Re: Windows

2015-04-27 Thread Ed McNierney
Yes, and due to Microsoft’s requirements it could only boot from a very specific make and model (and perhaps even production batch) of SD card. AFAIK, the XO is still the only computer that could (legitimately) boot Windows XP from removable media. Please don’t spend any time on this - it’s

Re: Windows xo-1

2015-04-26 Thread Ed McNierney
Microsoft Windows XP was released for the XO-1 and XO-1.5 laptops. Both were special projects done for a limited number of users, and were never maintained beyond the initial release. Neither version is or was generally available. - Ed On Apr 25, 2015, at 9:41 PM, Jhon Diaz

Windows XP on XO-1, XO-1.5

2015-01-27 Thread Ed McNierney
Windows XP on the XO-1 loads and works just about the same as on any other machine. Microsoft did the implementation, primarily by replacing Open Firmware with Insyde BIOS, a standard proprietary x86 PC BIOS. There’s nothing you’d learn from it that you wouldn’t learn from studying XP booting

Re: Impacts of disabling Automatic Power Management

2012-02-01 Thread Ed McNierney
Sridhar - I agree with Richard's concern about finding the problem. Have you tried to differentiate between problems with collaboration and problems with networking in general? Have you tried different 3G modems and seen different results? I'm just a little skeptical about assuming we know

Re: harvesting energy

2011-10-27 Thread Ed McNierney
Tony - Due to our battery-management system, it is impossible to charge an XO laptop in less than about 110 minutes. With a few breaks, I have personally fully charged an XO-1 laptop with a Freeplay hand crank charger in 110 minutes, and I am by no means an adult athlete, especially when it

Re: OLPC/pgf on LWN

2011-08-25 Thread Ed McNierney
No, whew, I think. - Ed On Aug 25, 2011, at 8:41 AM, Paul Fox wrote: chris wrote: http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/456217/25261a3982aee26d/ Sympathetic coverage, I think. :-) whew. :-) =- paul fox, p...@laptop.org

Re: Sugar and GTK updates

2011-08-16 Thread Ed McNierney
raw NAND chips. - Ed Ed McNierney CTO One Laptop per Child e...@laptop.org +1 (978) 761-0049 On Aug 16, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Peter Robinson wrote: On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn alan...@hotmail.com wrote: I always wondered why not put an SD of 2 instead of 1

Re: Announcing OLPC OS 11.2.0 for XO-1 and XO-1.5

2011-07-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Daniel - Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this happen. It's a great improvement and a fine job! - Ed On Jul 22, 2011, at 4:32 PM, Daniel Drake wrote: Hi, We're pleased to announce the release of OLPC OS 11.2.0 for XO-1 and XO-1.5. Details of new features, known

Re: Mesh Potatos and OLPCs?

2011-03-24 Thread Ed McNierney
small now, even if it is ever out of the drawing board. I agree that successful mesh networks are mostly static, but we thought that the very mobility of the network (which in Brazil could have 54 million nodes) would make it interesting. --luiz 2011/3/23 Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org

Re: Mesh Potatos and OLPCs?

2011-03-23 Thread Ed McNierney
John - While I am not familiar with the Mesh Potato, I have spent some time trying to figure out whether wireless mesh networking is really as hard as the OLPC universe seems to find that it is. I have come to believe that both wired and wireless mesh networks are really doing pretty well out

Re: XO-1 developer key does not work

2011-03-14 Thread Ed McNierney
Sridhar - Yes, that's correct. Multiple valid keys weakens security, since the same rights can be obtained from multiple sources. Handling your own key-issuing authority is something we fully support, but it is a complex and substantial undertaking. It requires a reasonable commitment to

Re: XO-1.75 microphone socket

2010-11-15 Thread Ed McNierney
From the XO-1.5 hardware spec at http://wiki.laptop.org/images/f/f0/CL1B_Hdwe_Design_Spec.pdf 2.7.4 External Microphone Input A stereo jack is provided on the laptop for connecting an external microphone, switch, or other sensor. This jack is connected to the audio codec’s microphone input,

