[Sugar-devel] (Goals and Mission) with Microsoft in it?

Sebastian Silva sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Fri May 12 10:28:33 EDT 2017

Hi Samson,

Sugar barely runs on modern GNU/Linux, as it is stuck depending on old,
unsupported libraries (e.g. Collaboration is broken, TamTam doesn't
run). Important bugs go unnoticed (Browse 200 didn't launch for months
with a trivial unreported bug).

Sugar Labs is committed to releasing Sugar every six months
The wiki home page says Sam Parkinson is our release manager, but the
page was last updated in July 2016, and I don't think this is the case
anymore (but it's not known). We have no release schedule
<https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.112/Roadmap>. and a question about it
recently went without answer.

I don't see Sugar Labs organization as capable of strategically funding
Sugar development in any direction. Of course, volunteers can work in
whatever they like, if it fits their principles.



On 12/05/17 08:35, Samson Goddy wrote:
> Hello all,
> I  was surfing the internet, and i saw some interesting articles
> concerning Microsoft partnership with some linux distros like Fedora,
> Ubuntu and Suse. The whole deal is to make Fedora, Ubuntu and Suse
> available in the windows store. Meaning you can now run Ubuntu, Fedora
> and Suse like an application without worrying to get a virtual box. 
>  I also think that Sugar Labs can also use this as an advantage to
> port Sugar as an application in the new windows 10S. These will really
> go along for this organization and more especially reaching more users
> in the MS world, because MS is making sure schools uses windows as an
> E-learning tool. So i think we should put this project as a goal for
> Sugar Labs, like we did with Raspberry Pi. I think we should really
> join the trend so that we can get more people using Sugar for Learning. 
> So what are your thought on this development?
> [1]
> https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/5/11/15625320/ubuntu-suse-linux-fedora-windows-store-microsoft-build-2017
> [2] https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-linux-in-windows-store/
> BR
> Samson G
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