[IAEP] [support-gang] which Sugar(s) will/should run on XO's? [was: Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 11, Issue 94]

Yamandu Ploskonka yamaplos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 10:25:18 EDT 2009

It's hard for me to understand why we are dropping so fast support for 
the XO-1. 

It is not logical, does not make sense to drop the biggest user base 
Sugar has, except when we account for human feelings of pain and 
betrayal that accompany the lore involving OLPC and such.

While Sugar, as-is, is painfully slow and flaky on the XO, it is still 
the very best we have, and while we could get away from it and proclaim 
"mission accomplished", well, that didn't work for that other guy, did it?

IMHO, yes, at some moment it's "vamoose" and so on, but that should not 
come any earlier than when we have another, bigger thing going in terms 
of user base.

I understand what you say, Tomeu, and I am grateful for it.  I'm just 
afraid that, as tight as we are now, that individual would have to come 
from the outside, and spend a loooot of time gaining credibility, and so 
on, before getting to a level of effectiveness that would get the job done.


Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> About the particular effort of pushing forward one more stable release
> for the XO-1, I strongly think we need a single individual that will
> lead the effort and tie together the different teams that will be
> working on it.

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