Re: XO-1.75 microphone socket

2010-11-15 Thread Ed McNierney
Just make sure you keep in mind the difference between the specification and what is likely to be acceptable. One value is better suited to personal tinkering, the other to widespread propagation. - Ed (who was disappointed to learn this weekend that Zener is not in the official

Re: Swapping microSD cards

2010-11-12 Thread Ed McNierney
Sridhar - Yes, there's no problem as long as you're not suggesting using a different make or model of card (i.e. swapping only cards originally shipped with XO machines, not new ones). You can also do that, too, but many microSD cards fail our qualification testing and may fail much more

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Two questions: 1. Here (under Tech Specs) http://bit.ly/bdr0Cz it specs the 10 tablet with an ARMADA 168. Why did not you go with that processor? Would not that be cheaper? That's a Marvell product platform page, not OLPC's. 2. What happened to the bigger display and the touch

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Ed McNierney
, 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 touchscreen in the XO

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Marvell's Armada SoC family is complicated. There are multiple product lines, and multiple products in each product line, with new ones coming along all the time. So it's hard to nail down just which device is the latest and greatest at any time. OLPC is (unsurprisingly) doing something a

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Naz - Thanks for the thoughts! IMHO it's better to delay the release of the 1.75 and force putting in a touchscreen. It's not a matter of time, it's a matter of the price deployments are willing to pay for it. The feedback we've heard so far is that since the XO-1.75 without a touchscreen

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-10 Thread Ed McNierney
Mikus - Well, there's a reason Linus called them BogoMips, isn't there? - Ed On Nov 10, 2010, at 5:39 PM, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: I notice in the dmesg printout that the BogoMips for this initial XO-1.75 version is less than for the G1G1 XO-1. mikus

Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-25 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - Thanks for getting the discussion rolling. Although it may be obvious, I want to point out one aspect of OLPC's mesh needs that has complicated matters. Our XO laptops are used at home, in a sparse network environment, and at school, in a dense network environment, and all levels of

Re: SD/MMC cards, a year later

2010-08-20 Thread Ed McNierney
then. Counterfeiting may be your problem. Best regards, Tiago On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 2:03 AM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: Directly from the OEM or on the open market? Both. - Ed ___ Devel mailing list Devel

Re: SD/MMC cards, a year later

2010-08-19 Thread Ed McNierney
On Aug 19, 2010, at 4:21 PM, John Watlington wrote: Thanks for the update. Can you disclose the brands of the mentioned SD cards? It's always useful to know what not to buy. I probably could, but variations between models from one manufacturer may be greater than variations between

Re: SD/MMC cards, a year later

2010-08-19 Thread Ed McNierney
Directly from the OEM or on the open market? Both. - Ed ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
On Aug 8, 2010, at 12:41 PM, Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote: (instructions for the olpcnews.com/forum/ kind of people would be appreciated...:-) Instructions: 1. Report bugs at http://dev.laptop.org/newticket - if necessary, register first at http://dev.laptop.org/register (as mavrothal

Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
Yioryos - You asked for instructions for the olpcnews.com/forum/ kind of people, and that's the information I provided. I wasn't dismissing or ignoring anything; if we widely disseminate those instructions and they are followed, bugs will be far less likely to be dismissed or ignored. But a

Re: Making OLPC / Sugar Labs more approachable (was: Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1)

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
Derndorfer wrote: On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: Instructions: 1. Report bugs at http://dev.laptop.org/newticket - if necessary, register first at http://dev.laptop.org/register (as mavrothal kindly points out) 2. If you have interesting experiences

Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
So if you please go back to the original mail and answer any question you think you can so tickets can be filed. No, no reflexes - the only other question in that email I can answer immediately is, no, there is planned printing support in 10.1.2 or later. I have not heard of anyone

Re: [Sugar-devel] Making OLPC / Sugar Labs more approachable (was: Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1)

