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Re: [school-discuss] Free / Open Source on iPads?
Possible cross-platform solutions:
* HTML5 -- look at, for example, to University of Colorado's PhET
* Kivy Python framework:
2017-12-09 0:52 GMT+03:00 LM <lmemsm@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 9:42 PM, David Bucknell <david.bucknell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Great idea, Laura. As usual, your research is helpful and you're thinking
>> deeply. My current job is with a cool middle school that's married to (in my
>> opinion) not so cool proprietary solutions including the ipad. Would love to
>> see less commercial, freer options. I wonder if there's any hope for an
>> alternative culture of Android, or, better yet, linux device apps for
>> schools to develop.
> If you search Google for canonical mobile ubuntu, you'll find
> Canonical has given up on the idea of a mobile version of Ubuntu.
> Android is probably the best bet at this point. Android is based on
> Linux but scaled for systems that require high efficiency (saving
> battery life) and low memory. Unlike Canonical, mobile Open Source
> projects are still active with Android.
>>It might be along the KDE community lines (or even
>> within it)?
> KDE is probably too heavyweight for an average mobile device although
> Qt is popular on some embedded systems. Also, I think you'd need to
> redesign the interface to be user friendly for mobile (limited screen
> size, no real keyboard) instead of a desktop computer. Was thinking
> some of the programs I run might convert to mobile if screen size
> usage is adjusted and ability to tap screen instead of clicking a
> mouse or input information with voice recognition instead of keyboard
> is added. I've seen some SDL based applications ported to mobile
>> I'll steer any potential collaborators your way as
>> I'm sure others will also.
> I'm wondering if the GNU project has a group already looking into this
> or would be interested in starting one. It would be nice to
> collaborate if someone is already investigating it. If not, Marilyn
> just set up http://nowthepathforward.us/ and we've added a section
> Building FLOSS C/C++ Programs from Source Code. I also have the
> CppDesign mailing list (
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CppDesign/info ) for discussing
> C/C++ related programming and design topics. Anyone interested in the
> possibilities of porting or creating C/C++ FLOSS applications can use
> either of these to continue the discussion in more detail.
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