[IAEP] [sugar] Developing activities.

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 11:25:35 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 13:42, Morgan Collett <morgan.collett at gmail.com> wrote:
> My original proposal was to have a list dedicated to activity
> development. There was a lot of feedback on that suggesting that we
> should continue to use the sugar list for development discussion so as
> not to fragment the community.
> What I got out of the survey is that we need a way for activity
> developers to unsubscribe from the high-traffic lists but still get
> relevant notifications. A high percentage of these developers don't
> have the time to keep up with the daily traffic about the platform,
> but are missing the information that they need. For example, I'm not
> confident of reaching them all (including those that didn't answer the
> survey) with the survey results unless I mail them individually.
> Therefore I think a devel-announce at l.sugarlabs.o list (which we used
> briefly at the start of the Sugar 0.82 cycle) is more relevant to them
> than an activities-specific list. It could also be used for packagers
> who only want to see major announcements (e.g. 0.82.1 released) and
> not the development discussion traffic.
> I have just noticed that there is a new devel-announce at l.laptop.o
> list, which must be new and unannounced since it's had precisely one
> mail to it: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2008-August/thread.html
> I do think we need it to be a sugarlabs list because the activity
> developers need to keep up with the Sugar platform more than the OLPC
> distro platform (with the exception of Rainbow I guess).
> What I want to get to now is finality on what I can go back to the
> activity authors and advise them. Remember that we have activity
> developers who are not using git hosting, who don't have XOs, and may
> only be using jhbuild or distro packages to develop and test their
> activities.
> I suggest:
> * subscribe to devel at l.laptop.o and use  to request git hosting on
> dev.laptop.org and discuss XO-specific issues (optional for activity
> developers)
> * subscribe to sugar-devel at l.sugarlabs.o to discuss the sugar platform
> development and activity development (recommended)
> * subscribe to devel-announce at l.sugarlabs.o to receive notifications
> of the things I listed at
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Morgs/Activities_survey/Recommendations#Mailing_Lists
> (essential)
> Regards
> Morgan

Any comments? Can we go ahead and (re)create devel-announce at lists.sugarlabs.org?


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