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
to fix. - Ed On Aug 8, 2010, at 6:00 PM, Brenda Wallace wrote: On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndor...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Ed McNierney e

Re: Making OLPC / Sugar Labs more approachable (was: Re: OLPC 10.1.2 Release Candidate 1)

2010-08-08 Thread Ed McNierney
Every member of the OLPC technical staff is on the de...@laptop.org mailing list, and we all see bugs filed in trac. Sorry - that's not correct. I forgot that Mitch Bradley unsubscribed from de...@laptop.org last December, as he found the noise level has gotten out of control. He does,

Re: Collection key vs Q2E44 (and Q3A41?)

2010-07-30 Thread Ed McNierney
Martin - We've done some quick testing here in the office. It appears that collection keys on Q3A40, Q3A42, and Q3A46 work, provided the laptop is secure-booting. If your machines are not secured, you need to hold down the x game key while booting. Remember that with prettyboot enabled, an

Re: Collection key vs Q2E44 (and Q3A41?)

2010-07-30 Thread Ed McNierney
Martin - Just another note of advice - I discovered a normal-looking USB key that *wasn't* working had a single FAT partition on it, but it had been erased on a Mac and had a GUID partition table. Reformatting with an MBR fixed it. - Ed On Jul 30, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Martin Langhoff

Re: Uruguay violates GPL by deleting root on OLPCs

2010-07-07 Thread Ed McNierney
with Plan Ceibal) to pick up the ball and try again. If Brett's not the right person to do that, just let Martin know. - Ed Ed McNierney CTO / VP of Engineering One Laptop per Child e...@laptop.org +1 (978) 761-0049 On Jul 7, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Eben Moglen wrote: I don't know what

Re: Uruguay violates GPL by deleting root on OLPCs

2010-07-07 Thread Ed McNierney
Jacob - The Linux kernel question is easy, as it's largely GPL v2; the Fedora one is by no means easy. The Fedora Project maintains a list of software licenses which are considered acceptable for software to be packaged in Fedora. That doesn't mean *all* these licenses are in use in any

Re: activation cert

2010-07-07 Thread Ed McNierney
Sameer - Yes, tell your browser to trust it. The activation server uses a self-signed certificate that your browser doesn't know to trust by default. All XO laptops trust it. - Ed On Jul 7, 2010, at 8:41 PM, Sameer Verma wrote: activation.laptop.org is throwing a SSL error.

Re: New keyboard layouts

2010-06-23 Thread Ed McNierney
Sridhar - There are a few things happening at once here, and we should distinguish between the general case (what's been enabled in the design) and one particular instance of that case (machines for Spanish-speaking high-school students). From an engineering perspective, we have: 1.

Re: Generating signed builds for Afghanistan

2010-06-14 Thread Ed McNierney
Javed - The best way to get support for your efforts is to work through OLPC's country support team, since we have a working relationship with the Afghan MOE. I will follow up with contact information so you can get the support you need. Thanks! - Ed Ed McNierney CTO One Laptop per

OLPC/Marvell Press Release

2010-05-27 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - Below is the text version of the press release OLPC and Marvell issued this morning, announcing our agreement to work together on the tablet-based efforts we've been calling XO-3.0 and Marvell has been calling Moby (both previously announced). The link takes you to the same document

Cherrypal Africa $99 laptop

2010-05-05 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - I've acquired two of these machines - for those of you in or near 1CC, you can find them on my desk and are welcome to play with them. I ordered one for $99 with Linux and one for $119 with Windows CE (there is no difference in the hardware). I removed the case from the Linux model

Re: New keyboard layouts

2010-04-28 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - We should keep in mind that these keyboards were primarily intended for a particular audience (as pgf has mentioned) and that they're also designed to be usable by Sugar, GNOME, and Windows users (something that was not a design goal previously). There's no guarantee that there will

