Sugar on a Stick/10

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Sugar on a Stick - 10

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Sugar on a Stick v10 has been superseded by the Fedora 21 release of Sugar on a Stick as of 09 December 2014. See Sugar on a Stick/Downloads for the most current version.
This is the 10th version of Sugar on a Stick released 17 December 2013.

10 is the number of released versions of Sugar on a Stick in Arabic numerals.

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See these installation instructions.


What's new in SoaS 10

Sugar version 0.100.0 The most recent release of the Sugar Learning Platform features ...

More information about the 0.100 release of Sugar is available at 0.100/Notes and Fedora 20 Release Notes.

Known bugs

  • Pressing 'Discard network history' removes wired networking even after reboot - #4410
    - Use this command line to recreate an autoconnect NetworkManager connection and re-establish networking:
    nmcli con add type ethernet ifname em1 con-name "Wired connection 1"
  • There are irregularities with Etoys - #4415 #4416

Customize your own remix of Sugar on a Stick.

We realize that we'll never be able to create an Activity selection suitable for all deployments. SoaS 10 now includes a set of teacher-tested Activities in the default image. The following links point the way to building alternative customizations.

  1. Build Your Own Remix with Fedora
  2. customization guide
  3. Sugar on a Stick/Sugar Clone A quick, but less pristine, method of build customization

Sugar on a Stick is a Fedora Spin. Sugar on a Stick is recognized by the Fedora Project as an official Spin. These close ties with Fedora's release cycle and resources from their engineering and marketing teams extends the reach of Sugar on a Stick and makes the project itself more sustainable. In exchange, users of Fedora have access to an easily deployable implementation of the Sugar Platform; it's a great example of a mutually beneficial upstream–downstream relationship.

Contributing to Sugar on a Stick

The team recognizes the need to continue to improve its release processes and engineering sustainability. New contributors are urged to get involved and help us move towards our long-term vision of bringing stability and deployability to Sugar's personalized learning environment.

If you'd like to contribute to the next version, due for release in May of 2014, please join our mailing list, review Sugar on a Stick, visit Sugar on a Stick/Beta, and see the bug list.

All types of contributions are welcome, from the technical to the pedagogical, and we're happy to teach what we know and learn what you have to share.

Thank you to all the people involved for their awesome work!

Release history

To better understand release history, previous release notes can be found here,

Sugar platform release version cycle: | 0.82 | 0.84 | 0.86 | 0.88 | 0.90 | 0.92 | 0.94 | 0.96 | 0.98 | 0.100 | 0.102 | 0.104 | 0.106 | 0.108 | 0.110 | 0.112 |

and further information on previous releases may be found here: Sugar on a Stick/Project sitemap#Older versions of SoaS


QA

Much thanks to Peter Robinson who did a majority of the work to program, prepare and coordinate the work with many other sugar developers for this release.

Thomas Gilliard did field-testing (building real SoaS sticks from .iso files and testing on those) - it's the closest thing to systematic testing we've had yet, though we still have a ways to go.
Thank you also to James Cameron in Australia for his testing help!
Much help was also provided by the team at #fedora-qa; freenode IRC

Virtual machines

Documentation

A new release of documentation should come out with each new release of SoaS (although resources have prevented this).

The Fedora-site documentation seem not to be an improvement over our Sugar Labs, ad hoc wiki documentation methods, as the tools needed to participate are more complicated & yet to be used since Mirabelle was released in May 2010. The only help links on the Fedora Spins download page, How do I use this file?, are very complicated with generic information for Fedora installations.

Our attempts to better support a small number of known, working, "how to set up SoaS", instructions have yet to be fulfilled.

Annotated screenshot guides

Sugar features
How to Install Sugar

Fedora 20 Wiki Page

  • Details of The Fedora 20 Release
Links to Download pages for live spins and install media.
How to use the Installer (Anaconda - liveinst] with annotated screen-shots

Press coverage

Feel free to add links to press coverage you find about SoaS 10 to this section.