[IAEP] Distribution Summary

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 10:52:48 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 16:26, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> 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
> environment.
> 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
> SkoleLinix.
> 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.

Ubuntu's hardy packages, like Debian's, were the work of one person.
There are others interested in packaging, and I for one will take a
keen interest in making sure Sucrose 0.82 lands in Ubuntu 8.10 (via
Debian or otherwise).

Stay tuned for an announcement about updated packages for the latest
development release...


> thanks
> dfarning
> 1. http://www.skolelinux.org/en/node/1

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