Release notes/13.2.10

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Overview

13.2.10 is an OLPC OS release. The target platforms are XO-1, XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and XO-4.

Fixes

General

  • activity journal title; save on enter (Rahul Bothra), clear selection (James Cameron), and close toolbar on enter (Rahul Bothra),
  • fix Gtk.SpinButton styling (Sanatan Kumar),
  • update the favourite icon when there is only one journal object (Rahul Bothra),
  • fix copy-from-journal utility; undefined name error, DBusGMainLoop (Ibiam Chihurumnaya, James Cameron),
  • fix for activities that do not properly stop (James Cameron),
  • increase icon LRU cache sizes (James Cameron),
  • new translations (Chris Leonard et al),
  • updated activities Clock-20, GetBooks-18.1, ImageViewer-64, Implode-19, Jukebox-34, Log-39, Maze-28, Memorize-55, Paint-68, Physics-34, Pippy-72, Record-103, StopWatch-20.1, Terminal-45.4, TurtleBlocks-218 and Write-99.1,

Clock-20

  • ticking clock and accurate second hand (James Cameron),
  • improve documentation (Yash Agrawal, Emily Ong, James Cameron),
  • simplify time translation (Emily Ong),
  • declare license metadata, GPLv3+ and Public Domain (James Cameron),
  • update POT file (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

GetBooks-18.1

  • fix catalog list and download formats (Lubomir Rintel),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

ImageViewer-64

  • disable buttons when no image is loaded (Rahul Bothra),
  • show images in journal when started new (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

Implode-19

  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

Jukebox-34

  • hide playlist on fullscreen (James Cameron),
  • add shortcuts, ctrl+l for playlist toggle, ctrl+f for fullscreen toggle, space for play or pause, up and down arrows for previous and next playlist item, escape to contract toolbar button, fullscreen off, or playlist off (James Cameron),
  • disable controls without media (Rahul Bothra),
  • new and updated translations (Berend, Božidar Putanec, Mariana, Besnik Bleta, Paulo Francisco),

Log-39

  • new and updated translations (Yaron, Božidar Putanec, nabil509, Mariana, Berend and Paulo Francisco),

Maze-28

  • fix occasional different maze while shared (James Cameron),
  • enforce odd dimensions; easier button is more reliable (James Cameron),
  • fix finish window victories; often wrong until now (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (juanpabl, MIkusan, Paulo Francisco),

Memorize-55

  • new and updated translations for pt_BR (Paulo Francisco),

Paint-68

  • fix occasional start problems (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

Physics-34

  • fix missing samples widget (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard, et al),
  • fix an error during collaboration (James Cameron),

Pippy-72

  • port PyGameActivity to Sugar Toolkit for GTK+ 3 (Yash Agrawal),
  • port camera example to GTK+ 3 (Rahul Bothra),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),

Record-103

  • fix playback seeking on progress bar (James Cameron),
  • avoid double JPEG compression of photographs (James Cameron),
  • add tooltips to mode buttons, shutter button, and pause and play (James Cameron),
  • new shortcut keys; ctrl+space to record, escape to live mode, ctrl+1 through to ctrl+3 for modes, ctrl+r for record, space for pause and play (James Cameron),
  • use an accurate countdown timer (James Cameron),
  • switch to external camera if available (James Cameron),
  • mirror mode for hairstyling, shortcut key ctrl-m (James Cameron),
  • show all recorded media in tray regardless of type (James Cameron).

StopWatch-20.1

  • port to TelepathyGLib (Rahul Bothra),

Terminal-45.4

  • hide notebook tabs in fullscreen (James Cameron),
  • fix random activity stop again #4627 (James Cameron),
  • new and updated translations (scootergrisen, Paulo Francisco),

TurtleBlocks-218

  • port to GTK+ 3 (Zeeshan Khan),
  • port to Gio.Settings (Walter Bender),
  • fix Gio.Settings in cmdline version (Walter Bender),
  • fix -o mode (Walter Bender),
  • fix line cap (Walter Bender),
  • fix fullscreen (Walter Bender),
  • fix numerous problems with file save buttons (Walter Bender),

Write-99.1

  • use menu item instead of checkbox for image palette (Sam Parkinson),
  • improve grid creator UI (Sam Parkinson),
  • add paste unformatted option (Ezequiel Pereira),
  • new and updated translations (Chris Leonard et al),


Installation

XO-4

Caution: some SKU322 laptops may hang during firmware update after an electrostatic discharge; prevent this by disconnect power cable, remove main battery, wait 30 seconds, install main battery, connect power cable, then reflash.


How to install signed build 22 of release 13.2.10 on XO-4.

The build is installed to the internal storage device. You will need a USB drive or Secure Digital card of at least 1 GB capacity, but only for the duration of the installation. We recommend the drive be FAT formatted, but other formats are supported, see how to prepare a drive for use by the firmware for more details.

