Monday, August 23, 2010

Maple Syrup v3 Ready for Download

Hi Guys,

I'm happy to announce the release of v3 of Maple Syrup in ISO format. ISO packaging allows one to use Maple Syrup as a live USB disk or DVD.

The image contains numerous fixes in form and function and will make this Open-1-to-1 / Sugar fusion even more enjoyable to use.

To make a bootable USB stick from an ISO image, follow the instructions contained in section two of the Ubuntu USB Stick Instructions.

Grab the image here. The md5sum of the file is 07d5470e61fe7deefa5507aee5764da7.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Announcing Maple Syrup Alpha!

The first version of "Maple Syrup" is available!

Built on Release-Candidate 1 of Maine's Open 1-to-1 project and Sugar, the educational software stack maintained by sugarlabs, the Maple Syrup image provides a teacher and classroom tested collection of educational software for grades K-12.

The alpha is available as an ISO image allowing use as a LiveCD or as a bootable, persistent, USB stick. This means you can try it out without making changes to the host computer.

Grab the file here. The MD5 checksum is 0985e4abfebb790d8008b1c82c8b68aa.

When downloading, keep in mind that the ISO is a large file - it may be best to let it run overnight!

As always, feedback and bug reports are appreciated!