using XO for Internet Math Tutoring

Stanley Sokolow stanleysokolow at
Tue Apr 13 00:47:07 EDT 2010

Hi, Martin,

Thanks for your reply.  When you said to "just install Flash", your brevity
actually was helpful.   It made me think that maybe getting FlashPlayer to
run correctly on Sugar is a non-issue by now.  I plan to retry the Flash and
browser downloads from the wiki.  They seem to have been improved since I
first started working on this last year.

In any case, I've said my thoughts about Flash on the XO, and probably
didn't change anyone's mind about anything.   'Nuf said.

You're right about my role.  Sonya's the educator.  I'm the geek.

Let's all get back to making things work, rather than just talking about



On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at>wrote:

> Hi,
> sorry I'm brief (to the unfortunate point of rudeness) -- I am working
> 30hr days in a 60K deployment. Which happens to want to use Flash. In
> fact I just helped the local team find and we are adding the
> relevant rpm to the build.
> I find it puzzling that there is so much over the top drama. Situation
> is simple.
> "Mainstream users" get their XO from a deployment -- it's up to the
> deployment team to define the OS (inc Flash), and they have no prob
> rolling it into the image.
> Other users (those that get OLPC's images) are usually developers...
> who can hopefully rpm -i MyFaveRuntime-1.2.4.rpm with no problem.
> Sonya has you as resident geek I can guess, so it is up to you to do
> the rpm magic -- I have similar duties at home as the resident geek.
> There is the G1G1 crowd as a 3rd group. If you care about them, get a
> Flash enthusiasts gang and spin an image with Flash (get Adobe's ok,
> of course).
> There is no drama to justify these huge discussions. Let's see the end
> of this thread.
> m
> --
>  martin.langhoff at
>  martin at -- School Server Architect
>  - ask interesting questions
>  - don't get distracted with shiny stuff  - working code first
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