Re: [Announcement] Sugarizer v0.5 is available for your device

2014-10-17 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 17.10.2014, at 08:25, Lionel Laské lio...@olpc-france.org wrote: Hi all, I'm proud to announce the fifth version (0.5) of Sugarizer, a taste of Sugar for any device. http://sugarizer.org Very nice! New Etoys activity (beta) I've made some good progress on this since you grabbed

Re: XO-tablet development?

2013-08-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2013-08-14, at 05:02, Andrew McMillan and...@morphoss.com wrote: Andrew McMillan, VP Software, One Laptop per Child Association Inc. Hi Andrew, just noticed your new title. Congrats! Short of importing an XO Tablet (I don't live in the US), is there a way to look at your software? The

Re: Issues from my 6-yr-old beta tester.

2013-03-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2013-03-05, at 03:24, Andrew Ruthven andrew.ruth...@catalyst.net.nz wrote: On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 13:06 -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote: He's also missing the top-right keycap from his crunchy keyboard. He was very vague about how exactly that happened... I discovered on the weekend that

Re: Hacking onto the appearing and hiding of OSK

2013-01-28 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2013-01-28, at 19:16, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: certainly not my call, but stealing keys which have always been intended for activities to use seems like it shouldn't be done lightly. +1 - Bert - ___ Devel mailing list

Re: [support-gang] [IAEP] XO-4 Questions After Viewing CES video

2013-01-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 11.01.2013, at 05:22, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 10.01.2013, at 21:19, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: More recent versions of the XO-4 touchscreen firmware should allow a many-finger keyboard. I hope someone with an XO-4 is working on a demo! Oh, I

Re: [support-gang] [IAEP] XO-4 Questions After Viewing CES video

2013-01-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 11.01.2013, at 16:32, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 11.01.2013, at 05:22, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 10.01.2013, at 21:19, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: More recent versions of the XO-4 touchscreen firmware should allow a many-finger

Re: [IAEP] XO-4 Questions After Viewing CES video

2013-01-10 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 10.01.2013, at 21:19, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: I don't know how to delete an entry from the Journal, do you ? In Sugar you can delete any Journal entry from its detail view. More recent versions of the XO-4 touchscreen firmware should allow a many-finger keyboard. I hope

Re: 13.1.0 development build 18 released

2012-12-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2012-12-11, at 15:41, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: The Sugar welcome screen activates again on first boot. Not for me ... or maybe it's a different problem. Tried to olpc-update my new XO-4 (with XOrduino and XOstick boards! Yay!) from whatever came pre-installed. After restarting

Neonode low-level access

2012-11-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
How can I get at low-level data from the XO-4's touch screen in Linux? I'm thinking of the actual light levels of all the sensors around the edges. Certain apps could benefit from this - e.g. many of Neonode's own impressive demos could not be implemented using only the X11 events I get in

Re: Neonode low-level access

2012-11-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
for this. paul The piano is exactly what I was thinking about :) - Bert - Gonzalo On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Gary Martin garycmar...@googlemail.comwrote: Hi Bert, On 8 Nov 2012, at 14:38, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: How can I get at low-level data from the XO

Re: [Sugar-devel] Multi-touch test activity

2012-11-06 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2012-11-06, at 23:50, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: Ah, thanks. I wasn't even going to file a bug report about the aliasing because that is a limitation inherent to the kind of sensor we have

Re: 13.1.0 development build 9 released

2012-11-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2012-11-04, at 12:08, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: A new 13.1.0 development build is available: http://build.laptop.org/13.1.0/os9 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/13.1.0 - The some activity updates - XO-4 kernel work for 8787/mwifiex wireless, touchscreen improvement, and I

Re: 13.1.0 development build 9 released

2012-11-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2012-11-05, at 20:03, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: * olpc-update from 8 to 9 appeared to work fine Thanks for testing! * after reboot it offered to update Sugar activities, I said yes

