[Sugar-devel] Sugar on a Stick on XOs for XO Lending Libraries?
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Mon Aug 24 15:16:45 EDT 2009
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 5:57 AM, Martin Dengler <martin at martindengler.com>wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 11:48:56AM -0400, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> > Sdz and others...
> > We should put having a Stick work on both XOs and nonXOs on a roadmap,
> > feature wish list somewhere please. I have to admit I'm getting pretty
> > about where to put this sort of thing, especially since it crosses so
> > boundaries.
> > A good example of where it would be useful is the UK deployment. They
> > getting about 40 XOs and they already have a computer lab of PCs.
> The more I think about this the less I think it's where we should
> spend lots of time.
> We have SoaS working -- for many useful values of "working" -- on lots
> and lots of inexpensive hardware. We have SoaS working on the XO-1
> for the a similarly large set of values of "working".
> The XO-1 is the tip of an software-engineering, logistical, and social
> iceberg of large enough proportions to make the best use of an
> arbitrary person's time not be making the same SoaS bits work on an
> XO-1 and a commodity PC (though I'd love to see it happen).
> I don't get to say what anyone should spend their free time on, of
> course. I'm going to spend time SoaS (Sugar + Fedora) working well on
> massively available hardware and the XO-1, but I'm not going to lose
> sleep if there are not two separate installation proedures. It's good
> to keep searching for the Holy Grail, but let's be kind to our
> neighbours first.
I did not mean to say this should be a priority. I just wanted to see if we
happened to be close, because if it did work it would be cool.
Having the same stick working for XO-1 and other computers has the potential
to help the thousand or so kids with access to both XO-1 lending libraries
and other computers.
Having the stick work well on the XO has the potential to help the hundreds
of thousands of kids who have XO-1s.
Having the stick work well on lots of other computers has the potential to
help the millions and millions of kids with intermittent access to these
millions and millions of computers.
Having all our work help all these kids...that is the Holy Grail :)
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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