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Modernize long description, based on upstream wiki phrases. Jonas Smedegaard 9 years ago
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1616 Recommends: sugar
1717 Provides: ${python:Provides}
1818 Description: Sugar wrapper around the Squeak Etoys programming language
19 Sugar is a graphical user interface aimed at children.
19 Sugar is a desktop environment. It is conceived as a platform upon
20 which children learn with Sugar Activities. The platform provides
21 mechanisms for collaboration, reflection, and exploration. Sugar
22 Activities cover a broad range of applications: browsing, drawing,
23 composing, writing, programming, etc.
2024 .
21 Originating as integral part of the OLPC "XO" a.k.a. the $100 laptop,
22 Sugar has since grown into a more widely usable low-ressource desktop
23 environment for kids.
25 Squeak Etoys was inspired by LOGO, PARC-Smalltalk, Hypercard, and
26 starLOGO. It is a media-rich authoring environment with a simple,
27 powerful scripted object model for many kinds of objects created by
28 end-users. It includes 2D and 3D graphics, images, text, particles,
29 presentations, web-pages, videos, sound and MIDI, etc. It includes the
30 ability to share desktops with other Etoy users in real-time, so many
31 forms of immersive mentoring and play can be done over the Internet.
2432 .
25 This package contains the Etoys activity.
26 .
27 Etoys is an educational tool for teaching children ideas in compelling
28 ways. It features a media-rich authoring environment and visual
29 programming system.
33 The Etoys activity embeds Squeak Etoys into Sugar.