Update of the Sugar Desktop in Fedora 13
Provide the Sugar Learning Environment as well as an enhanced activity set, which can be used as a choice in the login screen and in the presumably upcoming live spin.
- Targeted release: F-13
- Last updated: 7th December 2009
- Percentage of completion: 35%
A good base set of packages has been built and is available and a basic comps package group has been created, so that 'yum groupinstall sugar-desktop' works.
We want to provide the new version of the sugar desktop Environment as well as more activities to allow further building upon the collaborative environment.
Users curious about the sugar interface can test out sugar on an existing Fedora system by selecting the Sugar environment from their display manager.
Developers interested in working on the Sugar interface or writing activities can have a development platform without needing an XO laptop.
Benefit to Fedora
This helps to make it easier for OLPC to use Fedora bits as well as to advance the OLPC platform. By making Sugar more readily available, it is easier for users to play with it, become involved, and contribute back.
If a Fedora Sugar spin is an easy way to experience and develop sugar, it will introduce new users to Fedora as an operating system and the Fedora community.
- Build updated sugar packages
- Build useful sugar activities (list on the Wishlist of packages)
- Add a session for gdm to be able to choose Sugar as the login environment
Can select Sugar as an option on the gdm screen for your account, log in, and use Sugar. Will require the @sugar-desktop group to be installed, but otherwise be straight-forward
Only noticeable by those wanting to use sugar
This depends on Sugar work upstream as well as on getting a pyxpcom package from xulrunner so that the browser can be built.
None necessary. Many of the packages will be included in Fedora, but will be less useful without the work done to tie them together.
We'll have some stuff here eventually...
How To Help
- Visit #fedora-olpc on Freenode
- Join the mailing list: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-olpc-list
- Package or review some of the packages listed on the wishlist