[IAEP] status on Sugar Guide for 0.84

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 12:25:33 EDT 2009

Greetings Caryl,

I agree with you and in fact I've been very pleased to run Sugar v0.84
at full screen in virtualization on a Mac Mini, following the
instructions at this link: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Downloads
easily reachable from the homepage of www.sugarlabs.org

(note: the download link onthe "Sugar on a Stick VirtualBox" page
appears to be broken it should be

We are still updating those wiki pages and the Mac page does need to
make clearer that Sugar will only run on an Intel processor Mac. It's
a pity because I'm sure lots of schools have older Macs (I have a
bunch at the house myself).



On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi...
> The new Sugar manual looks very professional. You folks have done a great
> job.
>  I was, however, disappointed to find that, although running it on a Mac is
> mentioned, the instructions for doing it are not included.  The education
> world in the US is mostly a Mac world.  A lot of people would like to run it
> on their classroom machines.
> If it currently only works on Intel based machines, could we at least
> include instructions for that?  Meanwhile, is anyone working on getting it
> to run on Power PC Macs?  I have both and can test it whenever it is ready
> and you send me the info on getting it.
> Caryl
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>> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:52:08 -0500
>> From: Anne Gentle <annegentle at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [IAEP] status on Sugar Guide for 0.84
>> To: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org, discuss at lists.flossmanuals.net
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>> Hi all -
>> I am thinking the Sugar Guide is ready for one last look before I publish
>> to
>> PDF and HTML.
>> It's still on the WRITE side of FLOSS Manuals, so feel free to do any
>> last-minute proofing and edits here:
>> http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Sugar/8_4/WebHome
>> We had some technical hurdles to overcome since it's our first version
>> update on a manual (way to lead the way Sugar!). But I think enough bugs
>> are
>> worked out to allow publishing tomorrow (Friday 3/27).
>> Final items:
>> 1. Walter or someone with python knowledge, could you review the
>> "Modifying Sugar" chapter at
>> http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Sugar/8_4/ModifyingSugar? I had to
>> take all the code examples (python and svg xml) and put them into images
>> so
>> that the PDF generation will work.
>> 2. There's a problem with misnumbered chapters for which I've logged a
>> trac issue and Aco has taken: http://adam.engagetv.com/trac/ticket/81.
>> 3. Walter, David, and Adam - let's talk about getting an ISBN for this
>> book if we want to sell it on Amazon. If we do decide to sell it on
>> Amazon,
>> we'll need a new book cover to match Crown Quarto dimensions. (The
>> dimensions are 190mm x 250mm and the page count is 226.)
>> Thanks, all, for your assistance and patience.
>> Anne
>> --
>> Anne Gentle
>> email: annegentle at justwriteclick.com
>> blog: www.justwriteclick.com
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