re: XO Gen 1.5

2009-04-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Ed, Wad, Chris et al, Awesome new hardware! That's one thing I loved about working at HW companies, the longer you survive the more hurdles you cross. IMHO 3D/2D is better than 2D only, if you can get it to work. I see bigger value in the video acceleration and input. The video capture is

Greg Smith Over and Out

2009-01-08 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, My time on this project is over for now! I was laid off yesterday and tomorrow is my last day at OLPC. So many things to follow up on, its hard to know where to begin handing off. I can say that XO Camp is on for next week as planned. SJ is now coordinating it. Aside from that,

XO Camp on next week

2009-01-06 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Just a reminder that the XO Camp conference is on for next week, January 12 - 16 at OLPC head quarters in Cambridge. Its an open meeting technical meeting and you are all invited. See the agenda here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 Please put your name on the attendee list if you

9.1.0 Meeting Wed. 2PM US ET

2009-01-06 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are on for the weekly 9.1.0 meeting tomorrow Wed, January 16 at 2PM US ET on IRC (freenode.net #olpc-meeting). Here's the agenda. Let me know if you have any chances or additions. 10 minutes - XO Camp status. Assign more people to help present. 25 minutes - 9.1.0 feature status.

Re: Fedora Desktop on XO

2009-01-06 Thread Greg Smith
, but I do feel the need to be blunt: On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 04:28:36PM -0500, Greg Smith wrote: Hi Michael, We are definitely behind where I would like to be at this stage. How far behind? However, we'll only move the date when we must and we'll only do it to improve quality What

9.1.0 meeting - 2PM US ET Today 12/31

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, I'll be on IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting at 2PM US ET today. Minutes of last weeks meeting and this weeks agenda are here: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-December/022085.html We can table the agenda and call it a year unless there are updates or other comments. Happy

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Great thread. I don't know the history but I completely agree with Jordan. A dedicated team of engineers takes at least two years of software to optimize available resources. The main memory - video memory debate is age old. Until someone builds a better programming language and

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Answering two e-mails on one pass. I agree, its hard work. Wade, I believe this thread is about optimizing the XO OS and GUI. That's why I call the requirement General_UI_sluggishness. Optimizing applications is yet another challenge. I'm all for people doing that hard work and

re: anonymous gray activity circles

2008-12-30 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Chris, Unless someone else has seen this, I think we need more detail on how to reproduce it. Can you write down the steps it takes to get a gray activity circle? Include the version of XO software you are running: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/What_release_am_I_running%3F It may be that you

Re: XOs with no sound

2008-12-30 Thread Greg Smith
Hi James et al, That's great debugging and repair info. I especially like the use of the stack trace command! That's a great trick for hunting down which process is calling what files. Do we know how this gets in a failed state to begin with? I read the headlines of them most recent 100 bugs

Fedora Desktop on XO

2008-12-30 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Peter et al, I'm still looking for help resolving the dependencies Chris found when he tried to install Gnome. The issue and thread are documented in the specifications section here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/Run_Fedora_applications_on_XO What do we do next when we get a

Re: Auto-suspend and Presence Service

2008-12-30 Thread Greg Smith
Hi John, Thanks for the comments and early catch on this. Robert and wireless/collaboration experts, Can you comment on this? There are a couple of relevant requirements and known issues documented here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/Improved_battery_life It sounds like we need a

Re: Touchpad/tablet problem

2008-12-29 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Guoling, Unfortunately we do not support Tablet mode and it is not planned for the near future either. Hopefully one of the touchpad/firmware experts can give you a link to how you can capture and use raw data generated by the touchpad. Thanks, Greg s. * Date: Mon, 29 Dec

Re: Scratch on XO is frozen after standby

2008-12-24 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Chris et al, I added this bug ID to the specification for power saving in 9.1 at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/Improved_battery_life Can you make sure to address that in the work on power save modes? I also updated the ticket with John's steps to reproduce. Thanks, Greg S

