[SoaS] [realness] Sugar On A Stick for Macintosh

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Sat Jul 24 12:11:40 EDT 2010

(cc'ing the soas list)

El Sat, 24-07-2010 a las 10:07 -0400, Carlos Rabassa escribió:
> Thanks, Bernie,
> Hope my request was clear.
> I would like to hear in plain English,  suitable for retired old
> engineers like me,  teachers, relatives and volunteers whether or not
> Sugar On A Stick is ready to be used by the general public without any
> special knowledge or precautions.

I'm not sure about it because I've not yet tested the latest release
SoaS-3 Mirabelle. This question would be better answered by the SoaS

> If the answer is yes,  I would like to know if it is OK to use Windows
> and if it is OK to use MacOS10.

I'm even less sure about this. I know there were problems *booting*
SoaS-2 on Intel Macs. Maybe these have been solved now.

> As I mentioned to you when we met in person,  I used many times Etoys
> To Go.
> I am very impressed with how easy it is to use and how well it works.
> You may start an Etoys project in Windows or in Mac and switch many
> times in the middle of the project to different computers.
> Some may be using Windows and some MacOS.
> You may store the projects in the same pendrive.
> Everything is seamless and leaves no traces in the finished project
> about its origin,  created in multiple machines with different
> operating systems.

If SoaS is not yet as easy to use as Etoys To Go, maybe the SoaS team
could look at how it's done and take inspiration.

I'd be very interested in the technical details myself, but I'm focusing
on Dextrose and I have no time now.

> May I expect something similar with the added advantage of being able
> to use all the programs distributed for the XO?

I think that's the stated goal, but I don't know for sure how close to
it SoaS-3 got.

Since SoaS-3 ships the same version of Sugar used in Dextrose, I would
expect compatibility with anything from activities.sugarlabs.org to be
very high. During our testing, we've found just 2-3 obscure activities
that were misbehaving on Sugar 0.88 and we're already working to fix

   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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