[IAEP] sugar on standard laptops

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 12:44:28 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:53, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Ubuntu already has it.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sugar-write-activity/+bug/219358,
> from April, 2008.
> We can certainly make a start on trials with what is there plus
> standard Linux packages outside Sugar. I have to Alt-Tab between Sugar
> and Gnome to do that, and I don't know how that would work for young
> children.

Enable the Sugar PPA (see https://launchpad.net/~sugar/+archive/) to
get the version of abiword that Write needs - as well as a couple of
extra activities. These could not be packaged in time for the Hardy

Jani tried hard to get more activities in, but there were license
issues with some activities and the activity authors were not
responsive to fix this, so those activities could not be included.

Also, see http://janimo.blogspot.com/2008/02/sugar-finally-in-hardy-universe.html
for the reasons why some activities were not included due to
dependencies on other things that weren't ready.


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