[IAEP] activities.sugarlabs.org

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 21:32:57 CEST 2008

Just in case someone is interested - the code running gnomefiles
(http://gnomefiles.org/) might be useful. It is not open, but there's
an interesting discussion on the gnome marketing mailing list on that.
You can follow the discussion at


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 9:45 PM, David Farning <dfarning at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 10:44 +0545, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>> David Farning wrote:
>> > It looks like my top priority will be converting
>> > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ to work with sugar and it's
>> > ecosystem of activities.
>> Hello from Kathmandu!  You will have all my support on it.
>> Ideally, I'd like activity authors to be able to host their projects
>> on sugarlabs.org and manage it easily and autonomously.
>> We could evaluate one of the many forks of Sourceforge, or something
>> lighter weight.
> Addons.mozilla.org also known as amo looks pretty promising as a 'one
> stop' location for activities.
> In terms of work flow the process for a developer is:
> 1. Activity authors register their activity with amo.
> 2. Author uploads latest release into sandbox.
> 3. Reviewer verifies new upload works correctly and publishes the
> upload.
> 4. Return to 2.
> All of this happens through a nice set of web interfaces.
> We have all seen how amo works from an end users perspective.
> cons:
>        The amo code is pretty dense.
>        The amo code is quite hard to read because of all the efforts made
> towards serving addons efficiently.
> pros:
>        From amo's point of view the work flow between mozilla updates and
> sugar activities is exactly the same.
>        Very fast, secure and scalable.
> Progress:
>  Done:
>        Got amo running on home serve.
>        Studied work flow from end user and developer point of view.
>  In progress:
>        Studying database schema.
> Enjoy your trip!
> Thanks
> Dfarning
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