[IAEP] Sugar for the rich
seth at isforinsects.com
Wed May 28 02:15:06 CEST 2008
This release of sucrose that requires jhbuild isn't ever the sort of
thing you would need to build or work with on your XO. The XO's
environment is such that it doesn't require the jhbuild system. And
if you are on a unix based system, all of the tools that you need to
build our sources, sucrose or sugar are available in your distro's
repos. If you're able to get online to our source, you can get the
tools you need to play with them.
The releases and source for Sugar builds for the XO are publicly
available at dev.laptop.org and are *pretty* well documented but could
have more information available on the wiki.
Sugarlabs being much newer doesn't quite have it's sources and
projects as readily available. Please point out what you would like
to get at first and we will do our best to get it out to you!
And as an aside, Nepal's OLPC project is already using the latest
version of Sugar, and have developed new resources inside of etoys.
Nepal isn't suffering from any lack of availability from OLPC. Brian
Berry OLE Nepal's external face is very much on top of everything at
OLPC. But I understand your concern.
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> The new Sucrose 0.81.1 Development Release is out!
> I was enthusiastic about the OLPC. It offered to improve the lives of the
> economically disadvantaged through technology (i.e., by affordably providing
> computational assistance). Sugar was part of that offer -- a "new look" at
> how persons lacking "developed world" exposure could still learn to make use
> of computational assistance. I eagerly installed the latest builds on my
> XO, to see for myself how things (for instance, the redesigned Sugar UI)
> The project has matured; to me it seems an "enclave" of developers has
> formed, with their own facilities and procedures. Products will "trickle
> down" to places like Nepal as the "enclave" releases them.
> For interested parties wanting to "follow" product evolution as it is being
> fashioned (or to try to install their own modifications), the minimum
> environment (for example, for looking at Sucrose) now seems to be a laptop
> (or bigger) with jhbuild installed.
> While jhbuild facilitates the work of the "enclave", does its inclusion in
> the mainline development path act to inhibit "outsiders" (who may be from
> the economically disadvantaged group originally supported by the OLPC
> project) from contributing ?
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