[Sugar-devel] GPA reports and target features
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Tue Jul 21 11:23:57 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Greg Smith<gregsmithpm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I came up with a strategy to focus development on a successful Sugar
> implementation in a single school.
That is an outstanding idea. By focusing on an implementation at a
1. _All_ fixes identified and made as a result of GPA will benefit
2. _All_ processes for developing and improving communication between
deployments upstream will benefit future deployments.
3. Single school deployments can serve as examples for others
interested in starting local deployments.
> On the reports:
> I updated the Sugarlabs GPA wiki page with some more links to the
> reports: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Gardner_Pilot_Academy#Class_notes
> In the future I will try to write a short focused summary for the list
> and post the full notes on the wiki.
> On Development, Bugs, and Features:
> I want to make a list of features and fixes focused on GPA. Once we
> have a prioritized list we can sort them in to target releases. So
> they wont be "target 0.86 for a while.
> I will add GPA to the Keywords in Trac and list main features here:
> I want to build the SW work list from the ground up. That is, define
> the curriculum, the lesson plans and the interaction in class first.
> Then list the barriers and enhancements based on that.
> All other roadmap work is great, as long as there are no regressions
> :-) I'm all for it but I'll focus on GPA impacting items for now. If
> you are coding something you think will be used in GPA, let me know.
> One exception is Gary's Toolbar idea. I'll study it and synch with
> Caroline about options for testing it in class.
> I added a link to the curriculum at GPA on the wiki:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Gardner_Pilot_Academy#Curriculum \
> And a list of "lesson plans" (work flow examples). I put in two from
> classes I was in. Please add more if you have them. I will also ask
> the Sur list and research lesson plans from XO deployments.
> That's my strategy and work plan for the near term.
> Any comments, additions or suggestions are welcome.
> Next up is reading the bug db and asking for status of main Goals
> (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Goals). That plus
> studying the curriculum and creating/finding more lesson plans.
> If that looks like a good plan, is anyone up for working it with me?
> I see four main roles:
> 1 - Bug scrub, update and tracking. Help tag all GPA related bugs,
> make sure developers understand them, get any added details needed,
> get them assigned, and check for status.
> 2 - Curriculum creators. Get up to speed on curriculum and goals of
> the projects. Come up with and document new lesson plans.
> 3 - Technical testing and support. People to reproduce bugs, get
> latest software, try out and verify possible solutions and maintain a
> test bed of what the class is doing. Could be the same person as 1.
> 4 - Developers ready to resolve issues. Hopefully a few generalists
> who can help fix any problem, be it activity or sugar core related.
> Hopefully several people beyond the existing primary developers.
> Unicast or reply on list if you want to chip on any of that. No hard
> commitment needed, I'll take what I can get.
> My time may become constrained again but my goal is a solid list of
> classes with working code to support them, in place before the end of
> Greg S
> Sugar-devel mailing list
> Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
More information about the Sugar-devel