Re: Sugar Labs logo in bottom-left corner of olpc-bootanim

2010-04-21 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - It's my impression that the boot animation in grayscale is an equally important part of the XO design. IIRC, we went to some effort to use a non-standard Fedora badge in order to retain the grayscale color scheme. So if we're going to add a Sugar Labs graphic we should keep to the

Re: tap-to-click feedback

2010-04-15 Thread Ed McNierney
Paul - This issue has bubbled up from time to time over the last 18 months or so (judging from my email archives). It is not at all clear to me that there is indeed a consensus from deployments; some like it, some don't. We tend to (unsurprisingly) hear little or nothing from the people who

Re: tap-to-click feedback

2010-04-15 Thread Ed McNierney
. As they say in some courts of law, Not Proven. We can certainly make an effort to inquire specifically about this and attempt to get good input from existing users. - Ed On Apr 15, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Richard Smith wrote: On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote

Re: tap-to-click feedback

2010-04-15 Thread Ed McNierney
the silent majority to speak up is something we are constantly working hard from the field to improve. Its hard, any suggestions on where exactly to aggregate info from the field, in a way that is not merely anecdotal, is welcome. Sebastian 2010/4/15 Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org Paul

Re: tap-to-click feedback

2010-04-15 Thread Ed McNierney
-reporting system we rely on. - Ed On Apr 15, 2010, at 1:24 PM, Tuukka Hastrup wrote: Hi everyone, Ed McNierney escribió: No, you're quite right - it's hard. And it's hard to tell whether most users are silent because they're happy with it, or they're silent because they don't

Fwd: Server and service downtime, Thursday, April 8

2010-04-07 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - Our data center space at MIT is being shut down and we need to move all our servers to a new server rack at the Media Lab. Chris Ball and I are planning to make the move this Thursday morning, April 8 (i.e. about 12 hours from now). This will take all our public-facing services - the

Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - OLPC already has a license from Adobe to redistribute Adobe Flash. We can provide that to any deployment that requests it; if a deployment decides they need it, we don't need to force them to install it themselves. However, Adobe pointed out that since OLPC's Linux distro (a Fedora

Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Ed McNierney
that accomplished. Reuben On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Ed McNierney wrote: Folks - OLPC already has a license from Adobe to redistribute Adobe Flash. We can provide that to any deployment that requests it; if a deployment decides they need it, we don't need to force them to install

Re: q3a35 problem

2010-03-11 Thread Ed McNierney
(dropping Fedora list) Yes, it worked for me, too, on an unmodified ramp unit. - Ed On Mar 11, 2010, at 9:06 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote: The same procedure worked correctly for me on a ramp unit that has the solar modification by Wad. On Mar 10, 2010, at 10:44 PM, Mikus Grinbergs

Re: [Sugar-devel] Running SWF files standalone in Sugar? Simple Activity wrapper?

2010-03-10 Thread Ed McNierney
On Mar 10, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote: You are clearly an Adobe licensee, which means Adobe has a responsibility to give you support so you can use their runtime on our platform. Well, no. Fedora 11 is a supported Adobe platform - the XO is not. If you report a problem on the

Re: Testing OS64 on XO1.5

2009-12-20 Thread Ed McNierney
Milan - 1) After reboot, or after a brief period of inactivity, the system sometimes does not connect to network, or disconnects from the network, and shows nothing on the network neigborhood screen (many dots button), only the middle xo symbol, while there are many wireless networks around

Re: New F11 for XO-1.5 build 61

2009-12-15 Thread Ed McNierney
Franco - Thank you for the testing! All XO-1.5 B2 laptops (i.e. all of those out in the field) have a hardware problem that prevents wireless from recovering from a resume. We've tried to make this widely known. The problem has been fixed in B3 and later machines, but anyone who is testing

Re: http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/f11-1.5/os58/

2009-12-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Mikus - Chris is very good about emailing build announcements when they're ready. If there hasn't been an announcement, and you happen to discover a few files lying about in an HTML-accessible place, please don't expect them to be of any particular use. When OS 58 has been reasonably checked

