Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5
mikeofmanchester at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 15:43:12 EST 2009
The GCompris stuff is very very nice indeed and I would highly
recommend having some of them. Even just because it has such great
demo power and then further activities can be installed from the
I would recommend against including finance by default. As laptops
are given out by government agencies in countries where people are
often suspicious of the government and it's often the time that they
are trying to increase tax revenue this might well lead to suspicions.
We otherwise would have loved to include it.
-Mike (in Afghanistan)
2009/12/6 Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com>:
> Here's a list of activities that I think would be great, both worth starring
> and worth having unstarred (it's a large enough list now that it's confusing
> to have them all on the home screen by default, but there are lots of great
> activities that people who know about them will want even when they're
> offline with no way to get new activities).
> There may be another 5-10 of these that are worth unstarring for a clean,
> useful firstboot home screen... I'm testing these over the weekend.
> OLPCorps classes had lovely stories about using both Micropolis and Moon
> with parents and students becoming interested because of those activities
> (Moon for religious reasons).
> Words still accumulates bad characters at the start of its input field if
> you keep using it and encounter words with accents, but it's also been very
> Read Etexts is a bit redundant with Get Books, but it is lovely in its own
> focused way, and small.
> OOo4kids and Gcompris (a suitable subset) would be excellent additions...
> both have sizeable development communities compared to most of the
> activities here
>> TO TEST:
>> TamTam *
>> Turtle Art
>> Typing Turtle
>> Get Books
>> Wikibrowse (en, es)
>> Micropolis (Corps support!)
>> OOo4Kids (link to Gnome)
>> Moon (Corps story!)
>> [ADD & UNSTAR]
>> VNC Launcher
>> Read Etexts?
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
>> Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:54 PM
>> Subject: Re: Devel Digest, Vol 45, Issue 53
>> To: "Reuben K. Caron" <reuben at laptop.org>
>> Cc: OLPC Development <devel at lists.laptop.org>, Eric Bachard
>> <ericb at openoffice.org>
>> [Added ericb to CC; Eric, we're talking about which applications to
>> include by default on our OLPC XO-1.5 software release.]
>> > How about suggestions for programs on the Gnome side?
>> That's a good idea, thanks.
>> I haven't decided what to do about OpenOffice yet -- at the moment we
>> don't ship it, but do ship abiword and gnumeric. The options for it
>> look something like:
>> * just add the openoffice.org Fedora packages for GNOME.
>> (How much disk space would that use?)
>> * just add the Ooo4Kids activity for Sugar.
>> * just add the Ooo4Kids activity for Sugar, *and* find a way to make
>> the same activity launchable inside GNOME. This would need Ooo4Kids
>> to be useful for older kids as well, since they're the target
>> audience for using GNOME instead of Sugar.
>> The OOo4Kids activity is here:
>> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4241 (100MB)
>> Perhaps someone could try out OOo4Kids, see how it compares to
>> standard OpenOffice, and see how much disk space adding the full
>> OpenOffice packages would require?
>> - Chris.
>> Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
>> One Laptop Per Child
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