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|<div style="font-size: 1.5em; background: #ffffff; padding: 10px;" align=left>The v1 Strawberry release of Sugar on a Stick is [[Sugar_on_a_Stick/Strawberry| here]]!</div>
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== Introduction ==
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[[Category:Sugar on a Stick]]
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==What is Sugar on a Stick?==
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{{:Sugar on a Stick/Downloads}}
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=== What's new in Sugar on a Stick? ===
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* Sugar [[0.113|0.113]], see the [[0.113/Notes|release notes for 0.113]],
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* several updated activities,
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* based on Fedora 32, see the [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f32/release-notes/ release notes for Fedora 32].
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====Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-30-1.2-sda-fixed-initrd.raw.xz (aperez)====
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*https://drive.google.com/open?id=1keflpDVnJs4HGmsq-I2nbj7TgMrt1YWK
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:Boots into sugar with Rpi3B+
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==== Known bugs ====
  
Sugar Labs offers ubiquitous access to Sugar in a USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash memory drive (stick). The Sugar on a Stick project gives children access to ''their'' Sugar on any computer in their environment with just a USB memory stick. Taking advantage of the Fedora LiveUSB, it's possible to store everything you need to run Sugar on a single USB memory stick (minimum size 1GB). This small USB device can boot into the Sugar learning platform on different computers at home, at school, or at an after-school program, bypassing the software on the those computers. In fact, Sugar on a Stick will work even if the computer does not have a hard-drive. With Sugar on a Stick, the learning experience is the same on any computer: at school, at home, at the library, or an after-school center.
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* See also [[fedora:Common_F32_bugs|Common Fedora 32 bugs]].
  
You can learn more from [http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2009/02/05/sugar-beyond-the-xo-laptop-walter-bender-on-olpc-sucrose-084-and-sugar-on-a-stick/ Walter Bender's interview with Xconomy], [http://www.olpcnews.com/software/sugar/sugar_on_a_stick_netbooks.html Wayan Vota's video] and [http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/sets/72157613785006745/ Mike Lee's pictures].
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=== Want to use Sugar on a Stick? ===
|<span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurle:Sugar on a Stick/Strawberry}} {{filepath:SugarLabs3x.jpg}}]</span>
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|After you've tried out Sugar on a Stick, we hope you'll come back here and join our community of contributors to help us make the next release even better.
 
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|<div align=left><span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurle:Development Team/Release/Releases/Sucrose/0.84}} http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/thumb/3/30/Soas-1.png/180px-Soas-1.png]</span>
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=== Want to contribute to Sugar on a Stick? ===
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'''What's exactly on the Stick''': The Fedora version contains a compressed copy of Fedora 11 that will boot, run in memory, and maintain changes on a USB flash drive with a standard FAT16 or FAT32 partition. The files coexist with other files the user may have or put on the disk.  Different types of configurations are being designed to offer the options to run virtualizations or emulations and to use virtual machines on existing computers, saving the Sugar Home folder (the learner's work) on the Stick for use at another workstation. See our [[Sugar on a Stick/Resources| resources page]] for more information.</div>
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| style="border: 0; border-width: 0; width: 350px;" | [[File:SoaS-contributors.jpg |300px|left|link=Sugar_on_a_Stick]]
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You're in the right place! This page is a contributors portal to the project, and contains everything you need to get started in becoming part of the Sugar on a Stick community.
 
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== Project Goals ==
 
  
* Sugar on a Stick as 1-to-1 computing in an elementary school
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== New contributors start here! ==
* Sugar on a Stick to empower middle- and high-school students to help test, and learn computing platforms as learning tools
 
* Sugar on a Stick for learning conferences to let people try Sugar and collaborate with other conference participants
 
  
'''''Would you like to help?'''''... Sugar Labs is entirely volunteer run. Please '''[[/Getting Involved| get involved]]'''.
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Welcome! We're excited that you want to help us bring the Sugar Learning Platform to children around the world. No prior experience with computers or educational technology is required - in fact, we actively encourage a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and perspectives. See the [[Joining Sugar on a Stick]] page for instructions on how to get started.
  
== Getting Sugar on a Stick ==
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== What can you do? ==
Follow the instructions below to download a copy.
 
  
'''Requirements:'''
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There are three main ways you can contribute to the Sugar on a Stick community. We work closely with our upstreams, [http://sugarlabs.org Sugar Labs] and [http://fedoraproject.org the Fedora Project].
: You'll need a USB flash drive, with a size of at least 1 GB!
 
