Implemented as activities.sugarlabs.org (Sugar Activities Library)
May 2008 Proposal / Suggestion
I've been thinking about a better portal for downloading activities. I came up with some ideas, that I unfortunately don't have time to implement, but I would be happy to cheer someone on if they are inspired by this... For the record, --Morgs 18:14, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
It should be easy to upload an activity (specifically after the first time it has been done) - easier than uploading to the wiki.
Activities should be categorised according to various properties, including:
- The usual activity metadata from activity.info
- Descriptions, as in olpc:Activities
- Category, as in olpc:Activities
- Age ranges the activity is suitable for? (Possibly a Mature category for Doom?)
- how will this be filtered to prevent misuse? Yamaplos 18:23, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
- I think site administrators would keep an eye that activities are classified appropriately. I had in mind some categories like age 6-8, 8-10 etc but perhaps that should not be determined so finely. However stuff like spreadsheets could be described with an older child type of category.--Morgs 18:55, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
- Competencies required: Pre-reading, reading, writing, ...
- Development maturity
- like sourceforge: planning / pre-alpha / alpha / beta / stable
- yes / no / only (for activities like Connect or Chat that don't function as a single user activity)
- Requires Internet? (e.g. Gmail)
- Compatible with: Sugar / Glucose version or OLPC release or distro release... e.g. Sugar >= 0.81
- Additional Dependencies (e.g. video-chat-activity needs extra RPMs not in a build)
- Languages - pulled out of the .xo
- Low power friendly?
- Related activities (for suites or alternatives)
Activities have Releases, which have status similar to the development maturity - Suitable for: development / QA / public release etc - and of course the downloadable bundle for that release...
The site should be internationalisable using standard i18n tools.
Bonus points for:
- Publishing a text page like http://mock.laptop.org/repos/local.update1/XOS/index.html at predictable URLs that lists activities compatible with a given release, for easy downloading with scripts etc.
- Publishing the source in public distributed revision control, to get easy contributions to code / templates
- Deployment on a system that is monitored and actively sysadmined
- Implementation in a Python web framework, to tap into the existing developer community :)
- A catchy name...
- Download statistics
- Feedback to the author(s)