[Sugar-devel] GSoC 2015 Project

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 08:39:33 EST 2015

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 5:18 AM, Sam P. <sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> G'day Anish,
> Just a quick explanation of these projects.  They are all based around
> existing activities (apps) available for sugar.  These activities are
> written in python, so can only run in sugar and not on the web.  The tasks
> are all about making a HTML5 version of these activities.
> I would recommend setting up a development environment [1] and then
> downloading the activities you mentioned:
>     Physics:  https://activities-2.sugarlabs.org/view/org.laptop.physics
>     Turtle 3D:
> https://activities-2.sugarlabs.org/view/org.laptop.TurtleArtActivity3D
>     Basic activities:  You can use the search box... hopefully it doesn't
> break between now and when you get the email :)
> https://activities-2.sugarlabs.org/
> Also, about turtle3D, it would be interesting trying to keep it compatible
> with XO.  The XO does not support OpenGL and has no hope for WebGL.  Could
> you get compatibility for those environments?

Not sure we need to maintain that restriction. We have the Python/GTK
version of Turtle 3D for the XO. I think we can push a bit into new
areas with the JS version.



> Thanks,
> Sam
> [1] http://developer.sugarlabs.org/dev-environment.md.html
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:39 PM Anish Shah <anishshah101 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am Anish Shah, from India. I am a student at BITS Pilani college and was
>> keen to do a GSoC project with Sugar Labs.
>> I am a javascript developer and a UI/UX designer with working knowledge of
>> C, Java and Python.
>> I did my GSoC last year with the Public Lab with the project on Image
>> transformations using javascript:
>> http://publiclab.org/profile/anishshah101
>> My Github profile link: http://github.com/anishshah101
>> I had a look at the ideas page and a lot of projects got me interested!
>> both in feature additions as well as ports. The most fascinating ones
>> seemed to be "Turtle Blocks 3D javascript" , "Physics JS" and "Sugar Web
>> based activity set"
>> I thought it would be a good idea to get in touch with the mentors to know
>> more about these projects and for some
>> pointers to get started on these projects.
>> Looking forward to hearing from the community.
>> Regards,
>> Anish Shah
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Walter Bender
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