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References: Sugar Creation Kit

Sugar 0.96 feature list
  • Accepted and Deferred features of next Sugar version
FileShare
FileShare is an activity that allows the user to share files from their journal.
Note small files can be posted to sites like pastebin for sharing
  • Book: Challenging Programs in Logo
surf browser
  • alternate to sugar-browse
Included in latest f15 sugar 0.92.1 as the main web browser
Works in situations where sugar-browse will not start
Razor-qt Desktop
Firefox for Sugar
I have packaged full Firefox for Sugar in the past, there were no obvious blockers there
 (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Firefox/Obsolete) 
C. Scott Ananian
Firefox/sharemenot
ShareMeNot is a Firefox add-on designed to prevent third-party buttons 
(such as the Facebook “Like” button or the Twitter “tweet” button)
embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually click on them.

Hardware Compatibility

EeePC: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EeePc
key-to-press-to-access-bios-for-various-oem-and-computer-systems
smolt profiles:http://www.smolts.org/
http://smolts.org/smolt-wiki/Main_Page#Usage
XO-pixelqi Display: http://www.pixelqi.com/
XO-1 Display screen technology
Share files with a MAC

"Mac OS X offers various forms of file service so that other operating systems can connect to your computer with built-in tools or common application programs"

Notes on Live File Systems
LiveOS image
This page shares some information about the LiveOS design that helps Sugar on a Stick Learners make better use of their disc resources.
  • Clarify writing ISO to USB
(Discussion on what is supported in fedora)
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/134
Limited Lifetime of Persistent Overlay
One very important note about using the "primary" persistent overlay for system changes is that due to the way it's currently implemented (as a LVM copy-on-write snapshot),
every single change to it (writes AND deletes) subtracts from its free space, so it will eventually be "used up" and your USB stick will no longer boot.
Because of these limitations, it is advisable to use the system-level persistence sparingly, for configuration changes and important security updates only.
For a truly persistent write-many (vs write-once) overlay, use the --home-size-mb option to create a home directory filesystem image for personal files.
Unlike the primary system overlay image, the home.img can be re-used and loop mounted outside of the liveusb environment.
Cautions with u3 USB sticks
  • USB sticks with u3 partition will not boot with liveusb-creator
  • CAUTION: Formatting the USB-stick will not remove the hidden (virtual CD-ROM drive)
  • How to remove hidden u3 partition
Linux: http://u3-tool.sourceforge.net/
Windoz: Insert u3 Stick then click on tray icon for u3; select delete u3 partition, once it is deleted the USB-stick will work with liveusb-creator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U3
Commercial source of SoaS-loaded media
  • USB Flash Drives: -4gb-8gb-16gb-32gb (32 and 64-bit PC)
http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/products/usb/fedora
http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/products/usb/fedora/fedora-16-sugar-on-a-stick-4gb-usb-flash-drive-pc.html
Note: Ordered One. In testing; It is Not Persistent -satellit_ 6 December 2011
Long Delay on shutdown as it is "waiting for the CD to be removed from the Drive"
Visible if you hit <esc> on shutdown
  • SDHC Flash Cards: -2gb-4gb-8gb-16gb-32gb (32 and 64-bit PC)
http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi/products/usb/fedora/fedora-16-sugar-on-a-stick-4gb-sdhc-flash-card-pc.html
- see listing on site for more -

WiFi

Wifi (Open FirmWare for WiFi networks): http://www.ing.unibs.it/~openfwwf/
http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/
http://www.h-node.com/wifi/view/en/2/BCM4311--rev-02-/1/1/Broadcom/undef/undef/undef/undef
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Known_PCI_devices
http://www.h-node.com/wifi/catalogue/en/1/1/undef/undef/yes/USB/undef
Mesh Networking: http://hothardware.com/News/Nonprofit-Group-Releases-Open-Source-WiFi-Software/
FileShare
FileShare is an activity that allows the user to share files from their journal.
Note small files can be posted to sites like pastebin for sharing
logo
  • Book: Challenging Programs in Logo
surf browser
  • alternate to sugar-browse
Included in latest f15 sugar 0.92.1 as the main web browser
Works in situations where sugar-browse will not start
Razor-qt Desktop
Firefox/sharemenot
ShareMeNot is a Firefox add-on designed to prevent third-party buttons 
(such as the Facebook “Like” button or the Twitter “tweet” button)
embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually click on them.

DVD covers; artwork & screenshots

Sugarlabs mainpage 07.pngFloss Manuals

(Important Manuals on how to use Sugar Applications and Features)

READ THESE FIRST!
(Local ARCHIVE of the.pdf files shown below:)
  • Source Links:
Introduction to Sugar http://en.flossmanuals.net/sugar
como-hacer-una-actividad-sugar
MakeYourOwnSugarActivities Internet Archive Publishing Quality
In PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text. DjVu formats
Introduction to the command line
SugarCollaboration http://en.flossmanuals.net/ActivitiesGuideSugar/SugarCollaboration
Reading_and_sugar: http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/floss_manuals/Reading_and_sugar_28Sep10.pdf
Text to Speech: http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/floss_manuals/Text_and_Speak_09Nov10.pdf
e-book resources:http://en.flossmanuals.net/e-book-enlightenment/

Linux Commands pdf

Very complete Linux Command reference
Use Download icon on right end of top bar to save as a .pdf

Open_Education_Resources

  • Open Education Resources (OERs) are digital replacements for textbooks available under some form of Free license, such as Creative Commons

Python Programming

Learn and practice Python programming in your web browser

Replacing_Textbooks - Booki

Replace textbooks
  • Booki
booki user guide
Blog
Booki importing-a-book
FLOSS Manuals WRITE

Download or listen to Classical Music

Musopen (www.musopen.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music
by creating free resources and educational materials.
We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

