Archives March 2007

Need a good shared object model (Or something like it...)


Spent the afternoon sitting down to write a little application for the OLPC. In particular, wanted to create a multi-player Reversi game. Just a simple little program that would let 2 people connect and play the game.

By way of reference, it took a couple of hours to code this up in VRML and Javascript ...

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More disks is the answer (maybe) (One for portage and one for sugar...)


I can be a bit dense sometimes. Splitting out the portage directories onto a separate disk allows users to skip downloading them if they don't want them. Splitting off the Sugar directories would allow the developer to update to a new Sugar "release" with just a few tens of megabytes more. That would let ...

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More disks is the answer (maybe) (One for portage and one for sugar...)


I can be a bit dense sometimes. Splitting out the portage directories onto a separate disk allows users to skip downloading them if they don't want them. Splitting off the Sugar directories would allow the developer to update to a new Sugar "release" with just a few tens of megabytes more. That would let ...

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Seems the hardware has advanced? (More RAM and Flash, more powerful processor...)


It seems that the hardware specification for the laptop has been quietly expanded. The specs page now lists the processor as the Geode LX, which includes a floating point processor and both L1 and L2 cache. The memory also specs as 256MB (up from 128) and the storage as a 1GB flash drive (up from ...

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Seems the hardware has advanced? (More RAM and Flash, more powerful processor...)


It seems that the hardware specification for the laptop has been quietly expanded. The specs page now lists the processor as the Geode LX, which includes a floating point processor and both L1 and L2 cache. The memory also specs as 256MB (up from 128) and the storage as a 1GB flash drive (up from ...

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PyGTA Presentation Goes Smoothly (New developer commitments (one in critical area)...)


Had a pretty good first external-developer-focused presentation at PyGTA tonight. Adrian brought along the hardware (thanks Adrian! you saved me from getting lynched). We had at least 3 or 4 people install the developer's images tonight and gave out a few CDs as well. Miles had success on booting and running Sugar on VMWare ...

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PyGTA Presentation Goes Smoothly (New developer commitments (one in critical area)...)


Had a pretty good first external-developer-focused presentation at PyGTA tonight. Adrian brought along the hardware (thanks Adrian! you saved me from getting lynched). We had at least 3 or 4 people install the developer's images tonight and gave out a few CDs as well. Miles had success on booting and running Sugar on VMWare ...

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Developer's Desktop v2 Out (Cleaned up version of v1)


The cleaned up version of the Developer's Desktop image (still Gentoo based) is now available on LinuxTracker. This version is only 923MB, 50MB less if you don't take the portage disk. There's not much difference between this and the v1 disk other than the packaging (1/3 the size, portage optional). I ...

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Developer's Desktop v2 Out (Cleaned up version of v1)


The cleaned up version of the Developer's Desktop image (still Gentoo based) is now available on LinuxTracker. This version is only 923MB, 50MB less if you don't take the portage disk. There's not much difference between this and the v1 disk other than the packaging (1/3 the size, portage optional). I ...

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Solution for the portage issue (I think) (From Guillermo's suggestion...)


Guillermo's suggestion to use a sparse-file based portage has given me an idea. I can simply create a second VMWare disk that will, if present, be loaded into the system, otherwise /usr/portage will be empty. People who want to update or add software to the system can download the portage disks.

That will ...

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