[Sugar-devel] Porting Sugar on Android (Ice cream sandwich)
jv.ravichandran at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 12:20:42 EST 2012
Yes, Prof. Nagarjunaji, I have heard of your device and was really keen on
the opportunity to interact with you over it. Of course, I am not one for
reinventing the wheel and hence, the possible steps plus I, too, am more in
favor of the 2nd option.
Though, interestingly, Peter Robinson's suggestion makes a lot of sense of
having a Fedora when, anyway, there is Linux under.
I will definitely meet up with you in Mumbai when the opportunity comes
"....though touchscreen may have some advantages for some activities.
Second, Sugar learning platform has plenty of activities to offer which are
not available on Android currently."
1. Touchscreen opens up a lot of possibilities by way of creating more
touchscreen conducive activities that are culture, locale specific.
Enabling Touchscreen event for existing activities does not necessarily
leverage the advantage of touch screen in enhancing the existing learning
experience and to this regard, I am concerned about the complete picture of
enabling a hand-held device to the optimum performance and therefore, this
2. Second you totally on the second.
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun at gnowledge.org>wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM, RJV <jv.ravichandran at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We are planning to port Sugar on Android and are faced with these options:
>> 1. Sugar as an application on Android.
>> 2. As a platform on top of the Linux platform.
>> Can the Sugar build be used to create an app bundle to deploy to the app
>> store? Are there any licensing issues?
>> On 2., can someone share their experience, if any, please?
> We are very close to having Sugar on a tablet as well as a armel netbook,
> based on A10 chipset. We already have it working through a SD card, we are
> now in the process of flashing the internal memory, so that it will work
> fast. Almost all the hardware on A10 chipset is working with the linux
> kernel without any binary blobs.
> We work in Mumbai. In case you are around the city, we can meet and
> discuss how we can work together.
> The reason why 1 is not considered for us an option is: what children
> need is not a desktop that is meant mainly for delivery of content to play
> multimedia files and do business communications. We would like the
> children to work, do activities using a workspace that can be used with a
> keyboard, though touchscreen may have some advantages for some activities.
> Second, Sugar learning platform has plenty of activities to offer which are
> not available on Android currently. and Third, 1 will take a long time
> than 2. So we opted for 2.
> Nagarjuna G.
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