Multi-touch test activity

2012-11-04 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Hi folks, I made a simple Sugar activity to test the XO-4's multi-touch screen: http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4611/ It works fine most of the time. Sometimes the touch contact ends unexpectedly without lifting the finger. It also demonstrates that the Neonode

Re: [Sugar-devel] Multi-touch test activity

2012-11-04 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Ah, thanks. I wasn't even going to file a bug report about the aliasing because that is a limitation inherent to the kind of sensor we have. Thinking about this a little bit more, only pinch/zoom will be fine. Rotation can still go in the wrong direction if the driver guesses the intersections

q7b04

2012-11-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Hi, I just flashed my 4B1 to q7b04 (from q7b01), it seemed to finish normally, rebooted, now it's bricked - Invalid Firmware image, powering off in 30 secs. Any idea what could be wrong? The machine seemed to work fine before. Also, I gave away my serial adapter, can only get it back after the

Re: q7b04

2012-11-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
That worked, thanks! I hadn't noticed the OFW prompt still worked. And it's the second command (I 'dir'ed before). - Bert - On 2012-11-02, at 16:32, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: there's another copy of the firmware in the root filesystem that's being checked for auto-updating, and it's

Re: Engadget post on XO Touch

2012-07-31 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 26.07.2012, at 20:21, Mike Lee wrote: Here's a cool demo of the Neonode multitouch frame: http://www.slashgear.com/neonode-3d-touch-headed-to-tablets-and-phones-hands-on-28215933/ Not only multi-touch, but also entry direction and tilt. For a dollar! Well, for tilt you would need to

Re: Developer XO laptop loan or buy - Speakeasy project

2012-06-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 2012-06-13, at 17:37, Lester Leong wrote: Scott - could you point me in the right direction as far as a good JS/HTML5 framework? I've only ever done node.js to interface with DB's, and that's on the server side. I'm assuming you're talking about application frameworks. The Lively Kernel

Re: 11.3.1 release candidate 2 (build 885) released

2012-06-01 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 30.05.2012, at 22:26, Martin Langhoff wrote: We're pleased to announce our second release candidate of our 11.3.1 software release. This RC supports XO-1, XO-1.5 and XO-1.75. Information and installation instructions can be found here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/11.3.1

Re: legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 13.05.2012, at 02:37, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 07.05.2012, at 19:05, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 07.05.2012, at 18:19, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: Hi, I'm trying to connect a LEGO RCX via the RCX 2.0 USB Tower. When plugging it in, it

Re: legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 13.05.2012, at 17:08, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: Yay, copying over from /boot was all that's needed :) And plugging in the Lego tower loads the module, and creates a /dev/usb/legousbtower0 entry. (this appears to be something else than nqc's udev rule expects, but I

Re: legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-12 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 07.05.2012, at 19:05, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 07.05.2012, at 18:19, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: Hi, I'm trying to connect a LEGO RCX via the RCX 2.0 USB Tower. When plugging it in, it gets listed with name and vendor in the messages log. However,

Re: legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 08.05.2012, at 20:09, Walter Bender wrote: On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: However, /dev/usb/lego0 is not created. The corresponding udev rule is installed by Fedora's nqc

legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-07 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Hi, I'm trying to connect a LEGO RCX via the RCX 2.0 USB Tower. When plugging it in, it gets listed with name and vendor in the messages log. However, /dev/usb/lego0 is not created. The corresponding udev rule is installed by Fedora's nqc rpm, but it relies on the legousbtower kernel module.