Re: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

2009-12-03 Thread Ed McNierney
Bastien - Yes. I'm not sure how massive deployments are relevant, but we currently have one standard software image that is installed at the factory on all XOs. You are suggesting that we create unique software images, one for each SKU, to be managed and installed separately by OLPC and

Re: Camera saturation - image compression level

2009-12-03 Thread Ed McNierney
Bastien - Moon photos are a problem for just about any kind of astrophotography. In addition to anything else you might try in software, the best bet is to add some kind of neutral-density filter over the scope. You might try some scrap anti-static wrap (the gray, translucent kind). It

Re: About 8.2.2

2009-12-02 Thread Ed McNierney
(educational NGOs got XOs donated from G1G1/OLPC or other donors), no signed builds probably means that the XOs don't get updated anymore. Best regards, Philipp On 12/01/2009 08:04 PM, Ed McNierney wrote: Philipp - An OS image signed by OLPC can be booted by any XO-1.0 laptop in the world

Re: About 8.2.2

2009-12-01 Thread Ed McNierney
Philipp - An OS image signed by OLPC can be booted by any XO-1.0 laptop in the world, except for those which have been reconfigured by a deployment to only respect software signed by other security keys. That implies a higher level of testing and certification than an image that can be

Re: XO 1.5 hang on Type your name screen

2009-10-30 Thread Ed McNierney
Lionel - Step 1 is to take Mitch's advice of earlier today and upgrade to q3a15: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Firmware_q3a15 - Ed On Oct 30, 2009, at 10:06 AM, LASKE, Lionel (C2S) wrote: Oops, sorry. Post to the wrong devel list :-( Lionel. De : LASKE, Lionel

Re: open 80211s on XO 1.5

2009-10-30 Thread Ed McNierney
On Oct 30, 2009, at 3:32 PM, Sameer Verma wrote: scenarios of a handful of XOs in the under-a-tree model Sameer - Under a tree, using mesh networking is pointless (unless, I suppose, it is an extraordinarily large tree). Mesh networking allows packet forwarding from node A to node B,

Re: XO 1.5 hang on Type your name screen

2009-10-30 Thread Ed McNierney
: Ed McNierney [mailto:edmcnier...@gmail.com] De la part de Ed McNierney Envoyé : vendredi 30 octobre 2009 15:12 À : LASKE, Lionel (C2S) Cc : OLPC Devel Objet : Re: XO 1.5 hang on Type your name screen Lionel - Step 1 is to take Mitch's advice of earlier today and upgrade to q3a15: http

Re: open 80211s on XO 1.5

2009-10-30 Thread Ed McNierney
and give definitive info, that would be great... On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: On Oct 30, 2009, at 3:32 PM, Sameer Verma wrote: scenarios of a handful of XOs in the under-a-tree model Sameer - Under a tree, using mesh networking is pointless (unless, I

Re: [Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

2009-10-21 Thread Ed McNierney
On Oct 21, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Tiago Marques wrote: Hasn't mesh proved useful in deployments? No, it hasn't. We actively discourage anyone from using it, and I'm not aware of any successful applications of it except in test and demonstration situations. I suspect you are, like many, many

Re: [Testing] first play with new XO 1.5 machines

2009-10-20 Thread Ed McNierney
One can also check the 1.5 tickets at http://dev.laptop.org/1.5 - Ed P.S. Remember - if it's not in trac, it doesn't exist. If you find a problem, check trac and open a ticket if it's not already there. Tabitha correctly labeled this thread as playing with 1.5, which is fine and

Re: OLPC XO 1.5 overheating problems

2009-10-03 Thread Ed McNierney
Tiago - Sure, but what kind of elaboration would you like? These are pre- production machines and have an assortment of problems, this being one of them. I think the description is pretty clear; if you have a question about it please let us know - thanks! - Ed On Oct 3, 2009, at

Re: OLPC XO 1.5 overheating problems

2009-10-03 Thread Ed McNierney
on the wiki about the flash controller. Are you still using one - and if so which - or are you just using the microSD card's FTL? Best regards, Tiago Marques On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: Tiago - Sure, but what kind of elaboration would you like