Weekly report and meeting reminder

2008-12-24 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, I am on for a 9.1.0 meeting at 2PM US ET today (wed. 12/24). IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting. Minutes from last week and agenda for today are here: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-December/021947.html Here's my weekly report for week ending 12/19 is below. Merry Christmas

9.1.0 meeting minutes

2008-12-24 Thread Greg Smith
Sayamindu, Michael, Paul, Brian, CJL and maybe others met on Xmas eve! We scrapped the agenda and did QA with Michael doing the Q. Concerns that people aren't working on the release. Review power and languages and they are both doing well. Sayamindu said he will update localization feature

Deployment image customization

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Dan, Thanks for the comments on the image customization feature: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/Image_customization I moved them from the requirements to the specification section because I think you are proposing a possible solution. Your suggestion that we allow addition of

Re: performance work

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
on... Thanks, Greg S Jordan Crouse wrote: Greg Smith wrote: Hi Jordan, Looks like we made a little more progress on graphics benchmarking. See Neil's results below. I updated the feature page with the test results so far: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/General_UI_sluggishness

New Browse ready for Emilianio?

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Sayamindu, Do you think the new browse version (101?) has been shown to solve the problem Emliano raised here? http://www.mail-archive.com/devel@lists.laptop.org/msg14839.html Has it been tested with build 656 or only 767 (8.2)? If we have verified that it solves the issue raised, let's

Re: Cmap tools

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
text (e.g. a window). Am I missing something? I was hoping to get an X window with a prompt so I could install CMap tools from there. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks, Greg S Greg Smith wrote: Hi All, Picking up this old thread (http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-September

Re: Deployment image customization

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0#Top_Priority) would be great! Thanks, Greg S Daniel Drake wrote: On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Greg Smith gregsmitho...@gmail.com wrote: Your suggestion that we allow addition of RPMs and get those built into a signed image via pilgrim or puritan is certainly valuable

Re: Cmap tools (with image customization cross over)

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
the window manager. This is also how you would bundle and launch a regular X app like cmap. - Bert - On 23.12.2008, at 16:34, Greg Smith wrote: Hi Michael and Bert, It got quiet enough that I had a chance to try this myself. I tried installing and running the X activity and I tried

Re: Cmap tools (with image customization cross over)

2008-12-23 Thread Greg Smith
: The better approach would be to install everything into the bundle directory itself. Then simply zip it and you should have a working xo bundle. A custom build should not be necessary for this. - Bert - On 23.12.2008, at 21:35, Greg Smith wrote: Hi Bert, Thanks. It was actually right click

Re: performance work

2008-12-22 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Jordan, Looks like we made a little more progress on graphics benchmarking. See Neil's results below. I updated the feature page with the test results so far: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap/General_UI_sluggishness What's next? Do we know enough now to target a particular section

XOCamp January 12 - 16, 2009

2008-12-19 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, The XOCamp schedule and plan is coming together. See the updated schedule here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOCamp_2 Sign up if you are coming here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOCamp_2#Attendees I will keep refining the session details in the next week. Any questions or comments welcome.

Re: [Server-devel] stability of XS 0.5

2008-12-19 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, I agree with Sameer that people should be informed in advance if there are known issues. I put a note on the release notes page and a link to this list at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Release_Notes#XS_0.5 When the documented features are working as designed we can remove it. Until

Re: Minutes of Power in 9.1.0 meeting

2008-12-18 Thread Greg Smith
Thanks Chris! Could you also mention any planned GUI changes in the specification section? Name changes to the modes and moving the radio off to Network control panel only are two that come to mind. If you can define what it will look like and help close the loop with Sugar or whoever is

Cmap tools

2008-12-18 Thread Greg Smith
: Am 04.09.2008 um 01:06 schrieb Michael Stone: On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 05:33:28PM -0400, Greg Smith wrote: Has anyone tried making the activity which is X-windows and inside which other activities can run? [1] and [2] seem apropos. Michael [1]: http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7768