Re: legousbtower kernel module

2012-05-07 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 07.05.2012, at 18:19, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: Hi, I'm trying to connect a LEGO RCX via the RCX 2.0 USB Tower. When plugging it in, it gets listed with name and vendor in the messages log. However, /dev/usb/lego0 is not created. The corresponding udev rule is installed by

Re: XO-1.75 OpenFirmware serial terminal

2012-03-29 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 29.03.2012, at 08:07, James Cameron wrote: I agree with Mitch, the size of it is insignificant. Even without any tuning and integration with existing code, the dictionary only grows by about 2400 bytes for the 5248 byte source file. If you think it will be useful, we can add it. Seems

Re: Multi-laptop naming scheme for build files

2012-03-15 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Why not use the extension to identify the hardware, and the file name part for the software? This is already partially true - .zd2, .zd4, .zd8 refer to hardware configurations. Could as well be 3z4 for a 4 GB XO-1.5, and 5z8 for an 8 GB XO-1.75. - Bert -

Re: Powertrekk - a fuel cell charger...

2012-03-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 05.03.2012, at 00:39, Sameer Verma wrote: Saw this on G+ http://www.powertrekk.com/ Looks interesting. 1 Fuel Puck = 33 g, 4 Wh 1 AA Alkaline = 24 g, 2.6 Wh (*) Not bad for a first-gen device. 3 x Fuel Puck = 99g, 12 Wh, $12 4 x AA = 96g, 10.4 Wh The website is still a bit light on

Re: 11.3.1 development build 29 for XO-1.75

2012-03-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 02.03.2012, at 18:49, Martin Langhoff wrote: Upgrade online with: olpc-update 11.3.1_xo1.75-28 That should be olpc-update 11.3.1_xo1.75-29 and yes it works (from os28) - Bert - ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: [OLPC New Zealand] OLPC XO-3 on slashdot front page right now

2012-01-09 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 09.01.2012, at 13:38, Walter Bender wrote: On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM, Tom Parker t...@carrott.org wrote: On Sun, 2012-01-08 at 08:56 -0500, Walter Bender wrote: I agree with your pragmatic argument, but... I am almost certain that what is being demoed on the XO-3.0 at CES is in fact

Re: 11.3.1 build 15 released for XO-1.75

2011-12-01 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 01.12.2011, at 05:36, Martin Langhoff wrote: Download from: http://build.laptop.org/11.3.1/os15/ Would be nice if you could make the server report a more sensible content type for .zd* files: http://build.laptop.org/11.3.1/os15/xo1.75/os15.zd4 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 01 Dec

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Today is a sunny day in cold Germany, unlike in the first half of the week. So I took the 1.75 outside. IMHO the auto-off is fine as implemented in os12. Not distracting at all. Someone suggested turning it back on quicker, I tried that (replaced brightness_ramp with set_brightness), but that

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.11.2011, at 16:09, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: Today is a sunny day in cold Germany, unlike in the first half of the week. So I took the 1.75 outside. IMHO the auto-off is fine as implemented in os12. Not distracting at all. Someone suggested turning it back on quicker, I tried

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.11.2011, at 17:23, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: So I would rather not add that extra step below 0. okay, i'm fine with that -- i was on the fence. but i think you and gary are saying two slightly different things. you're saying that the manual keypresses shouldn't have an

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 21.11.2011, at 15:29, Walter Bender wrote: Paul, Unless the display design is different than it was in 2007, then there is no way to decouple turning off the backlight and going into monochrome. Also, turning on the backlight adds color back (although the amount of color vs monochrome

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 21.11.2011, at 15:48, Bert Freudenberg wrote: On 21.11.2011, at 15:29, Walter Bender wrote: Paul, Unless the display design is different than it was in 2007, then there is no way to decouple turning off the backlight and going into monochrome. Also, turning on the backlight adds

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 21.11.2011, at 15:22, Paul Fox wrote: it quickly became clear (to me, at least) that it would be confusing if user-dimming behaved differently than auto-backlight-control, with respect to monochrome mode. whether or not it's confusing to the user, it's definitely confusing to the code,

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 21.11.2011, at 18:06, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 21.11.2011, at 15:22, Paul Fox wrote: it quickly became clear (to me, at least) that it would be confusing if user-dimming behaved differently than auto-backlight-control, with respect to monochrome mode. whether or not it's

