[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Tech roadmap

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Wed Nov 6 22:08:25 EST 2013

I agree :)

Right now, we are sitting back and seeing what roll OLPC-Australia is
going to play in the ecosystem. The One Education distribution out of
Australia is a combination of Dextrose, Sugar .100 and some custom
patches. My semi-informed guess is that Walter and Rangan (
https://www.laptop.org.au/about ) are going to position One Education
as the successor to OLPC-OS. I hope that we will learn more at about
their plans at basecamp. ( http://olpcbasecamp.blogspot.com/ ) This
would take care or the leading edge on Fedora.

On the Ubuntu side we have a bit of a challenge balancing bleeding
edge and stability. Sugar and Fedora tend to run a bit ahead of Debian
and Ubuntu in library versions. It take a significant amount of effort
to backport the necessary libraries to Ubuntu LTS. For this release we
agreed that the proper balance of innovation and stability was Sugar
.98 on Ubuntu 12.04. The next decision point will be which version of
Sugar to use for the 14.04 release due in the second quarter of 2014.

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool stuff.
> As for Fedora it would be great to have builds with the latest sugar (stable
> and unstable) releases. I'm not saying to ship those to deployments of
> course, but they would help upstream development, marketing and testing...
> And they would help AC to make the transition to the next sugar release
> smoother.
> On 7 November 2013 02:05, David Farning <dfarning at activitycentral.com>
> wrote:
>> Please see the link at the bottom left of http://dextrose.ac/platform/
>> for the Sugar on Ubuntu images which Activity Central and Plan Ceibal
>> are jointly developing.
>> For stability it is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Sugar .98. The testing
>> is done on classmate to meet Plan Ceibal's specifications. I should
>> work equally well on any machine that boots Ubuntu.
>> It is currently is small scale testing by a couple hundred teachers.
>> When the image meets Ceibal's quality standards the pilot will scale
>> to approximately 10,000 units for wider testing.
>> For more information, I have CC Anish Mangal, the project owner (agile
>> speak) and Ruben Rodriguez the lead developer. Ruben has the strongest
>> back ground on the technical issues involved in the port. Anish has
>> the deepest understanding of timelines and objectives.
>> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On 6 November 2013 16:20, Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > 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.
>> >
>> >
>> > You mean people are using them in Uruguay deployments? Which distro?
>> >
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>> --
>> David Farning
>> Activity Central: http://www.activitycentral.com
> --
> Daniel Narvaez

David Farning
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