[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SoaS] The Future of Sugar on a Stick

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Sep 15 11:11:31 EDT 2009

2009/9/15 Philippe Clérié <philippe at gcal.net>:
>> So you probably disagreed with my statement that SoaS is not about
>> installing user files to a hard drive.  Or do you mean having the Base
>> OS on the drive, but the user files/activities directory on a stick?
> My use case does not require the user's environment to be portable. At least
> for now. However, if this experiment goes well and we can build on it,
> perhaps we'll do things differently. So, I was not disagreeing; just
> reflecting on the local conditions.
>> Given the wide range of school schedules world wide, I'm not sure if
>> it is reasonable to try to synchronize release schedules with any
>> particular schedule.  I'm willing to be educated if there is in fact
> Again, I'm just stating a preference based on my situation. Even if it would
> be the best thing for me, I realize that it's not necessarily the best thing
> for everyone else.
>> It also seems like there is a desire among core Sugar developers to do
>> releases more often then this as well as a desire to synchronize with
>> Fedora's six month schedule.   On the other hand, It seems like what
> As a developer I try to keep my computers up to date with the latest
> software. (The last year was painful because I was stubborn about KDE4. 4.3
> is the charmed one!). As a tech support though, I much prefer stability over
> change and bug fixes over new features. Whatever release schedule is decided
> upon by SugarLabs, my own schedule is already clear: I change during the
> summer and I stick to that version for the entire school year. At least.
> Schools are no different from businesses in that way, and just like
> businesses would prefer something with long term support rather than
> something that changes every six months. It may very well be that I can
> adjust to any change but that people around me do not want to. It's been
> known to happen. Sooner or later, you're going to get that kind of demand.

Yes, we may move in the future to do LTS releases, but before we get
there maybe we should have first people who can actually support older
releases. What we can do is alternating less exciting releases with
bleeding edge ones.



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