  
'''Notes:'''
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=== Get Activities on the Stick ===
: ''Sugar on a Stick v1 Strawberry'' has been announced for immediate availability on June 24 and is up for download. For more instructions and the latest information, please refer to the [[Sugar_on_a_Stick/Strawberry| release notes]].
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We're always looking for help with all aspects of the [[Sugar on a Stick release process]]. Here are a few things you can do:
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* [[Sugar on a Stick QA|Test Sugar on a Stick]] and help us find bugs and think of ways the project could be better. When you find a bug or think of an enhancement, [[How to file a ticket|file a ticket!]] ''No technical experience required.''
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* Help make it easier for others to test Sugar on a Stick by writing [[Sugar on a Stick QA#Test cases|test cases]]. ''If you've run a test case, you can write a test case.''
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* [http://bugs.sugarlabs.org Fix a bug or add a feature] to an existing Activity, to [[Development Team|sugar-core itself]], or to [http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&component=SoaS&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component Sugar on a Stick]. See [[How to fix an Activity bug]] and [[How to fix a sugar-core bug]] to get started. ''Basic Python programming skills - or the desire to learn - are all that's needed.''
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* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sugar_Activities Package Sugar Activities for Fedora]. ''If you're a [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join Fedora Packager] or want to become one, help in this area is something we desperately need - it's a trickier thing to learn, but rewarding once you get the hang of it.''
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* [[Sugar on a Stick release process#Review|Review Activities for inclusion in the build]] - check submitted Activities against our [[Sugar on a Stick/Activity Criteria]] and help us choose what gets included in the next release! ''No prior experience needed.''
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* Have an idea for a technical feature that isn't an Activity? Check out our [[Sugar on a Stick release process#Feature process|feature process]].
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| style="border: 0; border-width: 0; width: 150px;" |[[Image:SoaS-netbook-1.jpg|150px|right|link=http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick_release_process]][[Image:SoaS-netbook-2.jpg|150px|right|link=http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick_release_process]][[Image:SoaS-netbook-3.jpg|150px|right|link=http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick_release_process]]
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* Download one of the following files
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=== Get Sticks into Schools ===
  
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| U.S. || http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-strawberry.iso
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| style="border: 0; border-width: 0; width: 250px;" | [[File:Cici-stick.jpg |200px|left|link=Sugar_on_a_Stick_deployment_process]]
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Deployments all over the world need many different types of help as they work through the [[Sugar on a Stick deployment process]] - we need help building resources for all deployments to use, supporting those deployments, and helping new deployments start, as well as gathering stories and feedback from deployments so that we can make the next version of Sugar on a Stick even better.
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Some things you can do to help:
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* ''"It's a wiki: Edit away!"'' is often said in open source communities. Almost nothing is set in stone and can't be undone. So if you've got ideas how to make instructions clearer and more accessible, just go for it!
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* We produce official documentation such as the [http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/docs/creation-kit/ Creation Kit] or the [http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/docs/customization-guide/ Customization Guide]. If you've an idea how to make them better, why don't you jump in and create a patch? Creating these nifty text files is simple - instructions live in the [[Sugar_on_a_Stick/Documentation_SOP|Documentation SOP]].
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* Unofficial documentation for unsupported workarounds for [[Sugar on a Stick/Installation|installation]] and [[Sugar on a Stick/Sugar Clone|customization]] need to be edited, tested, and submitted for approval for official support. Check them out and leave comments and improvements; just jump in and edit the page.
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* Interested in starting a deployment or helping a specific one (with anything from pedagogical design to technical support to funding logistics)? Introduce yourself on the deployment lists for [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/ Sugar Labs] and [http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/ One Laptop Per Child] and we'll get you connected with some teachers on the ground.
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* We're looking for some people to help us assemble tools for our support team to use. Email the [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas Sugar on a Stick mailing list] if you're interested.
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=== Get Contributors ===
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| Europe || http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/sugarlabs/soas/releases/soas-strawberry.iso
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| Europe ''mirror'' || http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Sugar/soas/releases/soas-strawberry.iso
 
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=== Create Your Stick ===
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Contributors are the lifeblood of the Sugar on a Stick community - we work hard to bring a playful mindset of teaching, learning, and meaningful work to the children we aim to reach, and we aim to keep that mindset in our own work and community as well. Welcoming and teaching new contributors or all types, building the resources they need, and teaching them how to empower others in their turn is one of the most important things you can do; it is ''everyone's'' responsibility to help build our community, one person at a time.
  