TunesViewer

  • TunesViewer is a small, easy to use program to access iTunes-University media and podcasts in Linux.
Tunesviewer works well even on older computers, but you must have pygtk >= 2.16 and lxml available.
f17 RC4 Desktop Installation
Still Testing-Does not work
yum install *lxml*
Install Amarok; Movie Player and exaile in Add/Remove Software

Khan Academy videos in OGV format

  • Only OGV format seems to work in Fedora-17-Beta-TC1-i686-Live-Desktop
  • Re: [IAEP] Khan academy content 04/05/2011
You can download around 1000 of the Khan Academy videos in OGV format
(playable on XO laptops) from Archive.org   Here's an English/Spanish
index of relevant categories
If you're skeptical or haven't seen his videos, his talk sparked a great
discussion about math education on Hacker News:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2307532 

For more recent videos, including YouTube, there's this media guide:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/MediaGuide

Regards,
Nick Doiron

Online Free Courses

Adobe Flash
a proprietary player for Flash media
Flash Player
needed for firefox viewing of Khan academy lectures
Gnash
GNU Flash movie player and as a plugin to Browse is the default Flash player on the XO. It is the free software counterpart to the Adobe Flash player.
Flash Video Replacer

References

How to make your own custom Sugar-Creation_Kit.iso file
(How this DVD was converted to an .iso file)
    1. Collect, annotate and sort the files you want in a folder on your Desktop.
    2. Burn the contents of this folder to a CD or DVD.
    3. Use the following command in Terminal as the root user:
      dd if=/dev/sr0 of=Sugar-Creation-Kit.iso
/dev/sr0 is the device name for your DVD/CD drive
  • Sample output:
         dd if=/dev/sr0 of=Sugar-Creation-Kit.iso
         5555584+0 records in
         5555584+0 records out
         2844459008 bytes (2.8 GB) copied, 232.86 s, 12.2 MB/s
        
  • the resulting .iso file can be sent over the internet or used to make copies by burning to a DVD
copy items between a USB drive and Sugar Journal
copy files between the sugar-journal and a 2nd USB-stick
install an <activity>.xo file from a 2nd USB-stick
Guide to GNOME 3 desktop
Replaces GNOME Shell Status Menu with one showing Suspend/Hibernate and Power Off as separate items
Packaged in fedora repos
gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu.noarch
Gnome cheatsheet
GNOME 3 release notes
Gnome_shell_software_rendering
  • Gnome IRC Channels
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeIrcChannels
Start Gnome3 in Fallback Mode
  • "You can force fallback mode from a VT,much faster than trying to get through the control center, with this command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'
  • With live CD or USB liveuser
run it as user - not root - then log out and back in again.
Switching between text consoles in a Linux virtual machine When the CTRL + ALT + F1 key combination is used to switch to another text console (terminal) on a Linux virtual machine,
the host switches to a text console instead of the guest.
Resolution The CTRL + ALT combination is used by VMware to direct the keyboard input to the host. Press CTRL + ALT + Space , press the F1 key (or desired Function key) while still holding down CTRL + ALT .
Workaround for Alacarte
  • Edit gnome3 menus
Change menu items by editing the *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications/
pulseaudio-fixes-and-workarounds
How to Sugarize an Application
Instructions on how to make a program appear in the (F3) Home view of Sugar as an icon
http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/wiki-sugarize.txt
Running Linux Applications Under Sugar
This seems to be the same script as listed here: Sugarize which has these insructions: How to sugarize a program used with permission: Albert Cahalan's compiled libsugarize file. --Satellit 17:45, 18 January 2012 (EST)
Translated from Spanish with google translate:
There is a special package for an existing program sugarizar X11 using a bash script and a library specially created for it,
here let the package be zipped for download: Sugarizar_software.zip
Just unzip the file and run the script found in the package and you answering the questions,
the script will generate a directory with the activity for sugar, then you should give the required permissions to  each file and directory
as explained in the main page this site and package the directory
to download the activity from the x or directly copy the entire directory to / home / olpc / Activities on the XO.
FSF-How to choose a license for your own work
fedora Licensing Guidelines
Scratch Licensing
how-to-mount-and-access-files-in-an-iso-image-on-linux
grub and grub2
how to recover grub and grub2 after installing windows
coreboot
Re work LiveCD
  • Scheduled for f17 - Under discussion ATM
May affect spins and remixes.
How it works livemedia-creator
Download Methods
There are many alternative methods to install Sugar. The options can be very confusing because of the technical details and features that may be unfamiliar.
This page begins to itemize some of the many options that are available for those interested in learning more about the possibilities.
HTMLDOC
HTMLDOC software, version 1.8.27. HTMLDOC converts Hyper-Text Markup Language ("HTML") input files
into indexed HTML, Adobe® PostScript®, or Adobe Portable Document Format ("PDF") files.
WLAN configuration of NetworkManager
nm-tool

Converting Mediawiki files to DocBook.XML

HTTrack

HTTrack allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory,
building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. 
HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure.
HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

E-books

calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books

English Simple Wikipedia

Spanish Simple Wikipedia

French Simple Wikipedia

offline-reader-available-for-sugar

  • The Offline Wikipedia reader Kiwix has recently been extended to read offline Wikipedia files on the Sugar operating system!

epub reader

Suggested uses:
  • Example: in an install of Ubuntu plus sweets-distribution sugar 0.94.1
    Download an epub book with Get Books Activity in sugar.
    Close Get Books.
    Click on Sugar Journal
    drag drop the epub file from the sugar journal to the documents folder in the bottom left of the frame.
    exit sugar and use firefox (with EPUBReader addon) to "open with" command to open the EPUB file from the Documents folder of Ubuntu.

OLPC Map