Interested in the Google Summer of Code

2008-03-18 Thread Bobby Powers
, but am really looking forward to developing bundles for it. I'm eager to hear what you think! yours, Bobby Powers [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_dynamics [2] http://www.systemdynamics.org/ [3] http://www.millenniuminstitute.net/ [4] http://www.vensim.com/ [5] http://www.powersim.com/ [6

Re: [OLPC-GSoC] [sugar] Summer of Code update : applications so far, and thanks

2008-04-06 Thread Bobby Powers
Thanks Homunq (Jameson?) especially for the GSOC category maintenance. I think I am in the same boat as you - I've gotten some feedback already but would like to be included on the list for some more especially since I've rewritten most of it in the past few days to focus more on development of

Re: Collaborative Activity Development

2008-04-14 Thread Bobby Powers
yes, this looks like a great start! I'm just getting my feet wet with development (got sugar-jhbuild working today! ;), and was wondering if anyone has had experience, or examples, of software on regular laptop collaborating with an XO? Is this even possible, and if it isn't then is there a way

Re: Where is Walter?

2008-04-23 Thread Bobby Powers
a break from talking about the sky falling until we hear something from Negroponte or someone else at 1CC regarding Windows? Just my 2¢. yours, Bobby Powers ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: [Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-09 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 11:32 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: what about Sugar software running as well as possible on normal linux boxes? without having to install the full sugar package and run everything under

Re: [Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-13 Thread Bobby Powers
learn? Personally I would hope it includes peer-reviewed research. Does anyone have links to how constructionist teaching methods compare to traditional ones? (sorry if people have posted this before... its been hard to keep up with all the mail) yours, Bobby Powers

Re: Help Running Non-python program on OLPC

2008-05-14 Thread Bobby Powers
2008/5/14 shivaprasad javali [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hi All, I am trying to install a new activity written in c++ on the OLPC. I tried writing a python script which just launches my application and setting the approproate properties in the activity.info file. It launched allright but i

Re: [sugar] [support-gang] Microsoft

2008-05-15 Thread Bobby Powers
, the extra hardware required will add another $7 or so to the cost of the machines, Mr. Negroponte said. I think the extra hardware is the 2gb SD card, as XP + Office won't fit into the NAND (especially if you're dual booting...) Correct me if I'm wrong -Bobby Powers Simon

Re: [OLPC Security] Bitfrost and dual-boot

2008-05-29 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 12:39 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 05:53:49PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote: On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 02:58:07PM -0600, Jameson Chema Quinn wrote: In recent

Re: touchpad issues on 2072

2008-06-26 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Mark Bauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I upgraded my G1G1 as I have many times to the latest joyride build (2072). The touchpad is almost impossible to use, about 0.5 of movement will send the pointer all the way across the display. Then it locks up the

Re: [sugar] [Announcement] - speech-dispatcher package now available

2008-06-30 Thread Bobby Powers
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:30 AM, Hemant Goyal [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Hemant Goyal [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry for the Repost - *slightly more formatted email* Hi, Fedora and OLPC developers can now download the speech-dispatcher RPM packages for

Re: Questions, OLPC-Caldas

2008-06-30 Thread Bobby Powers
2008/6/30 Carlos Dario Isaza Zamudio [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hello Hello! I 'm working with the OLPC Caldas project and i have a few questions about the sugar system. 1) What's the equivalent command for man in the XO? man pages are not installed to save some space on the machines. I suppose

xorg.conf for VGA?

2008-07-03 Thread Bobby Powers
the magic I need in xorg.conf to get this working. Do you have any ideas? yours, Bobby Powers (summer intern at 1CC) ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

(another) WebKit port of Browse

2008-07-07 Thread Bobby Powers
://wiki.laptop.org/go/Browse/WebKit things work pretty well in general, but gmail chokes, possibly due to gnash. if you just want to try it (on an F9 based joyride), the bundle is: http://dev.laptop.org/~bobbyp/Browse-92.xo yours, Bobby Powers Intern Extroadinare (irc: nteon

Re: (another) WebKit port of Browse

2008-07-07 Thread Bobby Powers
2008/7/7 Carol Lerche [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Client certs can be used for authentication with no changes to a Firefox browser or an Apache server. GTK based as well as web based software to create certs also already exists. What sort of patch are you looking for? I could certainly provide a

Re: (another) WebKit port of Browse

2008-07-07 Thread Bobby Powers
And, to be fair, Gears is not (only) a website, its a browser plug-in that allows you to interact with certain websites offline. (and I do think someone is working on porting it as you said). Bobby On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 3:56 PM, Bobby Powers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/7/7 Carol Lerche [EMAIL

Re: (another) WebKit port of Browse

2008-07-08 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Jim Gettys [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 00:17 -0400, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: Not everyone likes tabbed browsing. That may be true - but what if the user needs to reference two (or more) separate pages of information. If while looking at one

Re: Incidental notes.