Please select your operating system below to get further instructions.
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Some things you can do:
  
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* Edit this page and [[Joining Sugar on a Stick]]. Is there something we could do to make the "getting started" process easier? You don't have to ask permission to edit; just do it!
[http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Windows http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/f/f9/Windows.gif]
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* Help us fill in our remaining task-starter pages: [[Sugar on a Stick release process]], [[How to fix an Activity bug]], [[How to fix a sugar-core bug]], and [[Sugar on a Stick deployment process]]/
[http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Mac http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/7/76/Apple.gif]
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* [http://openhatch.org/+projects/Sugar%20on%20a%20Stick Point out starter tasks on OpenHatch] - fill in questions and ideas for beginner jobs, and point newcomers towards them.
[http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Linux http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/9/97/Penguin.png]
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* [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas Watch for introductions on the mailing list], and send welcome emails to new contributors (copy the list, so we can see what advice a newcomer has gotten so far).
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* Hang out with us on IRC: [http://webchat.freenode.net?channels=sugar #sugar]. This is where the [http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4029 IRC Activity] starts off. Help new joiners past initial questions and provide instant help!
  
You can also run SoaS in a virtual machine. Sugar Labs volunteers are experimenting with [[VirtualBox]], [[VMware]], and [[QEMU]]. Virtual machines emulate computer hardware resources in software and allow your to install and run disc images from different operating systems on a single computer.
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| style="border: 0; border-width: 0; width: 200px;" |[[Image:Cici-netbook.jpg|200px|right|link=http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick]]
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=== Boot ===
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== What's happening? ==
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===[[Sugar on a Stick/Beta]]===
  
To boot SoaS on an XO-1 look here: [[Sugar on a Stick/Installation/OLPC]]
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=== Contributor stories ===
  
If you have an older machine or you just want things to immediately work without fussing with the BIOS, you can burn a "Boot Helper" CD using the .iso below. This will start the boot from the CD, then read files from the USB stick: http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-boot.iso
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To find out what other contributors are doing, check out [http://planet.sugarlabs.org Planet Sugar Labs], where contributors to Sugar Labs and the Sugar on a Stick project aggregate their blogs. You can also [[Sysadmin/Planet syndication request|add your own blog to the Planet]].
  
Note that when you use this method your USB stick must have the label FEDORA. Name the stick FEDORA '''before''' running liveusb-creator. In Windows, you can rename a disc in the file manager properties window. This ensures the persistent overlay will be used when booting with the "Boot Helper" CD.
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=== <s>Meetings</s> ===
 
On most modern computers its possible to set the target computer's BIOS to boot from USB so you don't need a CD at all!  Unfortunately this is slightly different on each computer.  Explore the setup screen for your system (press Esc or F1 while the computer is booting).  If you can't figure it out, search Google for information on your computer model's BIOS.
 
  
=== Use ===
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Communication through the [http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/soas Sugar on a Stick mailing list] has replaced regular meetings.
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:We once had weekly meetings on IRC - see [[Sugar on a Stick meetings]] for more information, including logs from past meetings.
  
Once your stick boots, you'll find yourself in your own Sugar environment, ready to play and learn.
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== Related work ==
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|<span class="plainlinks"> [http://flossmanuals.net/Sugar http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/4/40/Sugarlabs_mainpage_07.png]</span>
 
| For a guide on how to use Sugar, see the [http://en.flossmanuals.net/sugar FLOSSmanuals Sugar Learners' Guide].
 
[[olpc:Keyboard_shortcuts|Keyboard shortcuts]] also lists some of the Sugar keyboard shortcuts on a PC keyboard.
 
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Let us know how it goes!  
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While the projects listed below are not part of Sugar on a Stick, we watch them closely and try to work with them when possible (or at least we're trying to learn!)
  
===[[/Subpages| Subpages]]===
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* For deployments lacking easy Internet access, one can turn a computer into a '''Sugar on a Stick Creation Station'''. The [[Sugar Creation Kit]] includes the materials you need to create Live USB sticks sticks and to install additional Activities, along with documentation and previous versions of Sugar on a Stick.
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* Older [[:Category:Live USB|portable Sugar distributions]] based on other Linux distributions .
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* [[The undiscoverable]] is an unofficial FAQ for tips, tricks, and solutions to common problems that may otherwise be tricky to find. These are being considered for inclusion in the official SoaS documentation.
  
[[Category:Project]]
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== Previous versions and other subpages index ==
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{{Show|Earlier versions of Sugar on a Stick and other project pages can be reviewed at these pages: |{{Special:PrefixIndex/Sugar on a Stick/}}}}

Latest revision as of 02:06, 4 November 2020


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What is Sugar on a Stick?

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Sugar on a Stick is a Fedora® Spin operating system featuring the award-winning Sugar Learning Platform.

Sugar on a Stick will run on

  • any Notebook, Laptop, or Desktop computer, with a minimum of 1GB RAM, that can run Linux, Windows or macOS, using a USB thumbdrive or stick, as a Live USB,
  • a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, using a microSD card, or;
  • any computer as a virtual machine.

