.

By the way, since kernel 2.6 there has been no difference between "raw" and nomral, so cat(1) and pv(1) are just as useful.

For people who want an easier user experience, try etcher.io

> Alternatively, these ISOs can be booted as a Virtual Machine, using VirtualBox,
> Parallels, Hyper-V, and other virtualization software.
> Here are your download links:
> For 32-bit machines: [1]http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-RC1-SoaS-32-bit (891 megabyte
> ISO)
> For 64-bit machines: [2]http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-RC1-SoaS-64-bit (942 megabytes)
> Here is what's been fixed:
> * Sugar 0.113 is included by default
> * Collaboration works out of the box
> * Able to connect to jabber.sugarlabs.org when configured (this is related to
> the fix for collaboration, thanks to James Cameron for this)
> * A [3]patch/hotfix to 0.113, which resolves Sugar 0.113 starting up. Special
> thanks to Rahul "Pro-Panda" Bothra for this contribution.
> The final release of Fedora 30 is expected to be made between April 30th and
> May 7th, depending on a number of factors. The F30 release schedule is
> documented at [4]https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/30/Schedule
> Regards,
> Alex Perez
> Sugar Labs Oversight Board Member
> References:
> [1] http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-RC1-SoaS-32-bit
> [2] https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/30_RC-1.1/Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-30-1.1.iso
> [3] https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/commit/a83257bcf791e237afb55ed37f04d776f0fd927b
> [4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/30/Schedule

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