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EPEL (kudos to Peter Robinson and others too).
We're going to talk about packaging (especially Sugar Activities) and all kinds of stuff that helps us making the F13 Sugar experience better.
You don't know how to package things for Fedora? Don't worry, we've a Fedora Classroom session coming up on Jan 6 - more details here.
Please download and test your version of this release from here:
When placing the image on your USB key, please use either liveusb-creator for Windows or livecd-iso-to-disk for Linux. We are also providing an appliance image for use with VirtualBox, as well as VMware, to allow even Mac users to test Sugar on a Stick. Later in the development cycle, SoaS will also feature specific images the XO.
Finally, please note also that we are going to have a test day on SoaS together with Fedora QA this Thursday (September 3). Let us know how it goes! In case you encounter any issues, please report them at our bug tracker: https://launchpad.net/soas
It's about time: You can now get a special SoaS version for your XO-1! That's cool, right? It basically means that you can now enjoy the coolest Sugar bits on a F11 base system, while stuff like power management is working again.
Well, where's the catch? It's still a preview. An early preview. So it might have some issues (please read this). And to install it, it will overwrite the XO's flash. So you should probably move important data elsewhere.
But wait, installing it - how does this work?
You'll need to grab (and put on your USB key or SD card) these two files:
Done? Great! What's next? Just plug that in your XO and press escape before it boots. Then type in either copy-nand u:\devxo-1.img or copy-nand sd:\devxo-1.img, depending on whether you used a key or a card. That's it. It will copy the new image to the NAND and once it's finished, you can already boot it. Note that you'll obviously need to have OLPC's latest firmware and an unlocked XO for that.
So, please give this a try and let us know what you think! Fedora's OLPC mailing list, but also Sugar Labs' Devel list might be a good guess for that...
The word is out. We've recently announced the availability of our first beta release of SoaS! Now here's the press release. And the release notes.
I'm really happy with how everything evolved during the development cycle and wanted to thank all the people, who did the great work to make this possible!
You know, it's still a beta. It might have some rough edges, but we also need all your help to test it. So after you downloaded it, please give it a try and e-mail us with your thoughts. A good place to direct feedback to is for example our IAEP mailing list.
Finally, this is the direct link: http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-beta.iso
Sugar 0.84 is scheduled for release today. Cool stuff, right? Now what we'd like to do is to to provide a stable version of Sugar on a Stick with all the latest activities and modules as soon as possible. But for that, we need your help:
Please go ahead and have your packages included, updated and built in Koji for F11 by this FRIDAY (2009/03/06)!We've a table comparing the current versions with the ones in Fedora ready (while with the upcoming release, it might still need to be updated, though): http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Roadmap
Please make sure that the information on this page is accurate, too. Finally, if you've any suggestion for a honey activity, which we should definitely include, just add it to the wishlist there!
Thanks in advance for your help and lets make this a great release! :)