[Sugar-devel] GCompris packaging
bastien.guerry at wikimedia.fr
Thu Jun 10 19:18:34 EDT 2010
Hi Bernie and all,
Adding Bruno to the conversation -- he's the main developer of Gcompris
(outside Sugar) and I'm not 100% sure he's on this list. He might have
ideas about this.
Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> writes:
> (copying the tecnologia@ and sugar-devel@ lists for their information)
> Pacita, meet Aleksey, a very active contributor of Sugar, maintainer of
> the Sugar Labs activity library (ASLO) and packager of GCompris.
> Aleksey, meet Pacita, the lead of the education team of Paraguay Educa,
> who has a very strong background on pedagogy and teaching materials.
> The old monolithic bundle of GCompris was 70MB so big that it was
> causing problems at all levels with the limited disk space of the XO-1.
> The new strategy of pulverizing GCompris into a hundred tiny bundles
> made it unmanageable with the current shell (updater, launcher,
> switcher, etc).
> After separate discussions with Pacita and Aleksey, we all seem to agree
> that GCompris needs to be repackaged differently. From a technical
> standpoint, breaking GCompris into 4-5 activities would be ideal.
> However, it's not clear yet how the break should be done to make it more
> useful in the classroom: by subject? by age group? by curriculum?
> Educators can offer important input on this.
> Since I have very little insight on GCompris, I'll stay aside and follow
> the conversation.
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