From: Jon Phillips <jon@re...> - 2007-02-09 00:36:36
On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 16:47 -0700, Joshua A. Andler wrote:
> I've got a friend that I just got switched to Linux a few weeks ago and
> he uses Inkscape... and has a 5 year old daughter. :)
> The machine is also a bit slow, so probably a closer experience to what
> the OLPC would be like than a modern desktop.
> I've got SCALE this weekend so I can't go observe. But, when I'm back
> I'd be more than willing to sit with her and see what she can do. How
> much interaction should there be with me (in terms of assistance)?
> Honestly, if their touchpad is like my laptop's, Inkscape is not too fun. :(
Oh cool, that is good to know...it would be great to get a test with a
kid, but first, I think best to try and get it all running...good to
Sounds like Inkscape already builds on sugar, but really needs some
tweaks...refactoring/optimizations will really help I think in shrinking
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Yes, here's a developers response about the system and general testing
> > requirements (anyone got a spare kid? Jon Cruz?) ;)
> > Jon
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> >> From: James Cameron <quozl@...>
> >> To: Jon Phillips <jon@...>
> >> Cc: devel@... <devel@...>, Bryce Harrington
> >> <bryce@...>
> >> Subject: Re: Inkscape and OLPC
> >> Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 10:14:34 +1100
> >> On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 11:04:20PM +0000, Jon Phillips wrote:
> >>> I'm not so familiar with all the drawing capabilities for the device
> >>> yet, but seems like an Inkscape-like app would be excellent (but
> >>> possibly too complicated). Our canvas is great ;)
> >> There is a mouse touchpad. There will be a drawing or writing touchpad
> >> either side. There are two mouse buttons, left and right. The screen
> >> is 1200x900 pixels, 200DPI, colour or monochrome, and windows take up
> >> the whole screen usually.
> >> If you have a spare 5 to 9 year old, sit them in front of Inkscape and
> >> ask them to do something. You'll rapidly learn what they need. I've
> >> only used Inkscape for half an hour, so I'm not able to comment on it.
> >> I've tried a B-test-1 laptop unit with build 239 and Tux Paint on a two
> >> year old. That seemed to work well. "yum install tuxpaint".
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux_Paint
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