2008-07-08 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I worked on a couple of things over the weekend that may be of interest to random passers-by. They include: * new rainbow ('cli' branch of users/mstone/security) and nss-rainbow source code which lets you use rainbow from

Re: New joyride build 2134

2008-07-09 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2134 Changes in build 2134 from build: 2131 Size delta: 2.10M -sugar 0.81.6-1.olpc3 ... +xorg-x11-server-Xephyr 1.4.99.902-3.20080612.olpc3.1 awesome! I

Re: New 8.2 Stream

2008-07-10 Thread Bobby Powers
2008/7/10 Dennis Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED]: in preparation for 8.2 we have a new 8.2 stream it can be found at http://pilgrim.laptop.org/~pilgrim/xo-1/streams/8.2/ Please test and file bugs against it. This is the stream intended for the 8.2 test builds. This sounds good. Can you please

Re: Easiest way to run the latest activities

2008-07-11 Thread Bobby Powers
2008/7/11 Ixo X oxI [EMAIL PROTECTED]: FYI, I believe there's also 'Xo-get' which contains a very frequently updated list of 'released' activities and activity packs. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Xo-get yes I have used this, it is very good and in addition allows you to uninstall

Re: Activity Backward Compatibility (was re: Re: joyride 2128 smoketest)

2008-07-12 Thread Bobby Powers
On 7/12/08, Morgan Collett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 00:56, Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Guys, We should definitely have backward compatibility for activities! In my opinion, there should be compatibility from one release to the next. APIs should not

Re: Java

2008-07-15 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Robert Myers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David, Just been browsing the Java pages on the wiki and confirming to myself the Sun Java version installs but the plugin does not load. A pity, as I have installed on a school server an excellent UNESCO CD of educational

Re: New joyride build 2171

2008-07-16 Thread Bobby Powers
thank you guys (and girls? probably just guys...) for the informative ChangeLogs!!! bobby On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2171 Changes in build 2171 from build: 2169 Size delta: 0.13M

Re: [sugar] Programming environments on the XO

2008-07-17 Thread Bobby Powers
Hello Martin - On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:54 AM, Martin Sevior [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Samuel, Marc Maurer has done 95% of the work required to do multi-programming language syntax highlighting in libabiword. The advantage of using libabiword is that you get collaboration for

Re: Network manager 0.7 for Joyride

2008-07-17 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Morgan Collett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 16:50, Daniel Drake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The functionality is actually part of NetworkManager 0.6 upstream, so they are not patches in the usual sense. The problem is that the functionality

Re: New joyride build 2216

2008-07-26 Thread Bobby Powers
if packages are included or updated from people using their public_rpms directory on dev.laptop.org, they have to update a changelog file references the new rpm. it is _recommended_ they list the changes, but not mandatory. that is my understanding anyway. I don't think updates pulled in from

Re: electricity table (Google Docs)

2008-07-26 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Richard A. Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was also wondering if you could give me feedback on this table. The table shows how much kWh is needed a year to power a xo based on different scenarios. If you think I should add or change

Re: [sugar] specifying what services Activities may use

2008-07-28 Thread Bobby Powers
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Bastien [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Benjamin M. Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Jerry Williams wrote: | Seems like this problem for linux was solved with RPM. | With rpm if something is missing for something you want to install, it | complains and won't let

Re: specifying what services Activities may use

2008-07-29 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Mikus Grinbergs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A DECISION NEEDS TO BE MADE !!! I've been randomly launching Activities on 2226. __Far too many__ of them fail -- because csound was changed, numeric was changed, mixer was changed, etc., etc., etc. Given that

Re: Difference between Sugar-Launch and launching from the ring

2008-08-01 Thread Bobby Powers
can you post the logs? 2008/8/1 Alex Levenson [EMAIL PROTECTED]: In the Terminal Activity, from any directory. Usually from the activity's directory, but it works from anywhere (I've tried). On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Alex Levenson wrote:

