Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New OLPC Handbook

Our friends from OLPC in Austria have been working on developing a new handbook to support XO laptop users. Here is some background on what they've done:

"We finally managed to finish the first few chapters of the Activity Handbook that we've been working on. The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with all the information you need in order to get started with software development for the OLPC XO."

The current draft includes the first four chapters...

# Welcome to the Activity Handbook!
# Introduction to Sugar
# Preparation
# Sugar Basics

..which basically serve as an introduction to Sugar, to setting up your machine for Sugar development (emulation, sugar-jhbuild, Live-CDs) and writting a simple HelloWorld activity. We're going to expand the handbook over the coming weeks to include chapters about using the journal, collaboration, using the various XO input devices and sugarizing software. So stay tuned for updates!

You can find the Activity Handbook project page (with more information about the project, how you can contribute, etc.) at

http://www.olpcaustria.org/mediawiki/index.php/Activity_handbook and in case you're feeling lazy you can simply click on the following link for a direct pdf download:


1 comment:

ChristophD said...

Thanks for mentioning the activity handbook!

I'd be very interested in hearing what you think about it and any other feedback you might have that can help us improve it...

Best regards,