[Sugar-devel] ideal flash activity to be remade as karma activity

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 13:19:20 EDT 2009

Hello, I have this proposal http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Webified_Toolkit

I've had a chat with mchua and homunq on #sugar, and here's an interesting idea
"homunq: if you'd need some limited common foundation, but most of
your work would then be separate and compatible, you could both
schedule the foundation work in the first couple weeks, then say "we
will then choose whose version of the foundation to standardize on"

We would both need Gears and some sort of javascript-dbus bridge.
Gears should be just a plugin and javascript-dbus could be done
through this http://sandbox.movial.com/wiki/index.php/Browser_DBus_Bridge.

Then subzero could focus on the 'framework to build sugar activities
with web technologies' part and I could focus on the 'getting web apps
like gmail running nicely on sugar'.

There's also the choice between webkit/titanium and
gecko/xulrunner/hulahop. I think it would be better to use xulrunner,
since it's already a Sugar dependency. It shouldn't be significantly
slower, but we should do some testing anyway.

What do you all think?

2009/3/26 Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com>:
> Just to be clear, this is a perfectly normal part of the GSoC application
> process.  Last year with OLPC I had to choose between like 6 different
> Typing Turtle applications, several of which were quite good.  And in the
> end, none of them was funded by Google.
> So, we'll analyze your designs, schedules, resumes, related projects,
> potential for future contribution to the project, etc. and choose the best
> one to attempt to have funded.
> That said, getting a head start on the project and getting involved in the
> community are great ways to ensure success.  Check
> out http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Print_Support for an example of an
> applicant who has written test programs, had his ideas evaluated several
> times on the mailing list, laid out a fairly clear technical design, etc.
> Keep in mind that we have no idea how many students we'll get from Google.
>  So you are not only competing against those who submit a proposal for the
> same idea, you are competing against all the other project ideas as well.
> Best,
> Wade
> 2009/3/26 Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com>
>> Subzero, you have competition.
>> Lucian, you should check out the mailing list threads for talk between
>> Bryan and Felipe; they are talking about much the same ideas you are.
>> Bryan, you should include Lucian in your forwards.
>> This is not intended to endorse either Lucian or Subzero. This is one of
>> our highest-priority projects for GSoC, and it is even conceivable that we
>> could even accept both of your proposals, to be attempted independently.
>> Both of you, feel free to take ideas from each other's proposals, but
>> remember, we're assuming that you are doing that, and we'd like to see you
>> give fair attribution. You're also both welcome to submit a backup proposal
>> on another idea, either from the ideas list or of your own invention; it
>> seems clear that you are both good applicants, and having a backup proposal
>> will help us do you both justice in case you both make the cut. We will not
>> let the presence or absence of backup proposals bias us in which one of you
>> we choose to do the Karma idea.
>> Good luck, may the best proposal win!
>> Jameson
>> 2009/3/24 Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org>
>>> http://hg.olenepal.org/6_Maths_CoOrdinates_22_swf/
>>> Subzero, I think this might be a great flash activity to redo for Karma.
>>> Let me know if you have trouble running it on your regular machine. It
>>> is in Nepali but I think you will be able to figure it out. I really
>>> like how it demonstrates the concepts of coordinates and lets kids play
>>> w/ those concepts.
>>> You can also download our latest stable monster E-Paath bundle from here
>>> (224 MB)
>>> http://dev.olenepal.org/E-Paath-2/STABLE/
>>> --
>>> Bryan W. Berry
>>> Technology Director
>>> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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