Talk:Sugar Creation Kit

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Split Sugar Creation Kit page

This project page has grown to encompass far more than its original scope. Many find this single page overwhelming for such a broad scope. The embedded navigation (outside of the table of contents, such as for the tutorials) adds to the complexity.

  • the extra information is good to have,
  • and it needs to be integrated into the wiki.

It is recommended that the authors spend considerable time breaking out (and refreshing) sections of information into separate wiki pages (usually not under the Sugar Creation Kit hierarchy) so that the main project page serves as an annotated index to the other primary pages.

  • For example, the tutorial pages should stand on their own (where the special navigation links may be explored as tools for convenient reading).
  • Others may have more suggestions for sections or topics to split off from this main page, and could offer them by adding to this listing. --FGrose 16:59, 17 May
  • Quote, FGrose, "usually not under the Sugar Creation Kit hierarchy". Is it unreasonable to increase the heirarchy?
    An increase in the hierarchy would be reasonable as long as it is limited to the scope of Sugar Creation Kit. Sugar Creation Kit is defined as a DVD containing all the resources required to create Sugar on a Stick without requiring Internet access or the online references to those and other resources to make it easy to download and create one's own DVD of resources for offline creation of Sugar.

    "Sugar Creation" is the scope of the entire Sugar Labs wiki. The "Sugar Creation Kit" is a tool to facilitate that for those with Internet connectivity limitations. Of course, everything that is valuable in an offline setting is valuable in the online setting, as well. So the principal value of Sugar Creation Kit wiki content comes from its annotated organization of web content. (The 04 January 2011 date for the DVD suggests that the online version is used primarily as an annotated index and rarely for composing a DVD.)

    The current SCK hierarchy contains original content that should stand independently or elsewhere within the Sugar Labs wiki. Some examples of this are the Tutorials, Sugar in Virtualization, Sugar on a Stick/Version history, and Raspberry pi pages.

    Other pages within SCK would better serve all readers if they were directly associated with the original topic pages. This can be accomplished through the use of the wiki subpage and transclusion tools. Use of these tools also works to reduce redundancy (from copying content), which helps to maintain currency of the wiki as only a single source needs to be updated as information changes. By following these principles, over time, the wiki becomes more sustainable and accessible, as a topic's history is in one place, and there is less fragmented and conflicting information.
    It may take a bit of time and editing history to recognize those topic sections that fit this publishing model. One immediate benefit is seen by including a ==Subpages index== section to significant pages, which will automatically update as new subpages are created. (See Sugar Network or Platform Team/Harmonic Distribution, for example.) --FGrose 22:11, 26 June 2012 (EDT)
  • In order for Sugar Creation Kit to remain an accessible source of all types of Sugar image files, we might group these sub pages under [Sugar Creation Kit/Sources].
    See recent edits to Emulator image files for an example of how the subpage transclusion model is used to maintain topic organization and potentially annotated summaries with reuse instead of copying sources. --FGrose 22:11, 26 June 2012 (EDT)
  • An aspect of Sugar Creation Kit is the testing function. The classification [Sugar Creation Kit/Testing] might invite contributions, while pages in this section would be more easily recognised as expired as time goes by.
    Testing of the variety of Sugar Activities and full distribution images seems to fit the subpage transclusion model with /Testing subpages. Collective testing summaries and work pages are important independent topics (perhaps worthy of a Testing Team page set), which are generally outside of the 'SCK proper' scope. --FGrose 22:23, 26 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Is there a call for (or is there a link-to-similar) Sugar Creation Kit/Statement of purpose? --Inkyfingers 09:31, 10 June 2012 (EDT)
    YES: --Satellit 09:41, 10 June 2012 (EDT)
    "Use to Download the elements you need and burn to your own DVD to save Downloading all of the above SCK DVD.iso"
    Look below to the References section to see how to then convert your customized DVD to an .iso Sugar_Creation_Kit#ON-LINE_VERSION

Test Sub-Pages to use for splitting this page

  • Comments appreciated; work in progress --Satellit 20:14, 9 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Plan is to Link to these pages and remove this content from this page.
That's a good start (see the comments on each of the new talk pages). When these are done, you should have ideas for more splitting. --FGrose 21:03, 9 June 2012 (EDT)

Perhaps we could collaborate on producing Sugar Creation Kit/Project sitemap with the intention of flagging up front of house pages, and exploring the nature of other pages. --Inkyfingers 08:10, 21 January 2012 (EST)

Should we move Sugar Creation Kit/sck/SCK-2 to the left Projects Panel?

What is the procedure to move the split page to the left Projects Panel? --Satellit 10:14, 15 June 2012 (EDT)
Will it be renamed to existing link?
Will the old page be archived ?
I may have to do a lot of adjusting of links once this is done.
Tom Gilliard
When you are ready, just copy the full page contents of SCK-2 over the contents of Sugar Creation Kit. The history of both pages are maintained, although you may want to delete the SCK-2 working page when it has finished serving its purpose. You should also adjust the links before or during the copy to provide a cleaner transition. --FGrose 11:57, 15 June 2012 (EDT)
Move Completed

06/25/2012--Satellit 15:40, 25 June 2012 (EDT) Old SCK page is archived here Sugar_Creation_Kit/sck/SCK-2

Several pages still link to this copy, Special:WhatLinksHere/Sugar_Creation_Kit/sck/SCK-2. The old SCK page is already archived at --FGrose 23:33, 26 June 2012 (EDT)

Community distributions

Please don't create yet another listing of community distributions.

  1. REDIRECT Talk:Supporting distributions

Scratch files


  • click above link ^ to download (1.1GB)
  • This DVD.iso is a great way to "SneakerNet" distribute this VM Appliance
Revised 03/02/2011 to remove sugar identity
  • Contents of DVD:
Instructions and .vmdk/.ovf files to import
32bit-VirtualBox Installers (OSE) (Directory with install files for VirtualBox 4.0.4)
(Does not include Free for Personal Use licensed extension pack) - includes instructions on how to download for personal use.
ReadMeFirst_Install_Instructions.pdf  (Instructions-how to install VirtualBox and import appliance)
UserManual.pdf (VirtualBox 4.0.4 User Manual-269 pages)
  • Cleared of Sugar Learner identity. Starts on color selection screen (Click the <===(back) button to change the Learner name.)
  • stored here - removed from SCK --Satellit 14:04, 21 January 2012 (EST)