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To create a collection you need a file specifying information for it. Here is an example configuration file for a collection called Dictionary, whose starting page is bundle_index.html in its root directory.

name = Dictionary
global_name = org.logos.dictionary
long_name = children's dictionary
license = CC-BY-SA
library_version = 2
host_version = 1
l10n = false
locale = en
category =  books
subcategory = reference
icon = library-dictionary.jpg
activity = Browse
activity_start = bundle_index.html

To create a configuration file for your own collection, use the web-based file generator or follow the instructions below.

General Notes

Entries are key/value pairs in the format: Key = Value. Space before and after the equals sign is ignored; the = sign is the actual delimiter.
Multiple Values 
Some keys can have multiple values. In such a case, the key is specified as a plural: for example, locales. The multiple values should each be separated by a semicolon. Keys that have multiple values must have a semicolon as the trailing character. Semicolons in these values need to be escaped using \;.


[Library] (required)
The file must begin with [Library], and only that, on the first line of the file.

name (required)
global_name (required)
long_name (required)
This entry is the name is displayed in the library navigation sidebar that refers to the collection.
license (required)
This field names the license used for the content bundle. The contents of this field should conform to the same guidelines as the License: field of an RPM package; consult the Fedora Licensing Guidelines for more information. A 'license' field naming an entry or entries in the "Good Licenses" table for Content Licenses at Fedora's Licensing list is required for any content distributed by OLPC.
library_version (required)
The version is a single positive integer that refers to the version of the collection. Larger numbers are considered "newer". In this example, the version is 2.
host_version (required)
The host version is a single positive integer that refers to the version of Sugar which the collection is compatible with. For now, the version is 1. Do not use a different value.

l10n (required)
This entry indicates whether the bundle is localized or not. The value is either true or false.
Note: What it means to be "officially" localized hasn't been entirely worked out yet, so the value of this entry is always false (for now).
locale (required)
This is the ISO code for the language of the collection, in lowercase, followed by an underscore, and then its localization information (also represented in ISO code). For example, US-localized English is represented as en_US. UK-localized English, for example, would be represented as en_UK.
It is possible to indicate language but not localization information. An example would be:
locale = es
It is also possible to indicate multiple languages and/or locales. An example would be:
locales = en_US;en_UK;es_PE;es_AR;
Note that locales is pluralized in order to indicate multiple values. Note also that values are separated by semi-colons, and that the final value must end with a semi-colon as well.
For a list of ISO 639 language codes, see
For a list of ISO country codes, see

category (required)
This refers to the category classification in the OLPC Library (visible on navigation sidebar). See the category chart below for current options.
Note: It's OK to place your content in a new category, but if your category isn't on the list of global categories, it will be placed into "other" for the time being.
subcategory (currently unused)
This refers to the subcategory classification within a category (visible on the navigation sidebar).

activity (currently unused)
This refers to the Activity used to read the content bundle, but Browse is the only supported activity at this time.
activity_start (optional)
This refers to the start page of your content bundle. The default is index.html. You might change the start page of the bundle, for instance, if you were converting a collection of OCW courses to be content bundles. (They name their homepage differently.)

Category Chart

The current category and subcategory options are:

Icon Category Icon Subcategories
Activities.png activities activities.png games
Books.png books books.png children's books, encyclopedia, reference, stories
Uniwiki.png health uniwiki.png water & sanitation
Images.png images images.png nature, atlas, history
Music.png media music.png media, music
Science.png science science.png biology
Links.png search links.png search the web

Browse the OLPC Library on your XO to see these categories in action.