[Sugar-devel] idea for GSoC project

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Mar 18 05:55:31 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 07:24, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
> I earlier advocated a framework called "Karma" for integrating flash
> swfs into Sugar. I now believe that javascript + html5 is a much better
> bet because it better adheres to our common belief in open-source and
> allows "View Source." Also, there are far more javascript developers out
> there than flash developers. This new rework of Karma could take
> advantage of projects like jquery-UI and new javascript animation
> libraries like processing.js and GX.
> The GSoC mentee could recreate one of OLE Nepal's existing flash
> activity with javascript + html5. You can access some of our flash
> activities here:
> http://www.pustakalaya.org/external-content/static/epaath/E-Paath-2.activity/activity/Activity/MenuStage.html
> I have in mind that the GSoC participant would create this proof of
> concept activity w/ the following features:
> 1. Embedded Audio and animation, possibly using the new <video> and
> <audio> tags in html5
> 2. Has help menus, navigation, and embedded lesson plan
> 3. Works in a regular browser w/ a limited set of functionality
> 4. Works in sugar natively and takes advantage of Sugar's collaboration
> features
> I think it is really key that developers should be able to create basic
> learning activities that can run anywhere but can easily be extended to
> take advantage of Sugar's collaboration features and UI. However,
> creating javascript-to-dbus bindings may be out-of-scope for a summer
> project.
> I am definitely be interested in serving as a mentor for such a project.
> That said I am professionally a project manager and not a software
> engineer. In fact, my software development skills are extremely limited
> beyond writing broken python and bash scripts.

Me (and surely others) will help with the technical part. Thanks for
stepping up on this!



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