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  • Sugar Labs has been accepted into Google Summer of Code for 2014!! Potential students should start working on their proposals (See Summer of Code/Template).
  • Congratulations to Ignacio and Jorge, winners of Google Code In!!
  • Google Code In 2013 has concluded. The five remarkable finalists from Sugar Labs are:
    • Ignacio Rodríguez (wrote 2 new webservices -- PutLocker and GDrive -- and 4 new Sugar activities)
    • Jorge Gómez (numerous enhancements to Turtle Art, et al. and wrote a first pass of Turtle Art in Javascript)
    • Sai Vineet (added pen and rope objects to Physics, developed unit tests for Sugar activities, and numerous enhancements to Pippy)
    • Emil Dudev (converted Sugar to gsettings, added a microphone volume control)
    • SAMdroid (added an icon viewer to the Sugar Journal, made an amazing how-to video for view source, enabled recording to external devices)
  • Enter the Sugar Labs Background Design Contest. See http://contest.sugarlabs.org for details.
  • Sugar Labs has been selected to participate in Google Code In 2013. Mentors, please sign up at GCI2013
  • Congratulations to Aguz and Aneesh, the two winners of the Sugar Labs/Google Code In contest. Thanks also to all the participants and to Google.
  • Sugar on a Stick Avocado is out with the just released Fedora 19 and Sugar 0.98.8. Please participate.
  • Sugar 0.98 has been released!!!
  • Congratulations to Claudia Urrea, Gonzalo Odiard and Daniel Francis, the newest members of the Sugar Labs Oversight Board.
  • Daniel Narvaez has made a number of improvements to sugar-build, which has by-and-large replaced sugar-jhbuild as the preferred development environment for Fedora and Ubuntu.
  • Twas the season. But still please consider making a donation to Sugar Labs.
  • الكمبيوتر المحمول إكس أو في الفص Sdenka Salas's book, Using the XO in the Classroom is now available in Arabic, thanks to the work of Dr. Rashid Ismael Hag Ibrahim.
  • Concurso Internacional de One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) y Nickelodeon / MTV
  • Como Hacer Una Actividad Sugar (Make Your Own Sugar Activities!) is now available.
  • Listen to Walter Bender talk about Sugar on FLOSS Weekly.
  • Recursos en espanol
  • Jim Simmons has written a FLOSS manual Beginner's Guide to writing Sugar Activities. (pdf)
  • Download a guide to using Sugar in the classroom, written by a teacher working in rural Peru.
  • Sugar on a Stick Quandong is out with the just released Fedora 17 and Sugar 0.96.1. Please participate.
  • Google Code In 2012-13 is over. Many thanks to our >50 participants and our community mentors who worked on almost 200 projects over six weeks in December and January.
  • We are one of the projects selected for Google Code-In 2012. Please participate.
  • Congratulations to Chris Leonard and Gerald Ardito, the two newest members of the Sugar Labs Oversight Board.
  • Sugar 0.96 is released: many improvements and new features.
  • 11.2.0 has just been released by OLPC (for those of you who run Sugar on XO hardware). Congratulations to everyone involved in the effort, with a special tip of the hat to Daniel Drake, who led this effort.
  • Sugar on a Stick Pineapple is out with the just released Fedora 16 and Sugar 0.94. Please participate.
  • Google Summer of Code is soon to be accepting applications. Please see Summer of Code/2012 if you are interested in being a mentor or participant.
  • We are seeking candidates for the 2011 Sugar Labs Oversight Board. Please consider running. If you do decide to run, please add your name to the list of candidates.
  • In anticipation of the upcoming election, we are updating our membership list. If you are not yet a member of Sugar Labs, please send your name and an explanation of your contribution to Sugar Labs in an email to members at sugarlabs dot org.
  • Sugar on a Stick Coconut has finally ripened and fallen from the tree. It features Fedora 15 and Sugar 0.92. It won't be long before the next version, Pineapple, with Fedora 16 and Sugar 0.94 is ready.
