[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Default Collaboration Server

Martin Abente martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:21:36 EST 2016

It should be fine for 0.108, also, I think OLPC images had been doing the
same think for ages now.

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

> +1  The privacy argument is a strong one.
> -walter
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 5:14 AM, Sam P. <sam at sam.today> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Currently Sugar defaults to using "jabber.sugarlabs.org" as a
>> collaboration server in Sugar on a Stick and other GNU distros (fedora,
>> debian, etc.).  However, I propose that we change the default (this
>> release!) to use the local network (telepathy salut).  This is a feature is
>> that is already in sugar, and is used on XOs and normal computers.
>> Why?
>> * Better activity support.  Tubes are supported by salut, but not by
>> gabble (server based collab.).  This means that activities that haven't
>> been ported this cycle (most of them) will still work under salut (proposed
>> default), but will not work under gabble (current default)
>> * More contextual neighbourhood view.  You only see people on your local
>> WiFi (or wired) network.  This is more helpful for finding your friends
>> than the trawling the crowded jabber.sugarlabs.org neighbourhood.
>> * More features.  File transfers work via salut, but not via
>> jabber.sugarlabs.org
>> * More speed and less lag.  Jabber.sugarlabs.org is hosted in the mit.
>> While that is good if you are a student at the mit, it is very laggy if you
>> are in say Australia.  I prefer near instant collaberation provided by my
>> local network.  Even if you are at the mit, your wifi router is still
>> closer than jabber.sugarlabs.org (hopefully)
>> * Privacy.  Users (specifically kids) aren't by default sharing their
>> names and colours online and inviting others to send them things.
>> Is this ok?  Will defaulting to use salut (local network) cause any
>> issues for anyone?  Is this ok for the 108 cycle?
>> Thanks,
>> Sam
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