9.1 Planning Meeting Today (Wed.) 2PM US ET #olpc-meeting

2008-12-17 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are on for the weekly 9.1 planning meeting today (Wed. 12/17) at 2PM US East Coast Time. Its an IRC meeting on freenode.net #olpc-meeting. Here are the minutes from last week: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-December/021740.html Per Michael's request, I blocked two

9.1.0 Meeting Minutes

2008-12-17 Thread Greg Smith
Greg, Ed, Simon, Chris, Deepak, Sayamindu, Dan, cjl, Ben, Morgan, Marco, SJ and possibly others met on IRC on Wed. 12/17. Minutes: - XO Camp - Page (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOCamp_2) needs updating. See Greg's action item below. Focus on design and requirements review of 9.1.0 target

Re: Slimmed Down Fedora 10 on XO (was Fedora 10 on XO)

2008-12-16 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Paul, I mean slimmed down Fedora (probably shouldn't even call it Fedora at that point) plus Gnome, KDE of XFCE window manager. Is that precise enough? If its as easy as yum install gnome on top of 8.2.0 image, that would be great! Thanks, Greg S p...@laptop.org wrote: greg wrote: Hi

Re: performance work

2008-12-16 Thread Greg Smith
Forwarding this to devel. Any comments or suggestions on how we can start to optimize graphics performance is appreciated. It looks like we have a good test bed in place which should help us focus on the right bottlenecks. Thanks, Greg S Greg Smith wrote: Hi Neil, That's great data

Slimmed Down Fedora 10 on XO (was Fedora 10 on XO)

2008-12-15 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Thanks for all the feedback on my questions about what it would take to run a slimmed down Fedora 10 on the XO NAND. https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-olpc-list/2008-December/msg00022.html To reiterate, the goal is one distribution with two Desktop Environments (Sugar and one

Re: 2588 - Journal unusable

2008-12-12 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, This is a great thread! Very respectful but on point and addressing a core concern which needs to become a core competency. Mikus, James, Gary and the other lead developers who pull down joyride regularly are critical to the success of the next release. They proved it in the last

Re: Minutes of Power in 9.1.0 meeting

2008-12-12 Thread Greg Smith
anything else needs to be on that must build in 9.1.0 list. Other edits and added detail on any feature, welcome anytime. Thanks, Greg S Greg Smith wrote: Greg, Chris, Joe, Erik, Mitch and Deepak met on Thursday 12/4. Minutes: Will use the feature roadmap for tracking: http://wiki.laptop.org/go

Re: Wireless activation improvements.

2008-12-11 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Michael, This is definitely a must have/must fix item for 9.1.0. It is needed by Ethiopia and other deployments. It may be used in a warehouse where the XOs are prepared as opposed to in a school where we assume there is less ability to change/tweak the AP ESSID. I'll try to get more

Re: Wireless activation improvements.

2008-12-11 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Guys, Lease management/renewal is a different feaure which I call Activation lease security. The requirements are written: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Activation_lease_security Ethiopia and Peru have signed off that those requirements meet their needs and I am tracking it as

Re: [Testing] Activity Set for 9.1.0

2008-12-10 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Dan, RTFM :-) http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_Notes/8.2.0#If_your_XO_is_not_connected_to_the_internet Thanks, Greg S Daniel Drake wrote: On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: All of our deployments except one currently take the default image. Many change

9.1 Weekly Meeting on IRC at 2PM US ET Today

2008-12-10 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Our weekly 9.1 meeting (was called feature roadmap) is today, Wed. 12/10 at 2PM US East Time on IRC Freenode.net #olpc-meeting channel. Agenda for this week is: 20 minutes - XO Camp update 20 minutes roadmap update and 9.1.0 page edits (especially schedule) 10 minutes finalize and

