[sugar] project idea: Interactive-Sugar-Online-Simulation (ISOS)

Ryan Pavlik abiryan
Thu Nov 15 01:36:26 EST 2007

Sameer Verma wrote:
> Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I just stumbled across a very interesting comment by Eduardo Montez over 
>> on OLPCnews.com 
>> (http://www.olpcnews.com/laptops/xo1/olpc_news_100_laptop_fundraising_drive.html):
>> "off topic: I just got an idea for showing people what Sugar can do. 
>> Some should put up an interactive web site where anyone can sign on for 
>> free, and all the people who are using it at any time would be the 
>> community and show up on the gui, connected through the server instead 
>> of the meshnetwork. That way people could experience the collaborative 
>> aspect of Sugar, which is its greatest innovation."
>> I certainly think this is an outstanding idea, even though such an 
>> implementation is obviously anything but trivial.
>> Such a virtual "Interactive-Sugar-Online-Simulation (ISOS)" could 
>> potentially act like one of those "web-operating-systems" that have 
>> become somewhat popular lately. It would basically allow for children 
>> who use a regular Windows PC to use at least some of the innovations and 
>> unique features that Sugar provides. So the requirement for being able 
>> to benefit from these outstanding developments would shift from "need to 
>> have an X0" to "need to have some computer with a browser and internet 
>> connectivity".
>> What do you think?
>> Best regards,
>> Christoph
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> Christoph,
> If its only a mock-up simulation of the Sugar environment, it could be 
> done in Flash with some interactivity built in.
> Sameer
How feasible would it be to run "multiple Sugars" on a terminal server 
somewhere, and serve it up over the Java VNC client?  It would require 
the least Web-facing modifications.


Ryan Pavlik
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