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

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Thu Sep 20 15:34:53 EDT 2012

Great reply Daniel,
We are proud of have you and other young hackers
working in the project!


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM, 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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