[IAEP] Tech roadmap

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 10:14:53 EST 2013

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I think Sugar Labs needs to express a clear, realistic technology roadmap.
>> For example, we have been talking a lot about Sugar on Android, mixing a lot
>> of different things under that name. We need to clarify what that really is.
>> Here are my thoughts, inspired by the oversight board meeting thread.
>> * Wait and see what happens with the XO. Support existing deployments by
>> producing images with the most recent Sugar release. Stick to a Fedora 18
>> base system, the work to upgrade is highly non trivial. Provide custom rpms
>> for the sugar modules and a few dependencies, most importantly Webkit, which
>> is required by web activities.
> In the short term, we don't need backport Webkit2 to F18. In the long term,
> we need find a solution to move to a newer Fedora in the XOs, maybe 20 or 21.
>> * Ensure web activities run well in web browsers. This will cover Android
>> and other non-Linux systems.
>> * Reuse the work done by OLPC on Fedora to get Sugar running nicely on one
>> or two ARM boards (Beagle board black and Cubox-i seems to be the best we
>> could pick at the moment). Talk to the manufacturers to get publicity on the
>> images we produce and devices for the developers.
> Maybe not only ARM hardware. At least in South America, many places
> are using Classmates in educative projects. I know talks between OLPC
> and Intel were difficult in the past, but is a different world now.

Classmates are basically just x86 netbooks, I've not tried it as I
don't have HW but I don't see any reason they shouldn't work OOTB.


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