Re: New joyride build 2246

2008-08-03 Thread Bobby Powers
hello, I believe this is the type of stuff Upstart was designed for, and my limited testing shows that adding the line stop on stopping prefdm to the rainbow upstart job sufficiently links rainbow with X. yours, Bobby On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 1:45 AM, James Cameron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On

Re: New faster build 2250

2008-08-03 Thread Bobby Powers
I'm running 2249, are there suppose to be access points in the network view? aside from that, awesome job so far! bobby On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/faster/build2250 Changes in build 2250 from build:

Re: Project Name: olpc-bundler has been set up

2008-08-13 Thread Bobby Powers
what will olpc bundler do? bobby 2008/8/13 Henry Edward Hardy [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:48:10 -0400, Erik Garrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: May we please have a shared git repo named olpc-bundler for me (erik), sj, and mako? Done. Your tree is here: git+ssh://[EMAIL

Re: Village Hosting request

2008-08-21 Thread Bobby Powers
I generally agree with Ed on this point, although I think it would be even better if players could choose to cooperate and collaborate or not, and when they choose to work together the outcome is clearly and noticeably better. That is, make it a game that teaches collaboration at the community,

Re: XO activity bundle .info format

2008-08-26 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 7:56 PM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Mikus Grinbergs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... found that people are using 'org.laptop' as a prefix incorrectly (if everyone uses org.laptop as a prefix, then OLPC loses the ability to

Re: New joyride build 2346

2008-08-27 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:11 AM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2346 Changes in build 2346 from build: 2344 Size delta: 0.00M -libertas-usb8388-firmware 2:5.110.22.p17.1-1.olpc3 +libertas-usb8388-firmware

Re: New joyride build 2413

2008-09-11 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Intentional? yup, the monolithic library is being split into content bundles that can be added with a customization stick, or added to images for e.g. Peru or G1G1. bobby Marco On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 8:09 AM,

Re: Flash tests

2008-09-16 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Walter Bender [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For consideration in your testing: there are some ways to tune the performance of Flash, such as the video playback hack described here: http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0 I don't know if there are similar

Re: Flash tests

2008-09-16 Thread Bobby Powers
all my comments are directed at Gregs email, so I suppose I should have replied to him... I hope this doesn't cause too much confusion... bobby On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Bobby Powers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Walter Bender [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec

2008-09-19 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Let's keep thinking about this. For example, I wonder what Metacity does to a window that is both _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN and

Re: Work Required to produce 8.2-761

2008-09-22 Thread Bobby Powers
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was hoping to be able to announce the availability of 8.2-761 but it does not seem to have been created over the weekend and I am unable to locate the required pilgrim and mock commits or changelog in any of

Re: New release8.2 build 762

2008-09-22 Thread Bobby Powers
I'm curious as to why the olpc specific numpy, python and python-lib rpms didn't make it into 761/2. are they too risky? bobby On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:36 AM, C. Scott Ananian [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:32 AM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [OLPC library] OLPC Manual, Help activity v.8

2008-09-23 Thread Bobby Powers
it generally looks great seth. the only thing I don't get is the 'record' shaped button up top that is labeled home. It seems to actually be linked to back. is this intentional, or the case of too much to do, too little time? yours, Bobby 2008/9/23 adam hyde [EMAIL PROTECTED]: congrats all!

Re: [sugar] Tagged Journal Proposal

2008-09-23 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Eben Eliason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm paying attention to this thread, quietly. I like a lot of this. :) I'll let it continue without interfering, for now, but I wanted to point out that the new toolbar design (posted on the wiki) would make that more

Re: idea for running out of RAM

2008-09-23 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 3:40 AM, Albert Cahalan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For the zillionth time, my kids brought my XO to a halt. They started up two copies of Tux Paint and two copies of Colors! (BTW, boy do I hate names with built-in sentence-ending punctuation) The end result is that the

Re: Project hosting request: xo-lambda

2008-09-24 Thread Bobby Powers
very cool! On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Antoine van Gelder [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1. Project name : XO-Lambda 2. Existing website, if any : http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO-Lambda 3. One-line description : XO-Lambda is a simple Lisp interpreter for the OLPC XO-1 4. Longer

Re: semantic black ops for Activities? (Re: Greg Smith's Weekly Report)

2008-09-29 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 3:47 AM, S Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey activity maintainers, I shrank the wasteful junky layout slightly and got rid of all the warning triangles for empty values. If you see any yellow triangles after updating your activity page, please let me know. thanks a

Re: New joyride build 2497

2008-09-29 Thread Bobby Powers
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Build Announcer v2 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2497 Changes in build 2497 from build: 2495 Size delta: 0.00M -olpc-library-common 1-29 +olpc-library-common 1-21 any reason for the large version drop?

