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Why the XO-1.5 will also be a challenge for Sugar Labs

Apr 24, 2009, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])

"For Sugar Labs the XO-1.5 will mainly be yet another device that they'll want to support given that it's likely to be one of the best choices when it comes to low-cost portable hardware for developing countries. However given the pitiful state of Sugar 0.84 on the XO-1 hardware (check mavrothal's forum comments for more information) - which won't be improved until Fedora 12 is released in autumn - I remain skeptical of just how well Sugar will run on the XO-1.5.

"Yes, I know technically Sugar 0.84 not running well on the XO isn't Sugar Labs' fault but while the solutions might lie upstream, downstream or in some sort of real collaboration between Sugar Labs and OLPC the fact remains that currently 99% of Sugar's installed user-base can't use the latest available version of the software and is basically stuck in late 2008 as far as Sugar is concerned."

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