[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model
jg at laptop.org
Fri May 9 16:06:31 CEST 2008
On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 15:30 +0200, Bobby Powers wrote:
> The way I see it it is somewhat of a two way street. Personally, if
> I'm going to run Sugar apps in Gnome I would prefer them to integrate
> nicely with my other apps, just as I would prefer apps running in
> Sugar to be 'sugary'. In this case the burdon falls on the shoulders
> of the activity developers.
No, not in the X architecture. Most of this can/should/will be hidden
in Sugar's libraries and window managers.
> >From what I understand (and please correct me if I'm wrong!) Abiword
> is a good example - the text editor canvas is encapsolated as its own
> widget, and both the Gnome Abiword and the sugar activity use it in
> their respective user interfaces. So nice modular UI code should make
> maintaing a Gnome and a Sugar version of a program relatively
> painless. Again, please correct me if I'm wrong - I've been planning
> out what I want to do with a new activity and this is what I seem to
> have arrived at, if peoples experiences are different it could save me
> some headache...
> As for the sharing stuff, I know you can download and use the
> telepathy libs, but would you also need a presence service running?
> Could this be automatically started when an app wants to collaborate,
> or is it something that would have to be running in the background
Either is possible.
Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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