[IAEP] SOAS[DP] Educator's Opinion

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 22:11:50 EDT 2009

I must admit Caryl that I like the Ubuntu system that uses a mix of release
version number / build number and generic names for distributions based on
animals (hardy herron etc.) http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/faq

It would be interesting for Sugar to do something similar, rotating every
year or so between different 'sugar' eating animals or plants .. perhaps
even sugar based molecules such as monosaccharides glucose, dextrose,
fructose, levulose, galactose, xylose then ribose. If you run out of these,
you can then switch to polysaccharides such as sucrose etc. Now there is
enough for 10 or more years. :-)

Nicely, glucose is a primary key to life on our planet and nicely fits the
launch of the version for the OLPC X0-1  :-)

Regards Roland

2009/9/30 Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>

>  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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Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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