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==Send us your Thoughts==
 
==Send us your Thoughts==
Try our community-powered support site, http://getsatisfaction.com/sugarlabs, or send e-mail to [mailto:feedback@sugarlabs.org feedback@sugarlabs.org] or [mailto:iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org], our [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep "It's an Education Project" mailing list].
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* Development discussions take place on the [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) mailing list],  
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* General discussions at the [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/iaep "It's an Education Project" mailing list].
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* Submit bugs to http://bugs.sugarlabs.org .  
  
 
===Help with Project Design===
 
===Help with Project Design===
See [[../Goals]], [[../Roadmap]], & [[../Resources]] planning discussions and [http://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/soas Blueprints for Sugar on a Stick] for feature proposals and tracking.
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See our [[../Goals| goals]], [[../Roadmap| roadmap]], & [[../Resources| resources]] planning discussions and [[Features/SoaS v7]] for feature proposals.
  
 
== Help with Deployment ==
 
== Help with Deployment ==
 
* We are experimenting with the [http://schools.sugarlabs.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=530 Sugar Labs Moodle system] to help in coordinating deployment work on this project.
 
* We are experimenting with the [http://schools.sugarlabs.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=530 Sugar Labs Moodle system] to help in coordinating deployment work on this project.
* [[Deployment Team/School_Key]] Information on various Sugar on a Stick deployments.
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* [[Deployment Team/School_Key| Information]] on various Sugar on a Stick deployments are also available.
* Protocol for [[Marketing Team/Events/Olin Play Session|April 17 Olin Play Session]]
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* Protocol for [[Marketing Team/Events/Olin Play Session|April 17 Olin Play Session]].
* Notes from [[April 18th YMCA Healthy Kids Day]]
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* Notes from [[Marketing Team/Events/YMCA Healthy Kids Day|April 18th YMCA Healthy Kids Day]].
  
 
==Help with Testing==
 
==Help with Testing==
With new builds coming frequently, it is sometimes hard to keep track of known problems and temporary workarounds. Sometimes a build will not complete the boot process, or only start certain services.
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With new builds coming in frequently, it is sometimes hard to keep track of known problems and temporary workarounds. Sometimes a build will not complete the boot process, or only start certain services. Testers can help other testers by organizing some of their findings here. Remember different hardware combinations may have different results.
  
Testers can help other testers by organizing some of their findings here.  Remember different hardware combinations may have different results.
 
  
===Fedora Test Day 03 September 2009 (SoaS v2 beta)===
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=== Beta testing ===
* Announcement: http://www.mail-archive.com/sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org/msg08463.html
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* See [[Sugar on a Stick/Beta]].
* Details: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-09-03_SoaS
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=== SoaS Pineapple ===
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Download '''[[Sugar on a Stick/Downloads]]'''.  
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{{:Sugar_on_a_Stick/Getting Involved/Testing}}
  
=== SoaS v1 Strawberry ===
 
Download '''[[Sugar on a Stick/Strawberry]]'''.
 
{{:Sugar_on_a_Stick/Getting Involved/Testing}}
 
 
== Join the development effort ==
 
== Join the development effort ==
  
* Development discussions take place on the Sugar-Devel email list, http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/sugar-devel.
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* Development discussions take place on the SoaS email list, http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas.
 
* Real-time development chat is at irc://irc.freenode.net#sugar  [http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=sugar&prompt=1 webchat irc client].
 
* Real-time development chat is at irc://irc.freenode.net#sugar  [http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=sugar&prompt=1 webchat irc client].
 
* Source files are at [http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/soas Gitorious SoaS home]
 
* Source files are at [http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/soas Gitorious SoaS home]
 
* [[OLPC:Rawhide-XO]] for the closely-related development of Sugar for the XO-1 laptop on Fedora 11.
 
* [[OLPC:Rawhide-XO]] for the closely-related development of Sugar for the XO-1 laptop on Fedora 11.
{{:Sugar on a Stick/Downloads}}
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* [[Sugar on a Stick/Activity Criteria]] for what it takes to get your Activity into the default image.
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==== Downloading alternative images ====
 
==== Downloading alternative images ====
  
A variety of images for testing are available (see table below). Some of images might still be unstable; that means ''they might not work yet.''
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A variety of images for testing are available. Some of images might still be unstable; that means ''they might not work yet.''
  
