This is a page where the testers are invited to gather their testing results for release 10.1.3. We hope to find out more quickly possibly introduced regressions and get a sense of what works well. There are some tests where details about the hardware you used are of interest to us (e.g. Internet connection, USB2VGA). And of course, we hope it is fun for you to see a page like this grow!
Each 10.1.3 Feature has a section where you can comment. There are as well some more generic tests like connecting to the Internet and backwards compatibility tests. The last section has a list of bugs that we think are important to test.
Install testing environment
Follow the instructions at Release_notes/10.1.3#Installation.
Sugar Ad-hoc networks
To mimic the mesh behavior on devices where mesh hardware is not available and make the "under a tree"-scenario possible the Sugar ad hoc networks have been added. The feature adds three default ad hoc networks, for channel 1, 6, and 11. They are represented with designated icons in the Neighborhood view.
Testing plans can be found in the 0.90 Feature page. Note: the icons are only visible on the XO-1.5 by design. You still can connect XO-1s and XO-1.5s with each other though, see the testing plans for how to do that. If you only have Xo-1s you can as well let Sugar create the Ad-hoc networks. Enabling them can be done with a gconf command in the Terminal activity 'gconftool-2 --type=bool --set /desktop/sugar/network/adhoc true'.
|garycmartin||yes||Tested between two XO-1s, one using the gconf change to imitate XO-1.5 behaviour|
|Melbourne testing||yes||Set up ad hoc on XO1.5 10.1.2 and connected to it with 2 XO1's 10.1.3|
Sharing/Backup Journal entries using a storage device
One possible use case: Martin wants to give a picture he has been drawing to Simon. He plugs in his USB-stick and copies the Journal entry on the stick. Simon insert the stick and copies it into his Journal. Another use case is, to use this Feature to backup Journal entries.
More information can be found here.
|garycmartin||yes||Transferred Paint activity drawing between two XO-1s via USB-stick, thumbnail/description/tags/colour all correctly preserved.|
USB2VGA Adapter usage
One possible use case: Teacher wants to connect an XO with a projector.
Usage notes at Adding_USB_SVGA. See the '10.1.3' and 'Limitations and Quirks' sections.
|Name||XO Model and Build||USB-SVGA adapter||Works?||Comment|
|Martin Langhoff||XO-1.5 os358||StarTech.com USB2VGA||yes||Tested: Sugar, TurteArt, Disconnect/reconnect of the USB device|
Home button in Browse activity
The Home button in Browse gives you always the possibility to go back to the defined starting page.
|garycmartin||yes||Home button worked as expected.|
|Browse||History not right when resuming activity||ticket #10437|
|Browse||Browse fails to download some files with non-ascii characters||ticket #8857|
|Browse||Can not save pictures from the olpc library with Browse to Journal||ticket #10365|
|Browse||Palettes in Browse do not always go away||ticket #10407|
|Browse||Generate preview image for downloaded images||SL #1106|
|Browse||Browse has no "busy" indication||ticket #10383|
|Write||Change the default method to insert images ticket||ticket #3066||Tickets #3066 and ticket #7405.Adds a checkbox to enable the user to select the method|
|Write||Preserve the mime type when reading and saving files.||Related to tickets ticket #8972, ticket #5291, ticket #1925 and SL #2127.|
|Write||Add option to export to PDF||SL #1458|
|Write||Paste images in write||Tickets #2507 and ticket #7186. Now you can copy an image from Paint, Browse or Write and paste in Write.|
|Write||Don't set the activity metadata property when save PDF file because Write can save PDF files but can't open them||ticket #10442|
|Write||The mime types from files rtf and html have text/plain in mime_parents. We need to modify the criteria to open them like rich text||ticket #8972|
|Write||Color chooser does not always work when giving color to selected text||ticket #10488|
|Distance||hanges ringdown values for more stable meassures||ticket #10122||(part of ticket #10122)|
|Paint||Use new colorchooser (still use ColorSelector for <= 0.82)||ticket #1015|
|Paint||Fixed aspect ratio mode for Shape tools||ticket #3705|
|Paint||New suggestion for arrow drawing in Paint||ticket #4170|
|Paint||Changes made to save the last added text item||ticket #5917|
|Paint||Paint - Rect. Marquee icon changes erratically||ticket #5882|
|Paint||Implemented Mirroring Effect in Paint Activity||SL#2463|
|Paint||Added Invert Color Effect to Paint Activity||ticket #2495|
|Paint||Title for 'Rectangualar Marquee' tool changed to 'Select Area'||SL #2266|
|Paint||Paint starts with a random color selected||SL #2053|
|Paint||Paste images from clipboard||ticket #9022|
|Paint||Paint overwrites file type instead of creating new file||SL #1771|
|Paint||Tools & Shapes would be a radio button set||ticket #3695 and ticket #3694|
|Paint||Active point of Paint pointers should be at tip of pencil, brush, drip on fill bucket, etc||SL #296|
|Paint||The free form polygn tool should be in the shapes toolbar||ticket #3693|
|Paint||Turn off activity sharing||SL #1863|
|Paint||Make "keep aspect ratio" selection visible in the UI||SL #931|
|Paint||Under tools tab, pencil size funcionality is not working||SL #1902|
|Paint||Change in the icon activity to avoid errors in new librsvg|
|Paint||Clean up cursors|
|Paint||Add binary files to python 2.7|
|Read||Add scrolling options for PDFs||ticket #10396|
|Wikibrowse||Faster page loading||ticket #10147||In the English and Spanish versions|
|Memorize||Game not transferred when loading a created game ticket||ticket #10302|
|Speak||crashes on AI||SL #2533|
|Sugar modem configuration||Seems to require a non blank entry into the username and password fields, just entering the letter a was enough|
Backwards compatibility tests
Migrate Journal entries stored on a storage device in 0.82
One possible use case: A learner/teacher has been backing up Journal entries to a USB-stick in Sugar 0.82, included in the 8.2.* OLPC builds.