Re: [Sugar-devel] New tool for tracking L10n commits

2011-09-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 02.09.2011, at 15:57, Chris Leonard wrote: http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/pootle-commits Please note that because eToys is hosted in it's own repository, this system will not report commits from eToys at the moment. Pootle commits for Etoys are sent to

Re: New tool for tracking L10n commits

2011-09-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 02.09.2011, at 18:14, Chris Leonard wrote: Bert, Would it be possible to limit what gets sent to http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/pootle-commits to only those commits made by user Pootle? I do not want to flood the list with every eToys commit, only those from user Pootle. It

Re: Light sensor on XO-1.75

2011-08-30 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 30.08.2011, at 01:38, Richard Smith wrote: On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: On 17.08.2011, at 17:24, Martin Langhoff wrote: Saadia Baloch (4): Driver to read Outdoor Light Sensor from EC on OLPC. So this is exposed at /sys

Accelerometer (was: New prototype XO-1.75s in Auckland, New Zealand)

2011-08-29 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 25.08.2011, at 07:47, James Cameron wrote: On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 03:22:06PM +1000, fors...@ozonline.com.au wrote: I don't know enough about Turtle Blocks to comment, but if an application such as Turtle Blocks tries to read the sensor, it will probably block for as long as it takes for

Light sensor on XO-1.75

2011-08-29 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 17.08.2011, at 17:24, Martin Langhoff wrote: Saadia Baloch (4): Driver to read Outdoor Light Sensor from EC on OLPC. So this is exposed at /sys/devices/platform/olpc-ols.0/power_state And it seems to sit behind the blinking left-most LED? And the blink rate is proportional to

Re: C\C++ SDL

2011-08-07 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 07.08.2011, at 20:02, mustafa nematallah wrote: Hi i think OLPC should support programming in C\C++ You can write Sugar activities in any language that has D-Bus and X11 bindings: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Development_Team/Low-level_Activity_API What else do you think OLPC should

Re: [support-gang] lists.laptop down?

2011-07-04 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Same from Germany, I can't reach download.laptop.org. $ traceroute download.laptop.org traceroute to pedal.laptop.org (18.85.2.148), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 1 host.local (192.168.178.1) 1.051 ms 1.579 ms 0.976 ms 2 rdsl-mgdb-de01.nw.mediaways.net (213.20.59.129) 21.702 ms 22.358 ms

Re: upgarde with olpc-update

2011-05-28 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 27.05.2011, at 23:09, Daniel Drake wrote: On 27 May 2011 22:05, Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrot...@yahoo.com wrote: Is it possible to upgrade the XO-1 to 11.2.0 builds from 10.1.3 or earlier builds as the wiki page suggests? [1] Someone did try it and run into problems beyond the space

Re: Get serial number or XO name from command line or python

2011-05-28 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 28.05.2011, at 08:55, LASKE, Lionel (C2S) wrote: Hi all, Thanks for all your answers. The serial was exactly what I expected. Great. About the XO name, my question was not clear. What I'm looking for is the name in the Sugar Control Panel (Me). Any way to get it ? Depends on the

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Query]: uploading the updated version of Sugar activity

2011-05-27 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Argh, hit send to soon. On 27.05.2011, at 12:53, Bert Freudenberg wrote: On 27.05.2011, at 09:30, Manusheel Gupta wrote: Team, We wish to upload the updated version of SocialCalc activity at a.s.l.o, and have been facing difficulties on doing the same. We are unable to find a menu

Re: [Sugar-devel] [Query]: uploading the updated version of Sugar activity

2011-05-27 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 27.05.2011, at 09:30, Manusheel Gupta wrote: Team, We wish to upload the updated version of SocialCalc activity at a.s.l.o, and have been facing difficulties on doing the same. We are unable to find a menu option for the uploading the upgraded activity. Click Developer Hub. - Bert -

Re: Possible XO Graphics Optimization Technique

2011-04-01 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 01.04.2011, at 18:07, Erik Blankinship wrote: On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Samuel Greenfeld greenf...@laptop.org wrote: Hello all: As many of you are aware, work is being done to improve the graphics performance of various XO laptop platforms. So in an attempt to improve

Re: Activity crashes when using libsugarize.so

2011-02-10 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 09.02.2011, at 19:08, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: The solution is to grab the src and recompile. That .so is likely old. Actually, not so much of a solution. Still getting some crashes.

