Sugar on a Stick

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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

Discover. Reflect. Share. Learn.

Spin description

Sugar on a Stick is a Fedora-based operating system featuring the award-winning Sugar Learning Environment and designed to fit on a USB thumbdrive ("stick"). Originally developed for the One Laptop Per Child Project and designed specifically as a 1-to-1 computing environment for K-8 students to collaborate with others in exploring the world around them, Sugar is used every day by over half a million students in classrooms throughout the world. It is now deployable for the cost of a stick rather than a laptop; students can take their Sugar on a Stick thumbdrive to any machine - at school, at home, at a library or community center - and boot their customized computing environment without touching the host machine's hard disk at all.

The Sugar Learning Environment gives students access to a thriving community-created ecosystem of software Activities designed to achieve specific pedagogical goals. Activities range from physics simulators and interactive speech synthesis for beginning readers to tools for remixing open content into customized digital libraries for your local classroom. Sugar automatically saves your progress to a personal "Journal" on your stick, so teachers and parents can easily pull up "all collaborative web browsing sessions done in the past week" or "papers written with Daniel and Sarah in the last 24 hours" with a simple query rather than memorizing complex file/folder structures. The source code for each Activity is available right from the application itself with the "View Source" feature, meaning that students can see exactly how their favorite applications work - and perhaps how to make them even better. And an international community of learners, teachers, deployers, and developers is always there to help classrooms turn their feedback and ideas for improvement into reality.

Join us in enabling children to reclaim computers for themselves - we need contributors of all ages, backgrounds, and types to help us bring open source personal computing to classrooms as a tool for enabling exploration. Learn More. >

Screenshot

Download tab

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