Sugar on a Stick/TODO
Sugar on a Stick Improve Deployability
The good news is Sugar on a Stick is being successfully used in Schools around the world now! Based on these experiences this is a list of some of the known challenges that people may face Piloting Sugar on a Stick right now. Sept is start of school in the US so we expect to see an increase in teachers trying Sugar. We want to be ready with suggestions and work arounds as people face these challenges.
Make it easier for a teacher or school to customize a spin and then copy it for a hundred kids
Tickets on this topic:
Red Hat - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448030 - RFE: create a bootable Live USB stick from the running livecd SugarLabs Ticket 74 - http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/74
Use Case A teacher should be able to create a USB stick, add activities, add some content, change the language, change the jabber server etc. Then create new sticks that reflect these changes but do not copy the name, color or collaboration key.
It would be great if the teacher could use an inexpensive USB hub to burn more then one stick at a time.
Discussions of Stick Failure and alternative file structures is now at Stick Layout
Backup and recovery
Ham and Dave from Solution Grove are making progress on this. You can track progress on ticket 916 []
What is a reasonable expectation for the role of the XS in Sugar on a Stick deployments in the next 6 months?
Collaboration is unreliable and thus frustrating
Its working fairly well in the wired network at the GPA lab, but no other use case seem to work reliably. We need to expand the Poets Guide to Collaboration to give people hints on how to set up a scenario that will work for them.
Using a CD helper takes a lot of prep time before and after class
A floppy helper would reduce it. A VM solution might also reduce it.
* Ticket 598 Boot Helper Virtual Machine [] * Ticket 907 change the format we use for the USB stick [] * Ticket 597 Floppy Boot Helper []
See also Sugar on a Stick/Goals.
This is an the general todo list for SoaS. If you've any ideas or requests, please add them here.
|solicit USB key donations from companies||1||info needed|
|allow direct recreation of USB keys (cloning)||2||needs testing |
|add additional activities, if requested||3||get them on a.sl.o|
|work on a keyboard layout control panel||3||work in progress |
|be able to backup and restore from a School Server||3||to be worked out|
|support printers, scanners, cameras||3||to be worked out|
|activity for cloning USB Sticks and .iso files (cloning)||3||to be worked out |
Here's a list with completed tasks; feel free to move them from the table above.
|get SoaS included in liveusb-creator||done|
|create a virtual appliance (builds)||done  |
|release a helper CD for boot from USB||done |
|add sample content||done - add more if needed|
|fix blockers for release||most important point, check rawhide, as it progresses towards beta|
|update remaining RPMs||good progress done so far|
|check localization support||done|
|get artwork and branding together||done|
|change default Browse location||done|