[IAEP] Sugar as a Mac Ap?

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 04:27:07 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 2012-06-13, at 07:50, Steven Thompson wrote:
>> Even just in English in Japan could help kids. The common denomenator for jhs and hs kids is an iPhone or android and the iPad at home...much more so than buying an Intel Classmate or having a hope of getting an XO.
> Sugar can be installed on any PC, not just Classmates or XOs.
>> It's not about price or energy requirements here, its about good education for kids.
>> Can we get sugar as a Mac Ap at the Ap Store?
> I think Sugar-on-a-Stick (SoaS) can be plugged into recent Macs and works.

You've always been able to plug SoaS into x86 Macs and have it work
(just like any Linux distro), the latest version adds much better
support for it and there's been specific interest in making it work
properly with uEFI and all the Mac quirks.

It's quite easy to use SoaS on a usb key on Macs and with something
like VirtualBox you can run Sugar in a Window on Mac without too many

Sugar as an App on Mac is an interesting concept and with improving
Mac support within GTK3 something like the Sugar in a Window concept
we use for testing is quite conceivable once the Sugar port to GTK3 is
complete, of course like everything it needs someone to step up and do
the work.


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