[sword-devel] olpc discussion

Matt Reimer mattjreimer at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 10:49:29 MST 2007

On 4/24/07, DJ Ortley <djortley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thought of something like this, but
> should we be looking at the One Laptop Per Child project?
> While that project is not intended for (and many on the project may be quite
> hostile towards) religious material, I would assume it would still be a good
> thing to have resources that would be focused towards these laptops.
> Yes, the laptops are Linux under the hood, but are the Linux based sword
> front ends workable solutions on these things?
> Do the current Linux programs need to be tuned, or might it be better to
> write a new program from scratch?  There might be some special issues with
> Sugar.
> This could be a place where specially hardwired packaged binaries might come
> in.
> Since Sugar is built with Python, maybe there's something interesting that
> can be done with Sword's Python bindings.

I have a pygtk Sword reader that runs on an iPAQ hx4700 with 64M of
RAM. It's not pretty, but it works, and proves that it's possible.


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