More info about the issue and how to test it can be found here.
Update from previous releases
Here please report back about upgrades you did from previous OLPC builds. You can get a 0.82 image from gg-802-1 or a 10.1.2 build from here. You can use olpc-update to update to a new build. In the Terminal activity just type in one of the commands from below:
sudo olpc-update 10.1.3_xo1.5-3NN
sudo olpc-update 10.1.3_xo1-3NN
|Name||From which version||Works?||Comment|
|Simon||10.1.2, XO-1.5, 2g image||no||No space left on device. Will redo with a 4g image.|
|Simon||10.1.2, XO-1.5, 4g image||yes||Journal updated correctly, Language setting (French) was kept|
|Simon||gg-802-1||mostly||Journal updated correctly, Language setting (French) was not kept was English then|
|Simon||10.1.2, XO-1.5, 4g image||yes||Done with the usb offline update|
|skierpage||10.1.2, XO-1||yes||sudo olpc-update 10.1.3_xo1-360 succeeded on "irsync_pristine update"; had 104MB free in / before, and 111M after reboot and the prompted Software update.|
Connectivity: Different Internet connections
You should test here if you can connect with a WEP and WPA/WPA2 network, if a wired connection is possible and the 3G connection test can be logged here, too.
Please note that disabling the XO's internal 802.11 "Radio" in the Sugar Network control panel may disable the ability to use any networking adapter automatically due to the need to work around various other networking issues (#10549). To test external (typically USB based) network adapters either (1) manually configure them or (2) do not disable the "Radio" checkbox while testing them.
|Kevin Gordon||Apple Airport Extreme||WPA/WPA2||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5|
|Kevin Gordon||D-Link USBT100x Dongle||Ethernet||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5 - USBID: 2001:3c05|
|Kevin Gordon||Linksys USB DubE100 Dongle||Ethernet||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5 - USBID: 066b:2203|
|Kevin Gordon||ASIX Zoltantech ZU80 Dongle||Ethernet||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5 - USBID: 0b95:7720|
|Samuel Greenfeld||Netgear FA101 USB Adapter||Ethernet||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5 - USBID: 0846:1020|
|Gonzalo Odiard||D-Link DIR-600||WPA/WPA2||yes||Both 1.0 and 1.5|
|garycmartin||D-Link DSL-G604T||WEP||yes||Just tested XO-1|
|Melbourne Testing||3G USB||yes||XO1 (does require dummy entries an user and password fields)|
If you are a native speaker for a specific language shipped in the OLPC builds we would be happy to hear back from you about how well the 10.1.3 worked for you. You can use the "Missing translation" field to indicate a missing string.
|Name||Language||Completed (percentage)||Missing translation||Comment|
|Pierre-Paul-Jacques||Spanish||99%||Browse download alert.||None|
|Simon||French||not tested the overall completion yet||CP: Switch to GNOME Button not displayed correctly in all the languages ticket #10544||Is probably true for other languages, too.|
Track Power Usage
Richard Smith did put up the following testing request to track power usage when you run your test suite on the XOs (1 and 1.5). With new builds its very easy. Starting with os356 and beyond. Here are the steps you need to add into your testing procedure:
- Start with a full charged XO that is plugged up to external power.
- Boot the system up and either go to a VT or start up a Terminal activity.
