[Sugar-devel] GSoC projects

Iain Brown Douglas iain at browndouglas.plus.com
Thu Mar 19 17:49:12 EDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-19 at 11:11 -0500, Sebastian Silva wrote:
> By no means!
> It actually is a great idea.
> Since you had the idea (or the itch) to fix this, I would ask that
> you, please, see it thru to completion.     ;-)
> Take 10 minutes to list all the ways trying Sugar could be improved,
> or, where not improved, at least better documented.
> There. Now you will have a meaningful GSoC Project: 
>     'Improve Sugar's "first impression" User Experience: Sugar on a
> Stick / Trisquel on a Toast '
> This is an interesting project because it is _not only_ coding but
> heavily, design and some marketing.
> In my mind it would be to:
>       * Make a custom lili / unetbootin / etc installer capable of
>         presenting simple wizard like creation tool.
>       * Put some useful information in Soas / Toast.
>       * Maybe solve the installer chicken-egg problem (can't trust a
>         kid with a partitioning installer).
>       * Document all of this
>       * Make it so that the solution is flexible for the future
>       * Make a website that offers the friendliest solution based on
>         platform, and turns to Sugarizer as worst-case
> Register for being a mentor at google melange. Then you have to "add a
> connection" to Sugar Labs as a mentor. 
> Don't ask me, the UI is horrible. They get themselves help in this
> regard.
> Please do this. It will amplify Sugar Lab's usefulness for sure.
> Regards,
> Sebastian
This is an excellent proposal, Sebastian, but well beyond me!

Please do carry this idea forward - my idea (or the itch) was never as
big as this! I will give you all the support I can.

Meanwhile I shall plug away at getting SoaS Loader to work properly. Any
offers of help welcome.



> El 19/03/15 a las 10:51, Iain Brown Douglas escibió:
> > I take that as an `inappropriate`, then :)
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