[Sugar-devel] GSoC 2015 Project

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 09:44:42 EST 2015

Please sign up to be a mentor at
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015 and let's
try to recruit some interest in the project.


On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> I feel split 100 ways now, but if being split 101 will help, of course.
> Tony
> On 03/07/2015 09:52 AM, Walter Bender wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>
>> wrote:
>>> It seems sad that this effort will be devoted to redoing what is already
>>> done. There are many
>>> new web activities such as Connect The Dots, Foodchain, Gears, Get Things
>>> Done, Grid Paint, Last One Loses, Markdown and Tank Operation.
>>> Couldn't at least some of this energy and creativity be devoted to the
>>> development of new capabilities?
>> I cannot speak for all of the JS projects, but in the case of Turtle
>> 3D, the goal is to take advantage of a number of tools we don't have
>> available in GTK to make something more than we had already. Also, if
>> you look at Turtle JS I think you'll see some interesting plugins that
>> do take advantage of the web in ways we are less able to do in
>> standard Sugar activities.
>>> If we are going to emphasize programming in javascript, shouldn't we be
>>> trying to implement some of the interactive tools available on the
>>> internet
>>> such
>>> as jsfiddle? There are also excellent tutorials for these technologies,
>>> couldn't we provide some learning materials?
>>> How are these web (not Python) based activities to be delivered to
>>> deployments without access to the internet. Are we to abandon the
>>> other 60% who do not have access? Perhaps GSOC could deliver a Sugar
>>> build
>>> which works on all XO models and supports the sugar web service.
>> We have a project proposal for exactly that topic. Interested in
>> signing on as a mentor?
>>> Tony
>>> On 03/06/2015 09:39 PM, sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org wrote:
>>>> 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.
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Walter Bender
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