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Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. -- wikipedia.org

In relation to Sugar, Ubuntu is a downstream distribution project that can be used to run Sugar.

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

Sugar 0.112 will be in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic.

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful

Sugar 0.110 is in the archive for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful, and can be installed by typing

sudo apt install sucrose gir1.2-webkit-3.0
  • log out,
  • log in with the Sugar desktop selected.

Installing the package gir1.2-webkit-3.0 is a workaround for Debian bug #877812.

Using Sugar inside another desktop environment on Ubuntu

Sugar is a desktop environment. For developers who use Ubuntu Unity, Gnome or another desktop environment, Sugar can be run inside that environment as a window.

Install the Remote Desktop packages:

sudo apt install xrdp rdesktop

Create a user for Sugar and set a default desktop environment:

sudo adduser sugar
sudo su - sugar -c 'echo sugar >> .xsession'

Start a session:

rdesktop -g 1200x900 -u sugar -p sugar 0

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty

Sugar 0.110 is in the archive for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty, and can be installed by typing

sudo apt install sucrose
  • log out,
  • log in with the Sugar desktop selected.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS

Sugar 0.106 is in the archive for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and can be installed by typing

sudo apt install sucrose

Sugar 0.112 can be installed by careful addition of the Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic packages; temporarily change sources.list, update, and install the Sugar packages again, then restore sources.list.

Organisations that require Ubuntu 16.04 support for Sugar may consider getting involved in the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates process.

OLPC Ubuntu Sugar 16.04 Xenial LTS

One Laptop per Child has been curating Sugar 0.112 and Activities on the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial operating system. This build has entered production, and can be acquired through private negotiation or by ordering laptops from OLPC.

See also

Previous releases

See Ubuntu/Previous for how to install older versions of Sugar on older releases of Ubuntu.

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