[IAEP] activites known not to either work at all or not on certin platforms

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Feb 12 20:28:32 EST 2009

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On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 07:09:02PM -0500, Luke Faraone wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:

>Ubuntu will sync their changes back to Debian as soon as we can; that 
>is, as soon as Sugar releases its next stable version. Which brings up 
>a related question: are "beta" and "Release Candidate"s considered 
>stable enough for Debian inclusion in your opinion?

Not as a general rule, but yes, I'd say so here.

But changing packaging style has a higher priority for me than bumping 
to next stable release: I really want more people to help package for 
Debian, and the only one really interested (you!) have tried and failed 
for a year now, due to the current packaging style.

Also, I want to keep 0.82.x for Debian, to offer an environment for 
Uruguay and others still using that branch. Also as an excercise in how 
to get package dependencies and conflicts right when not only handling 
multiple concurrent _source_ packages but also _binary_ packages.

>> >Debian now contains the most unstable sugar release there is...
>> This comes as a big surprise to me. Honestly!

>A main problem with *most* of the Sugar activities in Debian/Ubuntu: 
>They run but don't scale properly to most screens.

In other words: Bugs not specific to Debian, so unrekated to Debian 
being "the most unstable sugar release there is...".

>The second of course is that we don't have many activities: to this we have
>two solutions:
>* Wait for Debian to get 0.84 and get the autoupdater, which will download
>the activities to ~

That is a workaround, not a solution. 

Per-user downloading works in 0.82.x too (except for 
non-backwards-compatible activities, but that's not a bug in Debian).

>* Package more activities  :)

The only solution to too few activities packaged!

  - Jonas

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