[support-gang] What Would I Need To Learn???

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Tue Oct 15 00:15:24 EDT 2013

Please read something about what SugarLabs community is doing.
(We really have a big disconnection between support-gang/iaep and sugarlabs


There are step by step howto,


You will need a development environment,
there are information here about how to do it:


Right now, "what is the minimal stuff I need to do activities"
is not so easy to reply. You will need learn a lot,
in fact, is easier create python activities than web activities,
but the second can be used in android too.


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Nick and James!
> I hope to still hear from others, but John Kim is local here in SoCal so I
> can get together with him. I was hoping he would be coming to the SF
> Summit, but I haven't heard from him on that yet.
> I'll explore these and all other ideas... but with the help of John so I
> won't be "re-inventing the wheel."
> Caryl
> ------------------------------
> From: james.murdza at dresden.us
> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:44:31 -0700
> To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
> CC: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; devel at lists.laptop.org;
> support-gang at laptop.org
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] What Would I Need To Learn???
> Hi Caryl,
> True, what you say about fundamental concepts, but the devil's in the
> details as they say, so the approach you take to porting will be a huge
> factor in the amount of work required and the quality of the resulting app.
> Looks like John Kim from Sugar Labs has written a really good overview<http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_0pu9F2VqyUJ:www.google-melange.com/gci/work/download/google/gci2012/7972209?id%3D17001+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us>of the possible methods of porting Sugar to Android which I think you'll
> enjoy.
> My impression from his research is that the most doable and best gradual
> approach (not porting the whole Sugar stack at once) is to learn an Android
> Python framework like Kivy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kivy>. There
> would be no other language required, only rewriting of interface code. Much
> easier than learning to make Android apps from scratch in Java, and still
> easier than PhoneGap, which would still be a complete rewrite.
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Caryl Bigenho <caryl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks...
> I am wondering what I would need to learn to be able to program apps for
> Android? Specifically, to help port Sugar Apps there. I have an excellent
> programming background in several "old" languages (Fortran, BASIC, and
> Pascal) and have played around a bit with Python (used it for a Physics
> MOOC I took this summer) and HTML (know some of the basic syntax and
> vocabulary).
> It seems that the fundamental concepts of programming transcend language
> and if one can learn the new vocabulary and syntax rules you should be good
> to go. Is this a correct assumption? If so, what is the minimum I would
> need to learn to get started? Can you suggest some resources for this?
> Thanks!
> Caryl
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