Peru and Microsoft announcement

2008-09-16 Thread Ed McNierney
about that situation. - Ed Ed McNierney Vice President of Software Development One Laptop Per Child [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

OLPC Software Development

2008-09-17 Thread Ed McNierney
regularly on this list. You've all done some pretty amazing things already and I hope I can make it easier for you all to continue to do so in the future. Thanks. - Ed Ed McNierney Vice President of Software Development One Laptop Per Child [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Peru and Microsoft announcement

2008-09-17 Thread Ed McNierney
attention on what we ARE doing, because it's pretty cool stuff. Thanks! - Ed Ed McNierney Vice President of Software Development One Laptop Per Child [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo

Re: using synergy

2008-10-08 Thread Ed McNierney
Paul - Thanks very much for this help. I've been wanting to be a real user of my XO more and this all helps me get pointed in the right direction. I'm also hoping the two hours I spend each day working on my XO on the commuter train will be a tiny little marketing pitch prior to G1G1 Day on

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-09 Thread Ed McNierney
It currently looks like the week of November 17 - 21 is our target for our planning meeting, so as to avoid travel during the (following) US Thanksgiving holiday week. I concur with Scott's suggestion of having a sugarlabs contact connect with SJ to move things forward. - Ed On

Re: File systems usage patterns and NAND lifetime

2008-10-10 Thread Ed McNierney
Deepak - Thanks very much for the report and the notes; this is great stuff. Of course, my first question is to wonder how long that GPS has actually been in use by customers g. Any other real-world NAND data would certainly be worth sharing with the team. - Ed On Oct 10, 2008,

Re: [sugar] saving files (was Re: notes from the field - Mongolia)

2008-10-10 Thread Ed McNierney
Tomeu et al. - Thanks - these are very good questions and are definitely on the right path (that path being, what exactly do we need to do about it?). It is not obvious to me from this thread whether the user goal is XO-to- XO file transfer or XO-to-other-computer file transfer. Do we know

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-10 Thread Ed McNierney
I'm not sure who the planning committee is, but this is the sort of schedule I was thinking about, too. - Ed On Oct 10, 2008, at 3:33 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just to clarify: like our

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-13 Thread Ed McNierney
Folks - I would like to spend some time this week getting a bit more consensus on the goals and agenda for this conversation before we get too far ahead with planning and invitations. I don't want to spend the first day setting the scope and expectations for the week only to discover that some

Re: Fedora 10 for 9.1.0?

2008-10-14 Thread Ed McNierney
Marco - I think this is one of the important questions we should be discussing in the near term. I'm not advocating either for or against it, but simply that it is something we should consider seriously. That includes identifying all the consequences/implications of rebasing on F10,

Re: [sugar] 0.84/9.1 planning.

2008-10-14 Thread Ed McNierney
We need to figure out how to start work that takes more than 5 - 6 months NOW. I'm concerned that if we start the 9.2 planning meeting after 9.1, we will (yet again) discover that there's no time to do anything that takes more than about 5 months. We need to break that cycle and try to figure

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

2008-10-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Marco - I think that's a good question, but I would encourage everyone to sign up for talks and help make them happen. I'm not exactly sure how we're going to do that, but we ought to be able to make remote presentations work in a reasonable manner. I would at least like to make that

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

2008-10-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Yes, it has, but fortunately one with a relatively limited lifetime! - Ed On Oct 22, 2008, at 10:03 AM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: Has this become a(nother) standing weekly meeting? ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: 9.1 Proposal: Power.

2008-10-22 Thread Ed McNierney
Chris - The OS X dimming is more than 10 seconds, but not much more. OK, it's rather lame to make that assertion on a MacBook Pro without timing it When running on battery with Energy Saver set to Better Battery Life (which sets Automatically reduce the brightness of the display

Postponement of XOCamp Event to January

2008-10-29 Thread Ed McNierney
bombard them with multiple forwards; thanks. Ed McNierney VP, Software Development One Laptop per Child [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: [sugar] Postponement of XOCamp Event to January

2008-10-29 Thread Ed McNierney
the event was you discuss roadmap on future feature and scope of next major release. By this postponement how will your planning and development schedule be affected? /Korakurider On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Ed McNierney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Folks - The OLPC XOCamp event being

Re: sugar 0.83 in joyride

2008-11-06 Thread Ed McNierney
This certainly seems like a reasonable solution. - Ed On Nov 6, 2008, at 10:16 AM, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, Hi again, I'm thinking that perhaps best would be to create a joyride branch similar to faster that sugar developers could administer by ourselves. In that way we wouldn't be

Re: Rebase joyride to Fedora 10

2008-11-11 Thread Ed McNierney
Marco - I know that CJB has been thinking about this for a little while and may already have some info/answers. I realize he can better speak for himself, but he's in Uruguay and I don't know how regular his email access is. But be sure to get his input before making too many specific plans -

Re: F-10 joyride vs 8.2 - getting fixes upstream.

2008-11-18 Thread Ed McNierney
And this is a very important priority for those poor overworked OLPC developers! We need a continued effort and commitment to push OLPC code upstream, including the recruitment of as many helpful volunteers as possible. One way to help keep those volunteers on board is to make it clear

Re: G1G1-2008 US machines delivered with 8.1 build 708, not with 8.2 build 767

2008-11-19 Thread Ed McNierney
Ton - Thanks for supporting the G1G1 program with your purchases! This year it was extremely important for us to have Amazon stocked with inventory so orders could be fulfilled and delivered right away, the first day of the program. That meant that manufacturing actually had to begin before 8.2

Re: G1G1-2008 US machines delivered with 8.1 build 708, not with 8.2 build 767

2008-11-20 Thread Ed McNierney
the Give One Get One program. Does the 8.1 build on the early G1G1 2008 laptops have, e.g. the Help activity? (Which I thought is the 8.2.0 user manual.) Someone who definitively knows should update that page. Is there a downloadable image of what's on those laptops anywhere? Ed McNierney

Re: G1G1-2008 US machines delivered with 8.1 build 708, not with 8.2 build 767

2008-11-20 Thread Ed McNierney
: Hi Ed, so since there is no stock in Europe can we assume that the machines ordered at the UK site will all come with 8.2? Makes support way easier. - Bert - On 20.11.2008, at 03:48, Ed McNierney wrote: Ton - Thanks for supporting the G1G1 program with your purchases

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

Re: Info on developer key request page on XO

2008-12-02 Thread Ed McNierney
, presumably, click the Submit button to make an online request, too). - Ed On Dec 2, 2008, at 4:30 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Ed McNierney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, that's exactly the point. We currently offer developer keys by postal mail

Re: Info on developer key request page on XO

2008-12-02 Thread Ed McNierney
On Dec 2, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote: If a thousand people do paper who is going to manually type in each of the key requests? I thought that was your job. The primary intent is to make developer keys available to users. This is simply the same (rarely-used) process we

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

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

2008-12-05 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

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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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. --

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: [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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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: [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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: [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: 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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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