[IAEP] Sugar packaging in Squeeze, Karmic
bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Aug 11 07:16:49 EDT 2009
I would like to summarize the current status of Sugar in the upcoming
Debian and Ubuntu releases. Debian is also upstream to Skolelinux and
FUSS (Free Upgrade Southtyrol's Schools), which are of special
importance to us because they are already being deployed in a number of
Up to date .deb packages of Sugar 0.84.6 appear to be available in both
Sid and Squeeze, courtesy of Jonas:
(see at the botton for a full list of packages in Debian)
Karmic has already picked these up:
There's also a misleading sugar 0.83.x package in Ubuntu, apparently
unmaintained since last May:
There's also a request to upgrade to Sugar 0.86, but nobody seems to be
working on it:
Our tireless hero Aleksey is also providing an impressive set of
automatically built fresh packages from his personal archive, including
partial 0.86 builds:
So far, this doesn't tell us much about what the overall user experience
in Debian and Ubuntu might be like. In Karmic, sugar-emulator appears
to work fine. There's also an X session, but I couldn't test it yet.
A bunch of questions come to mind:
1) Is anyone routinely testing Sugar in Debian?
2) Is anyone routinely testing Sugar in Ubuntu?
3) Who is tracking the current status, setting a roadmap
and handling bug reports?
4) Would someone be interested in pushing this work downstream
to Skolelinux and FUSS?
The Ubuntu Sugar Team would make a good candidate, but it seems to have
gone silent a few months ago:
The full list of Sugar related packages in Debian is quite impressive:
// Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
\X/ Sugar Labs - http://sugarlabs.org/
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