OLPC Hardware and Software Development Lists

2009-09-14 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - This is a friendly reminder that, especially as we get close to having XO-1.5 B2 machines scattered among developers around the world, we should try keep development discussions on the devel@lists.laptop.org list whenever possible. The techteam list should be used only for

Planned Power Outage at 1CC - No laptop.org mail routing

2009-08-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - In 30 minutes Boston Properties is scheduled to turn off power to OLPC's 1CC office for some electrical equipment maintenance. All mail addressed to laptop.org addresses is routed through an anti-spam/anti- virus appliance (spam.laptop.org) located at 1CC. Power is expected to

Re: [Server-devel] xs-dev.laptop.org Down?

2009-08-17 Thread Ed McNierney
I can't reach xs-dev but can contact other machines in that room, so I think it's an xs-dev specific problem. I think that of the folks at 1CC, Reuben will be the first at the office (I won't be there today) so I'll ask him to follow up with Martin and wave a magic wand to fix things.

Re: Need some space

2009-07-25 Thread Ed McNierney
Steven - While Chris sets you up on dev.laptop.org for space I'm working on a new F11 build machine for this project and I'll let you know as soon as that's available. - Ed On Jul 25, 2009, at 12:08 PM, Steven M. Parrish wrote: Hi all, I've been in discussions with Daniel Drake

Re: is anyone actually doing Windows on XO work here?

2009-07-21 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - We've tried many times to make the very simple story about Windows support on the XO clear. The conspiracy theorists don't really care. If you don't live in a fact-based universe, facts are irrelevant. Mitch is quite right, but we've said just about all of that before to

Re: is anyone actually doing Windows on XO work here?

2009-07-21 Thread Ed McNierney
Walter - I figured I was pushing the envelope with Oswald :) Yes, indeed - I think there's some hope of communicating more clearly that the XO-1 and XO-1.5 first have to work properly, and reliably, with sustainable power demands, before anyone can start debating what applications get

Re: Touch-screen OMAP3-based netbook as XO-2 prototype?

2009-07-08 Thread Ed McNierney
John - Thanks for keeping this on the radar. I have a pair on order (one with keyboard, one without) in the hopes of both doing some experimenting and trying out that USB host/host connection glue, too. I'll let the list know when we get them here at 1CC to play with - they're

Re: Active Antennas...

2009-03-16 Thread Ed McNierney
Right - the Contributors' Program is not intended to provide equipment for pilots or small deployments. Sameer, which small deployments are you talking about? - Ed On Mar 16, 2009, at 12:01 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Sameer Verma sve...@sfsu.edu

Re: enabling security

2009-03-09 Thread Ed McNierney
the serial number argument to make it harder for children to do something that would make their machine stop working. ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel Ed McNierney CTO / VP of Engineering One Laptop per

Re: [IAEP] [ANNOUNCE] Sucrose 0.84.0 Final Release

2009-03-05 Thread Ed McNierney
Congratulations to everyone - very nice job! - Ed On Mar 5, 2009, at 5:26 AM, Simon Schampijer wrote: Bernie Innocenti wrote: On 03/05/09 10:56, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: So, how are we going to celebrate it? As 0.84.1 is going to be on, we could do a bug fix sprint during a weekend.

VIG Meeting Notice for Today, Agenda Request

2009-02-10 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - We're on for our regular meeting at 4 PM, #olpc-admin on freenode, today. I've been a bit out of touch with what our current/urgent issues are, so please email any agenda items you'd like covered. I'll look over last week's minutes, but I'd rather not just re-hash the same

Re: wiki.l.o down?

