[IAEP] sugar on standard laptops

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 11:59:28 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 5:59 AM, Joel Stanley
> <joel.stanley at adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> I've been in discussions with local teachers who are interested in
>> using Sugar in the classroom.  We are looking at using conventional
>> laptops for the task, due to the ease of acquiring them over other
>> options.
>> What work needs be done to get Sugar on $distro working?  From my
>> experimentation, it works, but there are areas where improvement would
>> change the situation from works to rocks.  Bernie mentions some of
>> these below:
>> Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
>>>> Do you think sugar-on-{debian, ubuntu, fedora} is mature enough to do
>>>> put it in the hands of kids in a months time?  Who shall we talk to
>>>> about this?
>>> We're not quite there, actually.  The major issues I see are:
>>> - there are DPI problems when Sugar runs on different resolutions...
>>>  Marco knows the issue and how to fix it.
>>> - nobody (afaik) ever packaged sugar to autologin at power on.
>>>  On Debian, I even had to configure the X session to start Sugar
>>>  on my own.
>>> - I think the presence service, ohm, and other daemons need some
>>>  integration work.
> Also, there aren't enough activities yet in Ubuntu packages. I have
> only 12 installed, and I am told by Synaptic that I can't install
> Write because Python-AbiWord is not installable. Actually, it isn't in
> the repository. I suppose I should bug that. Ticket #7245.

Assuming you have all the dependencies installed, additional
activities can be installed through web activity and usb sticks like
on the XO.


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