[IAEP] Announcing the release of Sugar on a Stick 6 (Pineapple)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 08:31:06 EST 2011

Hi All,

I'd like to like to announce the release of Sugar on a Stick version 6
(codename Pineapple).

Available for both i686 and x86_64 platforms this release brings the
newly released Sugar 0.94.1 to a base of Fedora 16. It includes a lot
of new and updated Activities as well as improved support for booting
on Apple intel based devices.

The latest release of Sugar includes improved functionality in the
Joural including options to Duplicate entries and enhanced copy and
exchange functionality. There is also improvements in the viewing and
duplication of source code and in search. Full details can be found in
the release notes [1] including changes that affect developers. The
latest features of Fedora 16 (Verne) can be discovered in their
release notes [2].

New Activities in this release include Ruler, Maze, Moon, Clock, Image
Viewer, Jukebox, Typing Turtle and Visual Match

Improved and updated Activities include the usual candidates Write,
Chat, Caclulate, Memorize, Physics, Pippy, Record, Surf, TurtleArt,
Abacus, IRC and Speak.

More details about the SoaS project and how to get involved can be
found on the Sugar on a Stick home page [3].

You can download the latest Sugar on a Stick at it's spin page below
as usual. A few new options for getting SoaS are going to be available
with this release. For the first time SoaS is going to be shipped on
the Fedora Multi Spin DVD which means we'll be shipping on the front a
number of computer magazines across Europe and likely elsewhere in the
coming months. I am also working with On-Disk [4] to get SoaSv6 on
their site very soon so that its available in a variety of live media
formats to make it easier for interested pilots and end users, more
details will be available about that soon.

Download: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas

I'd like to thank all those who assisted in getting such a good
release out the door including Kalpa who's joined the packaging team,
Thomas with his tireless testing, Daniel for his assistance with
NetworkManager porting and the entire upstream Fedora crew (who are
too many to name!).


[1] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.94/Notes
[2] http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Release_Notes/index.html
[3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick
[4] http://on-disk.com

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