Trisquel on Sugar

SugarWe have a new project, a live -and installable- CD/USB image running the latest Sugar learning platform:

"The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software."

This new project will improve the Trisquel Edu system, providing a nice educational environment for first grade students. We hope this will also be the start of a productive relationship with the SugarLabs folks, who helped us a lot to achieve this release. Many thanks to Aleksey Lim and to everyone at the Sugar project for giving us this wonderful software!

The project was presented during the Software Freedom Day 09 event organized by the Free Software Foundation. Briefly introduced by Walter Bender, founder of SugarLabs, our Sugar+Trisquel solution provides a way to run this excelent educational software in a fully free system. Trisquel 3.0 was also featured in the FSF event, running on the computers available for the public on site.

Highligts

  • Built using the latest Sugar and Trisquel versions available.
  • Installable live CD, with MD5 self-checking utility.
  • Persistent user data in live-usb sessions, graphical usb-creator included.
  • Boot menu with 30 selectable languages.
  • LTSP thin client support using a Trisquel Edu server.
  • Sugar style artwork.

Testing

You can help us and the Sugar project by testing the release candidate iso image:
http://devel.trisquel.info/sugar/trisquel-sugar_3.0-LATEST_i686.iso. Send any bugs you find to our bug tracker. We will also report them upstream in case they are not caused by the Trisquel base system.

Screenshots

Language selector
Live CD/USB menu, in chinese
Loading the system
User login screen
The home Sugar screen
Installing to disk
Live USB creator
oliwek:

really nice to know you support the sugar UI... one small thing however : could you post somewhere the MD5 sum for trisquel-sugar_3.0RC_i686.iso?

edit : I hadn't noticed the md5 self-test utility :-)
in case someone needs it though, the right md5 sum is :
1f88a24154de88e4fd9167756ebb9faf

regards,
oliwek

Fri, 2 Oct, 2009
oliwek:

thank you. I see you already have uploaded a new iso. Do you publish somewhere the changes made between versions?

Sun, 4 Oct, 2009
Trisquel:

You can follow the changes here:
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Trisquel_On_A_Sugar_Toast

Thu, 8 Oct, 2009