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*** Update FlossManuals and other documentation for the 0.84 release by early March (=>contact FlossManuals folks and others who have previously already contributed to documentation efforts)
 
*** Update FlossManuals and other documentation for the 0.84 release by early March (=>contact FlossManuals folks and others who have previously already contributed to documentation efforts)
 
*** Maybe make a nice video intro highlighting the new features
 
*** Maybe make a nice video intro highlighting the new features
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** neighborhood view will only show 40 XOs when connected to an ejabberd server due to the use of collabora-gadget
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** there's a server running at jabber.sugarlabs.org
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** the ''Start'' menu (currently only accessible via hovering over the center of the homeview) is no accessible from the frame and also the neighborhood view
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** coloured icons in the home-view indicate that the last instance / Journal entry of the respective activity will be launched
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** devices such as removable storage is now also viewable in the frame
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** Journal includes an icon for "favorites-only" search
  
 
== FOSDEM'09 ==
 
== FOSDEM'09 ==
  
 
== Other Notes ==
 
== Other Notes ==

Revision as of 08:25, 8 February 2009

Pre-conference community meetup

  • Bernie gives an overview of the current state of Sugar Labs:
    • infrastructure (servers, services, etc.) in in place
    • mode of governance has been established
    • getting away from the old mindset (thinking like a company, asking for permission before doing something)
    • show me the code, we will support you but you should do things yourself
    • SugarLabs is a community not a company
    • more developers are needed
    • people should be pointed to join.sugarlabs.org
    • a few thousand dollars have been collected via individual donations
    • no success in getting grants so far
    • Sugar Labs has no employees, should work like the Gnome foundation, people getting paid by companies who want Sugar to suceed
  • in the larger context SugarLabs should be responsible for high-levels decisions and setting the framework for activities
  • focus on setting up Local Sugar Labs, direct contact to educators and other relevant parties in their respective communities
  • Remora as a central hub for activities (downloads, reviews, etc.); should be available in a couple of weeks
  • Collaboration:
    • (as previously also discussed on the mailing-list) it would be good to have a minimum-level of collaboration in all activities in the form of a view-only mode
    • activities should also declare a max. number of collaborators, any additional users who join are automatically connected in a view-only mode
  • Sugar 0.86:
    • goal is to make Sugar more usable in the classroom and for teachers
    • announce a call-for-proposals to aid in the collection of ideas, desired features, etc. for the next release
    • end of call in mid-March
    • don't make promises whether these things will be implemented (because most of them won't be!)
  • Sugar 0.84 demo by Tomeu:
    • To-Do:
      • Update FlossManuals and other documentation for the 0.84 release by early March (=>contact FlossManuals folks and others who have previously already contributed to documentation efforts)
      • Maybe make a nice video intro highlighting the new features
    • neighborhood view will only show 40 XOs when connected to an ejabberd server due to the use of collabora-gadget
    • there's a server running at jabber.sugarlabs.org
    • the Start menu (currently only accessible via hovering over the center of the homeview) is no accessible from the frame and also the neighborhood view
    • coloured icons in the home-view indicate that the last instance / Journal entry of the respective activity will be launched
    • devices such as removable storage is now also viewable in the frame
    • Journal includes an icon for "favorites-only" search

FOSDEM'09

Other Notes