Re: Flash Tests

2008-09-30 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Carlos Nazareno [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi guys! I'm a volunteer for OLPC Philippines and I'm very new here. Our project, OLPC XO as a Flash gaming/educational gaming platform (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/Flash_Gamedev) got approved and we just

Re: Flash Tests

2008-10-01 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:59 AM, Carlos Nazareno [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ugh. Okay, in an attempt to get sound working with Gnash 8.3.0 (preinstalled with build 766), I did the following: su wget http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm rpm -vi livna-release-9.rpm Now livna is part of my

Re: Walter Bender: Re: devkeys, prettyboot, and G1G1

2008-10-01 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:35 PM, Edward Cherlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't mind if the G1G1 donors have the option to participate in testing secured laptops, but I utterly reject the notion that we can jerk customer/donors around like this without their permission in advance. They _will_

Re: 9.1 Proposal: Web based activities

2008-10-26 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Several activities needs a web view and currently duplicate a lot of Browse code to implement one. This is a maintenance nigthmare. I would like to provide a trivial way to create such activities using

Re: setup for XO development

2008-10-31 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 04:35:30PM -0500, David Farning wrote: On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Actually, for a variety of reasons, I'm working quite hard to make rainbow usable on

Re: NetworkManager-0.7

2008-11-09 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Mikus Grinbergs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Daniel writes: On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Mikus Grinbergs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: genesee writes: NetworkManager-0.7 and/or NetworkManager-glib killed my Neigborhood view. Same problem here. We're mid-way

Re: Info on developer key request page on XO

2008-12-02 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Ed McNierney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: WPA-PEAP with MSCHAPv2

2008-12-10 Thread Bobby Powers
(to dig this back up) I have a similar situation here at my university - WPA2 enterprise w/ PEAP/MSCHAPv2. My Macbook Pro with F9 couldn't connect, neither can my XO (running F9, DebXO, or 8.2), but my Macbook Pro with F10 connects fine. I assume this is due to Network Manager .7 in F10. Any

Re: Cerebro v3.0: File sharing and buddy management made easy!

2009-01-09 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 1:53 AM, Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos y...@mit.edu wrote: Want to exchange files between your desktop and your XO laptop? It can't get any easier! In the latest version of Cerebro (currently 3.0.3) you will find simplified file sharing and buddy management. Just click on

Re: OLPC vs Fedora packages

2009-01-16 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: Just thought I'd post my understanding of where the packages are at based on the list that was created at FUDCon For reference see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/OLPC/Packages_for_F11 Also there's the OLPCDelta

Re: AMD to stop working on Geodes

2009-01-28 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Carlos Nazareno object...@gmail.com wrote: People say they buy computers to work, but by and large they really buy them to play. And geodes wont run modern games so they aren't selling. Before the term DDOS came into use, there was only the Slashdot effect

Q2E30, Candidate-25 and DebXO don't play nice

2009-01-30 Thread Bobby Powers
hello all, I just installed candidate-25 of 8.2.1, and while it works flawlessly in my limited testing, DebXO doesn't like prettyboot. I've tried creating an initscript to echo 0 to /sys/devices/platform/dcon/freeze, locating it in /etc/init.d, and creating an appropriately named symlink in

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-03 Thread Bobby Powers
2009/2/2 Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com: On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:03 AM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: Guess what? The people at OLPC, who aren't stupid, already considered every point in the message cited below, a long time ago. So why aren't we doing them? ...* *On Wed, Jan 28,

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-02-03 Thread Bobby Powers
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 7:55 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote: On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote: Ok, what tools can I use to satisfy you of this 'opinion' that applications start faster on either KDE or GNOME than on Sugar on the same

Re: Treatise on Formatting FLASH Storage Devices

2009-02-04 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz bmsch...@fas.harvard.edu wrote: This gives us Linux users a bit of a dilemma if we want to use FTL flash for primary storage. FAT does not provide the file access permissions, symlinks, hardlinks, or even case sensitivity, that we desire for

Re: Joyide on Fedora 11/rawhide

2009-02-04 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Michael Stone mich...@laptop.org wrote: On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 05:53:14PM -0500, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, This is Fedora's initramfs, right? Right. Peter's suggestion is to use pilgrim to create rawhide builds, hence using the olpc initramfs. That's

