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Looks like we'll have an XO for the talk on Tuesday (Tentatively present...)


We have a tentative booking to have an XO (OLPC laptop) at the PyGTA presentation on Tuesday. I'm also going to try to get some time to both cut down and defragment the image so that it doesn't take as much disk space (I'd like to get it down to 2GB within ...

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Looks like we'll have an XO for the talk on Tuesday (Tentatively present...)


We have a tentative booking to have an XO (OLPC laptop) at the PyGTA presentation on Tuesday. I'm also going to try to get some time to both cut down and defragment the image so that it doesn't take as much disk space (I'd like to get it down to 2GB within ...

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Very long day uploading (Upstream seems to suck pretty bad here...)


I've been uploading the image since noon today, another 8 hours or more before it's finished. I've also got a torrent seeded on LinuxTracker, but that was just as slow (though that's mostly because I only had one person attached, so bittorrent was basically just creating an http download stream). (I ...

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Developer's image is ready (For the first tests, anyway...)


The Sugar developer's image is ready now. It has the full Gnome desktop, Sugar, Eric3 and Inkscape, as well as the normal development toolchain (gcc, svn, git, bzr, cvs, etceteras). We'll have to figure out how to make it available (it's 3GB). Anyway, it should allow a Linux or Win32 user to ...

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Sugar is finally building (As is Inkscape...)


Finally finished building the dependencies for Sugar. XULRunner took basically forever! Anyway, I'm now running sugar-jhbuild and have the Inkscape build running as well. I've also spent the morning reading up on the Develop and EToys activities. Those are both rather involved activities that aim to allow children to create and manipulate activities ...

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Sugar is finally building (As is Inkscape...)


Finally finished building the dependencies for Sugar. XULRunner took basically forever! Anyway, I'm now running sugar-jhbuild and have the Inkscape build running as well. I've also spent the morning reading up on the Develop and EToys activities. Those are both rather involved activities that aim to allow children to create and manipulate activities ...

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Finally done the base OS install (Egads that took forever...)


I've just finished defragmenting the installed OS in the VMWare image and I'm now cloning the image. Next up is booting into the new kernel and then actually building Sugar. Yay! I want to back up the image at this point because it's taken a full week to get built and it ...

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Finally done the base OS install (Egads that took forever...)


I've just finished defragmenting the installed OS in the VMWare image and I'm now cloning the image. Next up is booting into the new kernel and then actually building Sugar. Yay! I want to back up the image at this point because it's taken a full week to get built and it ...

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Silly script forgot to check for a directory... (xorg recompile fails and drags down the whole show)


The xorg rebuild last night failed shortly after we went to bed. Was missing a directory under /var for the xkb files. Result is that the machine did not work overnight. It also showed 100% memory usage when I got up, looks like a possible leak? Annoying anyway.

Have wasted much of the day trying ...

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