Deployment Guide/Knowledge Tree

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This page collects together references to other pages in the wiki and external websites of relevance to the Deployment Guide and structures them into a knowledge tree. This is the first step in collecting material for the next release of the deployment guide. Once this activity is complete we will consider which pages should be merged or cross referenced. For example, there is significant knowledge buried in discussion pages in a conversational style that could be incorporated into the main page as clear guidance. We will be exploring this and other techniques for making information easier to find in this wiki.

What is a knowledge tree? A knowledge tree is a hierarchical list of knowledge categorised according to some schema for organising that knowledge. This knowledge tree is specifically for knowledge relating to a deployment. For that reason, it has been categorised according to a hierarchy corresponding to the process for a deployment. The idea is that the knowledge is presented in the order it would naturally be used during a deployment.

What is the purpose of this knowledge tree? This knowledge tree is currently being used to collect all relevant information for the next release of the deployment guide. Once it is sufficiently complete it will be simplified and consolidated to create a more concise knowledge tree for incorporation into the deployment guide. Until that time, provides a useful reference of all pages or sites out there that could be useful in helping people with future deployments.

Where items in the knowledge tree are just text that does not yet link to a page in this wiki or elsewhere, this represents an area of knowledge thought to be of use at that point in the deployment process that we should find or create a page for.

Deployment Guide Knowledge Tree

  1. Consultation
    1. Guideline letters of introduction
    2. One Laptop per Child Documentation to explain the OLPC principles, benefits, responsibilities, implications etc
    3. EKindling/Pre Deployment Survey Key questions to answer about educating communities cultural issues, feasibilities of the OLPC vision
    4. Full deployment lifecycle plan
  2. Core Team - Skills and roles necessary to perform a deployment
    1. Hardware
      1. Wikipedia History and Details of the OLPC XO-1
      2. Detailed Technical OLPC XO-1 specifications
    2. Software
      1. Updating system software
      2. Downloading additional Activities
      3. Sugar Labs Wiki
      4. Wikipedia entry for Sugar
    3. Server / Connectivity / Infrastructure
      1. School server Detailed Notes and Links
      2. XS Recommended Hardware
      3. Asynchronous internet connectivity
    4. OLPC Power requirements Wikipedia article on power infrastructure for the XO
    5. Finance
    6. Logistics
    7. Digitisation - Wikipedia guidelines
    8. Customisation
      1. Customisation using a USB Flash Drive]
      2. Guidelines and Updating Activity Packs
    9. OLPC Keyboard Layouts
    10. Sugar Operating Software
      1. Wikipedia Details of the SUGAR desktop
      2. SUGAR Labs website
  3. Logistics
    1. Guidelines on laptop leadtimes
    2. Customs guideline and Technical specs on XO
    3. Safety guidelines on power implications
    4. Laptop stock control requirements
    5. Spare Parts stock control Requirements
    6. Activation_and_developer_keysActivation Key Requirements
    7. XO Feature roadmap/Activation lease security
    8. "Imaging" and OS guidelines 1 [1]
    9. "Imaging" and OS guidelines 2 OS images
  4. Localization
    1. Keyboard selection options [2]
    2. Translation and its testing
    3. Options around "Pootle" translation options Pootle
    4. Dictionaries [3]
    5. Voice Synthesizer [4]
    6. Base System customisation [5]
    7. Other local data loads PDF's & other content [6]
    8. Core guidelines to integrate localised material into the Core Model
  5. Connectivity
    1. Floss Manuals - About networks and the Internet
    2. Guidelines on laptop connectivity options
    3. Experiences of rurual deployments
    4. Wireless mesh network options Wireless Access Point Compatibility
  6. Power Infrastructure
    1. Minimum laptop power & server requirements
    2. Solar power options Talk:Battery and power
    3. Battery storage guidelines 1 XO Troubleshooting Battery
    4. Battery storage guidelines 2 Talk:Battery and power
    5. Other power generation options and relevant guidelines [7]
  7. School Server School server
    1. Benefits of the Server
    2. Guidelines on setting up the server 1 [8]
    3. Guidelines on setting up the server 2 XS Installing Software
    4. Guidelines on setting up the server 3 [9]
  8. Teacher Preparation & Student Facilitation
    1. Learning Workshops Learning workshops
    2. OLPC Oceania/Teacher Training
    3. Community preparation [10]
    4. Evaluating techniques of pupils
  9. Support Participate
    1. Details of National Support Teams Regional community groups
    2. Details of other possible support teams Support Gang
  10. Service & Repairs Repair
    1. Assembly diagrams [11]
    2. Notes on how to swop components Disassembly
  11. Internet Safety Training [12]
    1. Technology filters 1 [13]
    2. Technology Filters 2 Ask OLPC a Question about Social Issues#Router-based_content_filtering.2F_parental_controls
  12. End of Life Planning Disassembly
  13. Contacts Laptop Schools/Australia