[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] SLOBs Position on SoaS

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Wed Sep 16 15:46:47 EDT 2009

It is now possible to install Sugar-Desktop ONLY to a Hard disk using 
the F11 net install .iso.

It is no longer required to have Gnome or KDE as a companion

So we do have a Sugar-Desktop "distribution" already in F11.

Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
>> 2009/9/16 Philippe Clérié <philippe at gcal.net>:
>>> 1) You need a product to market. The comparison with Gnome does not hold.
>>> There have always been distributions that made Gnome their official desktop
>>> environment, even very early on. That is not the case for Sugar. Whether in
>>> Fedora, Debian or Ubuntu, Sugar will always be a secondary desktop at best.
>> That is in fact completely incorrect. KDE is not the primary desktop
>> in Fedora but there is a team that makes it a first class Desktop in
>> Fedora.
> OK.  We just have a terminology problem on the definition of
> "distribution".  Is Fedora 11 KDE Desktop Edition "a different
> distribution" from Fedora 11, or is it "the same distribution"?  Is
> LUbuntu (LXDE Ubuntu) a different distribution from standard Ubuntu?  The
> answer doesn't matter; it's just a definitions problem.
> Having an official "Fedora 12 Sugar Desktop Edition", making Sugar a
> first-class alternative to KDE and Gnome in Fedora, would be a great
> thing, and I suspect it would satisfy most of Philippe's concerns.
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