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The Sugar Labs wiki is where our community comes together to develop and support the Sugar Learning Platform.

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New Learners, Parents, Teachers, and Students

Sugar users are Learners. If you are visiting for the first time, please see www.sugarlabs.org for an introduction to Sugar.

Want to help? We're always looking for people who want to join the Sugar Labs community. We are a group of contributors of all types - teachers, writers, coders, designers, testers, and more - who work together to further the development and deployment of the Sugar Learning Platform around the world. Visit the Getting Involved page, and find out how you can join in the fun of learning. We have some Vacancies and are always looking for maintainers and testers.

Current Learners

If you have Sugar and are looking for new Activities, please see the Sugar Activity Library.

New and Current Community Members

Please take a look around the wiki. Explore the menus along the left side of the page. If you ever get lost, just click on the Wiki link at the top of every page and you will return to this page. See this guide for help with wiki editing.


Please see this developer documentation website for the sugar-build development environment.

Community News

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  • We are participating in Google Code In 2015. If you have projects you'd like to suggest or would be willing to mentor, please contact walter --AT-- sugarlabs.org.
  • The Fedora 23 release of Sugar on a Stick is available with Sugar 0.106. This release of Sugar (v 0.106) is dedicated to the memory of Marco Gritti Presenti. Marco was a member of the original Sugar team and the lead Red Hat engineer on the project over its first three years of development. Soft-spoken but determined, Marco was a founding member of Sugar Labs and one of the original members of the Sugar Labs oversight board. Beyond the code he contributed to the project—he was a gifted software engineer; Marco shared with us his vision that Sugar ultimately belongs to its users. It is the clarity of this vision that is still reflected in the Sugar code-base and the spirit of the Sugar Labs community.
  • Google Summer of Code 2015 is wrapping up. The students have been writing their final blog reports, submitting last-minute patches, and uploading their code to Google. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our students and their mentors for all their hard work this summer. (Also, thanks once more to Google for supporting this program.) Great strides along many fronts were made. Specifically, Michaël Ohayon worked on Web versions of some core activities for the Sugarizer project: Calculate, Paint (with collaboration, Record, and Memorize. He also submitted patches to Turtle Blocks to make it compatible with Sugarizer. Mentor: Lionel Laske) Yash Khandelwal worked on Music Blocks AKA Mouse Music. This is a powerful, playful model for music in a block language. (Mentors: Devin Ulibarri and Marnen Laibow-Koser) Ishan Sharma revisited the Turtle 3D concept, rewriting it in Javascript. (Mentor: Walter) Amit Kumar Jha worked on extensions to Turtle programming this summer. He added argument passing and return values to procedures, passing arguments to and returning values from Turtle programs so that Turtle Blocks can be used for in-line programming by all Javascript activities, and he developed a unit=test framework for Turtle Blocks JS that can be extended to all of our Javascript activities. (Mentor: Walter) Richa Sehgal worked on a framework to support off-line Web programming, an interactive Javascript shell. She's submitted patches to the upstream Browse activity. (Mentor: Tony Anderson) Vibhor Sehgal and Utkarsh Dhawan, although not officially GSoC students, worked with Tony and Richa on a parallel project, Web Confusion, a series of programming challenges in the spirit of Turtle Confusion to encourage students. (Mentor: Tony Anderson) Abhinav Anurag made some progress on a Web collaboration framework for our Javascript activities. (Mentors: Martin Abente and Lionel Laske)
  • Sugar 106 has been released!! See [1] for a quick video summary of the new features.
  • Are you a developer who is new to Sugar? Consider helping us with our HTML5/Javascript framework.
  • Celebrate Turtle Art Day.
  • Donate your used USB sticks at Recycle USB.com; they'll be turned into Sugar sticks and distributed to schools.
  • Watch some videos of children in Uruguay explaining how they use Sugar and stories from the field.

For more news about Sugar Labs, please see the Current Events page and the Sugar Digest archive. Press releases are on our Press page. There is also an archive of news links, which were on this front page.

Sugar Labs® is a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization, and is supported by our generous contributors and sponsors.

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