Re: [Sugar-devel] acti-plications: write once, run anywhere?

2011-01-18 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 18.01.2011, at 18:41, Erik Blankinship wrote: On a dual-boot XO, does it make sense to use the same binary code for sugar activities also in gnome applications? If so, are there guidelines or example acti-plications? I think it makes a lot of sense. That's one of the reasons the Etoys

Re: ArchLinux packages for Sugar

2010-12-10 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 10.12.2010, at 09:18, Christophe Guéret wrote: Hi, The sugar packages for Archlinux were orphans and outdated. I just adopted and updated a bunch of them: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=mK=tolgam If you are an Arch user, please have a look at them and let me know if

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 11.11.2010, at 12:49, Ed McNierney wrote: [...] we're talking about XO-1.75 right now, which is a laptop. An OLPC-3 tablet is a long way away and it's not really useful to discuss/speculate on it now. We're working on XO-1.75. - Ed Back in July there were plans to have a

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
with touchscreens for software development, but it's entirely possible that no machines will be delivered to deployments with touchscreens installed. - Ed On Nov 11, 2010, at 7:32 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote: On 11.11.2010, at 12:49, Ed McNierney wrote: [...] we're talking about XO

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 11.11.2010, at 21:33, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: You can get Marvell's spec sheets on ... the Armada 610 SoCs at: http://www.marvell.com/products/processors/applications/armada_600/armada610_pb.pdf That spec sheet is kinda skimpy. In a discussion of CPU performance for the XO-1.75, Chris

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-10 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Yay! - Bert - On 10.11.2010, at 22:01, Chris Ball wrote: Hi all, OLPC Engineering had a trip to Taipei for the XO-1.75 motherboard bringup last week. The 1.75 machine lives in the same industrial design (display, case, batteries) as the XO-1/XO-1.5, but uses an ARM system-on-chip from

Re: Where should I put my public_rpms for 10.1.3 ?

2010-10-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 20.10.2010, at 23:44, Simon Schampijer wrote: On 10/20/2010 07:10 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote: Hi Simon, as in the past, should it be ~/public_rpms/10.1.3 ? Will that work? Yes, using the public_rpms will work. They will end up under the name of dsd then [1]. Mind that you have to use

Re: [squeakland] Audio recorder broken on XO-1.5

2010-10-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 14.10.2010, at 02:38, tom.staub...@fhtw-berlin.de wrote: On Oct 12, 2010, at 8:26 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote: (I'm copying the olpc devel list) On 12.10.2010, at 07:58, tom.staub...@fhtw-berlin.de wrote: Hi, I'm currently experimenting with Etoys' audio recorder on the XO

Re: [squeakland] Audio recorder broken on XO-1.5

2010-10-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 14.10.2010, at 11:58, tom.staub...@fhtw-berlin.de wrote: On Oct 14, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote: We just did an update to the 4.1 release which might fix this, provided a good Squeak VM package is installed. How do I know if a good Squeak VM Package is installed? It has

Re: [squeakland] Audio recorder broken on XO-1.5

2010-10-12 Thread Bert Freudenberg
(I'm copying the olpc devel list) On 12.10.2010, at 07:58, tom.staub...@fhtw-berlin.de wrote: Hi, I'm currently experimenting with Etoys' audio recorder on the XO. It seems to be broken on the XO-1.5. While it works (more or less) ok on several XO-1s, all of them have a fresh install of

