[IAEP] ANNOUNCE: Sugar on a Stick 7 (Quandong)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 08:41:38 EDT 2012

I'd like to announce Sugar on a Stick 7 (Quandong)

There's been a lot of work go into this release from a lot of
communities from Fedora and all the Fedora 17 features that give us
new and exciting hardware support to the Sugar Labs community and all
the new features that come with the Sugar 0.96 release on which SoaS
v7 is based.

Thanks go to all the people that have contributed to this release
including Kalpa and Thomas who helped directly with SoaS, the Sugar
development team and other Sugar developers. A lot of work has been
done to ensure we can get working core Activities like Read and Browse
and what should a good working base for deployments to test and add

Some of the key new features of this release include:
- Based on Fedora 17 and it's new features [1]
- Massively improved x86 Mac support [2]
- Sugar 0.96 with initial support for GTK3 Activities and many other
improvements [3]
- Return of Browse, now based on WebKit
- The long awaited return of Read and inclusion of GetBooks
- Enhanced hardware support with the 3.3 kernel
- An increase in default Activities by nearly 50%

Almost all of the previous Activities have seen updated releases
including but not limited to:
- Abacus 35 (GTK3)
- Record 95
- Physics 9
- TurtleArt 138

Newly added Activities include:
- Browse 137 (GTK3)
- Countries 33
- Finance 7
- GetBooks 11
- Help 14 (GTK3)
- Infoslicer 14
- Labyrinth 12
- Paint 43
- Portfolio 21
- Read 99 (GTK3)

There are many more Activities available through the usual Fedora repositories.

The release name, Quandong, continues the tradition of naming releases
by types of fruit. The Quandong [4] or Native Peach is a native
Australian bushfood.

You can download the release from the following link.


It can also be installed as part of a standard Fedora 17 install and
is shipped as part of the official Fedora installer DVD and the Fedora
Multi Spin Live DVD. It can also be installed from the GUI package
tool within a running Fedora install or by command line "sudo yum
install @sugar-desktop".

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/17/FeatureList
[2] http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/12037.html
[3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.96/Notes
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santalum_acuminatum

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