[IAEP] [SoaS] [MARKETING] Get Sugar landing page

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:43:14 EDT 2010

I suspect that it may be better to just support just running Sugar inside
VirtualBox. You are probably more likely to find school users have this open
source flavour deployed than the other virtual machine engines. I suspect
that there is a good chance that issues related to getting Sugar to work
inside this will very probably overlap and resolve those with other

Late last year, I met some technical contacts with Oracle (Sun) who
indicated that they are happy to provide support to enable Sugar to work
inside VirtualBox. Could this be worth following up?

Regards Roland

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 6:33 AM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
<pbrobinson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Walter,
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I've been doing some work on the Get Sugar landing page in the wiki,
> > which has been the source of some confusion amongst our potential user
> > community. My proposed modifications (See
> > http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Walter/Get_Sugar) are an attempt to
> > streamline and consolidate the instructions for first-time users.
> > Feedback and testing requested.
> Some feedback....
> For the Mac side of things I think we would be better dealing with it
> from a direct boot option and then having a separate virtualisation
> option as in terms of GUI say VirtualBox is the same across all
> platforms.
> Also I'd like to note that its been discussed in the past about doing
> images for particular virtualisation platforms and the reason we've
> shied away from that is because all virtualisation platforms support
> booting of .iso files and its then easy to do an install from there.
> By doing this it allows us to ship and QA a single image and support
> it on both physical and virtual platforms. If we support VIrtualBox we
> should probably also support VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM and Xen. Who's going
> to do all that testing when we have barely the resources to do a
> single image.
> Peter
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Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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