[IAEP] [SoaS] SOAS[DP] Educator's Opinion

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 29 16:10:01 EDT 2009

I guess I'm "nobody"! I actually did choose my iPod by its "model number"...in fact, a model name and a capacity... Classic 80GB. I did the same with my Mac ...MacBook with a 120GB drive.  I chose my software: Leopard (10.5.8).  I run iLife 09 but have installed the older iMovie 06 because it is more like a professional editor. People do this sort of thing all the time.

If a teacher goes to the Sugar Labs website and wants to download a version of SoaS that will run on her PC from a live CD, they should be able to easily pick the right one. If they have an older, PowerPC Mac, they are currently out of luck. Hopefully that will change, and when it does, the correct version will need to be labeled so that the end user can easily find it.

Now, if you are thinking of going "big time" and selling versions of Sugar commercially, that might be a different matter.  But I don't think that is what we are talking about... or did I miss something?


> Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:15:59 +0200
> From: sdaly.be at gmail.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> CC: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [SoaS] [IAEP] SOAS[DP] Educator's Opinion
> I don't agree with this at all.
> Nobody chooses an iPod based on its model number.
> The best approach is for us to discuss with distros their Sugar plans
> so we can build Sugar use in an organized way. That includes names,
> which is a marketing issue.
> Sean
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello Folks,
> >
> > With all this discussion of naming conventions, we seem to be failing to
> > consider our targeted end-users: classroom teachers.  Most of them think
> > Fedora is a hat. It could just as well be "derby" as far as they are
> > concerned.  I suggest we propose a name to apply to all Sugar distributions
> > in every form. Then these could be labeled in a way that developers will
> > know what the underlying software is and that educators can tell whether it
> > will work on the machines they have.
> >
> > Choose a name.  Get it registered. Add things like USB, SD, CD to indicate
> > the intended carrier. Also add something that indicates what machines it
> > will run on. Version numbers could be included too. All this could end up
> > with a long name for each version, but it would tell everyone what it is in
> > a way that they can understand. Such as (for example):
> >
> > Sugar4CD/PC/F11 (Sugar, version 4, made for liveCD, runs on PCs, Fedora11
> > based).
> >
> > Caryl
> >
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