[IAEP] [support-gang] Questions about the new XO Tablet and Software

James Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:36:46 EST 2013


We actually are supposed to have two chapters on the subject.  One was
about using WebKit in an Activity.  That chapter is so far unfinished. I
had suggested to the author that he bundle this as an example:


I had suggested that the author modify this to use embedded fonts.

Lionel Laske wrote what was supposed to be the second chapter, where he
talks about HTML 5 and making JavaScript interface with Python. That
chapter is finished and published:


Your examples look like something I shouldn't try out at work, but

James Simmons

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the latest *Make Your Own Sugar Activities!* we'll have chapters on
>> making Activities using HTML 5. You can put HTML 5 inside a simple Python
>> Activity wrapper using WebKit.  You could take the same HTML 5 and create
>> an Android app using Phone Gap.  So you could have a certain number of
>> Activities that run on both platforms.
> I'm glad to hear it!  I'd love to see
> http://nell-balloons.github.cscott.net and
> http://nell-colors.github.cscott.net packaged as (offline) activities.
> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM, <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
>>> Maybe Sugarlabs should be developing for Android as a longer term
>>> strategy. It looks like the future of kids educational computing is with
>>> Android tablets.
>>> Can the Sugar Activities be ported to Android or is it back to the
>>> beginning? Would it be better to concentrate on just producing quality
>>> educational Activities, leaving the desktop unaltered on the tablet?
> I've had a number of discussions with Walter and others about
> Sugar-on-Android.  There's a reasonable technology roadmap, just lacks the
> manpower (and desire?) to go off and implement it.
>  --scott
> --
>       ( http://cscott.net )
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