Activities

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Activities

Sugar applications are called Activities. This is a list of some Activities that are installed by default. There is a proposal for an Activity portal.


Activity-journal.png

Journal

Object and activity browser

Activity-pippy.png

Pippy

Python Programming language/environment

Activity-web.png

Browse

Web browser based on Mozilla Firefox

Activity-etoys.png

Etoys

Learning / programming / authoring environment

Activity-read.png

Read

Book/PDF reader

Activity-turtleart.png

Turtle Art

Pseudo-Logo graphical programming language

Activity-write.png

Write

Word processor

Activity-calculate.png

Calculate

Basic calculator

Activity-news.png

News Reader

News reader

Activity-measure.png

Measure

Oscilloscope and Data Logging

Activity-draw.png

Paint

Simple paint activity

Activity-acousticmeasure.png

Distance

Measure distance between two laptops

Activity-record.png

Record

Still, video, and audio capture

Activity-analyze.png

Analyze

An activity version of the Sugar analyze tool

Activity-log.png

Log

An activity version of the Sugar logging tool

Activity-terminal.png

Terminal

An activity version of the Sugar terminal

Activity-tamtamjam.png

TamTam

Music composition and synthesis.

And more

Dozens more are available.


Running Linux Applications Under Sugar

There are two ways to run Linux applications as Activities under Sugar (meaning you don't need to use Terminal to load them):

  • Sugar Coating - Making Linux apps run under Sugar, but not modifying them to take advantage of Sugar's collaborative capabilities
  • Sugarizing - A fully integrated Linux application, re-engineered to take advantage of Sugar's advanced collaboration abilities

Sugar Coating Activities

To run Linux apps under Sugar (i.e. making them to run in the Sugar interface, without the collaboration and other Sugar integration programmed into them), read these instructions on Running Linux Applications Under Sugar.

Sugarizing Activities

To be written.

Useful Linux Applications

VLC Media Player

VLC
The VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, flv, avi, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.; the VLC Player is considered to be better by some users then MPlayer because it offer more settings, options and features. There is also no need to run it from Terminal. Read Activity_VLC to learn how to install it.

Seamonkey

Midnight Commander

Midnight Commander is a text-mode file manager. It is easily Sugar-coated for access from the Activities panel.Screenshot

Totem Media Player

The Totem media player is already installed in the OLPC XO-1. It is the engine that supports media on the system. Out of the box it does not support MP3 music or MPEG-4 video. A free driver can be downloaded to add MP3 compatability. A Sugar-coating can be applied to easily access the program from the Activities panel.


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