[IAEP] sugar on standard laptops

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 20:56:14 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 3:44 AM, Morgan Collett
<morgan.collett at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> release.
> 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.
> Morgan

Thanks. Can somebody Wiki that? I would, but I'm starting a contract,
and I should be doing the paperwork right now.
Edward Cherlin
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