[IAEP] Distribution Summary

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Jul 17 10:26:29 EDT 2008

Over the pst couple of days, I have been talking to Debian, Fedora, and
Ubuntu about their use, Knowledge, and perception of the Sugar learning

Debian has some high quality packages that are mostly maintained by one
person.  His efforts have been extended by SkoleLinux [1].  Skolelinux
is interesting because they have strong grass roots support as well as
the ability to work with ISVs. The XO live CD is a result of the

Fedora has high quality packages that are maintained in conjunction with
the OLPC packages.  Historically, Fedora has not had a strong emphasis
on Education.  The recent effort success that they have had with respins
is creating a groundswell of interest in custom 'spins'.

Ubuntu has packages available but the maintainer has moved on to other
projects.  New packages will flow into Ubuntu by the normal process of
importing from Debian.  As a community, Ubuntu is taking a lets wait and
see approach to Sugar.


1. http://www.skolelinux.org/en/node/1

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