How to test Sugar 0.100
We have different ways of testing Sugar 0.100:
- Using a testing image (available for all XO laptops models)
- Using a 13.2.0 image and installing rpms.
- Using sugar-build
These images from OLPC Australia can be installed in an XO without security enabled.
updated on: 21 January 2014
- clean install from USB drive: at firmware ok prompt:
- clean install from SD card: at firmware ok prompt:
The olpc-os-builder configuration used to create these images is here.
Installing Sugar 0.100 testing rpms
The first step is to install a 13.2.0 image, downloaded here.
The second step is to create a file
/etc/yum.repos.d/au1b-updates.repo with the following contents:
[au1b-updates] name=au1b-udates baseurl=http://harvest.one-education.org/public/au1b-updates/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0
Later you need to run these commands:
rpm -e sugar-update-control yum update
If you want a fresh start, and do not care about LOSING EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IN YOUR JOURNAL, you can execute this command:
rm -rf .sugar
And finally, restart your computer.
Detailed instructions to use sugar-build are here .
New features to test
In addition to the new features described in the Sugar 100 release notes, these builds have some features being developed for the OLPC Australia deployment. These include the following:
- Age and Gender selection
- Limits to the number of open activities (now upstream)
- Limits to the number of open instances of an activity. (now upstream)
- A webservice for sharing Journal entries with the classroom teacher
- Proxy and hidden network support
- Journal Backup/Restore