2009-02-06 Thread Ed McNierney
Wiki is back. A cabling error caused our upstream connection to automatically shut off the entire 1CC network, and we had to wait until someone with the appropriate magic powers was available to reset it. - Ed On Feb 6, 2009, at 6:49 AM, Bastien wrote: Yes, still down. --

Re: Please update etoys in 8.2.1

2009-02-05 Thread Ed McNierney
David - The 9.1 release was a very specific release planned for the first half of 2009 - see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0 for one set of details - following OLPC's stated plan of two major releases per calendar year. That specific event is not going to happen. That's not at all the

VIG Meeting Today at 4 PM EST

2009-01-27 Thread Ed McNierney
This is a reminder of the weekly VIG meeting at 4 PM EST in #olpc- admin on oftc. I have had a few things come up and I will be unable to attend or chair the meeting today. Henry has generously volunteered to serve as our secretary; if someone else would like to step in to chair today's

VIG Meeting Today at 4 PM EST as usual

2009-01-20 Thread Ed McNierney
This is a reminder of the weekly VIG meeting at 4 PM EST in #olpc- admin on oftc. I've edited the draft agenda at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC:VIG but further updates are welcome. - Ed ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Activities migration status

2009-01-14 Thread Ed McNierney
Gabriel - No, there are no current plans to shut down any services on dev.laptop.org. OLPC has an 8.2.1 release underway and we'll continue to maintain those services in the future. On the other hand, anyone working on Sugar efforts such as Activity development should be encouraged to put

Re: [Server-devel] interest in new proxy

2009-01-13 Thread Ed McNierney
Vivek - Jim Gettys passed on your information to me (he left OLPC last week) and I'd be happy to pick up the conversation with you. Thanks! - Ed Ed McNierney CTO / VP of Engineering One Laptop per Child e...@laptop.org +1 (978) 761-0049 On 1/13/09 9:32 PM, Vivek Pai vi

Re: status of OLPC project

2009-01-09 Thread Ed McNierney
Victor - Thanks! I agree with Ben that connecting with the Sugar Labs community is the right start and an excellent focus. If you do need to have XO-specific conversations as well, I would be happy to be the contact person to do that. - Ed On Jan 9, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Benjamin

Re: status of OLPC project

2009-01-09 Thread Ed McNierney
Victor Scott - Sorry - I made a comment about this on an earlier email, but I just realized that that message wasn't sent to the devel list. Scott's quite right. I firmly believe that whenever possible a layoff is handled with a face-to-face conversation with your manager. It isn't fun

Re: Problems revealed by a report of detailed changes to 8.2.1 tickets.

2008-12-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Michael - Are we able to promptly and regularly generate 8.2.1 builds that reflect the work being done? From last week's reports I get the impression that various bits of progress are being made, but we've had no 8.2.1 builds since the first one. If there is anything you (or anyone else)

Re: 8.2.1 Bug review meeting - 1 PM EST Friday 12/12/08

2008-12-12 Thread Ed McNierney
¹ll keep an eye out on #olpc-devel for anyone who¹s looking in the wrong place. Thanks. - Ed On 12/11/08 1:04 PM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: Folks - We¹re trying to get a very focused 8.2.1 release wrapped up to address a small number of problems affecting or blocking key

8.2.1 Bug review meeting - 1 PM EST Friday 12/12/08

2008-12-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - We¹re trying to get a very focused 8.2.1 release wrapped up to address a small number of problems affecting or blocking key country deployments of 8.2. A few bugs have been tagged for an 8.2.1 milestone (fifteen of them), and we have hit one critical enough to merit triggering a release

Re: 8.2.1 Bug review meeting - 1 PM EST Friday 12/12/08

2008-12-11 Thread Ed McNierney
OK, someone made a boo-boo. Some time in the last hour or two Trac got updated with 308 new Milestone=8.2.1 tickets. I'd appreciate anyone who's recently made bulk updates reconsider their actions. Thanks! - Ed On 12/11/08 1:48 PM, Deepak Saxena dsax...@laptop.org wrote: On Dec 11

