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From: Thomas Jacobson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 20, 2007 4:09 AM
Subject: Stellarium for the OLPC XO...
Last week I gave a talk on networking and satellites to the MIT One
Laptop Per Child group. (see www.laptop.org,
gossip, and www.olpc.tv for some videos) The night before I had been
laying under the clear dark sky at my cabin in Wisconsin, and it
occurred to me that somebody ought to port Stellarium to the OLPC XO
laptop. No doubt somebody like www.timothyferris.com would tell you how
important it would be to children in the developing world. I suggested
this to several OLPC folks, and everyone agreed... it was an excellent
idea, but they are totally swamped just getting the XO out the door
with the basic functionally.
The display on the OLPC is outstanding... and there may be some nifty
tricks you could do to leverage its very high contrast high resolution
screen... I would bet that if someone in the Stellarium developer
community were to offer to undertake a port, that the OLPC folks would
supply an XO or two to do it on...
I think the OLPC website has information on how to propose such a