[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2016-01-25

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:32:36 EST 2016

== Sugar Digest ==

1. Our release manager, Martin Abente, has announced the release of Sugar
0.107.2 (unstable). With this release, we have frozen API, UI and Strings
for Sugar 0.108. The focus now is on translations and testing.

The most notable change in this release is that Sugar Collaboration works
on newer systems (e.g. Fedora 23).

The tarballs can be downloaded from [1-5].

Tip of the hat to the developer team, Sam Parkinson, Nick DeFilippis and
the Google Code-In students for their contributions, and to James Cameron
and Gonzalo Odiard for their thorough reviewing work. And to Martin for
overseeing the release process.

2. Google Code-in [6] ends today. A remarkable 358 tasks have been
completed by 145 students, supervised by a team of 24 mentors. (By
comparison, 60 students completed tasks last year, so we more than doubled
the rate of participation.)

The mentor team will be reviewing the work of our top ten finalists to
decide on two grand prize winners who will travel to Google with their
parents. The top ten are: Ezequiel Pereira, Daksh Shah, Cristian, Boquete,
ndefilippis, Shrix, Manveer_B, Hrishi, Sanskar Jindal, and Jas Park.
Between them, they completed 177 tasks.

It is worth mentioning in light of the pending release of Sugar 0.108 that,
among other things, the GCI students updated a number of Sugar activities
such that they will work with the new Collaboration Wrapper. They also
fixed dozens of activities that were not working due to changes in
dependencies, incompatible binaries, etc.

3. Those of you who signed up for membership to Sugar Labs should have
received a ballot for the Sugar Labs Oversight Board election. If you think
you should have received a ballot and did not, please contact caryl AT
laptop DOT org.

=== Sugar Labs ===

4. Please visit our planet [7].


[6] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci
[7] http://planet.sugarlabs.org


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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