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==Installing the Sugar Learning Environment==
 
==Installing the Sugar Learning Environment==
  
'''Using the command line'''
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===Using the command line===
  
 
: In a terminal or console, enter this command line:
 
: In a terminal or console, enter this command line:
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  sudo yum install @sugar-desktop sugar-runner
 
  sudo yum install @sugar-desktop sugar-runner
  
'''Graphical user interface method'''
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===Graphical interface method===
  
 
: Fedora 20's default GNOME3 graphical software installer tool fails to find Sugar, reportedly as Sugar is not considered to be an "application".
 
: Fedora 20's default GNOME3 graphical software installer tool fails to find Sugar, reportedly as Sugar is not considered to be an "application".
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: Later (if desired) you can return to Yum Extender and install further packages within "Additional Sugar Activities".
 
: Later (if desired) you can return to Yum Extender and install further packages within "Additional Sugar Activities".
  
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==Launching Sugar==
  
<!-- on , from the Applications Menu, select Administration, select Software.
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With {{Code|sugar-desktop}} and {{Code|sugar-runner}} installed you have two simple ways of running Sugar.
Select (top item) Package collections, scroll down to
 
  
:::'''Sugar Desktop Environment'''<br> <span style="color: gray">sugar-desktop</span>
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: 1. The ''Sugar Runner'' will be available (no restart required) from the ''Applications Menu -> Education -> Sugar''.
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::* Sugar will run in a [[wikipedia:Xephyr|Xephyr]] window, entitled 'Sugar Runner', within your current desktop environment. You will have full access to Sugar features, and may even run multiple instances. Networking bugs may currently prevent collaboration with others in the jabber.sugarlabs.org server Neighborhood. Press key '''F1''' to see the Sugar Neighborhood view.
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{{Note/note|Note:|By default, ''sugar-runner'' runs full screen.
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* "Logout" of Sugar (from the Home screen's central avatar hover palette), to return to the desktop environment you were previously using.
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* See also [[The Undiscoverable#sugar-emulator, sugar-runner, and sweets-sugar-emulator|emulator screen size adjustment]] for alternative emulator sizing.}}
  
Installing this will automatically draw in a useful selection of Activities.
 
  
Alternatively or additionally, from the Applications Menu, select Administration, select Software. Enter '''Sugar''' in the search field.
 
 
Among all the PackWith ''sugar-desktop'' and ''sugar-runner'' installed you have two simple ways of running Sugar.
 
 
[[File:F20-Beta-TC2_gdm.png|right|250px]]
 
[[File:F20-Beta-TC2_gdm.png|right|250px]]
# To launch the Sugar Desktop Environment (also known as a Sugar session) you must reboot.
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: 2. You may also boot directly to the Sugar Desktop Environment (also known as a Sugar session).
#* When you reboot Fedora, at the login screen, a "Sugar" entry will now be present (perhaps hidden) somewhere in the login screen, under a "settings icon" or under "Session Type".
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::* On reboot, at the login screen, a "Sugar" entry will now be present (perhaps hidden) somewhere in the login screen, under a "settings icon" or under "Session Type".
#*: ''The "Sugar" entry in the login screen may not be very obvious at first, and the look will depend on the login manager on your system. This image shows the "Sugar" entry being selected in Fedora 20. (Click the image to enlarge it.)''
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::*: The "Sugar" entry in the login screen may not be very obvious at first, and the look will depend on the login manager on your system. This image shows the "Sugar" entry being selected in Fedora 20 GNOME3. (Click the image to see an enlarge version.)
#* Select "Sugar" within the login prompt, enter your password, and '''Enter''', and the computer will boot into the Sugar Desktop Environment.
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::* Select "Sugar" within the login prompt, enter your password, and '''Enter''', and the computer will boot into the Sugar Desktop Environment.
# The Sugar emulator (sugar-runner) will be available (no restart required) from the Applications Menu, Select Education, Select Sugar.
 
#* Sugar will run in a [[wikipedia:Xephyr|Xephyr]] window, entitled 'Sugar Runner', within your current desktop environment. You will have full access to Sugar features, and may even run multiple instances. Networking bugs may currently prevent collaboration with others in the jabber.sugarlabs.org server Neighborhood. Press key '''F1''' to see the Sugar Neighborhood view.
 
{{Note/note|Note:|By default, ''sugar-runner'' runs full screen.
 
* "Logout" of Sugar (from the Home screen central avatar's hover palette), to return to the desktop environment you were previously using.
 
* See [[The_Undiscoverable#Sugar-Emulator_Screen_Size_Adjustment|emulator screen size adjustment]] for instructions on how to make Sugar run in a window on Fedora.}}ages select,
 
 
 
{|
 
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|width="15"|
 
|[[File:XO_buddy.png|28px|link=]]
 
|width="10"|
 
|'''The emulator for the Sugar Learning Environment'''<br> <span style="color: gray">sugar-emulator.''<sub>version-number</sub>''</span>
 
|}
 
 
 
:and any or all of the Sugar Activities. -->
 
 
'''Launching Sugar'''
 
  
With ''sugar-desktop'' and ''sugar-runner'' installed you have two simple ways of running Sugar.
 
