[Sugar-devel] [support-gang] Sugar on a $100 tablet!
sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Sep 11 14:42:56 EDT 2013
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On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Can we have a session to play with this at the SFSummit? "BYOA?" (Bring
> your own Android).
> P.S. Maybe also a session on Sugar on "R-Pi"?
> Mike Lee <curiouslee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also have a Gen 1 Nexus 7 and would like to try this if it can be done
> from Mac or Win OS. I'd be particularly interested in the usability of of
> the basic features of Etoys 5 and Scratch 1.4. I would imagine TurtleBlocks
> works well.
> With the procedure characterized as tricky, I may fast follow George on
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 5:43 AM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I have a nexus, and I'm anxious to learn how to swap out OS, reload
>> stuff, etc.
>> Does Ubuntu talk directly to the hardware? If so, how much variation is
>> there in the hardware? If most tablets are based on arm SOC's, this might
>> work across many hardware platforms.
>> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:47 AM, Ruben Rodríguez <quidam at sugarlabs.org>wrote:
>>> 2013/9/7 George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com>:
>>> > There's a complex "Sugar on Android" solution. At this point, it's
>>> only for
>>> > hackers. But it just might help us achieve the $100 Sugar machine.
>>> > Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2151092.
>>> This sounds like fun, but maybe not that useful for real deployments
>>> as it probably works quite slowly.
>>> > I'm inclined to play with the nexus, because there's so much
>>> > available on how to add software. Then later I can try it with a $100
>>> > machine.
>>> Good news is that I already have Sugar 0.98 running natively (no
>>> android underneath) on my Nexus 7 on top of Ubuntu.
>>> As a byproduct of packaging 0.98 in deb form -which is something I'm
>>> working on this days-, and since I have a Nexus, I compiled the debs
>>> for armhf to play a little bit with them. There are some bugs but it
>>> worked overall in a very promising way: most things work, including
>>> frame gestures, maliit, journal, activities and collaboration. It is
>>> also quite fast.
>>> If somebody has a nexus and wants to give it a try I can publish the
>>> debs and a brief howto during the weekend. It is a bit tricky, though.
>>> Rubén Rodríguez - SugarLabs.org
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