9.1.0 Weekly Meeting minutes

2008-12-10 Thread Greg Smith
Ed, Michael, Marco, Chris, Paul, Joe, Greg and possible others met on IRC December 10th for 9.1 weekly meeting (formerly called roadmap meeting). - XO Camp We updated the goals for the camp. See: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 We discussed the need to focus on 9.1.0 features. Action item:

Activity Set for 9.1.0

2008-12-09 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Learning from the last release, I want to start activity selection early for 9.1.0. I created a section on the 9.1.0 planning page for activities: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0_requirements#Activities I want to get all potential activities listed there. An activity will need to be

Re: [Testing] Activity Set for 9.1.0

2008-12-09 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Chris, When this release is done we will update the default image used in manufacturing. All of our deployments except one currently take the default image. Many change it (usually adding more than subtracting) after they get the XOs in country but they start with our factory image. We

Greg S work report for 2 Weeks ending 12/5

2008-12-08 Thread Greg Smith
General status: Uruguay is starting an in-school pilot of 800 XOs running version 8.2. After successful completion of that pilot they plan to upgrade all XOs to the new version. 9.1.0 planning is underway (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0). 90 days until the release! The focus is on deployment

Re: [Sugar-devel] File transfer in Telepathy

2008-12-05 Thread Greg Smith
already. More comments inline below. Thanks, Greg S Guillaume Desmottes wrote: Le jeudi 04 décembre 2008 à 13:42 -0500, Greg Smith a écrit : Hi Guillaume, Thanks for following up on this! I collected all the known requirements on this here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#File_sharing

Re: Fedora 10 on XO

2008-12-05 Thread Greg Smith
is not needed by the time an image is qualified for deployment in the schools... Thanks, Greg S Erik Garrison wrote: On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 06:36:53PM -0500, Greg Smith wrote: * Will it stop us from being able to hold two SugarOS builds on the NAND at the same time after olpc-update, as we

Re: Fedora 10 on XO

2008-12-05 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Chris, That sounds good! Please call up Dr. Frankenstein and resurrect the beast for inspection :-) Can you also put a link to any description of it (or to the code, relevant e-mail threads or whatever is available) in the specifications section of the feature? Thanks, Greg S Chris Ball

Re: XO identity shared via Browse

2008-12-05 Thread Greg Smith
implementation. I want the must have piece by March, no matter what. I'll take both too but I wont settle for none of the above :-) Thanks, Greg S Luke Faraone wrote: On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 19:17, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm copying in Devel and will drop the sugar list on further

9.1.0 Weekly Meeting Minutes (formerly called the feature roadmap meeting)

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
Caryl, Chris, Scott, Ed, CJL, Greg, Marco and possibly others met on IRC, Wed. December 3. Next meeting December 10 2PM US ET. See agenda below. Notes: - XO camp update. See: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 Comment that travel budget is not final but Ed is working on it. Discussion about

Power Management plan for December - Meeting 2PM US ET 12/4 (today)

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Chris et al, We will have a one hour meeting from 2 - 3 PM US ET today (Thursday 12/4) to talk about power work for 9.1. Everyone who wants to contribute is welcome. We will use this dial in: From the United States 866-213-2185 From Outside the United States

Re: xo activity idea

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Yifan, Sounds like a good idea! I made a feature for you to track this work on our roadmap at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Spell_checker_in_write Fill in more details as you have them and other people can sign up to help there too. FYI all, I'm making a last push to get

Minutes of Power in 9.1.0 meeting

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
Greg, Chris, Joe, Erik, Mitch and Deepak met on Thursday 12/4. Minutes: Will use the feature roadmap for tracking: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Power_management We need to address the three separate high level areas on that page. We rewrote the requirement and listed all bugs and

Re: Fedora 10 on XO

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
/Feature_roadmap. Thanks, Greg Smith OLPC Product Manager Erik Garrison wrote: On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 06:01:31PM -0500, Chris Ball wrote: Hi Greg, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Linux_and_OS Any comments welcome. Do they make sense? Are they well defined? What else do we

