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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
  
Update enables users to update their installed activities from the Activities Library at activities.sugarlabs.org.  Activities.sugarlabs.org is base on the well established addons.mozilla.org.   
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Update enables users to update their installed activities from the Activities Library at activities.sugarlabs.org.  Activities.sugarlabs.org is based on the well-established addons.mozilla.org.   
  
Using ASLO the client can request information about updated by sending a url of the form
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Using ASLO the client can request information about updates by sending a URL of the form,
  
http://activities.sugarlabs.org/services/update.php?id=org.laptop.WebActivity&appVersion=0.82
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http://activities.sugarlabs.org/services/update-aslo.php?id=org.laptop.WebActivity&appVersion=0.82
  
ASLO responds by returning XML of the form
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ASLO responds by returning an XML of the form,
  
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  <RDF:RDF xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#"><RDF:Description about="urn:mozilla:extension:org.laptop.WebActivity">
 
  <RDF:RDF xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#"><RDF:Description about="urn:mozilla:extension:org.laptop.WebActivity">
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== Benefit to Sugar ==
 
== Benefit to Sugar ==
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There will not be external api changes.
 
There will not be external api changes.
  
Over the last several months, ASLO has been improving and proving it's reliability.  Many activities are being served via ASLO as their information is marked deprecated on wiki.laptop.org.  Shifting update to point to also will require clear communication to end users and developers.
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Over the last several months, ASLO has been improving and proving it's reliability.  Many activities are being served via ASLO as their information is marked deprecated on wiki.laptop.org.  Shifting update to point to ASLO will require clear communication to end users and developers.
  
 
=== Implementation ===
 
=== Implementation ===
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== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
 
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{{:{{PAGENAME}}/Testing}}
Click on M Settings -> Software update.
 
 
 
Visually verify the "From Version XXX to XXX" is correct for your system.
 
 
 
NOTE: the updater currently reports information on all activities, not just the ones with valid updates.  This is for debug purposes.
 
 
 
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
Nothing should change from user point of view.
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The user will be able to check if there are any activity updates that can be fetched and installed.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
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== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
  
As of Sugar .86, upload will default to activities.sugarlabs.org  
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As of Sugar 0.86, the only backend is activities.sugarlabs.org. Specifying other servers and update formats are out of scope of this specific feature.
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:38, 5 November 2013

Summary

Modify the existing Sugar Update Control to pull from activities.sugarlabs.org

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: .86
  • Last updated: 15 August 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Source

http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/update

Detailed Description

Update enables users to update their installed activities from the Activities Library at activities.sugarlabs.org. Activities.sugarlabs.org is based on the well-established addons.mozilla.org.

Using ASLO the client can request information about updates by sending a URL of the form,

http://activities.sugarlabs.org/services/update-aslo.php?id=org.laptop.WebActivity&appVersion=0.82

ASLO responds by returning an XML of the form,

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <RDF:RDF xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#"><RDF:Description about="urn:mozilla:extension:org.laptop.WebActivity">
    <em:updates>
        <RDF:Seq>
            <RDF:li resource="urn:mozilla:extension:org.laptop.WebActivity:102"/>
        </RDF:Seq>
    </em:updates>
 </RDF:Description>

 <RDF:Description about="urn:mozilla:extension:org.laptop.WebActivity:102">
    <em:version>102</em:version>
    <em:targetApplication>
        <RDF:Description>
            <em:id>{3ca105e0-2280-4897-99a0-c277d1b733d2}</em:id>
            <em:minVersion>0.82</em:minVersion>
            <em:maxVersion>0.82</em:maxVersion>
            <em:updateLink>http://activities.sugarlabs.org/downloads/file/26063/browse-102.xo</em:updateLink>
            <em:updateInfoURL>http://activities.sugarlabs.org/versions/updateInfo/29040/%APP_LOCALE%/</em:updateInfoURL>
            <em:updateHash>sha256:d06c16a1c106dbd1a706f322d75a143d0b4e32815c22f3d95589de83e5480365</em:updateHash>
        </RDF:Description>
    </em:targetApplication>
 </RDF:Description></RDF:RDF>

Benefit to Sugar

1. This benefits Sugar by moving the entire activities infrastructure to activities.sugarlabs.org rather than being spread across a wiki and aslo.

2. It reduces activity developer work load by using the established activites.sugarlabs.org upload process to update activities.

3. It reduces and isolates infrastructure load between wiki, activities.sl.o, and download system.

a. ASLO provides all necessary update information in a single network transaction.
b. ASLO is backed by memcache, so standard update pings are very cheap.
c. ASLO can be configured to store and serve downloads from download-farm to ease scaling issues.

Scope

Technically the scope is limited. Most of the changes are inside the control panel extension or in ASLO.

There will not be external api changes.

Over the last several months, ASLO has been improving and proving it's reliability. Many activities are being served via ASLO as their information is marked deprecated on wiki.laptop.org. Shifting update to point to ASLO will require clear communication to end users and developers.

Implementation

How To Test

Features/Sugar Update Control ASLO/Testing

Click on My Settings -> Software update.

Visually verify the "From Version XXX to XXX" is correct for your system by checking what is available on ASLO.

User Experience

The user will be able to check if there are any activity updates that can be fetched and installed.

Dependencies

None

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

None

Release Notes

As of Sugar 0.86, the only backend is activities.sugarlabs.org. Specifying other servers and update formats are out of scope of this specific feature.

Comments and Discussion