Re: [Sur] Reproducir videos - Etoys

2010-10-11 Thread Bert Freudenberg
(I'm copying olpc-devel because this is more of a packaging issue than an etoys specific one) On 11.10.2010, at 07:03, Carlos Rabassa wrote: To Squeakland: Translation of portions referring to Squeakland / Etoys of a message from Paolo Benini, posted in OLPC-Sur a very active forum with

Re: New Forth Lesson - Open Firmware System Initialization

2010-08-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 13.08.2010, at 09:43, Mitch Bradley wrote: Submitted for your consideration and amusement: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Forth_Lesson_20 Quite fascinating! Thanks for writing this up :) - Bert - ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Killing activities when memory gets short

2010-08-09 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 09.08.2010, at 01:21, John Gilmore wrote: As long as activities are saving and restoring properly it could be made pretty much transparent to the user. Of course that's easier said then done... Android has a whole mechanism for this:

Re: [Sugar-devel] [ANN] DrGeo 10.08

2010-08-06 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 06.08.2010, at 08:54, Hilaire Fernandes wrote: Dear all, I am please to announce the release 10.08 of the DrGeo activity. http://blog.ofset.org/hilaire/index.php?post/drgeo-xo-10.08-release Congratulations! For people unfamiliar with Squeak, you might want to add a note about how to

XO 1.75 screen

2010-08-02 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 02.08.2010, at 08:28, John Watlington wrote: We are considering a change to 1280 x 720 for XO-1.75, but it too would be fixed. I understand this is about cost and going with the main stream. But IMHO it would be a bad move. Please, if at all possible, stay with a 4:3 ratio. It's easy to

Re: [Sugar-devel] behaviour of F-keys on XO HS

2010-07-17 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 17.07.2010, at 09:31, Bernie Innocenti wrote: El Thu, 15-07-2010 a las 23:08 -0400, Paul Fox escribió: i think everyone (except apple, i'm learning tonight) agrees this is the correct setup when not in sugar. Lenovo also seems to be switching to the Apple layout:

Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar with a virtual (onscreen) keyboard

2010-06-30 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 30.06.2010, at 07:28, Sayamindu Dasgupta wrote: On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 4:48 AM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: Do all of firefox/xulrunner/chrome use GTK widgets for text entry? I'm nervous that some programs might not pop up the keyboard appropriately. Yes - it would be

Re: Cairo's slow rendering on XO-1 (was: olpcgames - mainloop bug help)

2010-06-28 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 28.06.2010, at 09:21, Sascha Silbe wrote: Excerpts from Mart Raudsepp's message of Mon Jun 28 06:37:31 +0200 2010: Currently we (primarily two AMD employees, not so much me) are concentrating on fixing some of the awful bugs (many of which get triggered only by a newer xorg-server

Re: F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-17 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 15.06.2010, at 16:47, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 14.06.2010, at 20:57, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 14.06.2010, at 03:47, James Cameron wrote: However, after letting the machine sit idle for a while (even just after booting, still in the Sugar home screen), the whole machine

Re: F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-17 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 17.06.2010, at 11:23, Bert Freudenberg wrote: On 15.06.2010, at 16:47, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 14.06.2010, at 20:57, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 14.06.2010, at 03:47, James Cameron wrote: However, after letting the machine sit idle for a while (even just after booting

Re: F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
. Juni 2010 21:33:39 MESZ To: Chris Ball c...@laptop.org Cc: John Maloney jmalo...@media.mit.edu, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org Subject: Re: alsa fix4 fix5 attached. On 09/06/10 18:48, Chris Ball wrote: Hi John, Hi, Chris. I can build a new

Re: F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 14.06.2010, at 13:01, John Maloney wrote: Hi, Bert. Re: Tried sound playback in Scratch, it's choppy, many clicks to hear. Suspended fine, resumed playing sound. Recording does not freeze the activity, but has bad quality. Derek says that the recorded sound is actually okay if you

Re: [Testing] F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-14 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 14.06.2010, at 03:47, James Cameron wrote: On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 05:32:12PM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote: Installed on my 1.5 after updating the firmware to q3a39. Typing boot in OFW right after fs-update froze the machine. Unpredictable behaviour is known to occur if you try to boot