Re: [sugar] XO identity shared via Browse

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
without making it easy to get your files off the XS and to automaticaly associate with the right Moodle identity, then we will miss an important user valuable feature. Thanks, Greg S Michael Stone wrote: On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 03:56:06PM -0500, Greg Smith wrote: We're mostly thinking

Re: Fedora 10 on XO

2008-12-04 Thread Greg Smith
even edit the requirement to make it more crystal clear if you think my wording there is confusing. I'll see the edits and roll back anything which I think changes the fundamental requirement. Thanks, Greg S Martin Dengler wrote: On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 06:36:53PM -0500, Greg Smith wrote

Roadmap Meeting today at 2PM US ET IRC Freenode.net #olpc-meeting

2008-12-03 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are on again for the weekly XO Roadmap meeting today. Its 2PM US New York City time on IRC: freenode.net #olpc-meeting channel. Agenda for this week is: 10 minutes - XO camp update 10 minutes - Status and action items for Feature roadmap page updates. 30 minutes - Agree on Trac

Re: will there be an 8.2 update ?

2008-12-01 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Mikus, I need to take that page down! I am remiss in doing that. Its a page which is automatically generated by Trac. Since Trac items and associated tags are not up to date, its not a useful page. I keep hoping I can fix it but since it hasn't happened, its time to take it down. Michael

XO Feature Roadmap meeting on today at 2PM US ET IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting

2008-11-26 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, The weekly XO Feature Roadmap meeting is on today at: 2PM US ET IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting Minutes from the last meeting and agenda for todays meeting are here: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/021252.html The count down to release 9.1 has begun! Target release

Re: [Server-devel] small form factor XS options?

2008-11-26 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Bryan et al, This probably goes without saying, but make sure that all your hardware is supported by Fedora 9 and know to run well on that distribution. Also FYI, here's the list of recommended HW: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Recommended_Hardware Update and correct as needed but please do

Re: XO Feature Roadmap meeting on today at 2PM US ET IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting To: OLPC Development

2008-11-26 Thread Greg Smith
-meeting To: OLPC Development devel@lists.laptop.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed On 26.11.2008, at 15:27, Greg Smith wrote: Hi All, The weekly XO Feature Roadmap meeting is on today at: 2PM US ET IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting

XO Feature Roadmap Meeting Minutes from November 26

2008-11-26 Thread Greg Smith
Ed, Gary, Deepak, Ben, Caryl and possibly other met on IRC on Wed. November 25. Minutes: - XO Camp miniconference dates are set for January 12 - 16 in Cambridge! * Greg, Ed and others to update XO camp agenda to refine it and follow up with presenters to get more detailed agendas and

Re: XO Feature Roadmap Meeting Minutes from November 26

2008-11-26 Thread Greg Smith
an idea and want to know if any customers have asked for it or if they would benefit from it, feel free to ask and I'll hunt down an answer for you. Thanks, Greg S PS Thursday and Friday are holidays in the US. Back online Monday. Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote: On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Greg

Re: Write Plug in posts to Blogs (was Re: Greg Smith Weekly Report Week Ending November 14 )

2008-11-25 Thread Greg Smith
Blogs / 1K developers reading blogs and writing code with those kids = one turbo charged project :-) Thanks, Greg S *** From: meticulo [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Greg Smith Weekly Report Week Ending November 14 To: devel@lists.laptop.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type

Greg S Weekly Report Week Ending November 21

2008-11-24 Thread Greg Smith
Weekly report for Greg Smith. *** User link of the week (English): http://blog.stone-head.org/olpc-peru-a-silent-revolution/ Includes a review of XOs in rural Peru with insightful comment on the cultural context. On the technical side, the teacher and kids completely missed

