[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar future (was Re: Re: [DESIGN] Single instance activities)

Anish Mangal anish at sugarlabs.org
Fri Apr 12 18:28:34 EDT 2013

Hi Daniel, et. al.,

Do you think Ubuntu could be an (easier) option for sugar to piggyback

This is not a because-i-think-ubuntu-is-cool opinion, but testament to the
fact that canonical have been working to get ubuntu running on tablets and


Even I'm not sold on the idea, but I guess it should be part a discussion
and research efforts concerning sugar's future.


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 April 2013 22:52, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The initial work seems very encouraging, yet it seems Sugar Labs doesn't
>> currently have the resources to make an Android offer available anytime
>> soon. But: now is the time. I believe fundraising is vital to achieve this
>> goal, at the very least to facilitate face to face Sugar Camps for the
>> community. I have ideas how to go about this, but I agree the community
>> needs to be clear about where we are going. An Android offer would of
>> course be of great interest to OLPC.
> To be completely honest, I think a migration to HTML/Android is never
> going to happen unless someone invests in it *and* the community rallies
> around that effort.
> Even a small team of experienced, full time developers could lay the
> framework foundations. And then writing enough activities for the framework
> to be of any interest would take a *lot* of work from the community.
> But are there the conditions for that to happen?
> There are also initiatives we could take to multiply the size of the
>> community. In particular, support for the Raspberry Pi (which has topped 1
>> million units in sales - half of these since September -, is shipped
>> without an OS, and is arriving in junior high and high school computer
>> science classes) could be an ideal "OEM" platform for Sugar.
> I also see Raspberry PI as a tempting opportunity. Though I think there is
> some conflict between trying to extend the reach of the current platform
> and bootstrapping a new one.
> I think it's important for people to understand that porting to Android is
> not really porting but a full rewrite. We can reuse designs, artwork, ideas
> and some of the experience we made so far, but no code at all.
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