ALL USER DATA WILL BE ERASED FROM THE LAPTOP!

  • Prepare the USB or SD drive:
    • Download 32022o4.zd, see How to Download,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the drive,
    • Download fs4.zip,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the same drive,
    • Check that the drive contains at least the two files fs4.zip and 32022o4.zd.
  • Prepare the laptop:
    • Make a copy of any data you wish to keep,
    • Check that the battery is inserted and locked,
    • Check that the power cord is in place and the battery indicator is green,
    • Turn off the laptop, unless it is already off,
    • Insert the USB drive into any USB port on the laptop,
  • Start installing:
    • Hold down all four game keys above the power button,
    • Turn on the laptop,
    • Wait for the message Release the game keys to continue,
    • Release the game keys.

Installation progress will be displayed. Green colour will fill grey blocks. It will take about five minutes. Once finished, the laptop will reboot automatically. You may remove the USB or SD drive during or after the reboot.

The USB or SD drive can be used on other laptops. If installation progress is not displayed, you may be running an old firmware version which does not recognise the fs4.zip file. Please rename fs4.zip to fs.zip and try again. If you see a message Boot failed then either:

  • the USB or SD drive has not been properly prepared, or;
  • the firmware is out of date and should be updated (see Firmware).

XO-1.75

How to install signed build 22 of release 13.2.10 on XO-1.75.

The build is installed to the internal storage device. You will need a USB drive or Secure Digital card of at least 1 GB capacity, but only for the duration of the installation. We recommend the drive be FAT formatted, but other formats are supported, see how to prepare a drive for use by the firmware for more details.

ALL USER DATA WILL BE ERASED FROM THE LAPTOP!

  • Prepare the USB or SD drive:
    • Download 32022o2.zd, see How to Download,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the drive,
    • Download fs2.zip,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the same drive,
    • Check that the drive contains at least the two files fs2.zip and 32022o2.zd.
  • Prepare the laptop:
    • Make a copy of any data you wish to keep,
    • Check that the battery is inserted and locked,
    • Check that the power cord is in place and the battery indicator is green,
    • Turn off the laptop, unless it is already off,
    • Insert the USB drive into any USB port on the laptop,
  • Start installing:
    • Hold down all four game keys above the power button,
    • Turn on the laptop,
    • Wait for the message Release the game keys to continue,
    • Release the game keys.

Installation progress will be displayed. Green colour will fill grey blocks. It will take about five minutes. Once finished, the laptop will reboot automatically. You may remove the USB or SD drive during or after the reboot.

The USB or SD drive can be used on other laptops. If installation progress is not displayed, you may be running an old firmware version which does not recognise the fs2.zip file. Please rename fs2.zip to fs.zip and try again. If you see a message Boot failed then either:

  • the USB or SD drive has not been properly prepared, or;
  • the firmware is out of date and should be updated (see Firmware).

XO-1.5

How to install signed build 22 of release 13.2.10 on XO-1.5.

The build is installed to the internal microSD device. You will need a USB drive or Secure Digital card of at least 1 GB capacity, but only for the duration of the installation. We recommend the drive be FAT formatted, but other formats are supported, see how to prepare a drive for use by the firmware for more details.

ALL USER DATA WILL BE ERASED FROM THE LAPTOP!

  • Prepare the USB or SD drive:
    • Download 32022o1.zd, see How to Download,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the drive,
    • Download fs1.zip,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the same drive,
    • Check that the drive contains at least the two files fs1.zip and 32022o1.zd.
  • Prepare the laptop:
    • Make a copy of any data you wish to keep,
    • Check that the battery is inserted and locked,
    • Check that the power cord is in place and the battery indicator is green,
    • Turn off the laptop, unless it is already off,
    • Insert the USB drive into any USB port on the laptop,
  • Start installing:
    • Hold down all four game keys above the power button,
    • Turn on the laptop,
    • Wait for the message Release the game keys to continue,
    • Release the game keys.

Installation progress will be displayed. Green colour will fill grey blocks. It will take about ten minutes. Once finished, the laptop will reboot automatically. You may remove the USB or SD drive during or after the reboot.

The USB or SD drive can be used on other laptops. If installation progress is not displayed, you may be running an old firmware version which does not recognise the fs1.zip file. Please rename fs1.zip to fs.zip and try again. If you see a message Boot failed then either:

  • the USB or SD drive has not been properly prepared, or;
  • the firmware is out of date and should be updated (see Firmware).

XO-1

How to install signed build 22 of release 13.2.10 on XO-1.

The build is installed to the internal NAND flash device. You will need a USB drive or Secure Digital card of at least 1 GB capacity, but only for the duration of the installation. We recommend the drive be FAT formatted, but other formats are supported, see how to prepare a drive for use by the firmware for more details.

