There was only one missing dependency, librsvg, which also stumped Guido so I’m in good company…
Here’s the Home view, which functions as a simple task switcher:
It helped that I had already experienced the XO laptop, and seen that the special keys along the top correspond to the function keys, so that I knew F3 gets you to the Home view – otherwise I would have been lost! (F1 to F4 correspond to the icons you see across the top of the frame.)
Icons in the ring show running activities. All the segments look equal to me, but the concept is that the ring is all available memory, and the activities or tasks show how much of this they are using by the amount of the ring they take up. When the ring is full, you need to close something… Maybe the sizing according to memory use isn’t implemented yet.
Here are the software components I have running:
The Gecko-based browser works:
The feed reader, PenguinTV:
This seems to be not properly “sugarised” yet – I couldn’t find a way to quit the application.
Here’s Block Party – a Tetris clone:
Other activities didn’t work yet on my system – Writer, based on abiword, wouldn’t launch at all, and Etoys and Chat both displayed only a gray screen.
It wouldn’t make sense to run Sugar on Ubuntu on the real hardware, since the OLPC distro incorporates tons of special optimisations, but this should make a reasonable development environment.
One final thing – had to ask on IRC on #sugar to find this out: To quit Sugar, use alt q.