XSCE 0.3 RC2 Release Announcement

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XSCE 0.3 RC2 Release Announcement

David Farning

After three months of hard work.... and three weeks of working out the kinks in the release process XSCE 0.3 RC2 is ready to go.

We went conservative this release. Emphasis on stability meant less time for new features. A big thank you to anyone who can help increase this stability out by testing RC2 in preparation for next weeks XSCE 0.3 release:


* XSCE now runs on the XO-1.5,XO-1.75 and  XO-4.

* Modular Architecture: cleanly integrate extendable services.

* XSCE runs on XOs' brand new OLPC OS 13.1.0.

* Moodle is Back!

* Content filtering via openDNS.com

* Script for formatting of SD cards, and integration into system

-- Experimental

* ix86 & x64 testing is beginning in earnest.

* Highly experimental XO-1 functionality now demonstrated, tho NOT advised!

* Auto-recognition and mounting of USB hard drives. Works but not quit well enough to handle the hard drive being jostled enough to cause brief disconnects.

* Full offline installs possible going forward.


Grab an XO-1.5, XO-1.75 or a XO-4 to give XSCE 0.3 RC2 give a whirl:


If you are just getting started with XSCE we suggest using the instruction at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.3/Installing to install your first server.

Once you are through the install, a good second step is to work your new server though it’s paces by doing the smoke test at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.3/Testing

For the truly ambitious, try putting your server hardware of choice through the tests at and update the results table at

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition/0.3/Testing/Results .

Til then, these little guys rock (TM, iLoveMyXO.com !)  Monster thanks to the folks whose

months of springtime work went into this imminent accomplishment-- traveling days from quite different parts of North America to make this community product real.

David Farning
Activity Central: http://www.activitycentral.com

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