Re: Touchscreen requirements

2010-06-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 08.06.2010, at 07:44, John Watlington wrote: OLPC is looking to add multi-touch to our interface over the next year --- it is certainly necessary for a tablet. But multi-touch describes a huge range of parameters. Before taking a first pass at a spec. document, I'd like to stir up some

Re: multitouch

2010-06-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 08.06.2010, at 17:46, Carlos Nazareno wrote: a) Ratio - 4:3 - is it possible to use a more normal/accepted resolution that actual monitors use so that in the future, if emulation works well on PCs, developers w/o XO machines can design their apps/GUI better? It's not that hard to get an

Re: Any issues with C in Sugar and XO?

2010-05-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 08.05.2010, at 11:12, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, Hey, I am wondering if there are some major issues or technical problems that doesn't make Sugar compatible with C. For example, if a program is written in C, are there going to be at least some complications with running it? No. Several

Re: XO-1.5 bad ogg experience

2010-05-07 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 07.05.2010, at 10:37, Daniel Drake wrote: The education team in La Rioja have a good number of videos they want to ship on the laptops and servers. After the initial argh the XO's cant play AVI panic, I showed them how to convert to theora+vorbis on their regular PCs. No problems there.

Re: Help with permissions under Rainbow sought

2010-04-18 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 18.04.2010, at 14:10, Sascha Silbe wrote: On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 09:26:23PM -0400, George Hunt wrote: I am using an ipython console application which writes a history file to the home directory (I changed the HOME environment to SUGAR_ROOT/data). Have you considered saving the history

Re: Help with permissions under Rainbow sought

2010-04-18 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 18.04.2010, at 17:10, Michael Stone wrote: Bert Freudenberg wrote: On 18.04.2010, at 14:10, Sascha Silbe wrote: On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 09:26:23PM -0400, George Hunt wrote: Rainbow changes UID for every invocation [...] Yes, that's the default behaviour. Rainbow can be instructed

Re: open source vs. constructionist learning

2010-04-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 13.04.2010, at 11:06, Carlos Nazareno wrote: I'm sorry if I offended you guys At this point you're not even offensive anymore, just pitiable. We're not demanding anyone is giving away anything for free. We simply choose to do that ourselves, and we want to enable others to do the same, so

Re: tool elitism

2010-04-12 Thread Bert Freudenberg
I know I shouldn't feed the troll but ... On 12.04.2010, at 22:59, Carlos Nazareno wrote: What I'm saying is that there's an army of us out there who can be willing to volunteer and dev for the XO. However, a lot of us don't have the luxury to learn Python/Sugarization or maybe just work best

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 49, Issue 43

2010-03-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.03.2010, at 01:56, Carlos Nazareno wrote: The real problem with Flash isn't even the non-free player. It's the non-free authoring tool chain every content creator is locked into, plus that even with the tools the resulting flash file is not fully editable. The result is an

Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.03.2010, at 14:12, Reuben K. Caron wrote: On Mar 24, 2010, at 12:44 AM, Chris Ball wrote: 2) it is nowhere near possible to properly edit Flash content in a GUI on an XO because the software to do so does not exist, and suffers from a complex and underspecified set of

Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-23 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.03.2010, at 00:36, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, What do you guys think? For what it's worth, I wrote up my personal opinion about this on the sugar-devel@ list last year: http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2009-January/003516.html (This isn't an official OLPC policy; I didn't

Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-23 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.03.2010, at 01:42, Carlos Nazareno wrote: I don't get it. [...] Why is allowing additional tools a new pool of content creators bad for OLPC? We're not preventing anything. You're free to package the Adobe player and anything else needed to run your game into a Sugar activity. In

