[sword-devel] OLPC interest still?

DJ Ortley djortley at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 10:38:25 MST 2008

Having started at least one of those conversations, I still mildly
have an interest.  Especially as I've learned Python since then. :)

It seemed that the conversation ended with people thinking the intent
was to get sword stuck on the the laptops before they ship, which
obviously isn't going to happen (and definatly weren't my original

As I said, I'm still mildly interested, but I don't know how involved
I can be in the short term as I have many other plates spinning (and
falling down.)


On Jan 14, 2008 10:02 AM, Jason Galyon <jtgalyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)
> server.
> 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!
> Jason
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