Descrubriendo la XO/OLPC

Como lo he mencionado antes, D0keos Latinoamérica acaba de recibir un prestamo de 6 XO para el desarrollo de un proyecto de integración D0keos-OLPC. Este articulo es el reporte de lo que estoy descubriendo, para que sirva a los demás.

Las XO corren Fedora

[olpc@xo-4B-D2-A3 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release OLPC release 9 (Joyride) [olpc@xo-4B-D2-A3 ~]$ uname -a Linux xo-4B-D2-A3.localdomain 2.6.25-20090223.1.olpc.69098d87d56945c #1 PREEMPT Mon Feb 23 13:37:03 EST 2009 i586 i586 i386 GNU/Linux [olpc@xo-4B-D2-A3 ~]$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.25-20090223.1.olpc.69098d87d

OLPC project, Escuelab and Dokeos/Chamilo

Today I went to the Escuelab in the centre of Lima to meet with Alberto, Kike Mayorga and Kiko Contreras. My visit was apparently taken with great interest and they've video-interviewed me for some time to talk about DOKUDA and my projects with Dokeos and the OLPC (now updated to Chamilo and the OLPC). Apparently, the idea to have Dokeos/Chamilo run on one of the XO itself was never thought about, and that seemed to be an announcement of uttermost interest to them that this *could* be done at all.

Dokeos Latinoamérica (now BeezNest) lended 6 XO for Dokeos-XO integration

Quickly, because I'm a little out of free time right now, we've been lended 6 XO green laptops for 24 months, fo a project we intend to start shortly on a Dokeos-XO integration work. More details: I'm very happy about that and I can't wait to finally be able to wo

OLPC spotted surfing the free campus

I'm currently tracing what might have been an attack on the free campus through the Apache logs... Nothing related, but then I just realized we had some OLPC visiting the free campus a while ago:
zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz - - [16/Feb/2009:11:47:55 +0100] "GET /main/forum/index.php?cidReq=GR03 HTTP/1.1" 200 6839 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008072400 OLPC/0.4.6-1.olpc3 (XO) Firefox/3.0"
I guess we're going to have more of these in the near future (with one million sold worldwide as


Xapian is one of the indexation/search engines I'm planning on integrating to Dokeos instead of the current indexation/search engine that we have at the moment: MnoGoSearch. There are many reasons for that change:
  • MnoGoSearch server is not GPL under Window, which makes it impossible for us to ship as part of Dokeos
  • MnoGoSearch has crappy support mailin-lists
  • MnoGoSearch's packages in various distributions are not maintained
  • Xapian has *many* interfaces in many languages, all regularly maintained.