Application Programs Common Room
Note: no significant changes here since August 2007
 Application Programs Common Room
The Application Programs Common Room is a place where people may raise issues about producing application programs to run on the laptop so that they become noticed by people interested in solving such problems.
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 Test of Arithmetic Ability
The idea for Application Program: Test of ability with arithmetic has received some comment in its discussion page asking whether it would be more productive to work with an example where the children are being expressive.
Starting such an application program is a good idea. Does anyone have any ideas for an example where the children are being expressive which would also be a stand-alone program to run on the OLPC laptop? If so, please start a page for it by placing a link after this note, perhaps in the naming format used for the Application Program: Test of ability with arithmetic page if that is thought to be satisfactory.
Application Program: Short description of program
Is KDE an option? The OLPC Courseware Review says "Note that some of these existing projects may need to be ported in order to be usable. For instance changing the GUI from KDE to GTK.". Suggesting not. Porting is of course often easier said than done. And rarely quick. So, to a first approximation, the answer to this question is also the answer to "Can OLPC use KDE app X?". Eg, the Kig interactive graphics program in kdeedu... --MitchellNCharity 19:18, 14 January 2007 (EST)