- At the shell prompt type: sudo powerd-config =new-pwrlog "<comment about the log>"
<comment> can be any descriptive text you want to use about the log. Its mostly just for a human looking at the log. Things like what build, what XO, what battery, etc are automatically added in the log so none of that does has to be in the comment. Perhaps your name and any special circumstances surrounding the test.
- Unplug the XO from external power.
- Run all of your test suites.
- After your final test run is complete either shut the laptop down or
do another 'sudo powerd-config =new-pwrlog' to flush the log file.
I think I would prefer if you did a shutdown because then I have a nice marker for a successful run.
Then tar up all the files in the ~olpc/power-logs and send them to Richard or upload them somewhere on dev.l.o.
Its not necessary to have one run per log file or anything like that. Just start on a full battery and go until either you are running out of battery or you are done with your testing.
I just want to get some data on what the power usage distribution looks like when people are using the new builds.
If you have to restart the laptop for some reason then don't worry about making another new log with 'powerd-config =new-pwrlog' powerd will create a new log when it starts up and I should be able to piece them together manually.
|Name||Upload location (none if sent by email)||Comment|
Of interest is here to test the sound on the XO-1 and XO-1.5 for differences and to test all the activities that does produce sound (e.g. TamTam, Memorize, Espeak, Etoys).
GNOME Breakability Issues -- options and actions breaking Gnome and Sugar
In 10.1.3 a focus was on making switching between Sugar and GNOME smooth and that settings a user does under GNOME has no side effect on Sugar and the other way around.
Leaving notes in this section can be done by more than one person, just separate name and result by a column.
|ticket #10290||GNOME: Disable nm-applet keychain warning||TestCase||yes||Simon||No need to type a password for the keyring.|
|ticket #10531||Hide ~/Activities in GNOME that they can not be erased and render Sugar unusable||TestCase||yes||Simon||Verified that the folder is hidden in Gnome and that I could write to it in Sugar.|
|ticket #10532||Sync networking state between Sugar and GNOME||TestCase||yes||Simon||I did disable the networking in GNOME and was able to enable it again in Sugar and the other way around.|
|ticket #10539||Gnome: panels that have been removed are restored on the next login||TestCase||yes||Simon||Removed the top panel and it was restored on the next login.|
|ticket #10545||Gnome: if the font size is > 20 or < 4 restore on next login.||TestCase||yes||Simon||Made the window title bigger bigger than 20 and the font size was restored on next login.|
Bug Fix testing
For particular bugs you can indicate your test results in this section. This can be done by more than one person, just separate name and result by a column.
|ticket #1||Example||yes, yes, no, yes||Martin, Simon, Gonzalo, Sam||None|
|ticket #10312||Journal: Show alert when error occurs while writing to external devices||yes||Gonzalo||There are a error trying to copy to a protected device, but not trying to delete or rename in the same device|
|ticket #10140||External device large Journal does not display||yes||Gonzalo||Tested with a SD card with 23.000 files|
|ticket #10350||Connect to gabble immediately when possible||yes/no||Name||None|
|ticket #6857||Register a laptop with the schoolserver after trying on the wrong network||yes/no||Name||None|
|ticket #10351||Journal: Feedback when deleting files on an external device||yes||Gonzalo||None|
|ticket #10372||Arabic: Do not break if the string contains no conversion specifier||yes||Simon||None|
|ticket #10346||Activity: Save title when closing||yes||Gonzalo||None|
|ticket #8733||Journal: Disable start option for entries that can't be opened||yes||Gonzalo||None|
|ticket #10308||Remove shared activity from the neighborhood view when no members left||yes||Gonzalo||The activity _and_ the buddy icon disappear. The buddy icon must remain visible.|
|ticket #10308||Remove shared activity from the neighborhood view when no members left||partial||garycmartin||If activity is shared via _private_ invite both activity and buddy icon disappear on invitees neighborhood when they accept (likely a different bug?). Activity icon still remains in neighborhood view for owner if owner left first.|
|ticket #889||Deal with unicode nick names||yes/no||Name||None|
|ticket #10412||Sugar Ad-hoc icons show in search results when connect/disconnect to AP||yes||Gonzalo||None|
|ticket #10486||Journal bundle removal won't remove installed activity||yes||Gonzalo, garycmartin||None|
How to write a good bug report
You should note the following in the bug report:
- the version you are using
- steps to reproduce
In most cases it is of interest to the developers to look at the Sugar (shell.log) and/or the Activity logs (e.g. org.laptop.AbiWordActivity-1.log for the Write activity). The logs are placed in '/home/olpc/.sugar/default/logs'. You can view the logs using the Log activity as well.