Huayruro is an effort to curate and localize a specialized SugarBlend tailored mainly for deployment within the rural south-american public school context.
Huayruro is a volunteer driven project, started by request of DIGETE / Ministry of Education of Peru, to provide a suitable operating system for deployment in ODATIC Project's laptops.
While ODATIC project itself has been de-prioratized by the Ministry of Education of Peru, the need for Huayruro remains as computers continue to reach children in remote locations.
Peru's prior investment in Sugar (in the form of teacher training and use for years), makes it certain that Huayruro will be both welcomed and used in schools around the country.
Technical Details / Development Objectives
- Should be done «upstream» (with narrow exceptions such as branding)
- To focus on localization and curation of user experience
- To include Sugar 0.106
- To include XFCE
- To offer consistent interface across both desktops
- To target regular Classmate-class education netbooks
- Based in Debian 8 «Jessie»
To include experimental School Network
Sugar Activities Wish List
This is a list of Activities that are relevant to Peruvian users
- Turtle Art
- Jigsaw Puzzle
- I Can Read
- Conozco America
- Simple Graph
- Turtle Bots (TA Robotics Plugins)
- Tam Tam Mini
- Wikipedia Spanish Activity
- Peru Learns English
XFCE Desktop functionality wishlist
l10n-es where applicable (Iceweasel, LibreOffice)
- pdf viewer (atril? evince?)
- image viewer (eog? eom? ristretto?)
- compressed file manager (file-roller? engrampa?)
- media player (parole? quod-libet?)
- avoid annoying "start with blank panel" question
- battery monitor (add to default panel)
- whisker menu (add to default panel)
- gdebi package installer
- background / theme
- lightdm greeter w/user icons
Deployment will involve use of Intel Classmate PC "?MarblePoint", with a few unigue issues:
- Elantech touchpad freezes (requiring cold boot) if touch with two fingers (official linux-image-4.0.0-2-amd64 not adequate)
- auto-recovers most freezes after 1-2 seconds
seems to be some ps2 driver including patched elantech.c from HEAD of Linux 3.13, hardcoding some custom routines (i.e. likely not working with other Elantech devices and lacking recent improvements for other PS/2 devices)
- Wireless NIC Realtek 8723be requires unofficial driver + firmware (non-free realtek-firmware not adequate)
Chat: Huayruro is discussed on IRC at #sugar or #somosazucar on Freenode.
Tracking system: http://tareas.somosazucar.org/huayruro/
Local Wiki: Documentation in Spanish at http://pe.sugarlabs.org/ir/Huayruro
Mailing list: Probably the pkg-sugar mailing list is a good place to discuss Huayruro
References / Inspiration
Huayruro is a seed which is believed by villagers to have magical properties. Children and infants wear for instance necklaces or wristbands which are given to them by their elders, to protect theirs spirits, their freedom, and their prosperity.