What could I do in an hour?

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Contribute an hour of your time

Contribute to the wiki—It's your wiki!

Review the wiki

Please take a hour to explore the wiki, learn what's there, and then consider what's missing.
At your next opportunity, enter that missing piece!
It's your collective intelligence and contributions that make wikis work well.
Thank you for your contributions!

Update/remove old content on wiki.laptop.org

wiki.laptop.org contains a lot of information about Sugar that is outdated, while more up-to-date and more complete pages on the same topic can often be found on this wiki (the Sugarlabs one). Please consider reviewing those old pages and either replacing them by links to the appropriate Sugarlabs wiki pages (preferred) or updating them (with the risk of them getting out of sync again). A good starting point are the "Installing Sugar" pages. Those often recommend using an "emulated XO" or running sugar-jhbuild. But as Downloads shows, the recommended ways to get Sugar (for non-developers) is to either burn Sugar on a Stick or install distribution packages.

Edit the wiki

  • Please find a wiki page that interests you—and could be improved with something you know or could explain more clearly.
  • It's simple to click the edit tab/button, and enter some new text or links, or whatever you want. Don't worry about making a mistake with the formating, others will come along to fix things up.
  • If you don't want to edit the page directly, each page has a matching 'discussion' page, which you can reach by clicking the 'discussion' tab/button at the top. These pages are meant to collect reader comments and questions relevant to the parent page. See for example, Talk:Welcome_to_the_Sugar_Labs_wiki.
    Remember to click the 'Watch' tab button so you will be notified of changes to the page. When you register your email with you account name, you can also click the 'prefs' (preferences) link at the top right of any page, and then, on the 'Watchlist' tab page, you can set a preference to add any page you edit to your personal watchlist.
  • If you want to enter whole new content pages, there are some guidelines at Wiki Team/Guide/Page Creation. There are instructions there for experimenting with new pages in you personal 'User_talk:' section of the wiki.
    By this means, you can share and collaborate on whole projects in the Sugar Labs fields of interest, like Ed Cherlin's Creating textbooks.

New ideas, questions, or problems

Some of our wiki pages are meant to collect new ideas, questions, or problems:

| Request New Features | Sugar help#Help Requests: | Submit Bugs/Problems |

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Review Activities in the Sugar Activity Library

  • Download and try out the Activities on http://activities.sugarlabs.org, especially those that are new or recently updated.
  • If you find bugs, report them at http://dev.sugarlabs.org/.
  • If you have ideas for improvements file them as enhancements at the same site.
  • If you find the Activity useful, why not rate it and review it at http://activities.sugarlabs.org? This will encourage the author and make the Activity more visible to others who visit the Activity Library.
  • Help keep the wiki page for the Activity you like up-to-date, interesting, & useful.

Offer community help on IRC

<wim-9397> hi i am on sugar on a stick
<wim-9397> in vmware, where do i set my keyboard ... it is azerty
<wim-9397> an "i dont know" would also be helpfull
<wim-9397> then at least in know there is someone to react
<wim-9397> no community help?

We could use more people hanging out to answer questions...even if just for an hour here and there.

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