[Systems] Requesting hosting environment for a Collaboration project OLPC-Sugar

John Tierney jtis4stx at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 5 15:56:45 EDT 2011

Hi All,

Thanks to Sameer for forwarding on this information. A quick update on the 
sugarlabs at NDSU OpenQwaq initiative that Bernie mentioned. I had originally
hoped this would be ready sometime in September, but the work as I understand
it has been a little more involved. Adam is a Grad student in the CS Dept and
as it always seems during a semester other class work and projects have
eaten into time planned for this initiative.

Adam Helsene has been in the process of building this in his own sandbox before
moving it to Sugar Labs infrastructure. I am having an update Skype call with him 
this Tuesday Nov. 8th at 11amEST.

Adam has been moving OpenQwaq from a 32bit CentOS build to a 64bit Debian build.
He has been trying to bring in all the correct libraries and documenting the process in
a way that others would be able to replicate this work.

Since I have been a key facilitator in both the NDSU and the SFSU initiatives my thought would be
for Henry to join the call, as well as others, if they would like on Tuesday morning to see if
the work by Adam can be used by Henry going forward. Thanks to Dogi for the Debian VM that is
awaiting Adam to finish his sandbox work and testing before moving into Sugar Labs infrastructure.

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

John Tierney

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bernie Innocenti <bernie at sugarlabs.org>
> Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [Systems] Requesting hosting environment for a
> Collaboration project OLPC-Sugar
> To: Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>
> Cc: Stefan Unterhauser <dogi at sugarlabs.org>,
> systems at lists.sugarlabs.org, Henry Villar <villar.henry at gmail.com>
> On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 12:56 -0400, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 08:43 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> > > I would recommend a VM so it can be tested, upgraded as necessary, and
> > > then moved/migrated as we see fit. Thank you, Bernie and others for
> > > working with Henry, who has dedicated his masters thesis to this
> > > effort. I am one of his advisors.
> >
> > Ok. Dogi, can we host this on treehouse? Also, would you have time this
> > week-end to prepare a CentOS 5 template VM?
> Ok, Dogi and I spoke on the phone: he also doesn't have time to prepare
> a new VM template based on CentOS.
> Henry: to speed up things, I'd recommend you install and configure a
> CentOS instance in kvm and then send us the qcow disk image. The
> compressed file shouldn't be larger than 1GB. Please send us the root
> password so we can log in through the console to setup networking. After
> the machine is in production, you'll be responsible for security
> updates, monitoring and backups.
> BTW, dogi pointed out that we're already hosting a VM for openqwaq based
> on Debian 6.0, but since September nobody has been working on it. The
> sysadmin is Adam Helsene, from NDSU. Does anyone know what happened?
> --
> Bernie Innocenti
> Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Infrastructure_Team
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