[sword-devel] OLPC interest still?

Jason Galyon jtgalyon at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 10:02:51 MST 2008

There were various conversations in the past relating to Bible related 
software for the One Laptop Per Child or XO project.  I would like to 
start the discussion back up if anyone is interested.

At my local Python Users Group meeting (http://dfwpython.org) we had 
three of the units and played around with them including messing with 
the mesh networking and collaborative activities.

These are very cool, I can't say enough good about them.

While large amounts of text are out due to storage (and RAM) is there 
interest in developing client or server software for and lesson 
management applications?

For example, you could still have bible reading assignments (including 
the follow along in the class) using either the browser or just the 
normal pyGTK interface receiving its information from the class (school) 

There have been some great ideas generated already however having seen 
some of these, I can say that the potential for teaching the world the 
Word is limitless.  Combining these with general education setup 
missions would be a great boon for witnessing.

Some resources:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Home - general website
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developers - development info
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_with_sugar-jhbuild - development 
checkout of the sugar environment

note that with sugar, you have the latest development versions available 
(my preference) with sugar-jhbuild, downloadable packages for many 
platforms, and vm images such as for VMWare, Parallels, and QEMU.

Download a copy and see what the potential is!


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