[sword-devel] OLPC interest still?
Zachary M. Oglesby
zoglesby at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 13:17:39 MST 2008
I am still learning Python but I think this is a great idea. OLPC is
designed for children in developing nations and that would be a great
resource for people trying to spread God's word to them.
On Jan 14, 2008 12:38 PM, DJ Ortley <djortley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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