I have stopped producing the LiveCD development builds to save space and time it takes to get out the daily builds. They are set to be replaced by the SDK LiveCD builds which will be built less frequently, usually during major sugar API changes and along with the stable builds. The first one is now available at http://olpc.download.redhat.com/olpc/streams/sdk/build1/livecd/ and is experimental. AKA, not guaranteed to work. I want to get some testing and add features such as a USB memory home directories and at some point, point and click installation to a hard drive.As you download the software and start hacking its core, do let us know what you find. The guys at Polish Linux found an interesting AbiWord action:
In Abiword, the functionality has been crippled to allow only simple formatting (bold, italic, underline, insert image). What is quite astonishing is that the files are savedÔÇŽ in Microsoft .DOC format.Dear God! I sure hope that's the not start of Windows XP on the OLPC XO, and only an error in default file association judgment by the developers.
Showing better judgment are two presentations by those associated with local One Laptop Per Child organizations. First off, the ever active OLPC Nepal has an intriguing presentation that juxtaposes the rich and poor schools of Nepal, and identifies the Children's Machine XO as the bridge between the two.
OLPC Nepal also suggests that OLPC has dropped the one million laptop minimum order requirement, which if true, would be a great breakthrough in allowing countries to roll out the XO in phases, the hallmark of any well defined OLPC implementation plan.
And I feel its about time to Sugarize my desktop with the new LiveCD ISO...