Future Feature Roadmap Meeting Minutes from 11/19

2008-11-19 Thread Greg Smith
Ed, CJL, Mel, Greg, and CJB (and maybe others) met on IRC On Wed. 11/19 Minutes: - Update on January camp and reminder to fill in details on proposals. GS - January camp proposals update Exact meeting dates to be set ASAP, target Monday. The conference will be held either week before or after

Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.5 upgrade notes

2008-11-12 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Douglas and Martin, Good info! As Martin says, can we put that in the release notes? Also on release notes, I was poking around in GIT and came across a bunch of very useful looking Readme files. Can we copy those in to the release notes (or maybe link to them in GIT if they will stay the

[Server-devel] XO Future Feature Planning Minutes

2008-11-12 Thread Greg Smith
Several engineers and others met on IRC on Wed. November 12 Minutes - We finished the review of proposals for XO Miniconference planned for January. Edits and updates made directly on the page. After the meeting I made some major updates to the page, combining items, reorganizing them and

XO Feature Roadmap Meeting - Wed Nov. 12, 2PM US ET

2008-11-11 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, The next XO Feature Roadmap meeting is Wed November 12 at 2PM US ET on IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting channel. Agenda is the following: - 5 minutes - Review edits and action items. - 40 minutes - Review proposals (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2) starting at Fedora 10. - 10 minutes

Greg Smith's Weekly Report

2008-11-10 Thread Greg Smith
Overview: We are collecting all well formed ideas for future development at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap Add your suggestions to that page. In the near future we will start prioritizing them and choosing the target set for inclusion in the next release, 9.1.0. Product

XO Future Feature Meeting Minutes - 11/5

2008-11-05 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Several engineers and others met on IRC on Wed. November, 5 to discuss Future Feature planning for the XO. * Agenda: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/020918.html This meeting is currently focused on setting the agenda and preparing material for an XO and

Feature Roadmap Meeting

2008-11-04 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We have our next Feature Roadmap planning meeting tomorrow, Wed. 11/5 at 2PM US ET on IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting channel. Agenda is: 10 minutes: Follow up on action items from last week. 45 minutes: Continue reviewing miniconference proposals

Greg Smith Weekly Report, Week Ending 10/31

2008-11-03 Thread Greg Smith
The technical miniconference (AKA XO Camp) has been rescheduled from November, 2008 to early January, 2009. The agenda and exact dates are under construction at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 Future feature requests and roadmap goals are being collected at:

Future Features Planning Meeting: Minutes from 10/29

2008-10-30 Thread Greg Smith
We met on IRC on Wed October 30. **Important note: The miniconference has been postponed to early January. ** Minutes from the meeting: 1 - Follow up on open action items from last week. AI: Greg to resend request for proposals and include deadline of Monday October 27. Will send to devel,

[Server-devel] XO Miniconference (aka XO Camp) postponed

2008-10-30 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are re-scheduling the miniconference from November 17 to early January. The new dates will be posted as soon as they are available at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 See the announcement below and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Greg S ** Folks -

Mini-conference Proposals and Feature Requests

2008-10-29 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Thanks for all the good discussions on proposed topics for discussion during the XO miniconference. In addition to e-mailing them to the list, please put any specific proposals for sessions during the conference on the wiki page, proposals section:

Re: Sugar unusable as an e-book reader

2008-10-28 Thread Greg Smith
Hi James and David, I want to track additions and improvements to the XOs eBook Reader on our Feature roadmap page. I created a requirement called Better eBook Reader at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Better_eBook_reader Can you update that with any additions or work we need to do?