Re: 8.2.1 Bug review meeting - 1 PM EST Friday 12/12/08

2008-12-11 Thread Ed McNierney
will be considering for 8.2.1 inclusion. At the moment I believe it is an inclusive list but I expect we will decide not to fix all of them for 8.2.1. - Ed On 12/11/08 2:11 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 01:50:58PM -0500, Ed McNierney wrote: OK, someone made

Trac tickets for 8.2.1 release mislabeled

2008-12-09 Thread Ed McNierney
I see that the tickets for 8.2.1 seem to be all labeled for the 9.1 milestone, ³per edmcnierney¹s request² and that wasn¹t my request. Tickets 8976, 8745, 9044, 9045, 8982, 8155, 8767, and 8451 should all be tagged as for the 8.2.1 release, and those are the ONLY tickets that should be so

Re: [PATCH] cafe_nand: remove busy-wait loop

2008-12-09 Thread Ed McNierney
And then Mitch tosses the next ball to Daniel to catch. On 12/9/08 12:22 PM, Jim Gettys [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 07:05 -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote: Where do we go with this? Who's adventurous enough to test it? Dare we put it in joyride? Any suggestions for how to

Cleaning up Trac for 8.2.1

2008-12-08 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - I went to take a look at Trac to clean up Milestones and make sure that only the bugs identified on the 8.2.1 ECO page at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Eco/8.2.1#Relevant_Trac_items are labeled with that Milestone. That is, those are the only 8 tickets that should be fixed and closed for us

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-05 Thread Ed McNierney
Mikus - I'd be happy to help, but I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. I don't understand what legal consequences you're thinking about - if you can give me more details I can try to investigate. But your statement sounds like what I was trying to say: the community of people who rely on

Re: Fedora 10 on XO

2008-12-05 Thread Ed McNierney
Chris - Thanks; I think your thoughts are rather similar to mine and I am trying to get information on what the actual user need (or perceived need) is. While there are obvious storage and RAM constraints involved, we need to be sure we're providing what most users will want (users of this

Re: Announcing the NANDblaster

2008-12-05 Thread Ed McNierney
Thanks, Mitch! Nice stuff. - Ed On 12/5/08 3:53 AM, Mitch Bradley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The multicast NAND reflasher - AKA NANDblaster - is ready for serious testing. See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Multicast_NAND_FLASH_Update for instructions. Mitch

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-04 Thread Ed McNierney
: Ed McNierney wrote: What was the motivation for this upgrade? Why did we need to take the wiki offline for several hours during our G1G1 promotion? Thanks. It was offline for approximately 45 minutes (and it was mostly due to a weird problem that took a while to figure out). The main

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-04 Thread Ed McNierney
, Dec 5, 2008 at 5:25 AM, Ed McNierney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bernie - We should *never* take our public-facing Web services offline deliberately without scheduling that event in advance and sending warnings and reminders of when that scheduled maintenance will occur. Never. There are a lot

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-04 Thread Ed McNierney
this morning and we will work together to put together clearer procedures and policies for work that affects our public Web services so modifications to those services are made more appropriately in the future. - Ed On 12/4/08 12:30 PM, Bernie Innocenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ed McNierney

Re: wiki.laptop.org upgrade

2008-12-03 Thread Ed McNierney
What was the motivation for this upgrade? Why did we need to take the wiki offline for several hours during our G1G1 promotion? Thanks. - Ed On 12/3/08 10:49 PM, Bernie Innocenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bernie Innocenti wrote: we are currently upgrading the MediaWiki instance that

Info on developer key request page on XO

2008-12-02 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - I'm investigating steps that can make it easier to get developer keys for XOs for users who desire them. At the moment the developer key request page at file:///home/.devkey.html contains content that is retrieved (in an IFRAME) from the activation.laptop.org server (as well as

Re: Info on developer key request page on XO

2008-12-02 Thread Ed McNierney
Yes, that's exactly the point. We currently offer developer keys by postal mail for users who do not have Internet access, but users without Internet access cannot get the instructions on how to make such a request. The Getting Started pamphlet refers users to www.laptop.org/source for

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