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Re: [K12OSN] Sugar desktop.



On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 08:43 +0200, Nils Breunese wrote:
> David Farning wrote:
> 
> > Is anyone interested in helping make Sugar[1] available on the  
> > k12ltsp?
> >
> > We have recently spun off development of Sugar from One Laptop Per  
> > Child
> > to Sugar Labs in an effort to make Sugar more widely available.
> >
> > I am currently working on 'getting Sugar into the classroom' outreach.
> > The main concern I am hearing from educators is the importance of easy
> > to install and maintain Sugar distributions.
> >
> > I have been working with the distributions to include Sugar packages  
> > in
> > their upcoming releases.  We are making particularly good progress at
> > Fedora with the help of Gregdek.
> >
> > Does this sound like an interesting and useful project?  Does it align
> > with the technical and social goals of k12ltsp?  If so, please feel  
> > free
> > to contact me here or at the k-12 Open Minds conference[2].
> > .
> 
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the successor to K12LTSP (and the  
> previous non-EL K12LTSP releases) are based on Fedora, so doesn't that  
> automatically make Sugar available?
> 
> Nils Breunese.

Yes, the desktop packages themselves will be available soon in Fedora.

We need to solve the 'Full, turnkey install for use in schools' part
before we are widely accepted in schools.

thanks
dfarning


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