  • Sugar on a Stick Mango Lassi has been released. It features the Sugar Learning Environment version 0.90, a small collection of core Activities, and is aimed to encourage customization and collaboration between deployments and developers.
  • Our new release Sugar 0.92 is available in OLPC Release 11.2.0 test builds and in Sugar on a Stick/Beta. Release notes will be posted soon.
  • We elected four members to the Sugar Labs Oversight Board: Sebastian Silva, Aleksey Lim, Chris Ball, and Adam Holt. They join Bernie Innocenti, Mel Chua, and Walter Bender on the board.
  • Interested in Google Summer of Code? Visit our Summer of Code page.
  • (SoaS Mango Lassi) The project seeks contributions for the upcoming, 25 January 2011 Feature submission deadline Feature submission deadline.
  • Our new release (Sugar 0.90) is out. Read about it here.
  • Sugar Labs announces the availability of Sugar on a Stick "Mirabelle". It features the Sugar Learning Environment version 0.88, support for 3G or 3rd generation mobile telecommunications networks, a reduced collection of core Activities, and is aimed to encourage customization and collaboration between deployments and developers.
  • Sugar World Cup 2010
  • Our new release (Sugar 0.88) is out. Read about it here.
  • Sugar Labs announces the availability of Sugar on a Stick v2, codenamed "Blueberry". It features the Sugar learning environment—Version 0.86—and a number of additional Activities for children, providing a great experience for new and experienced learners. For more information and instructions—how to put SoaS on your USB key or how to deploy it—please refer to our release notes.
  • Read about what is new in our latest release, Sugar 0.86.
  • Try our community-powered support site for the Sugar on a Stick project.
  • Sugar Labs announces the availability of Sugar on a Stick, codenamed "Strawberry". It features the Sugar learning environment—Version 0.84—and a number of additional activities, providing a great experience for new and experienced learners. For more information and instructions—how to put SoaS on your USB key or how to deploy it—please refer to our release notes.
  • 08 Aug 2009 - Try our new, community-powered support site
  • Read the latest memo on learning by Marvin Minsky
  • Consider the status of Sugar after OLPC
  • Take a look at the latest Sugar features in version 0.84
  • Join our activity team.
  • Activity Team formed. Our goal is to ensure that Sugar provides a complete set of high quality educational, collaborative, constructivist activities.
  • OLPC downsizes half of its staff, cuts Sugar development, but "OLPC's decision to end its participation in Sugar's evolution doesn't mean that Sugar itself will be coming to an end any time soon. Former OLPC president of software, Walter Bender, who left the organization last year, launched Sugar Labs to facilitate ongoing community-driven development of the Sugar project. Sugar Labs has done well for itself—it recently joined the GNOME Foundation and is currently in informal talks with some hardware vendors."
  • Sugar Labs is joining the GNOME Foundation as part of the GNOME Advisory Board.
  • Sugar Labs officially joins the Software Freedom Conservancy.
  • Sugar Labs will be participating in FUDCon, which will be held at MIT (Cambridge, MA) 9–11 January. If you can attend, please sign up on the FUDConF11 wiki page.
  • Walter Bender gave the keynote at the Netbook World Summit in Paris on 1 December 2008. His notes from the conference are here.
  • SugarCamp was held 17–21 November in Cambridge. Notes for most of the meetings are linked from here.
  • We continue to make progress on the LiveCD and LiveUSB versions of Sugar.
  • Read a Sugar community member's take on Sugar vs XP and the Groklaw take.
  • Check out the FLOSS manual for Write and write a manual for your favorite Activity.
  • Aaron Kaplan has ported Sugar to the Intel Classmate 2. You can read about it here.
  • Sucrose 0.82 has been released.
  • Sugar wins a silver medal in the International Design Excellence Awards '08.