[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2012-09-18

James Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 15:04:44 EDT 2012


I'm going to try these out when I get home.  It looks like you guys have
done some really good work.  You may know that Sugar Commander was one of
mine.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you did with it.  The other stuff
looks impressive too.

I agree with Walter that having young people work on Sugar Activities and
on Sugar itself is an important demonstration that what we're trying to do
with OLPC and Sugar actually works.

James Simmons

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM, S. Daniel Francis
<francis at sugarlabs.org>wrote:

> 2012/9/19 James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com>:
> > Walter,
> >
> > First, congrats on the grandchild.
> >
> > Second, I am intrigued by the statement that 10% of Sugar Activities were
> > written by children who grew up with Sugar.  That is an incredible
> > accomplishment, and it makes me wish that the ASLO website had a
> Collection
> > of those Activities.  If something like that existed I could see what
> kinds
> > of Activities they were doing, how many were programs written for other
> > environments using a Sugar wrapper, how many are purely Sugar Activities,
> > who the developers are, what Sugar features are they using and not using,
> > how popular the Activities are, etc.
> Hello James,
> I feel identified with what Walter described so I dare to answer. I'm
> from Uruguay and I'm thirteen years old. I'm one of the activity
> developers in transition to Sugar contributor. I don't know other
> young Sugar contributors outside Uruguay, so I'll tell you about the
> situation here.
> About one year ago, children made activities often as a hobbie, that
> activities had not a reasonable aim and they weren't very well
> integrated with Sugar.
> Some examples:
> Agubrowser by Agustin Zubiaga:
> This activity was based on webkit when Browse used python-hulahop (gecko).
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4419
> Sugar File Manager by Ignacio Rodríguez and me:
> Based on Sugar Commander and JAMexplorer, with some improvements.
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4494
> Actually, we make activities thinking in its utility, but our aim is
> still learn with what we do.
> I leave here some of the activities that make us feel proud:
> TerronesWeeper: A "mines" game for CeibalJAM!, the Uruguayan OLPC
> community, which is represented with a Terrón[1].
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org//en-US/sugar/addon/4520
> Chart: Made with help of adults and now available at the official OLPC
> build.
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4534
> Graph Plotter: Mathematical function plotter.
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Graph_Plotter
> JAMath: Other game for CeibalJAM. I'm not sure, but I think this
> activity is only available in Spanish.
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4595
> Sorry if I forget other activities.
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
> [1] http://ceibaljam.org/drupal/?q=node/741
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