[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Child in charge of FOSS or Sugar

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Mon Sep 20 07:06:19 EDT 2010

On 09/18/2010 04:01 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Søren Hougesen
> <soren.hougesen at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> For about a month ago, I asked as a curious outsider, if kids were actually
>> hacking sugar.
> Two factors are important here:
>   - We all have very high and complex expectations for Sugar, so Sugar
> itself is internally complex; and that trend is increasing. So to
> actually hack in the core of Sugar you have to make a long trip of
> discovery and learning. (Activities are a lot easier to hack.)

Yes there are Activities that are low floor and you can more or less 
easily do new frame devices and control panel extensions.

>   - Sugar (and XOs) have not been in use for long enough! Sugar users
> have only started their journey. Will they travel all the way to
> hacking Sugar? Hard to know! If they are working on TurtleArt /
> TurtleBlocks, EToys, Scratch or Pippy, they are on the right track.

Yes, I think already having TA and Pippy gives you a very good 
introduction to the concepts of 'thinking like a programmer'. From my 
experience in class these work really well as well.


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