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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:57:00 EDT 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM, pbrobinson at gmail.com
<pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).

Where are the instructions for the 64-bit version? The only
instructions I can find
(http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Mac) refer to a helper



>> 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.
> Peter

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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