Emulating 8.2-767

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 13:20:08 EST 2009

It's just a ton more work to find emulator software, pick an OS, set
it up, and install everything.

I'd like all my Windows and Mac loving game developer buddies to just
have a one click download and launch into Sugar.


On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>   > I would love to convert my OLPC Installer for Windows over to
>   > VMWare.  In my experience it provides a better experience on
>   > Windows.  I'd also like to convert it over to using Bert's image
>   > rather than the stock 8.2.0 image.
>   > What would be even better would be for the OLPC guys to set up
>   > emulator builds which mirror the regular Joyride, Staging,
>   > etc. builds and apply Bert's customizations automatically.
> My attitude recently has been that Sugar wants to target all of these
> machines, so it's not necessary for people to emulate OLPC's builds
> anymore -- if someone on a Mac wants to run Sugar, they can install
> Fedora 10 in an emulator and run "yum install sugar", for example.
> (There's also the Sugar on a Stick ISO, which saves the "and then
> install Sugar" part:  http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick .)
> Do you think this approach is misguided?  Or, maybe there's something
> that currently the OLPC builds offer that the other solution doesn't
> that we should try to move upstream?
> Thanks,
> - Chris.
> --
> Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>

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