[IAEP] Activities needing packaging?

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 08:42:51 EDT 2011

Forwarded conversation
Subject: [SoaS] want to contribute to Sugar on a Stick - introducing myself

From: *Kalpa Welivitigoda* <callkalpa at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:03 AM
To: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org


I am Kalpa Welivitigoda from Sri Lanka.

I was searching for a FOSS project to contribute on and I came across
Sugar on a Stick through OpenHatch.

I am involved in Fedora Project [1] , Mozilla Firefox and have
contributed in lokalizing  some of the other projects including
OpenOffice, pidgin, GNOME etc. Apart from them I am active on Hanthana
Linux [2], a local project. Hanthana is a remix of Fedora. I attend
FOSS related events and talk about FOSS to make the public aware. I
currently write to two local e-magazines (FOSS User [3] and Hanthana+,
yet to be released.)

In technical aspects, I am familiar with java and python and uses
Fedora as my primary and only OS. In Sugar on a Stick I hope to make
use of my python knowledge and learn more on python. I also wish to
package applications and actually I have done one related to fedora
Sound SIG [4]. But it is not upstream yet since there are some more
sound tracks to be added. I wish to learn further on packaging also.

So at the moment the ways I can contribute to Sugar on a Stick will be with;
1) testing
2) fixing bugs or adding new features to existing activities (depend
on the level of python expertise needed)
3) packaging activities for fedora

I am reading for my BSc of Eng degree major in Electrical Engineering
and I wish to contribute to FOSS in my leisure time.

My irc nickname is callkalpa

Please help me get started!

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Callkalpa
[2] http://www.hanthana.org
[3] http://www.fossuser.lk
[4] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Sound

Best Regards,

Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda
SoaS mailing list
SoaS at lists.sugarlabs.org

From: *Frederick Grose* <fgrose at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM
To: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org

Welcome Kalpa!

The Sugar on a Stick project,
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick, truly
needs new contributors.

Peter Robinson, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pbrobinson, is the lead
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Sugar_0.94.

He is very busy with packaging support, and seems now to be in the critical
path for the new OLPC XO-1.75 ARM builds,

He will likely respond with ways you might assist.

Thomas Gilliard, http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Satellit, is an active
tester. See http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Community/Distributions/Fedora-SoaS

I, http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:FGrose, have been working on Sugar

Sebastian Sziallas, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sdz, and Mel Chua,
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Mchua, have moved on to other projects.

Packaging Sugar Activities, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sugar_Activities,
in Fedora is one need.  Mel and Sebastian prepared a classroom last year,
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Classroom/Packaging_Sugar_Activities, to

Sugar also has a rich set of Activities for music and sound processing,

Art Hunkins, http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/user/652, is active
developing a new SamplePlay Activity,

You might also collaborate with David
who prepared,
a while back.

I hope you find some ways to contribute, even by asking more questions.

     Best wishes,      --Fred

From: *Kalpa Welivitigoda* <callkalpa at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:36 AM
To: Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
Cc: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org

Thanks a lot Fredrick for your informative reply.
I'll go through the class logs on packing sugar activities for Fedora
and hope to contribute by packaging the activities that are not yet


From: *Thomas C Gilliard* <satellit at bendbroadband.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 5:00 AM
To: callkalpa at gmail.com
Cc: Development of live Sugar distributions <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>,
Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>

Also look at :

> http://www.archive.org/details/MakeYourOwnSugarActivities


Thanks for helping...

Tom Gilliard
satellit_on #sugar freenode IRC

From: *Kalpa Welivitigoda* <callkalpa at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 5:19 AM
To: Thomas C Gilliard <satellit at bendbroadband.com>
Cc: Development of live Sugar distributions <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>,
Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>

Thanks Thomas for the links. It's better that the Making Own Sugar
Activities guide is also in epub so that I can read it on my nook :-)

I finished going through the class room logs on creating fedora
packages and successfully completed the sample package

In https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sugar_Activities there are two
sections as "Fructose Activities" and "Honey Activities". What are
they some version names. Is it ok if I try ro package those are in
"Honey Activities" section?

Kalpa,   Thanks for jumping right in!

Please see this wiki page,
for the explanation of Fructose and Honey.

This page (over a year since updated) has some guidelines we had proposed
for selecting Activities.
Following the table on the Status page is a list of Activities that were in
line for evaluation.

I've copied this post to our main Sugar Labs, 'It's an Education Project',
mailing list to solicit more comments on Activities needing packaging.

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