[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] Long-term support for Sugar

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Mon Sep 21 17:51:13 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:37:52PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Hi,
> >   > If it were on me, I'd just ditch the XO bundle format and use
> >   > native packages for each distro.  Some are already being
> >   > packaged, and the Python distutils are capable of producing rpms
> >   > and debs with the same ease of our current setup.py scripts.
> >
> > But then every child in Uruguay (plus other deployments that withhold
> > root from their users) would hate you 'cause they wouldn't be able to
> > install activities anymore.  A solution that results in a significant
> > percentage of Sugar's users not being able to download activities
> > anymore is not a solution.
> >
> > If we could switch to .rpm *and* find a good way to install .rpms
> > without being root, though, that would be pretty compelling.
> Its called PackageKit :-) See discussions from previously...

Which discussion pointed out how PackageKit could install different
rpms for different users?

> Peter

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