[IAEP] The Future of Sugar on a Stick
sebastian at when.com
Tue Sep 15 01:01:53 EDT 2009
Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
> Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
>> So my vision is that this SoaS is actually *the* way of distributing
>> Sugar, as a SL product. If Sugar Labs doesn't think so, I'd have
>> preferred to be informed much earlier.
> I don't think you're likely to find much support for that vision as
> phrased. I think this may just be a wording problem.
Yeah, maybe I should have phrased it differently.
> Some people here have distributed Sugar on hand-tuned hardware-specific
> customized disk images. Some have distributed it using distro packages,
> to be installed directly on pre-existing Linux installations. Some have
> built emulator images, installed, configured, and ready to run on any OS.
> Some have configured Sugar to run on thick NFS clients, or thin LTSP clients.
I'm strongly encouraging things like "$DISTRO Sugar Spin", "$DISTRO
Sugar Remix", "Sugar on $DISTRO" and all those other possibilities.
> SoaS is a great way to distribute Sugar, but it will certainly never be
> "*the* way", as long as all these other people are around, working hard on
> other distribution mechanisms.
But I think there's major difference if something is a way to distribute
Sugar, or if it's the Sugar Labs way of distributing Sugar.
Martin explained & rephrased it very well in his last e-mail.
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