Future feature planning meeting Wed. 1PM US ET

2008-10-28 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are on for our weekly Future Features planning meeting tomorrow Wed. 10/9 at 1PM US ET. The public meeting will be held on IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting channel. Notes from last week are at: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/020565.html The agenda for this week

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 32, Issue 113

2008-10-27 Thread Greg Smith
Hi David, Thanks for the detailed write up. I created a Feature request for better eBook reader on the feature roadmap page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap#Better_eBook_reader For requirements, I included a link to this thread and a few specific items which came to mind. If

Proposals for XO Mini-conference Due by Monday October 27

2008-10-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are planning a mini-conference at OLPC headquarters November 17 - 21. For more information, see the conference wiki page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 Please post any proposals for talks directly on the wiki page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2#Proposals Starting at

[Server-devel] Proposals for XO Mini-conference Due by Monday October 27

2008-10-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We are planning a mini-conference at OLPC headquarters November 17 - 21. For more information, see the conference wiki page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2 Please post any proposals for talks directly on the wiki page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2#Proposals Starting at

Re: Feature Roadmap and Miniconference Meeting Notes

2008-10-23 Thread Greg Smith
apologize for the change. A conflict came up that I couldn't move. We will go back to the regular 2PM US ET time after next week. Thanks, Greg S Greg Smith wrote: Hi All, We met on IRC on Wed. October 22 to talk about the XO feature roadmap and plans for the mini-conference November 17 - 21

MD5 Sum for 767 images

2008-10-23 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Can someone post the MD5 Sum details for the 8.2 images linked from the release notes? See the request at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Talk:Release_notes/8.2.0 Thanks, Greg S ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Thread on a new model for collaboration

2008-10-23 Thread Greg Smith
amadis in: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/AMADIS And in Portuguese in: http://amadis.lec.ufrgs.br Maybe google translator can give you some help. Write more soon. Thanks again, Juliano On 24/09/2008, at 21:15, Greg Smith wrote: Hi Juliano, Thanks a lot for reviewing the 9.1 page

Feature roadmap and Miniconference Meeting Today at 2PM US ET

2008-10-22 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We have a feature roadmap and miniconference planning meet set for today from 2 - 3 PM US ET. Meeting is on IRC, freednode.net #olpc-meeting channel. FYI I moved most content on the 9.1.0 page to: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Feature_roadmap I am now restructuring that. The goal is to

Re: Feature roadmap and Miniconference Meeting Today at 2PM US ET

2008-10-22 Thread Greg Smith
notes from the meeting too. Thanks, Greg S C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We have a feature roadmap and miniconference planning meet set for today from 2 - 3 PM US ET. Meeting is on IRC, freednode.net #olpc-meeting channel. I

Feature Roadmap and Miniconference Meeting Notes

2008-10-22 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, We met on IRC on Wed. October 22 to talk about the XO feature roadmap and plans for the mini-conference November 17 - 21. Brief minutes: Talked about getting more feature requests in feature roadmap page. Talked about getting sugar list on feature roadmap page. Debated 1-1 and onto,

Re: [Server-devel] 9.1 Proposal: Printing support

2008-10-21 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Jeff, If you will help develop with us, you can sign up here for a free XO: http://projectdb.olpc.at/ BTW I'm a comic book fan myself. I give out Gyro Gearloose comic books whenever a kid comes by the office :-) Thanks, Greg S Jeff wrote: On 21 Oct 2008, at 4:15 PM, Martin Langhoff

Greg Smith's Weekly Report, week ending 10/17

2008-10-20 Thread Greg Smith
Greg's User Feedback URL of the Week (English): 8.2.0 question, posted and resolved by the community in the same day! http://en.forum.laptop.org/viewtopic.php?f=6t=160964sid=775110c2027abed37bc769241c829a08 Greg's User Feedback URL of the Week (Spanish): Public Moodle with Forums created and used

Re: Future Feature Weekly Planning Meeting

2008-10-20 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Michael, Thanks for the questions and input. Some replies: How, in your opinion, did the private setting improve the meeting? GS - I find it helpful to talk to people face to face on occasion. We interrupt each other a little more than I would like but I found it to be very helpful to

