XS Community Edition


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Welcome to the School Server - Community Edition (XS-CE, or http://schoolserver.org) project. XS-CE is a school or classroom based server which extends the communication capabilities of connected laptops.

Getting Started with XS-CE 0.2

Get started by downloading and installing the current XS-CE version .

May 2013 Note: most are uniting around the upcoming v0.3 below, rather than v0.2.

Getting Help with XS-CE

Direct questions/comments to mailing list: http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel

Testing would be WONDERFUL. Are we tough enough? Start here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.2/Test_Plan Also: let's start talking about testing 0.3 in May!

Report bugs and feature requests to https://sugardextrose.org/projects/xs-config

IRC (community chat) channel #schoolserver at busy times on irc.freenode.net

Weekly voice meeting are held on Skype 8PM "2PM" NYC Time Thursdays (email if you want to join)

Human contact: holt @ laptop.org

Upcoming version of XS-CE 0.3

Learn more about the short term goals for the upcoming XS-CE version .

Latest bleeding-edge RPM builds, at your own risk: http://xsce.activitycentral.com/repos/xsce/devel

Vision for of XS-CE

Learn more about the long term goals at XS-CE Vision.


Design documents: Design Document, Use cases, and Release Priorities. See also Spec/Roadmap within the most recent versions above.

Original OLPC XS design and implementation available at OLPC School Server

Legacy 2013 Install Recipe for XO-1.75 (ARM).
Legacy 2012 Install Recipe for XO-1.5 (i386), XO-1.75 (ARM) and larger servers. Other Fedora 17+ platforms later.


Related Projects


Sep 2012 Agenda

Toronto area hack sprint Sept 16-23, incl public demo Saturday Sept 22.

Oct 2012 Agenda

Working w/ Alex Kleider's model classroom @ http://olpcSF.org/summit & http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugarcamp_SF_2012

Nov 2012 Agenda

Centred around Toronto area hack sprint Nov 10-18:

Expand testing+UX with Anna Schoolfield, Tim Moody & Seneca College students' packaging with York Univ/Seneca College Professor Chris Tyler.

Meet with Anish Mangal and Nathan Riddle near Detroit etc to discuss wider community integration.

Dec 2012 Agenda

Jamaica implementation sprint (delayed)

Jan 2013 Agenda

Proposed Core Spec and Priority Tuning

Feb 2013 Agenda

Toronto/Waterloo area Sprint Feb 6/7 to 10/11.

Release of XS-CE 0.1 Stable and 0.2 Coming.

Mch 2013 Agenda

Boston meetup Mch 1-4 with Sameer Verma, Anish Mangal. Early pre-field test in Haiti.

Apr 2013 Agenda

Prep v0.3 May sprint. Los Angeles interfacing with Caryl Bigenho's http://localfi.org and Braddock Gaskill's http://internet-in-a-box.org

May 2013 Agenda

Toronto-area Sprint May 8-13. Version 0.3 enters code-freeze May 13. Working in person with Braddock Gaskill all the way from LA, of http://internet-in-a-box.org !

Jun 2013 Agenda

Volunteers will be able to buy XO-4 Touch and Raspberry Pi if they will help test XSCE & http://internet-in-a-box.org etc!

Jul 2013 Agenda

v0.4 spec coming into view, running on many/most kinds of XOs, RPi, x86, 64-bit Fedora ??

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