Re: Joyide on Fedora 11/rawhide

2009-02-06 Thread Bobby Powers
I wrote: I've ported the patch to upstart's bzr trunk (it applies cleanly to 0.5.0), and scratch-built some rpms: https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1106475 The patch is here, along with the srpm and spec file: http://dev.laptop.org/~bobbyp/upstart/ Of note, I had to add

Re: optimized Geode code (was Re: OLPC upgrades)

2009-02-07 Thread Bobby Powers
2009/2/7 Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com: On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 12:40 AM, S Page i...@skierpage.com wrote: Tiago Marques wrote: That software is still not compiled for the Geode LX, which further slows it down. As you say, everything uses CPU on the Geode. Things like decompressing

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-18 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: I just measured the time taken by the boot animation by the simple technique of renaming /usr/bin/rhgb-client so the initscripts can't find it. how did you measure exactly? stopwatch? I'd like to recreate the tests. It

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I'd suggest just uncompressing the various image files and re-timing as a start. The initial implementation was uncompressed, but people complained about space usage on the emulator images (which are uncompressed).

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Bobby Powers
2009/2/19 Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com: On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:22 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I'd suggest just uncompressing the various image files and re-timing as a start. The initial implementation was uncompressed, but people complained about space usage on the

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread Bobby Powers
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Wade Brainerd wad...@gmail.com wrote: RLE (run length encoding) compresses sequences of identical pixels (runs) as value/count pairs. So abbccc would be stored as 1a 10b 3c. The decompressor looks like: while (cur end) { unsigned short count =

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-03-01 Thread Bobby Powers
/SOAS images, but it seems pretty low risk (assuming someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong w.r.t. ul-warning). yours, Bobby On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: Cool! Bobby Powers wrote: On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org wrote: I

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-03-11 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: 2009/3/1 Bobby Powers bobbypow...@gmail.com: I can't seem to get ul-warning to come up properly, so if anyone can tell me what I'm doing wrong that would be great. I've got it to work by manually placing some symlinks

Re: XO Gen 1.5

2009-04-17 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Neil Graham l...@screamingduck.com wrote: On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 15:24 -0400, John Watlington wrote: The design goal is to provide an overall update of the system within the same ID and external appearance. In order to maximize compatibility with existing

Re: XO Gen 1.5

2009-04-18 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Tomeu Vizoso to...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 19:27, Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 8:24 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org

Re: Why not Xfce? (was: Re: The XO-1.5 software plan.)

2009-05-16 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Christoph Wickert christoph.wick...@googlemail.com wrote: I'm afraid with Gnome installed by default there won't be much space left to install anything else. The DebXO Gnome install size is ~ 1.5 GB, which would leave 2.5 GB or ~ 60% free disk space. (Remember

Re: XO id transfer to SD OS install

2009-05-16 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Chris Marshall jns-cmarsh...@comcast.net wrote: I would like to upgrade my XO to boot from an SD install of the OS.  Is there a way to transfer the identity information from the original install to the SD boot so that: (1) XO colors are the same (2)

Re: VGA questions

2009-05-17 Thread Bobby Powers
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Guylhem Aznar o...@guylhem.net wrote: Hello A boards had CN18 to select the output between VGA and LCD. It is no longer presnt on the boards. How can it be implemented? (strip wire, software, ... ?) For the VGA plug, I'd also be interested in a P/N to get

Re: XO frequently hangs on shutdown w/ 0.82

2009-06-03 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote:   I tried to summarize the issues here:   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bootanim     is there more I should address?  how would you avoid using   VT_WAITACTIVE?  I have some free time, so I can try to fix these over  

Re: New kernel branch for XO-1 and XO-1.5 development

2009-07-08 Thread Bobby Powers
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Deepak Saxenadsax...@laptop.org wrote: I've spent some time merging the XO-1 and XO-1.5 kernels into a new branch and made some tweaks to the in-kernel RPM build scripts. From now on, all development for both XO-1 and XO-1.5 will be done on the olpc-2.6.30

Re: Python fh.seek() oddity

2009-08-17 Thread Bobby Powers
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Martin Langhoffmartin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Martin Langhoffmartin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: Seems one of my roles in life is to find all the oddities in Python. Hints from truly experienced Pythonistas welcome. Feels good

Re: initrd build from lenny -

2009-08-26 Thread Bobby Powers
I'm still trying to get a handle on initrd myself. Is it safe to say that most modern initrd images are actually initramfs images? bp On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 6:51 PM, Martin Langhoffmartin.langh...@gmail.com