[IAEP] Outreach update.

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Aug 7 07:30:39 EDT 2008

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On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 01:39:46AM -0500, David Farning wrote:
>2.  Debian.  Jonas Smedegaard is currently packaging Sugar for Debian.
>http://packages.debian.org/lenny/education-desktop-sugar .  His work is
>particularly interesting because of his efforts to push the effort of
>packaging into the CDBS packaging tools.

That particular package referenced above is in Debian, but not my work, 
and not directly coordinated with the Sugar packaging.  It is a small 
"dependencies-only" package made by Petter Reinholdtsen for Debian-edu, 
to help that team include in their "spins" what they consider as Sugar 
(e.g. it includes etoys even though the activity using etoys has not yet 
been packaged).

Also, the link you provided for that package is showing only a single 
branch of the package. If you want user-oriented links then please also 
include the development branch (yes, those pages are identical 
currently, but the "lenny" branch will most likely see no updates): 

Alternatively, a more technical overview of that particular package 
should be here: 

A technical overview of all actual sugar packages that I have done (and, 
it seem, will soon be expanded by great help from Ubuntu developers!) in 
should be here 

(I say "should be" a I can't verify right now - those pages are 
unreachable to me at the moment)

>Education spins
>2.  Debian.  The crew from skoleLinux are working Sugar into their spin.
>You can download their latest livecd at
>http://www.skolelinux.de/XO-LiveCD/ .

You are right that Debian-edu (a.k.a. Skolelinux) is working on 
including Sugar - but that work is what you referred to in the 
beginning, the above reference is to a smaller project "on the side" not 
based on Debian but on OLPC snapshots (so technically based on Fedora) 
to provide easy demo CDs of Sugar *now*, before the integration work 
(lead by me for Debian as a whole, and then picked up by Debian-edu) is 

Confusing, yes. Hope I made sense here.  Else feel free to ask.  Again 
and again...!

It is great work you are doing here, and I can imagine how challenging 
it is to dive into many communities at once :-)

  - Jonas

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