* The SoaS Strawberry release is currently based on ''{{SoaS-2 image}}''. It's the most stable version we have right now, and is recommended for general testing purposes.
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* Beta testing snapshots are at [[Sugar on a Stick/Beta]].
<!--* On the other hand, you can also grab a current snapshot, which includes the latest bits, but these might contain some issues and bite back. We really need your help on testing those to move forward! -->
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* A virtual appliance .vmdk file for use with VirtualBox or VMware is available at [[Sugar Creation Kit/VirtualBox]].
* The virtual appliances are ''not ready'' for general use and are under heavy development. Any help with testing them is also appreciated, though.
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*: The virtual appliances are ''not ready'' for general use, and are under heavy development. Any help with testing them is appreciated, though.
  
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=== Roadmap ===
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Review and contribute to plans and schedules on the [[Sugar on a Stick/Roadmap| Project roadmap page]].<noinclude>
| '''available solution''' || '''current state''' || '''download location'''
 
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<!--| SoaS ''Beta'' (14 April 2009) || beta quality || http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-beta.iso
 
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| SoaS3 ''Snapshot''<br>([http://www.mail-archive.com/sugar-devel@lists.sugarlabs.org/msg07517.html announcement])
 
|| varying quality || {{SoaS snapshot path}}
 
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| SoaS .vmdk ''Virtual Appliance'' of Snapshot || alpha quality || {{SoaS appliance path}}
 
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| SoaS .vdi ''Virtual Appliance'' of Strawberry || alpha quality || http://www.sugarlabs.org/static/soas/soas-strawberry-vdi.zip
 
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| SoaS ''openSUSE Sugar (55+ activities)'' || beta quality || http://education.opensuse.org/download/ISOs/ - usb/cd/dvd/appliance images available
 
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Previous snapshots are provided in the subsequent directories on http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/.
 
 
=== Roadmap ===
 
Review and contribute to plans and schedules on the [[Sugar on a Stick/Roadmap| Project roadmap page]].
 
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Project Home   ·   Get Involved   ·   Contacts   ·   Resources   ·   FAQ   ·   Roadmap   ·   To Do   ·   Meetings

Send us your Thoughts

Help with Project Design

See our goals, roadmap, & resources planning discussions and Features/SoaS v7 for feature proposals.

Help with Deployment

Help with Testing

With new builds coming in frequently, it is sometimes hard to keep track of known problems and temporary workarounds. Sometimes a build will not complete the boot process, or only start certain services. Testers can help other testers by organizing some of their findings here. Remember different hardware combinations may have different results.


Beta testing

SoaS Pineapple

Download Sugar on a Stick/Downloads.

Testing SoaS

Software Testing

See Smoke test, and give technical feedback on soas@lists.sugarlabs.org.

Please keep notes on which version of Sugar on a Stick you have downloaded when reporting issues. You can refer to the name of the .iso file from the download source.

Fedora's boot menu
  • When booting SoaS, you'll see for a short time a Fedora screen showing a blue solar system.
  • By pressing the keyboard 'Escape' key here, you can get to Fedora's boot menu.
  • There, you should find the images name in the following structure: Soas{version number}-{date of creation}
    • Pressing 'Tab' key from the boot menu will reveal the bootstrap command line. Removing the final command line parameter, 'rhgb' (RedHat graphical boot) using backspace and pressing the 'Enter' key will result in diagnostic messages being displayed on your console. Removing the 'quiet' parameter will print even more detailed messages.
Sugar version

To find out which version of the Sugar component you are using, you can look it up in the 'About my Computer' Section in 'My Settings'.

Bug reporting

Please file bug reports in The Sugar on a Stick bug tracker.

Archive note: (Beginning with SoaS v2 (but ending on 04 February 2010), bugs and new features were tracked at http://launchpad.net/soas. See this announcement and this announcement.)
User test notes

Casual observations may be reported on this wiki (cross link bugs reports and test notes, as appropriate, to help document the problem).

  • Find your build version in the list of testing subpages below, or
  1. create a new subpage for an unlisted version by going to a page for a previous version.
  2. Then, in the address line of your browser, change the of the address string before the "&action=" segment to the version of the file (taken from the file date at the download page) and press <Enter>
    (The full address line will be something like http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/index.php?title=Index.php&title=SoaS/Testing/Soas03&action=edit) For more help on this process, see this help page section.
  3. Then enter a header line for your setup.
  4. Finally, enter some observations.
Future versions
  • List all the activities you want to get included in SoaS on the roadmap wiki page, stating that you suggested it.

Join the development effort

Downloading alternative images

A variety of images for testing are available. Some of images might still be unstable; that means they might not work yet.

  • Beta testing snapshots are at Sugar on a Stick/Beta.
  • A virtual appliance .vmdk file for use with VirtualBox or VMware is available at Sugar Creation Kit/VirtualBox.
    The virtual appliances are not ready for general use, and are under heavy development. Any help with testing them is appreciated, though.

Roadmap

Review and contribute to plans and schedules on the Project roadmap page.

Subpages