[Sugar-devel] [Marketing] [SoaS] The next Step: v2 Roadmap

Caroline Meeks solutiongrove at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 20:47:10 EDT 2009

I am going to try to answer this, or actually I hope start a brainstorming
session that will get us towards a feature list.

I am going to try to use the Customer Role of an Agile process.  That means
I'm going to try to talk as much about the result I want to see as I can and
as little as I can about how to get to it.  I do know that some of this is
in the works. I also know that some of it will require the heavens to
deliver us yet another genius programmer with a new skill set to accomplish
by September.   But the job of the role of Customer is my mind is to talk
about what I'd like to see, what the business case for it is and what the
priority is.  I hope other people will join me in this role as i think its
crucial information for the technical team to have.

*Solid Collaboration* - Priority A for GPA Project. - Defining what this
looks like and how we get there is an important discussion and i don't have
all those answers.  This encompasses local and jabber collaboration.

*Straightforward Teacher "Assignment" -> Student -> Teacher workflow.*
B for GPA For example. Teacher creates a template to scaffold student
writing.  Students do the writing assignment and the teacher "collects"
them.  Maybe this happens with Moodle or maybe its done all in Sugar?

*Straightforward Sugarization - *By this I mean that a programmer who has
created a game for linux or the web could look at our documentation and
examples and tell his/her boss, "yes I see how we can make this available
for Sugar and it will be a better experience for kids in a classroom through
Sugar."  Sugarizing should not mean giving up aggregating data for the
teacher.  It should be a better user experience because: automatic saving,
cooler collaboration, easier installation and more consistent performance,
easier for teachers to find, available to the million kids with XOs.
 .Priority A for Sugar.

*Sugar on SoaS and Netbooks backs up and restores with XS - *Priority A for

Sugar Live CD - Boothelper - USB Creator all in one - Priority B for SoaS

*Sugar on a Stick works with a VM* - Priority B for GPA  - it still has to
boot on its own also.

*A Sugar machine can also run a SoaS* - Priority C - Use case. Say you are
in a 1-1 Netbook deployment.  Your netbook breaks and it'll be a week till
its repaired. It would be cool to burn a Stick for that kid from the XS
backup and they could then use a teacher's netbook or some kid who is in Gym
that period's netbook and still get to participate in the lesson.

*Sugar works on preIntel Macs* - Priority C for GPA, Priority B for Sugar.

*Sugar works on lesser hardware, say Pentium III 256M*. - Priority C for

*Don't let the user keep opening activities until the machine crashes or is
driven to its knees* - Priority C for GPA

*Less cluttered, more consistent neighborhood view - *Priority C for Sugar

I am copying the Server list because I think many of the things I think are
the most important next steps for Sugar require interfacing with, and
improvements in the XS.

Priorities are my current opinions and I tried to not bias them with how
hard I think the tasks are.  They are about how important I think they are,
in my opinion, with my customer hat on, to either the GPA pilot, Sugar and
its marketing, and partnerships and adoption, or the Sugar on a Stick
project.  I don't think for a second that things should be done in priority

So I hope everyone else sticks their necks out and says what features they
want, what the use cases are and  what they think their relative importance
are.  Then we can narrow our focus back down to what we can do for

2009/7/4 Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com>

> Hi everybody,
> so here it is, the Sugar on a Stick v2 Roadmap:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Roadmap#Roadmap
> Feedback is appreciated, and as we've just entered brainstorming phase,
> please go ahead and shoot your ideas! :) More to come...
> --Sebastian
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Caroline Meeks
Solution Grove
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com

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