Call for Proposals for OLPC miniconference November 17-21, 2008

2008-10-16 Thread Greg Smith
page [2] or by emailing your ideas to [EMAIL PROTECTED] . Thanks, Greg Smith OLPC Product Manager on behalf of the OLPC development team [1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp [2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2#Sessions ___ Devel mailing list Devel

[Server-devel] Call for Proposals for OLPC miniconference November 17-21, 2008

2008-10-16 Thread Greg Smith
page [2] or by emailing your ideas to [EMAIL PROTECTED] . Thanks, Greg Smith OLPC Product Manager on behalf of the OLPC development team [1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp [2] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOcamp_2#Sessions ___ Server-devel mailing list

Greg Smith Weekly Report for Week Ending 10/10

2008-10-14 Thread Greg Smith
Greg's User Feedback URLs of the Week (Spanish): http://ceibalpuertosauce.blogspot.com/ and http://www.ceibalbellaunion.blogspot.com/ Two great teacher generated blogs out of Uruguay showing how XOs and activities are used in real schools. Greg's User Feedback URLs of the Week (English):

[Server-devel] Announcing the General Availability of XO Software Release 8.2.0

2008-10-14 Thread Greg Smith
://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/8.2.0 Thanks to the many people who gave their time and energy to make this release a reality. Thanks, Greg Smith OLPC Product Manager ___ Server-devel mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo

Re: journal is hard + sugar and the digital age

2008-10-10 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Carol, Re your comment: In response to Scott's mail, if you look at the roadmaps linked to there is nothing approaching a feature oriented roadmap there, though a lot of good input is gathered in the mails captured at the end of his w.l.o/9.1 link, and of course there is no clue in this

Re: [Server-devel] Password-less authentication with moodle

2008-10-08 Thread Greg Smith
services used by LATU. With some luck we will be able to work on these lower layer problems in deployment at later stages. Cheers! On Monday 06 October 2008 11:58:49 Greg Smith wrote: Hi Andres, I missed one key one. Have a known clean backup. Add user data to it if you can

Read bug hit in Rwanda

2008-10-08 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Sayamindu, Are you maintaining Read now or is Morgan? I got a ping from Brian who is in Rwanda and he confirmed that this bug: http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7090 was actually seen by kids there. Just as cjl predicted in Trac, it was hit by kids on first exposure to the XO. Can we get some

Re: [Server-devel] Password-less authentication with moodle (Martin Langhoff)

2008-10-06 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Andres, A few comments to get you warmed up. I will ask the current EduBlog team to give you more suggestions and details too. 1 - My understanding of the current XS design is that it has one interface visible to the Internet and another visible to the school only. It seems pretty secure

Re: [Server-devel] Password-less authentication with moodle (Martin Langhoff)

2008-10-06 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Andres, I missed one key one. Have a known clean backup. Add user data to it if you can, but backup regularly. Be ready to restore to a clean backup on short notice if you are compromised and need to start from scratch. Thanks, Greg S Greg Smith wrote: Hi Andres, A few comments

[Server-devel] DanGuardian and XS Plans

2008-10-06 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Bryan, Martin et al, Good input on content filtering, thanks. Here's my take on the current state of affairs: 1 - We have a release called 0.5 which is almost done and should be available in October. It does not include DanGuardian. The following URL lists the work that is in or close to

Greg Smith's Weekly Report for 9/29 to 10/3

2008-10-06 Thread Greg Smith
New Feature of the Weekly Report. Greg's User Feedback URL of the Week (English): http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Academic_papers#Evaluation_of_the_Teaching_Matters_One_Laptop_Per_Child_.28XO.29_Pilot_at_Kappa_I_V This is a great evaluation of an XO pilot in a NYC school. Greg's User Feedback URL of

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-03 Thread Greg Smith
this like a production class system which will go in to real schools (some we know about and some we don't) every month from now on. Thanks, Greg S Martin Langhoff wrote: On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On your question of who is waiting for XS 0.5, I know

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