Archive for March, 2012

OLPC weekly update 30/03

Friday, March 30th, 2012

OLPC weekly update 23/03

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
  • Finished implementing an initial plymouth-based OLPC boot animation. With systemd, bootup is so fast that (after first boot) we barely have time to do any animating on screen.
  • Overcame the last few obstacles for an ARM build of 12.1.0; this will be released tomorrow.
  • Implemented the new build filename scheme for 12.1.0 and onwards.
  • Fixed a handful of small issues in the 12.1.0 builds.

OLPC weekly update 16/03

Friday, March 16th, 2012
  • Fixed some more Fedora 17 ARM package build issues, inching closer to a F17 XO-1.75 image for testing.
  • Updated olpc-dm for systemd, solving various problems including a lack of networking in the latest 12.1.0 development build.
  • Solved XO-1 boot problem in latest development build.
  • Started development of an OLPC boot animation theme for plymouth, so that we can drop our custom animation software.
  • Formalised OLPC OS 12.1.0 release plan and schedule.

OLPC weekly update 09/03

Friday, March 9th, 2012

A summary of my work over the last week:

  • Fixed and built various Fedora 17 packages for ARM, working towards a OLPC XO-1.75 build. 5 problematic packages remain.
  • Fixed a hippocanvas-related crash causing Sugar to segfault on start on Fedora 17.
  • Progressed on getting a couple of kernel patches upstream.
  • Worked on getting a new XO-1/XO-1.5 Fedora 17 image built from OLPC infrastructure. Nearly there.