Brainstorming for UDS-N - Edubuntu

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Thu Sep 30 21:51:12 BST 2010

On Thursday, September 30, 2010 04:03:22 pm Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) 
> On 30/09/2010 13:53, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> > On Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:44:50 pm Jonathan Carter (highvoltage)
> > 
> > wrote:
> >> == Edubuntu Meta ===
> >> 
> >>  * Possibly include one or more of the following: pencil, geogebra,
> >> 
> >> pdfmod, new italc, openspell [needs-packaging], calibre, freeciv,
> >> lybniz, melting, linthesia, gimpbox [needs-packaging], ttf-sil-andika,
> >> stellarium, planetarium, celestian
> > 
> > Gally in that "maybe" list, still?
> It is indeed! I can remember talking to you about it on IRC a few months
> back, but you said it wasn't read yet for maverick. If you're fine with
> it being included in natty, then so am I, fwiw :)

As soon as someone (*poke* @ nigel) gets back to me on whether the bug he hit 
is fixed in the current RC of it, it'll be having its first release.  It is in 
Universe.  Yes, I'm racing against Ubuntu's clock too.

There are features I'm planning on doing in time for Natty that'd make it be 
not-US-centric (ex: choosing between multiple sign languages, KGetHotNewStuff 
to download lesson packs), but really I think the limiting factor on whether 
it's a good idea to ship is going to end up being the lesson packs.  At the 
moment, there's an ASL one with a manual alphabet lesson and a countries' 
names lesson.

A few of us who sign are planning on getting together during UDS to record 
videos of various signs in whatever sign languages we have present (dear UDS 
attendees: if you know your country's sign language please subscribe[1]) with 
things like actual good lighting and other people to hold the camera (because 
balancing a camera on a random object and hitting record and hoping it's aimed 
right and trying not to have it cut off the first or last thing you did is 
hard!).  Of course, coming up with a list of lessons and what signs should be 
in them should be done prior to that meetup, so if you have ideas, please file 


Mackenzie Morgan

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