Sugar on a Stick

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Contents

Sugar on a Stick

Summary

Sugar on a Stick is a Sugar environment that you can carry in your pocket.

Owner(s)

This spin is a joint project of Fedora Mini and Fedora OLPC.

Detailed Description

See the spin description.

Benefit to Fedora

Sugar on a Stick, as a solution itself, will give Fedora a stronger standing. Through using the Sugar on a Stick name, a recognized and acclaimed brand, Fedora will significantly benefit from having Sugar on a Stick as an official spin. As outlined in the Sugar 0.88 feature description, this spin will allow us to capture the interest in developing for OLPC and Sugar Labs on the Fedora platform.

Kickstart File

ISO Name / FS Label

  • sugar-on-a-stick-{%soas-version}-%{arch}

For Fedora 13, SoaS is at version 3.

Dependencies

  • designed and tested web page for the packagekit browser plugin
  • upstreamed version of the boot screen
  • approved fedora-mini-base.ks file
  • packaged ds-backup tools

Scope / Testing

This is being covered on the Sugar 0.88 feature page.

Spins Page

Slogan

Enable children to reclaim computers.

Spin description

Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) enables children to reclaim computers. SoaS aims to make it easy for children, parents, or local deployers to provide each student with a small device (USB stick or thumbdrive) that can starts any computer with the student's personalized Sugar environment. We would like to see Sugar's presence, journal, and clarity principles usable on any machine — at school, at home, and anywhere there is a suitable computing device. Sugar on a Stick starts up ("boots") the host computer directly, without touching the hard disk; however, it may be necessary to adjust the computer's settings to look for a USB device before the hard disk.

Screenshot

Download tab

  • liveusb-creator instructions go here

Support tab

While we hope that Sugar on a Stick works flawlessly for you, if you do run into any problems, there are several forums for seeking help. The first place to go with a question is our community bug-tracking portal. There you will find answers to frequently asked questions, too. We also have a help page, mailing lists, this wiki, and an IRC channel: irc.freenode.net #sugar (See help using IRC).

Custom branding

  • To be worked out with Fedora and Sugar Labs design teams.

Comments and Discussion