By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 12:05:19 AM
Work on the OLPC XO
is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles
so far: integration into the Sugar
The CERTI Foundation
, a R&D foundation in Brazil that is testing the OLPC's XO for the Brazilian government, developed all the necessary activity files - a great thanks from the Opera team for the effort João Bosco A. Pereira Filho and his team have put into helping the integration work.
If you want to play with the Opera activity
, you'll have to download the activity files and install them according to the instructions
tar xvzf opera-activity.tar.gz
Everything works fine - except for quitting Opera
… We are currently looking into this new issue… And there is more work going on
As always, your feedback is welcome!
And while you are waiting
for a new build, enjoy here some screenshots
of Opera running in the Sugar environment
By Claudio Santambrogiocsant. Tuesday, January 23, 2007 3:33:15 PM
This is a special edition of the Opera desktop version - the Opera OLPC Edition
We have been testing Opera on the OLPC laptop
since we received
the "lean-mean-green-machine", as some here at the office like to call it. I have been keeping both the Opera page on the OLPC Wiki
as well as my own blog
up-to-date about work on it. We feel the time to be ready to show you the progress we have made.A few notes about this package:
This is (almost) a normal desktop build - so you can run it on any Linux box - but
want to read this first, before
- The package ships with a custom opera6rc:
; Put any default settings here that are overridable by users
Minimum Font Size=12
Show panel toggle=0
Toolbar=18,4,0,0,0,0,DejaVu LGC Sans [unknown]
Panel=18,4,0,0,0,0,DejaVu LGC Sans [unknown]
Dialog=18,4,0,0,0,0,DejaVu LGC Sans [unknown]
If you install this package on some other Linux box than it was intended for, you might want to back up the original /etc/opera6rc first.
- The package comes with a custom olpc_skin.zip and a custom olpc_toolbar.ini: when installing the package, they will be preselected by default. However, when running the package directly from the tarball without installing it, both the skin and toolbar will not be applied automatically. Also, there is a bug in the Preferences dialog that prevents Opera from detecting two toolbars in the default location. Since we decided to also ship the default toolbar, this will be the only one appearing in the toolbar section in the Preferences. If you select it, there is no way in the GUI to revert to the olpc_toolbar - you'll need to copy it from the default location /usr/share/opera/ini/olpc_toolbar.ini to your profile. Note that some icons in the skin are missing.
- To install the build on the OLPC laptop you most likely want to grab the RPM package, then install it with
rpm -i opera-9.12-20070122.10-static-qt.i386-en.rpm
or the -U flag if you have installed Opera previously and you are now just upgrading.
We have also uploaded tarballs and a DEB package for anybody running either some other distro on the machine, or for those that have problems to get the RPM to install. To install from the tarballs follow these instructions:
$ tar jxvf opera-9.12-20070122.10-static-qt.i386-en-544.tar.bz2
$ cd opera-9.12-20070122.10-static-qt.i386-en-544
$ sudo ./install.sh
Note also that we have only tested on a BTest-1
machine with default system installation - other machines than this might have their own issues. This is not a final build, but a development snapshot.
And now for to the fun part: download your build
, and play with it!
We would very much appreciate as much feedback as possible! How does Opera run on your OLPC XO
? DownloadOpera OLPC EditionOLPC skin