[sword-devel] olpc discussion

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 25 13:35:19 MST 2008

I found an interesting link that has the XO running in VMWare's Fusion. 
Probably would work for their other offerings. This might provide an 
easy way to play around with it.


In Him,
    DM Smith

DJ Ortley 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.
> Also, here's the wiki on the eBooks (which I gather are viewable when 
> the laptop is in low power mode..)
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ebooks
> Maybe making some of the modules in various languages (primarily 
> biblical texts) available somehow..
> I don't know, what does everyone think?  I'm just shotgunning stuff 
> out at the moment.
> Anybody who decides they want to write a Sugar specific interface 
> would have to remember that they're going to have to closely follow a 
> very moving target for the next couple of years.
> -DJ
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