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

pbrobinson at gmail.com pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:52:09 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM, 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.
> Do we have a robust direct boot option? I thought that was still
> causing more headaches than it was worth (from the support
> perspective).

64 bit yes, and the other graphics issues will be fixed by Fedora 14
beta (if they're not already).

> I agree that we should note that the VM solution works on all
> platforms, not just the Mac.
>> 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.
> It seems that Tom has been testing Virtual Box. If other VMs have
> testers, we can add those to the list.

I've no doubt but the release team have no idea how they're created.
So if he wishes to provide the support that's fine by me. Myself I use
KVM personally and have 1000s of VMWare vms at work. I've never used
VirtualBox. When the open virtual exchange option works well where you
could import a single "open virtual image" into any VM platform
actually works I think it would be great but having dealt with those
problems with associated companies its not currently worth the pain
and the live iso image on all platforms is still the one that works
consistently everywhere.


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