[IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!
jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 17:22:34 EST 2011
What does Sugar have? A vision, a community, and a codebase. But right now,
we're tied to some technologies which, while they work, seem to be
restricting the growth of our community.
I think it's clear that HTML5 is the future. Since Sugar is python-based,
that means learning from the community which knows about using python on
HTML5 - which is the pyjamas community. While pyjamas today is generally
python talking to the DOM. That latter setup is called pyjamas desktop, and
it works today, and the pyjamas people have a plan to make it work fully as
So, in, say, 2 years, an "installed sugar" user could be running activities
on python with a browser layout engine doing the UI; while a "trial
 Yes, we could consider ditching python. But I continue to believe that
(for different reasons, but clearly so in both cases). And anyway, if we can
keep python, we can keep a lot of code instead of throwing it away.
2011/2/17 Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com>
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Nicholas Doiron <ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu>wrote:
>> This is a tremendously interesting but increasingly technical discussion.
>> It's difficult to weigh pros and cons of an entire OS in an e-mail
>> discussion. Would it be possible for people to create pages on the wiki so
>> we can get a clearer outline of:
>> * What is each OS? Explain to a teacher using SoaS what ChromeOS and
>> Android actually are. Avoiding conflation with Chrome browser and Droid
>> * What education apps exist already? Are there grants or challenge prizes
>> for app developers?
>> * Do you believe Sugar activities can make the transition? Will Native
>> Development Kit (Android) and Native Client (ChromeOS) help?
>> Nick Doiron
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system>is a background primer on
> operating systems.
> Why not outline some more of your inquiries from a teacher interested in
> Sugar or Sugar-on-<xyz> perspective?
> And the community can begin to fill in the answers.
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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