[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Tech roadmap

Manuel Quiñones manuq at laptop.org
Wed Nov 6 10:20:27 EST 2013

2013/11/6 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:
> 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.

Yep. Sugar is running in classmates out of the box.  In Uruguay for example.

.. manuq ..

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