ALL USER DATA WILL BE ERASED FROM THE LAPTOP!

  • Prepare the USB or SD drive:
    • Download 32022o0.img, see How to Download,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the drive,
    • Download fs0.zip,
    • Save the file to the top directory of the same drive,
    • Check that the drive contains at least the two files fs0.zip and 32022o0.img.
  • Prepare the laptop:
    • Make a copy of any data you wish to keep,
    • Check that the battery is inserted and locked,
    • Check that the power cord is in place and the battery indicator is green,
    • Turn off the laptop, unless it is already off,
    • Insert the USB drive into any USB port on the laptop,
  • Start installing:
    • Hold down all four game keys above the power button,
    • Turn on the laptop,
    • Wait for the message Release the game keys to continue,
    • Release the game keys.

Installation progress will be displayed. Green colour will fill yellow blocks. It will take about five minutes. Once finished, the laptop will reboot automatically. You may remove the USB or SD drive during or after the reboot.

The USB or SD drive can be used on other laptops. If installation progress is not displayed, you may be running an old firmware version which does not recognise the fs0.zip file. Please rename fs0.zip to fs.zip and try again. If you see a message Boot failed then either:

  • the USB or SD drive has not been properly prepared, or;
  • the firmware is out of date and should be updated (see Firmware).

XO-1 with SD card

An SD card makes an XO-1 faster, and has more space for downloads and activities. See how to install 13.2.10 on an XO-1 with SD card.

Update

You may wish to update from a previous version of the operating system. This method preserves most user data, the Sugar Journal and installed Sugar Activities, but does not preserve certain operating system customizations such as additional packages.

(Update is distinct from install. If you have followed the install procedures above, then you need not follow this section.)

Preparation

To prepare for an operating system update:

  • remove as much saved content as you no longer need,
  • remove any large activities you no longer need (in the Home view, erase them),
  • remove any large collections (library content) you no longer need, and;
  • use Software update to ensure the Terminal activity is the latest available version.

Follow the instructions below, according to which laptop model you are using.

sudo olpc-update --usb

See Simple Offline Update for more detail about the method.

Known Problems

Welcome Activity

The new version of Sugar does not support the Welcome activity.

Since 13.2.2. See ticket #12869.

Restricted Software

Restricted software, such as browser plugins, codecs, and so forth, are not included in the public release. Deployments who need this software should contact OLPC or make their own builds, see OS_Builder/Add_Restricted.

Also, using olpc-update on a restricted software build will remove restricted software.

Video Playback

The XO-1 cannot play some videos in the Browse or Epiphany web browsers, because the Adobe Flash plugin is no longer available for the Geode processor.

On some models, particularly XO-1 and XO-1.5, although MP4 playback support may be present with restricted software builds, the video to be played may require more processor and graphics bandwidth than the hardware can provide;

  • especially with advertising or related videos elements on youtube.com,
  • also inside a web browser for Khan Academy, but;
  • not so much when playing the same video in Movie Player or Jukebox,

Workaround is to transcode videos to a lower bandwidth, or to pause playback and wait for advertising to finish loading.

Since 13.2.0.

Frozen Repositories

The frozen repositories have not been updated; the release was made from all Fedora 18 updates.

Since 13.2.5.

XO-4 Headphone Detection

XO-4 speakers may remain silent if headphones are removed during automatic power management suspend, or headphones may not work if they are inserted during suspend.

Since 13.2.0. ticket #12724.

Sugar Memory Leak

A memory leak is where a program allocates memory but forgets to release it.

Sugar has had a memory leak for several versions, in proportion to the number and size of icons displayed, see #4889. The cause is in Fedora 18.

The leak has negligible impact on XO-4, XO-1.75 and XO-1.5. On these laptops we recommend that you restart Sugar at least weekly.

The leak has a severe impact on XO-1. On the XO-1 we recommend that you restart Sugar every few hours, and especially after visiting the Background screen in My Settings. The leak is even more severe if the network view shows many icons.

In 13.2.7 the number of animation cycles was reduced for switching between desktop views and exposing the frame, in order to reduce the impact further.

Since 13.2.0.

Sugar Journal

Journal star does not give immediate feedback.

Workaround is to click on the arrow to the right of the journal entry, and use the detail view to check and change the star.

Since 13.2.6. Ticket #4904.

Activity Updates

Activity bugs may be fixed after release. Use My Settings, Software Update, to get fixes. See Activities/13.2.10 page history for updates.

  • 2018-12-31, update Moon-18.1, with lunar ephemerides phase for 2018 to 2024 (Gary Martin), updated translations, fix missing save image icon, and add eclipse glyph to indicate type of eclipse (Ignacio Rodríguez).
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