[sword-devel] olpc discussion
jtgalyon at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 17:08:41 MST 2008
Yes, handily there are virtual images available also for Parallels and QEMU.
Check out http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Developers/Setup for information for
Personally, I prefer to use the jhbuild (sugar-jhbuild) to get the
latest development goodies.
Let me know if you need any help setting the environment up.
DM Smith wrote:
> 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..)
>> 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.
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