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* [http://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/15722/sugar-on-a-stick-v3-freigegeben.html 2010-May-27: Sugar on a Stick v3 freigegeben (Pro-Linux.de)]
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* [http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2010/05/sugar-on-a-stick-mirabelle-get.html 2010-05-28 Sugar on a Stick gets sweeter with Fedora Linux (InternetNews)]
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* [http://www.linux-magazin.de/content/view/full/51984 2010-05-28 Sugar on a Stick v3.0 geht ins GSM-Netz (Linux-Magazin)]
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Revision as of 12:41, 30 May 2010


Sugar on a Stick - Mirabelle

a Sugar environment you can carry in your pocket


Mirabelle is the most recent release of the Sugar on a Stick project. It was released on 25 May 2010. Mirabelle is named after the Mirabelle plum.

a Sugar environment you can carry in your pocket!

Release announcement

We are proud to announce the availability of Sugar on a Stick v.3, code-named Mirabelle. More information about Sugar on a Stick, including download and installation details, is available at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/.

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What's new in Mirabelle

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Sugar version 0.88. The most recent release of the Sugar Learning Platform features support for 3G connections, increased accessibility, and better integration with our Activity Portal (http://activities.sugarlabs.org) allowing students and teachers to update their sticks with additional Activities. More information about the 0.88 release of Sugar is available at 0.88/Notes.

Customize your own remix of Sugar on a Stick. You'll notice that v.3 Mirabelle has a smaller Activity selection than its predecessors, Blueberry and Strawberry. We realized we'll never be able to create an Activity selection suitable for all deployments - instead, we've chosen to include and support a core set of basic, teacher-tested Activities in the default image, and invite deployments to use this as a base on which to build a customized Activity selection for their classrooms. Instructions on how to do this are available at http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/docs/customization-guide/. A quick, but less pristine, method of build customization is available at Sugar on a Stick/Sugar Clone.

http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/docs/customization-guide/
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Sugar on a Stick is now a Fedora Spin. After two prior releases of being based on the Fedora distribution, Sugar on a Stick has been recognized by the Fedora Project as an official Spin. This ties us more closely to Fedora's release cycle and gives us resources from their engineering and marketing teams, which 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 biggest difference in v.3 of Sugar on a Stick has been in its release processes and engineering sustainability; it's now much easier for new contributors to get involved. We continue to move towards our long-term vision of bringing stability and deployability to Sugar's personalized learning environment, and invite all interested parties to join us.

If you'd like to contribute to the next version, due for release in early November, join us at our Contributors Portal at Sugar on a Stick. 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!

Press coverage

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