[IAEP] Sugar on tablets

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 20 12:52:19 EDT 2011

Hi Rita,

On 20 Apr 2011, at 16:56, Rita Freudenberg wrote:

> Hi,
> we are working on a project getting Sugar running on a tablet (Pegatron Lucid). The tablet has an intel processor, Sugar is running on Fedora 14. We only had few activities after the installation, but imported them later and most of them are working. Now it is getting interesting. On a tablet, some things need to be improved. One thing is the activation of the frame. It is really hard to put the mouse pointer with your fingers in the upper left corner to get the frame. And the other thing is the missing keyboard. This is really needed. I found the page on the sugar labs wiki about the onscreen keyboard:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Onscreen_Keyboard

Back last summer Sayamindu posted a working spin (I didn't see a link to it on that wiki page), it worked fine here for testing in VirtualBox. It's a little short on characters if a goal is to allow at least some python coding, but nothing insurmountable:


The mail-thread is at:


> Is anyone working on this at the moment?

Not that I'm aware of, but C. Scott Ananian might have some guidance on the matter once he is through his "The next four weeks" plan – he must be just hitting week three if still on track:



> Right now, we are using an external keyboard. We installed a jabber server and we could collaborate in the write activity between the tablet and an interactive whiteboard :) 
> I cannot go into details about the planned project, discussion is still ongoing, but everything looks promising at the moment. If we are successful, we will put a certain number of these tablets + Sugar into our schools! This is a great chance for Sugar here in Germany! But we need your help to make it work! 
> Greetings,
> Rita
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