[IAEP] State of Soas?
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Sat Apr 25 00:06:29 EDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:46 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> even though I've tried to keep a close eye on the breathtaking
> development of SoaS over the past few weeks there are still some basic
> questions I'm wondering about, all related to how well SoaS runs on the
> various netbooks.
> * Have the resolution issues, which used to be a major issue w/ running
> Sugar on a non-XO, been solved?
> * What about font sizes?
> * Do all the activities (incl. collaboration) work reliably on SoaS
> these days?
> * Does SoaS allow for power-management to kick in on netbooks?
This will be one of the issues that the developers will look at and
plan for in the up coming SugarCamp Paris 2009 next month. With some
luck and volunteers, 0.86 to be release this fall should pick up more
of the cool XO features that got left out of .84 due to lack of time.
We have invited Chris Ball, the primary laptop software developer at
OLPC, to come and make sure that those features have an knowledgeable
advocates as we plan priorities for .86.
> * What exactly are the networking and audio issues that Walter described
> in yesterday's Sugar-Digest?
> What I'm basically trying to find out is whether *today* running SoaS on
> a netbook is a *real* alternative to XOs with build 767 when it comes to
> classroom settings?
At this point I would have to recommend not referring SoaS as
classroom ready. The classroom is an extremely demanding
1. One teacher - 25 squirmy kids.
2. Almost no system administration resources.
3. Little formal SoaS teacher training available.
4. Very distinct, often testable, learning objectives of a given class period.
In a classroom environment, the system must be rock solid!
> Christoph Derndorfer
> co-editor, olpcnews
> url: www.olpcnews.com
> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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