[[File:F20-Beta-TC2_gdm.png|right|250px]]
 
# To launch the Sugar Desktop Environment (also known as a Sugar session) you must reboot.
 
#* When you reboot Fedora, at the login screen, a "Sugar" entry will now be present (perhaps hidden) somewhere in the login screen, under a "settings icon" or under "Session Type".
 
#*: ''The "Sugar" entry in the login screen may not be very obvious at first, and the look will depend on the login manager on your system. This image shows the "Sugar" entry being selected in Fedora 20. (Click the image to enlarge it.)''
 
#* Select "Sugar" within the login prompt, enter your password, and '''Enter''', and the computer will boot into the Sugar Desktop Environment.
 
# The Sugar emulator (sugar-runner) will be available (no restart required) from the Applications Menu, Select Education, Select Sugar.
 
#* Sugar will run in a [[wikipedia:Xephyr|Xephyr]] window, entitled 'Sugar Runner', within your current desktop environment. You will have full access to Sugar features, and may even run multiple instances. Networking bugs may currently prevent collaboration with others in the jabber.sugarlabs.org server Neighborhood. Press key '''F1''' to see the Sugar Neighborhood view.
 
{{Note/note|Note:|By default, ''sugar-runner'' runs full screen.
 
* "Logout" of Sugar (from the Home screen central avatar's hover palette), to return to the desktop environment you were previously using.
 
* See also [[The Undiscoverable#sugar-emulator, sugar-runner, and sweets-sugar-emulator|emulator screen size adjustment]] for alternative emulator sizing.}}
 
  
 
==Fedora Sugar on a Stick Spin==
 
==Fedora Sugar on a Stick Spin==

Revision as of 11:03, 19 May 2014


Installing the Sugar Learning Environment

Using the command line

In a terminal or console, enter this command line:
sudo yum install @sugar-desktop sugar-runner

Graphical interface method

Fedora 20's default GNOME3 graphical software installer tool fails to find Sugar, reportedly as Sugar is not considered to be an "application".
Yum Extender finds Sugar by searching for "Groups".
Yum Extender is the default graphical software installer tool in certain Fedora Desktop Environments, for instance XFCE, and is found in Applications Menu -> Administration -> Yum Extender.
If not installed, use the default software installer tool to search for and install yumex. See also YumEx documentation.
Open Yum Extender. Package Filters are found on the line below the main search bar. Use the Package Filter buttons to select "Groups".
The navigation pane on the left, now lists all Package Groups in alphabetical order.
Near the foot of the list, press the "+" to open "Sugar Desktop Environment".
This will reveal two "Groups". Place a check in the box for "Sugar Desktop Environment". Review the selection in the right pane.
At the foot of the Yum Extender window, "Install All" will mark all packages for installation.
Now press "Apply" to have all necessary packages and dependencies installed, together with a useful selection of Activities.
In order to be able to use Sugar-runner, enter sugar-runner in the search field, press "Enter", mark it for installation and press "Apply".
Later (if desired) you can return to Yum Extender and install further packages within "Additional Sugar Activities".

Launching Sugar

With sugar-desktop and sugar-runner installed you have two simple ways of running Sugar.

1. The Sugar Runner will be available (no restart required) from the Applications Menu -> Education -> Sugar.
  • Sugar will run in a Xephyr window, entitled 'Sugar Runner', within your current desktop environment. You will have full access to Sugar features, and may even run multiple instances. Networking bugs may currently prevent collaboration with others in the jabber.sugarlabs.org server Neighborhood. Press key F1 to see the Sugar Neighborhood view.
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Note:
By default, sugar-runner runs full screen.
  • "Logout" of Sugar (from the Home screen's central avatar hover palette), to return to the desktop environment you were previously using.
  • See also emulator screen size adjustment for alternative emulator sizing.


2. You may also boot directly to the Sugar Desktop Environment (also known as a Sugar session).
  • On reboot, at the login screen, a "Sugar" entry will now be present (perhaps hidden) somewhere in the login screen, under a "settings icon" or under "Session Type".
    The "Sugar" entry in the login screen may not be very obvious at first, and the look will depend on the login manager on your system. This image shows the "Sugar" entry being selected in Fedora 20 GNOME3. (Click the image to see an enlarge version.)
  • Select "Sugar" within the login prompt, enter your password, and Enter, and the computer will boot into the Sugar Desktop Environment.


Fedora Sugar on a Stick Spin

Fedora spins are alternative versions of Fedora, tailored for various types of users. The Fedora Sugar on a Stick Spin, http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/, is the variant of Fedora, with Sugar on a Stick components included.

While the Spin is optimized for installation on a USB thumbdrive ("stick"), it can be installed to a hard drive by following the Fedora installation process documented here. The installer is started from the Sugar Terminal Activity, with the command liveinst, run as root. There is a tutorial here.

  • See Soas-avocado.svg.

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