[IAEP] Creating Your First Sugar Activity
jim.simmons at walgreens.com
Mon May 11 17:44:31 EDT 2009
I have tried to run Sugar under emulation but to do that you need to
have a newer computer than anything I own. The last three computers I
bought (other than my XO) were surplus IBM computers, Pentium IV with
256 meg of RAM. This is perfectly adequate for Sugar development
running Fedora 10 or Xubuntu Live, but not much good for running Sugar
under emulation. The last one I bought cost about 45 dollars, plus
another 30 for shipping.
Even if I had a really powerful PC (I could afford one; I'm just cheap)
by the time you've installed python, pygtk, pygame, eric, and the
emulation software needed to run Sugar, plus git, you've already done
more work than installing a dual-boot setup with Windows and Fedora 10.
Eventually the Activity developer will want to try her hand at
collaboration, so at a minimum you need two computers on the same
network to test that and why not make the second one an old piece of
junk running Fedora?
As I told Kathy, she can feel free to ignore any advice I give that
doesn't seem to be applicable.
Wade Brainerd wrote:
> Also check out http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activity_Team/Resources.
> It has a Getting Started section at the beginning which covers many of
> these topics.
> FWIW, I do all my activity development on Windows, and I know a lot of
> people work on Macs too. So I don't think you need to go all the way
> to setting up a Linux box just for activity development.
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