You can use Sugar on a Stick to demo Sugar almost anywhere without disturbing the contents of the computer you use, and if people like what they see, you can install Sugar on a Stick to their hard drives or other sticks from the demo stick.


Our most recent working version of Sugar on a Stick was released on 28 April 2020 with Fedora 32. (Unfortunately, SoaS 33 suffers from a startup problem.)

A more recent version of Sugar is available on the TOAST version of Sugar (Trisquel on a Sugar Toast). See Trisquel On A Sugar Toast.

Download Mirabell.png x86_64 (64-bit), see How to install.

Download Mirabell.png armhfp Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, see How to install.

See also;

See the Spins download page
for the following:

  • ARM® Technology downloads
  • Some support links


Fedora and the Infinity design logo are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.

What's new in Sugar on a Stick?

Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-30-1.2-sda-fixed-initrd.raw.xz (aperez)

Boots into sugar with Rpi3B+

Known bugs

Want to use Sugar on a Stick?

Cici-maze.jpg
After you've tried out Sugar on a Stick, we hope you'll come back here and join our community of contributors to help us make the next release even better.

Want to contribute to Sugar on a Stick?

SoaS-contributors.jpg

You're in the right place! This page is a contributors portal to the project, and contains everything you need to get started in becoming part of the Sugar on a Stick community.

New contributors start here!

Welcome! We're excited that you want to help us bring the Sugar Learning Platform to children around the world. No prior experience with computers or educational technology is required - in fact, we actively encourage a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and perspectives. See the Joining Sugar on a Stick page for instructions on how to get started.

What can you do?

There are three main ways you can contribute to the Sugar on a Stick community. We work closely with our upstreams, Sugar Labs and the Fedora Project.

Get Activities on the Stick

We're always looking for help with all aspects of the Sugar on a Stick release process. Here are a few things you can do:

SoaS-netbook-1.jpg
SoaS-netbook-2.jpg
SoaS-netbook-3.jpg

Get Sticks into Schools

Cici-stick.jpg

Deployments all over the world need many different types of help as they work through the Sugar on a Stick deployment process - we need help building resources for all deployments to use, supporting those deployments, and helping new deployments start, as well as gathering stories and feedback from deployments so that we can make the next version of Sugar on a Stick even better.

Some things you can do to help:

  • "It's a wiki: Edit away!" is often said in open source communities. Almost nothing is set in stone and can't be undone. So if you've got ideas how to make instructions clearer and more accessible, just go for it!
  • We produce official documentation such as the Creation Kit or the Customization Guide. If you've an idea how to make them better, why don't you jump in and create a patch? Creating these nifty text files is simple - instructions live in the Documentation SOP.
  • Unofficial documentation for unsupported workarounds for installation and customization need to be edited, tested, and submitted for approval for official support. Check them out and leave comments and improvements; just jump in and edit the page.
  • Interested in starting a deployment or helping a specific one (with anything from pedagogical design to technical support to funding logistics)? Introduce yourself on the deployment lists for Sugar Labs and One Laptop Per Child and we'll get you connected with some teachers on the ground.
  • We're looking for some people to help us assemble tools for our support team to use. Email the Sugar on a Stick mailing list if you're interested.

Get Contributors

Contributors are the lifeblood of the Sugar on a Stick community - we work hard to bring a playful mindset of teaching, learning, and meaningful work to the children we aim to reach, and we aim to keep that mindset in our own work and community as well. Welcoming and teaching new contributors or all types, building the resources they need, and teaching them how to empower others in their turn is one of the most important things you can do; it is everyone's responsibility to help build our community, one person at a time.

Some things you can do:

Cici-netbook.jpg

What's happening?

Sugar on a Stick/Beta

Contributor stories

To find out what other contributors are doing, check out Planet Sugar Labs, where contributors to Sugar Labs and the Sugar on a Stick project aggregate their blogs. You can also add your own blog to the Planet.

Meetings

Communication through the Sugar on a Stick mailing list has replaced regular meetings.

We once had weekly meetings on IRC - see Sugar on a Stick meetings for more information, including logs from past meetings.

Related work

While the projects listed below are not part of Sugar on a Stick, we watch them closely and try to work with them when possible (or at least we're trying to learn!)

  • For deployments lacking easy Internet access, one can turn a computer into a Sugar on a Stick Creation Station. The Sugar Creation Kit includes the materials you need to create Live USB sticks sticks and to install additional Activities, along with documentation and previous versions of Sugar on a Stick.
  • Older portable Sugar distributions based on other Linux distributions .
  • The undiscoverable is an unofficial FAQ for tips, tricks, and solutions to common problems that may otherwise be tricky to find. These are being considered for inclusion in the official SoaS documentation.

Previous versions and other subpages index

Earlier versions of Sugar on a Stick and other project pages can be reviewed at these pages: