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This is an overview page for the ClassmatePC discussions / specs. This was an overview session for the ClassmatePC discussions / specs.
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 * '''GROUPED SESSION'''
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  * '''SESSION COVERS'''

  * '''classmatepc-anti-theft'''
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    * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-anti-theft
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  * '''classmatepc-sonic-notepad'''
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    * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-sonic-notepad
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  * '''classmatepc-teacher-control'''
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    * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-teacher-control
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   * ''see spec in launchpad for links to individual specs (as below)''

 * '''classmatepc-anti-theft'''
  * spec:
   * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-anti-theft
  * status:
   * ''see spec in launchpad''

 * '''classmatepc-sonic-notepad'''
  * spec:
   * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-sonic-notepad
  * status:
   * ''see spec in launchpad''

 * '''classmatepc-teacher-control'''
  * spec:
   * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-teacher-control
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  * ''see spec in launchpad''
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   * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-introduction-document
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   * UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-education-application-set
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 * '''action:''' Need to chat to Intel team
  * confirm language list
  * confirm a priority order
 * '''done:''' Need to chat to Intel team
  * status:
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confirmed language list - see below
  * confirmed priority order - see below
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 * oliver suggests that one standard image with all language options will not be effective
  * limited install storage available on internal flash drive
  * oliver proposes individual images for each target language/region
   * english + local language
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 * '''action:''' Need to chat to ogra
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update this list after selection of classmatepc-education-application-set
 * '''action:''' update this list after selection of classmatepc-education-application-set
  * see: UbuntuSpec:classmatepc-education-application-set
  * must cover
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 * '''action:''' Richard to update Google Shared spreadsheet
* '''action:''' Richard to update Google Shared spreadsheet following above
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 * sonic notepad driver & application
  * chase up the driver & application

 * mesh networking plans / requirements
==== sonic notepad driver & application ====

  * '''action:''' chase up the driver & application from Intel
  * '''status:''' requested: waiting for response

==== mesh networking plans / requirements ====
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 * support infrastructure
  * '''action:''' chase up requirements with Intel
  * '''status:''' To request from Justin
  * '''comment:''' Not in current scope for 8.04 ... will be an amendment

==== support infrastructure ====
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 * the zdnet education testing said that he got:
  * '''action:''' discuss detail with steering committee as we move forward
  * '''status:''' initial discussion held with Jason
  * '''comment:''' envisage a 2 tier model
   * 1st line - hands on : local Intel vendor
   * 2nd line - remote : Canonical Global Support

==== current hardware variations ====

 * the zdnet education testing said that he was supplied:
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 * next gen hardware
  * '''action:''' discuss with Jason
  * '''status:''' initial discussion held with Jason - no confirmed info
  * '''action:''' discuss with Justin / steering committee
  * '''status:''' to do
  * '''comment:''' noted on zdnet education testing pages that additional flash storage RAM can be added as on option
   * overview: all tech comments / pics
    * [http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12355_22-173793.html Classmate PC Upgrades]
   * detail: mass storage
    * [http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12355_22-173793-4.html The mass storage module can be replaced with a larger model or with a PATA hard drive]
 
==== next gen hardware ====
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   * what RAM    * what flash drive storage
  * '''action:''' discuss with Jason
  * '''status:''' initial discussion held with Jason
  * '''comment:'''
   * 9" : tentative yes - to confirm
   * resolution : unsure - to confirm
   * hard drive : yes - size to confirm
   * flash drive storage : unsure - to confirm
  * '''action:''' discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee
  * '''status:''' to do
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  * '''action:''' discuss with Jason
  * '''status:''' initial discussion held with Jason
  * '''comment:'''
   * tentative : gen 2 will replace gen 1.5 i.e. gen 1.5 will be dropped
  * '''action:''' discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee
  * '''status:''' to do
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=== Scope of Work ===
  * '''action:''' discuss with Jason
  * '''status:''' initial discussion held with Jason
  * '''comment:''' unsure
  * '''action:''' discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee
  * '''status:''' to do

==== Scope of Work ====
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  * status: '''pending response'''
  * comment: waiting for driver and application from Intel
  * action: chase up via Jason
  * person: Richard
   * see UDS spec above
  * status: '''see above'''
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  * status: '''pending discussion'''
  * comment:
  * action: discuss requirements with Oliver and Jason
  * person: Richard
   * see UDS spec above
  * description: ''Integrate a working driver for the Sonic Notepad''
  * status: '''see above'''
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UDS-Boston : Classmate PC Overview Page

This was an overview session for the ClassmatePC discussions / specs.

Specs Created

Technical Decisions

Technical Issues

Application Decisions

Applications Required

Documentation

Applications Bundle and Additions

Discussions Required : Not necessarily at UDS

Languages and Translation

  • action: Need to chat to a rosetta person

    • confirm how we move the translations status forwards
  • done: Need to chat to Intel team

    • status:
      • confirmed language list - see below
      • confirmed priority order - see below

Language List

  • hi

    1. English
    2. Latin American Spanish
    3. Vietnamese
    4. Thai
  • med

    1. Simplified & Traditional Chinese

    2. Brazilian Portuguese
    3. French
    4. German
  • lo

    1. Hungarian
    2. Greek
    3. Italian
    4. med = to add Russian
  • a new language can be added through a lang pack
  • english needs to remain
  • additional languages can be removed
  • intel to set up a process to notify us of language needs when leads come in
  • we should aim at a functional demo subset for all laungages
  • language translation effort can be escalated if sales are pending
  • oliver suggests that one standard image with all language options will not be effective
    • limited install storage available on internal flash drive
    • oliver proposes individual images for each target language/region
      • english + local language

Applications

  • action: update this list after selection of classmatepc-education-application-set

  • action: Richard to update Google Shared spreadsheet following above

  • Core

    • gnome-utils
      • Standard desktop utilities (calculator etc.)

    • gnome-games
      • Default set of desktop games (solitaire etc.)

    • ktouch
      • Typing tutor

    • gimp
      • Image Manipulation and editing

    • gthumb
      • Image viewer and browser

    • epiphany browser
      • Intuitive GNOME web browser

    • gaim/pidgin
      • Instant messaging client

    • evolution
      • Groupware suite with mail client and organizer

    • gnumeric
      • Spreadsheet application

    • abiword
      • Word processor

    • rhythmbox
      • Music player and organizer

    • tuxpaint
      • A paint program for young children

    • gcompris
      • Educational games for kids

    • sound juicer
      • CD Ripper

    • totem
      • simple media player

    • kino
      • editor for Digital Video data

    • gpaint
      • a small, easy paint program

  • Additional

    • kturtle
      • Educational programming environment for the language

    • kvoctrain
      • Vocabulary trainer

    • kpercentage
      • Percentage calculation teaching tool

    • kmplot
      • Mathematical function plotter

    • kig
      • Interactive geometry program

    • khangman
      • The classical hangman game

    • kbruch
      • Fraction calculation teaching tool

    • kanagram
      • Letter order game

    • kalzium
      • Chemistry teaching tool

    • atomix
      • Puzzle game for building molecules

    • ktuberling
      • Famous potatoguy game (learn about body parts)

    • xaos
      • Real-time interactive fractal zoomer

    • kstars
      • Desktop planetarium

    • tuxmath
      • Math game for kids with Tux

    • tuxtype
      • Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux

Questions for Intel

sonic notepad driver & application

  • action: chase up the driver & application from Intel

  • status: requested: waiting for response

mesh networking plans / requirements

  • does h/w suport it ?
  • is there a driver
  • action: chase up requirements with Intel

  • status: To request from Justin

  • comment: Not in current scope for 8.04 ... will be an amendment

support infrastructure

  • how do we envisage the structure and layers
  • what reponsibility for each party
    • vendor
    • intel
    • canonical
  • action: discuss detail with steering committee as we move forward

  • status: initial discussion held with Jason

  • comment: envisage a 2 tier model

    • 1st line - hands on : local Intel vendor
    • 2nd line - remote : Canonical Global Support

current hardware variations

  • the zdnet education testing said that he was supplied:
    • a 2.0 GB version for windows
    • a 2.5 GB version for linux
    • our supplied h/w is 2 GB
      • can you comment on this ?
      • what is the future plan (by 2008.04 ?)
      • in general are there any changes we should be aware of ?
    • action: discuss with Jason

    • status: initial discussion held with Jason - no confirmed info

    • action: discuss with Justin / steering committee

    • status: to do

    • comment: noted on zdnet education testing pages that additional flash storage RAM can be added as on option

next gen hardware

  • please confirm
    • 9 inch screen
    • what resolution
    • internal hard drive
    • what flash drive storage
  • action: discuss with Jason

  • status: initial discussion held with Jason

  • comment:

    • 9" : tentative yes - to confirm
    • resolution : unsure - to confirm
    • hard drive : yes - size to confirm
    • flash drive storage : unsure - to confirm
  • action: discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee

  • status: to do

  • will this supercede the current h/w or will it be a different h/w choice
  • action: discuss with Jason

  • status: initial discussion held with Jason

  • comment:

    • tentative : gen 2 will replace gen 1.5 i.e. gen 1.5 will be dropped
  • action: discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee

  • status: to do

  • if the ClassmatePC is produced by an OEM and not Intel
    • will the specs be identical to the intel version ?
    • action: discuss with Jason

    • status: initial discussion held with Jason

    • comment: unsure

    • action: discuss and confirm with Justin / steering committee

    • status: to do

Scope of Work

  • item: WLAN

    • description: Integrate a working driver for the wireless network card

    • status: done

  • item: Install Size

    • description: Install fits within 2GB of Flash, leaving at least 400 MB for user data

    • status: solved but needs approval

    • comment: need to revisit with Oliver and ume team
    • comment: limitations on upgrade
    • action: discuss at UDS-Boston
    • person: Richard via Oliver
  • item: Slow Boot Speed

    • description: Reduce to acceptable levels: - reduce driver set - custom initramfs

    • status: done

    • comment:
    • action: confirm with Oliver
    • person:
  • item: Slow App Installer

    • description: Reduce installation time to acceptable levels

    • status: discuss with Michael Vogt

    • comment: not really resolvable
    • action:
    • person:
  • item: Driver for Sonic Notepad

    • description: Integrate a working driver for the Sonic Notepad

    • status: see above

  • item: Driver & App for Theft Prevention

    • description: support Intel theft prevention client using a hardware based TPM

    • description: Integrate a working driver for the Sonic Notepad

    • status: see above

  • item: Display Driver/Switcher

    • description: Display driver & display switcher application porting. Intel has an app that scales 800x600 & 1024x768 to work on 800x480 screen.

    • status: done

    • comment: xorg will not support panning going forward
    • comment: will need to ensure that all applications fit in the physical screen size
    • comment: how does the windows version cope with the same issue
    • comment: check with laserjock
    • comment: check on windows sample
    • action: to confirm all resolutions with Oliver
    • person:
  • item: Bulk install process / config / recommendations

    • description: Efficient installation process for OEM

    • status: in progress

    • comment: ogra can build a netbook server install
    • comment: connect to network via flylead and it will auto install
    • action: to spec & complete

    • person: Oliver
  • item: Optimised GUI analysis

    • description: Deliver analysis & project plan for adapting GNOME-based GUI for 800x480 screen resolution. Level of effort to do the adaptation is dependent on application selection & current suitability to that screen resolution.

    • status: to do

    • comment:
    • action:
    • person: Richard and Oliver
  • item: Optimisation for size & performance

    • description: Deliver analysis & project plan for further optimisation of size & performance. Level of effort to to the optimisation is dependent on the technical analysis & target performance requirements.

    • status: to do

    • comment:
    • action:
    • person: Richard and Oliver


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