Re: Installation of non-sugar programs

2010-03-15 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 15.03.2010, at 14:03, Bernie Innocenti wrote: 1) Activities would fall out of sync with respect to the system on upgrades (and downgrades!). Many of the non-trivial activities (Browse, Write, eToys) have implicit dependencies on exact version of system libraries. Just a small

Re: [Sugar-devel] Children want Sugar 0.84, for the wrong reason

2010-03-13 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 13.03.2010, at 11:56, Bernie Innocenti wrote: I've spent three days in Caacupè, observing how the new F11-XO1 build is doing among our young user base. It's a great success, but for the wrong reason:

Re: sounds cut off after screen standby

2010-03-12 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 12.03.2010, at 16:37, Thomas PLESSIS wrote: On a flash apps running with adobe air, sound is cut off after screen standby. Any idea why this is do that? The kernel does not properly resume audio. Known, really old bug (#6201). - Bert - ___

Etoys 4.0.2340

2010-03-08 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Hi folks, back in January I was asked to make a more space-efficient release of Etoys. I complied, the 4.0.2340 release uses its own compression scheme now instead of relying on the jffs2 compression as before. http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2010-January/022079.html I just want

Re: XO-1.5 keyboard

2010-03-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 05.03.2010, at 07:31, Paul Fox wrote: credit where credit is due -- i followed the instructions (i feel like i should be writing destructions) at instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-USB-Keyboard-into-an-OLPC-XO-Laptop-/ Is it worrying if I get a kick out

Re: XO-1.5 keyboard

2010-03-05 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 05.03.2010, at 14:40, Paul Fox wrote: bert wrote: On 05.03.2010, at 07:31, Paul Fox wrote: credit where credit is due -- i followed the instructions (i feel like i should be writing destructions) at instructables.com:

Re: olpc-security

2010-02-17 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 17.02.2010, at 14:58, Esteban Arias wrote: hi, what is the use of file : /etc/olpc-security ? When /etc/olpc-security exists, Sugar uses Rainbow to isolate activity instance from each other. This is one of the XO's security features. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rainbow - Bert -

Re: [Olpc-Haiti] Need in Haiti: inexpensive portable projectors forOLPC/XO classrooms

2010-02-03 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 03.02.2010, at 11:51, C. Scott Ananian wrote: I also wonder if http://www.amazon.com/Porta-Trace-Mini-Sketch-5x-Opaque-Projector/dp/B000A3E2T2 might work, if just placed on an XO screen. There might still be heat issues, but it's cheap enough that an experiment might be warranted.

Re: [Server-devel] [Olpc-open] [IAEP] Sharing EToys projects

2010-01-25 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 07.12.2009, at 12:54, Dave Bauer dave.ba...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Gerald Ardito gerald.ard...@gmail.com wrote: Tomeu, There is no mime type that I can see. The Journal entry simply says File filename.pr from url for file. This is no different, by the way,

Low-level Activity API

2010-01-20 Thread Bert Freudenberg
Hi folks, I just moved the documentation for how to write Sugar Activities in languages other than Python from the OLPC wiki to the Sugar Labs wiki: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Development_Team/Low-level_Activity_API I need help though - there are quite a few broken links. For most of them I

XO-2 hardware by MSI

2010-01-07 Thread Bert Freudenberg
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/06/msi-dualscreen-e-reader-hands-on/ (except it's probably neither cheap nor low-power, and definitely does not have a child-focused OS) - Bert - ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Android, OLPC, and native hosting

2009-12-28 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 29.12.2009, at 01:47, NoiseEHC wrote: Ahem. With XO-1.5, I feel that I AM shipping a full-fledged Linux PC to every child. Since when did it take more than a GB of RAM and 4GB of disk to host an IDE ? My point still stands: until Android supports its own development tools, you

Re: XO-3 super-o-fficial

2009-12-24 Thread Bert Freudenberg
On 24.12.2009, at 12:59, NoiseEHC wrote: You know, Android OS solves exactly the same problems Sugar has been created to solve O RLY? inline: orly_owl.jpeg - Bert - ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

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