[Sugar-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Sugar Harmonic distribuition

Aleksey Lim alsroot at sugarlabs.org
Wed Mar 21 08:33:24 EDT 2012

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 05:17:04AM +0000, Aleksey Lim wrote:
> Hi all!

Thanks to Puno pilot, there is a chance to setup procedure to cover full
Sugar deployment cycle basing on efforts driven by community members. So,
the subject of the original email was formed as a Platform Team project
within the Sugar Labs, i.e., it is community driven project that will be
a basis for downstream Sugar distribution (Hexoquinasa) to use in Puno.

As a result, it will be possible to effectively reuse this experience to
create any other community based Sugar deployment projects.

The home page for new project:


The goals in short:

* The possibility to launch Base Software in heterogeneous
  software and hardware environments.
* Using Base Software, provide access to various Content
  (Sugar activities, artifacts created by Sugar activities, books, etc.)
  created within the Sugar community.
* Using Base Software, provide collaborative functionality to
  support Social activity around the Content.
* Instruments and workflows to adapt Content and Base Software
  to specific needs that Sugar Deployment might face,
  including extreme ones like off-line environments and restricting

For more detailed description, see Declaration of purpose[2].

It is not exactly new project, just an effort to rehash several ongoing
projects using system approach, such as:

* Sweets Distribution[3], as 3rd party repository for
  supported platforms
* Sugar Network[4], as a content sharing environment
* [Sugar] Server Kit[5] components to form school server
* Sweets[6], as a PMS to support activities on top of native PMS
  and work with issues like dependencies and building from sources
* OBS patch[7], to build Sucrose, Server Kit packages and
  binary based activities on all supported platforms

The roadmap[8] is synchronized with Puno pilot (which is a bit
delayed) and until June, SHD should be ready to start pilot.

The current TODO[9], assumes releasing v0.1 at the end of the March with
Sucrose repos (like Sweets Distribution) to try initial implementation of
Sugar Network.

[1] http://pe.sugarlabs.org/go/Proyecto_Piloto_Hexoquinasa
[2] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Harmonic_Distribution/Declaration_of_purpose
[3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Community/Distributions/Sweets_Distribution
[4] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Network
[5] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Server_Kit
[6] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Sweets
[7] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Open_Build_System
[8] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Harmonic_Distribution/1.0/Roadmap
[9] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Platform_Team/Harmonic_Distribution/1.0/Todo


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