Talk:Sugar on a Stick/Raspberry Pi

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Fedora 27 Test Results

  • Abacus-59 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Browse-201.2 is okay, is out of date, upgrade to Browse-201.3,
  • Calculate-44 is okay,
  • Chat-84 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Clock-19 is okay,
  • Countries-33 has usability problems, see issues in GitHub,
  • Finance-13 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • FotoToon-22 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to FotoToon-23,
  • FotoToon-23 repository has later work yet to be released,
  • GetBooks-16 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to GetBooks-17,
  • GetBooks-17 repository has later work yet to be released,
  • ImageViewer-63 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • InfoSlicer-25 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • IRC-12 is okay,
  • Jukebox-33 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Labyrinth-16 is okay, repositories have later work yet to be merged and released,
  • Log-38 is okay,
  • Maze-26 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to Maze-27,
  • Memorize-51 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to Memorize-52,
  • Moon-17 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Paint-65 activity does not start (because of a problem fixed back in February), upgrade to Paint-66,
  • Physics-32.1 is very very slow, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Pippy-66 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to Pippy-71.1,
  • Portfolio-49 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Read-119 is okay,
  • Record-102 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Speak-54 is okay,
  • StopWatch-19 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to StopWatch-19.1,
  • Story-15 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to Story-18,
  • Story-18, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • Terminal-45.1 shell prompt contains a notify string (distribution integration issue), activity is out of date, upgrade to Terminal-45.2,
  • TurtleBlocks-210 is okay, activity is out of date, upgrade to TurtleBlocks-216,
  • TurtleBlocks-216, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • TypingTurtle-31 is okay, repository has later work yet to be released,
  • VisualMatch-49 is okay, repository not found,
  • Words-22 fails to start (requires WebKit 3.0 API but does not declare dependency),
  • Write-98.3 flickers (a well-known problem with AbiWord fixed in Debian and Ubuntu with a patch), repository has later work yet to be released.

Software Update does offer Paint-66, Maze-27, Pippy-71, TurtleBlocks-216, GetBooks-17, Memorize-52 and FotoToon-23.

Is this a LiveOS image?

Please describe the image composition.

  • Is it a LiveOS image with a SquashFS root filesystem like the other SoaS images?
  • If so, how do you recommend that users achieve persistent changes in the OS?
No, and do nothing. LiveOS isn't really an appropriate context, because Raspberry Pi has no internal storage to begin with, and doesn't boot from USB like a PC can. By writing the Fedora SoaS Raspberry Pi image to a microSD card and inserting it, loading and installation is complete. My understanding from discussions with Thomas on IRC is that he only had to update the wireless firmware once after inserting the card, and that Sugar did not prompt again for colour and age on reboot. Hopefully he'll confirm that. --Quozl (talk) 00:25, 14 July 2017 (EDT).
More on the image composition. Image has four partitions. A FAT boot partition for the Raspberry Pi firmware (32MB). An ext4 boot partition (512MB). A swap partition (512MB). An ext4 root filesystem (3.3 GB). On first boot the root partition and filesystem are resized to fit the media. This info is from IRC discussions with Rishabh, and a brief forensic examination. --Quozl (talk) 00:57, 14 July 2017 (EDT)
On first Boot; a form of the anaconda installer appears. This is a definite install. On reboot, it asks for user's password to start Desktop. I have installed to 32 GB mini SD's SoaS; Mate; and workstation on the Rpi3. Wireless works after this line is entered in terminal:
sudo curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/RPi-Distro/firmware-nonfree/master/brcm80211/brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt -o /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt
--Satellit 1:10 AM 14 July 2017 (PST)
Thanks, sounds like the parts of anaconda installer that customise the already installed system, like how Ubuntu's OEM mode works. Root password, user password, timezone, etc. The install is actually already done, just not customised. Fedora don't usually distribute in that style; it's a new one on me. --Quozl (talk) 04:28, 14 July 2017 (EDT)